martes, 31 de mayo de 2022

LHAÄD

 


Origen: Bélgica.

Formados: ?

Estilo: Black

Temática:?

Enlaces:  Bandcampdeezer y spotify

Miembros:

  • Lykormas Todo
Discografía:
  • Below CD 2021
BELOW (2021)
Nuevo proyecto para el incombustible belga Lykormas, esta vez en forma de black metal con tintes atmosféricos, de sonido complejo al fin y al cabo, sin llegar a profundizar en ninguna de sus influencias. El álbum es una suerte viaje a las insondables profundidades de los océanos, a la vacuidad del espacio, para ello Lykormas intenta por un lado crear un sustrato de sonidos ambientales a modo de intro de algunos temas que sirven de presentación de su sonido, aspectos que pronto se ven superados por un muro de sonidos desgarradores, que sorprenden tanto por su contundencia como por su profundidad, agarrando al oyente y llevándolo a un estado de desolación, próximo a la frustración. El sonido puede ser descrito de varias maneras, dada su amplia riqueza de registros, todo esta construido entorno a un black ambiental, pero sin embargo no se usan los elementos clásicos, sin embargo aquí si que encontramos un aporte de secciones industriales, queriendo crear un ambiente profundo y desconcertante a veces, sin llegar a ser marcial si que casi podemos relacionarlos con un mantra. Aspecto, el de la repetición de estructuras que podemos descubrir también en las líneas de guitarra y batería, llegando en la parte central del álbum, de adolecer de cierta variedad, sin olvidarnos tampoco por un lado de la densidad y profundidad del sonido, queriendo traernos elementos doom, al mismo tiempo que las voces suenan contundentes, oscuras y profundas, jugando perfectamente con los cambios de intensidades y con las secciones ambientales que van salpicando el álbum. Un trabajo que en definitiva presenta un black con un sonido un tanto inclasificable debido al alto número de estilos y sectores que lo pueblan y lo alejan del convencionalismo del black atmosférico. (7,7).



1. Below I 06:16  
2. Below II 06:36  
3. Below III 07:29  
4. Below IV 05:48  
5. Below V 07:39  
6. Below VI 06:25  
  40:13




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lunes, 30 de mayo de 2022

ETHEREAL SHROUD

 


Origen: U.K., Sheffield

Formados: 2013

Estilo: Black depresivo, funeral doom

Temtaica: Atrocidades de las religiones, miedo a la muerte y soledad

Enlaces: Bandcampdeezerfacebook y spotify

Miembros:

  • Joe Hawker Todo
Discografía:

  • Absolution|Emptiness Demo 2013  
  • They Became the Falling Ash CD 2015
  • Lanterns Single 2020  
  • Trisagion CD 2021
  • Lanterns Single 2022
TRISAGION (2021)
Estamos ante el segundo lanzamiento de esta one man band inglesa que por otra parte ha recibido un número importante de buenas críticas desde su lanzamiento a pesar de ser un álbum que puede llegar a ser complejo en ciertas facetas. Un álbum de cuarto temas y de casi ochenta minutos de duración, no esta hecho para ser de consumo rápido y espontaneo y mucho menos cuando logra sumergirnos en su atmosfera perfectamente construida que nos trasporta a un estado de soledad y desazón repleta de intensidad. Un álbum en que Joe logra crear unas intros repletas de melancolía, construidas tanto por secciones de teclados o guitarras limpias que poco a poco aumentan de intensidad hasta lograr explotar cuando hacen acto de aparición tanto batería, como voces y guitarra en forma de un abrasivo y perturbador sonido que se entreteje en estilos como un black de tintes depresivos, repleto de atmósferas tristes y de soledad, como por influencias doom. La extensión de los temas permite que estos puedan ofrecer diferentes intensidades y sensaciones a lo largo de los mismos, cuando la intensidad esta en su punto álgido Joe logra mantener una atmosfera desoladora del todo presente sin renunciar a riffs acompasados que van añadiendo aspectos de melodía son renunciar a la desolación que trasmite este álbum, sin embargo también podemos asistir a secciones más lentas en todo el conjunto que funcionan a modo de catalizador de la intensidad desprendida en el álbum. Un álbum tanto inmenso como inmersivo que transita por un black que logra ofrecer un apartado de desolación, soledad y tristeza, con cuidadas secciones atmosféricas y en donde el sonido desprende un aroma a melancolía. (7,7).



1. Chasmal Fires 27:47
  How wise the God who trades his son for lesser men
Who seek no temple, only avarice and permanence
Judge not the heart, but thy devotion
Keep those who remain
As close to salvation as to destitution

I can't explain what it means to be whole
You took that virtue away from me
A kingdom adorned with the thorns of thy idol
Who scorn the breath of truth and reason

We cannot pretend
That the rules are the same
For the blasphemer and the saint, the blasphemer and the saint
We cannot pretend
That the rules are the same
For the commoner and the priest, the commoner and the priest
The toils I've endured are so far beyond meaning
There is no greater voice, only tenets and blood-stained stones

Your archaism dies this day
You are but the shadow of a lie
Feeble and brittle like silence
Bending the fear of earnest held faith
You took the world from us
From cracked and sullen hands
As hope slipped through our fingers
And sank beneath the sands

Fire sows the fire
Wrath rends retribution
Effigies casting shadows
Likening tyrants to deities
Befelling monuments
To prove hence from this day
What's written in stone
Can crumble to dust

To what end was I made this way
If my nature is a transgression

I cannot build myself up again
To watch myself fall apart at the seams
I cannot walk if I'm destined to fall
Through trials by design of cruelty and hate

You are so frail
You hide behind your fear
Your faith is a mask for your insecurity
And you wield it like a sword

Summoning the flood, the call of the raging seas
Apollyon's wake before the world
We ache, we fear and we suffer for naught
Undue and unjust is the the folly of Christ
Transient echoes from a long lost era
Cannot conceive my fate

I suffer the want for a better world
And the need for compassion in terrible times
Great is my weakness to punish myself for
A love forbidden by those who bore me
Behind the weight of this cage of bones
Is a heart that sinks at the sights of greed
Of a Lord who damns his beloved creation
For sins he determined his sons to commit

I cannot pretend
That I am the same
As I once was
As I once was

If dreams lie in tatters
And a soul knows no purpose
What can I hope for
What can I live for

There was a time where
I could forgive
But I've lost so much
So fucking much

I hate that I hate
As it brings me closer to you
I am not what I am
I am not what I am

I am so lost in this place
These vast surroundings compel me to dread
As I sink within myself
Forging an irrepassable path
I can't regret what I feel is just
I am one with the sword you held to me
Reflection in the steel

I am not what I am
Forged and contorted
I am what I am
Forged and contorted
2. Discarnate 13:54
I lost myself in fear of the unknown An enigmatic constant of a cold malignant form To rise within me as a rush of boiling blood I seethe at the sight of your face But it might as well be a mirror Unyielding... I cannot contend with the instinct to hate my fellow man for his nature Who are we to justify these means if the end is counting the dead? Within ourselves is the choice to love or hate To use one's faith as an impetus for scorn or a guiding hand To cast light with it or cast a solemn curse I chose to suffer Without form, without remorse We are alone I am not afraid to fall I am not my fears Humanity's weakness is a curse to carry with grace But it will not be my ruin Within ourselves is the choice to love or hate To use one's faith as an impetus for scorn or a guiding hand To cast light with it or cast a solemn curse I chose to rise We are one You are nothing Absolve yourself of your pain You are stronger than your oppressor Their insecurity Will be your triumph As the fire burns Creating smoldering ruins Bring righteous light Bring righteous hope Within ourselves is the choice to love or hate To use one's faith as an impetus for scorn or a guiding hand To cast light with it or cast a solemn curse I chose to stand Only the weak would let fear rule their hand Only the frail would hate their fellow man Without form, without sight, without light You govern mind and man In your discarnate form, your influence has guided hands To wield swords with wrath If I alone can see your futility Then you see it yourself I am stronger than I was years before From when I knelt before you 
3. Astral Mariner 22:34
  Movement...
I'm asleep in a fog
That nothing can cut through
The constant of time standing ever still
Waters pristine, oar rippling stars
An endless expanse
Empyreal mirror
What is this light
Piercing heaven's sky
I cannot see
I cannot see

If only I knew
What this weatherworn face would see
I'd have set sail for another shore
These seas tumultuous and merciless
Those sent to guide me only drove me deeper into storms
Beset into defeat, gripped by paralysis
Pumelled by relentless rains of doubt and despair
Despite the weight of it all
I'm not sure if I felt it at all

And as I sank like a stone
I feared too much to ask of you
To reach down and pull me in
Or to turn away and let me go

Leave me here
I'm the only one I trust
Not to deepen these wounds
Cast me adrift
I'm safer alone
I can guide myself home
Wherever that may be

Why am I so numb
To the terrors I've seen
To the pains I've felt
To the fear I've known?
Countless in number they are
They say they are my strength
But each scar is a weight
Pulling me further
Each make me sink

Forlorn visions of bygone times are lost in the swell
Reality's rawness is lost to the daze
Bring me sleep

You are lost but I have found my own place
In this maladjusted world we call our home
I hid in the stars
I conjured a world
I made my escape
You cannot hurt me here
I longed for the same as you
But I'm at peace now
Whatever story they tell of me
Through the lens of misjudgment
Means nothing to me here
With doors open wide
Come find me
4. Lanterns 13:37
 What answer do you have in sorrow's wake
But to abandon all beheldest dear
Time ever longer in the coldest night
Withdrawn behind my mind's enclosure

It is kinder to accept one's nature
Than to inflict unto others your poisons
It is kinder to be destitute
Without a light to carry through the fog

If I held up a light, you would see me unravel before your eyes
Embittered and distanced, embers barely holding the glow
To tremble at the thought of one more day
Distant lanterns glow in the mist
Their warmth all but alien to my skin

Longing fingers grasp at the golden glow
But are soon pulled in from the burning heat
Back to a chest as cold as a shadow
Its familiarity a comfort as well as defeat

Take what is lost, gather what's left astray
Husk of a beating heart, clinging to a namesake
Still are the waters that flow throw the veins
Waiting for the warmth of a fire I keep far away

Lucidity grants me with certainty that this will pass
But oh so distant is the hour
And far beyond reaching is the world I have undone
This empty path bears not the answers that I seek
There is no solace here

Your distant warmth will return to me
As soon as I let you in
When the darkness lays down arms
Bring light
For mine wanes before the day
  01:17:52




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domingo, 29 de mayo de 2022

BOARHAMMER

 


Origen: Alemania

Formados: 2020

Estilo: Black

Temática: Herbolaria, magia y misticismo de los bosques

Enlaces: Bandcamp e instagram

Miembros:

  • The Vessel Bajo, batería y voces
  • Wodwoz Guitarra y voces
Discografía:
  • I: Cutting Wood for Magickal Purposes  Demo 2021
I: CUTTING WOOD FOR MAGIKAL PURPOSES (2021)
Primera demo para este combo alemán que nos ofrece siete temas de un black metal muy primitivo, en donde se dan cita un buen número de elementos que podemos describir cmo rock o heavy clásico. El sonido es del todo oscuro, pastoso y denso, dejando en el oyente un regusto a humedad y podredumbre, no exento de cierta melodía con unos riffs del todo claros con un sabor a thrash la mayora de la veces aunque con estructuras de sonidos más clásicos, incluso si apuramos un poco el contenido del álbum se nos pueden colar influencias doom. El conjunto no esta exento de cierta melodía ponzoñosa que se va colando y sirve de unión entre esas influencias primitivas de black metal con otros estilos de la mano del dinamismo de una batería, que sin arremeter con furia va dejan interesantes registros dentro de estilos clásicos. Las voces, sin llegar a ser agresivas y contundentes, desarrollan un estilo que se ve inmerso como en un deje cazadalloso de taberna inmunda que se pude confundir con un tono digamos que medio cómico pero que no explota del todo en ese sentido. Un trabajo, que en casi media hora pone de manifiesto influencias de banda como Master´s Hammer en sus inicios, logrando ofrecer un buen puñado de momentos e black primitivo, con presencia de sonido rock, thrash o heavy, todo ello desde una visión oscura e inmunda que cumple perfectamente tanto en sonido como en actitud. (8).


1. Riding the Hedge 04:22  
2. Channelling Wormwood Spirits 03:25  
3. Spirits on Black Wings 07:12  
4. Tatra Wolves 04:08  
5. Ritual Tusks 03:57  
6. The Trees Are No Trees 03:52  
7. Black Funeral (Mercyful Fate cover) 02:50  
  29:46




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viernes, 27 de mayo de 2022

ISCURON - INTERVIEW



1. Iscuron was born in 2020 as a one man band, why did you decide to create Iscuron? Why did you choose the name Iscuron and what does it refer to?

I’m in undergroud black metal since about 20 years and i have also played in multi-member bands, however Iscuron is a solo project by design, my goal was to have the full governance of any musical and atmospherical component, including production. Iscuron means “in the darkness” in  the local dialect of the remote place in the mountains where i leave. I like this name since it represents the mood of my music and it’s locally linked to the place where i come from.


2. Shortly after forming Iscuron, he released his first album “The Nothing Has Defeated Atreyu”, an album that roughly gathers influences from atmospheric, folk and medieval classic black, sprinkled with electronic and symphonic elements, however this first album somehow In a way, it also seems to be the result of many years of work. How did you approach the composition and recording process of this first album and how long were you working on it? How would you define the sound of the album for those who haven't heard it yet?

I believe that in your question you described my sound better than myself could do. I can add that for me the main goal is the overall atmosphere.I’m aware that both my execution and production are far from being perfect, however i don’t mind as far as the outcome gets close to the atmospheric goal that i have in mind. I’ve been working on the first album for about one year. Not that long then, however it was during Covid-19 lockdown, in Italy has been very long, that probably helped in being very productive in a relatively short time. Also, doing everything by yourself helps in speeding up the whole process.


3. With a short space of time you have released your second album “The Pursuit of Unhappiness” which in some way maintains the essence of the first album but better defines the differentiating elements, how do you think the sound has evolved between these two albums and where? Have you found the inspiration for the composition? How is your way of working in the process of composing and recording your music and what brands of instruments do you use throughout the process?

I didn’t actually play to evolve my sound when composing the second album. I think the difference from the first album comes from a physiological technical improvement of mine in arrangements and production. To be honest with you i’m still struggling with the outcome of the sound of “The Pursuit of Unhappines”: in fact i feel like it came out “cleaner” when i actually wnated it to be “rawer”...it’s kind of disappointing. The inspiration and the composition process for every song is always the same. Either a place, a book generate an atmosphere in my mind that takes the form of a melody. I play that melody as a basic guitar riff not to forget it. From there i usually chronologically compose bass, drums, keyboards, classical/folk instruments, guitar and finally vocals. Usually i compose, record and give a first mix to a song at the same time, one individual riff after another. This may sound weird, however it is a priority for me to deep dive into the atmosphere i have in mind in that moment and translate it into music as soon as possible before it fades. I try to concentrate as much as possible the working time on an individual song.



4. A remarkable aspect in your music and your lyrics is their medieval theme. Where do you get the inspiration to deal with these themes in your lyrics and why do you consider them important to deal with? Do the lyrics adapt to the music or vice versa?

 Since i was a child i loved both actual and fantasy medieval history, litterature, imagery. Living in Europe i had the opportunity to visit medieval towns, castles and ruins during all my life all across the region. Where i live it is enough to walk out the door and look around, signs of middle age are always there, you don’t even need to search for them. My lyrics are inspired by feelings and things that are happening today but i try to express them through medieval inspired metaphores. I think that feelings, situations, social structure, values are always the same through the historical ages, what we call “progress” are just minor temporary “nuances”. I find the middle age as universally significant and symbolic in its essential, simple and explicit structure and then perfect to use for this purpose. In my composing process music comes first, then the lyrics are adapting to the music.


5. A little unlike the first album that had a more minimalist cover for this second album, the work of Silvana Massa Art is much richer in nuances, how did the possibility of working with Silvana Massa Art come about? album cover and how it relates to its content?

For the first album i choosed an existing artwork of a Russian artist that i felt it was fitting with my music and i still think so and love that artwork. The approach to the cover of second album was different. The artwork was created tailor made by Silvana starting from some specific inputs of mine that she perfectly summarized and improved. Aside black metal i’m a “Dungeon Sinth” listener and i appreciated a lot Silvana’s works for some other artists in that environment. The cover painting includes quotes of titles and lyrics of 3 songs of the album: the boat (from the titletrack lyrics), the village and the monastery. I thought that this “cinematic” approach would have contributed to the atmosperic consistency and to anticipate a glimpse of the atmosphere to the listener. As a listener covers are super important for me, a key element of an album.  


6. One man bands are no strangers to the world of black metal, do you feel the need for Iscuron to remain faithful to the non-incorporation of other members in order to develop your own recognizable sound for you?

Absolutely, Iscuron will remain a solo project. I’m accepting the limits that this choice means.


7. For the edition of this second album you have had the record label Vacula Productions in digital format, how did the possibility of working with Vacula Productions for the edition of the album arise? Have you received offers to make some kind of physical edition of the album ?

Actually i got in contact and deal with Vacula Productions with the goal of releasing phisical CDs of both the first and the second album. However Vacula was based in Ucraine (they now moved to Portugal) and my CDs were supposed to be produced and released exactly when the war in Ucraine started in the beginning of this year. The war blew up all plans. I still hope that Vacula Productions will soon go back to be able to produce phisical supports, including mine, i know they are working to start again all operations.


8. How were your beginnings in music: first concerts you attend, first albums you buy? What happened in your lives pushed you to want to be musicians?

I started with classical heavy metal, the first album i purchased was a tape: “No prayer for the dying” of Iron Maiden. I bought it because i liked the “horror” cover, i never heard Irons or heavy metal before. Shortly i moved to death metal becasue it was more extreme and my first death metal album was “Covenant” of Morbid Angel. I probably started to play music because of Trey Azagthoth guitar style. Finally “Hvis lyset tar oss” of Burzum changed my musical life that became totally dedicated to Black Metal for the time being.



9. What album represents for you the essence of black metal? What recent albums have you bought?

“Hvis lyset tar oss” of Burzum is THE black metal album for me. Together with “Filosofem” Varg Vikerness managed to early disrupt an already disruptive new born genre. Recently i am liking very much a band from Switzerland called Aara.


10. What future plans do you have for Iscuron in terms of upcoming releases or reissues?

I’m currently working on composing the third full lenght album that i hope to release both in digital and physical format in 2023. I hope to be able to issue the first 2 albums in physical format before the end of 2022. I trust Vacula Productions and obviousy what happened it was not their fault. 


11. Thank you very much for taking the time to answer these questions for Black Metal Spirit, if you want to add something for Iscuron fans, this is the place. I hope the questions are to your liking.

Listen and play black metal the way you like, however don’t get influenced by mainstream and trends. Consistency and authenticity will be remembered, conformists will just pass by.Thank you very much for this space and for your interest, i liked the interview very much. 

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lunes, 23 de mayo de 2022

UNANIMATED

 


Origen: Suecia, Estocolmo

Formados: 1988

Estilo: Black, death melódico

Temática: Depresión, muerte, oscuridad, satanismo y suicidio

Enlaces: Deezerfacebookinstagramspotifytwitter y youtube

Miembros:

  • Anders Schultz Batería
  • Johan Bohlin Guitarra
  • Jonas Deroueche Guitarra
  • Micke Broberg Voces
  • Richard Cabeza Bajo
Discografía:

  • Rehearsal Demo 1990 Demo 1990  
  • Fire Storm Demo 1991
  • In the Forest of the Dreaming Dead CD 1993
  • Ancient God of Evil CD 1995
  • In the Light of Darkness CD 2009
  • Annihilation EP 2018
  • As the Night Takes Us Single 2021  
  • Victory in Blood CD 2021

VICTORY IN BLOOD (2021)
Más de tres décadas contemplan la carrera de los suecos Unanimated, editando su cuarto larga duración que da continuidad a su último trabajo de 2008. Estamos ante un álbum de sonido poderos en donde hay cabida tanto para un death influenciado por elementos clásicos, así como el particular estilo de estos suecos que le añaden suficientes elementos melódicos, como para que en su momentos resultaran complicados de encasillar dentro de los sonidos más puros de género. Al mismo tiempo que Unanimated sabe ofrecer una descarga poderosa de riffs de death melódico no dejan pasar la oportunidad de solaparlos con un black oscuro y siniestro que responde también a un componente clásico, sobre todo en cuanto a inspiración. El álbum suena preciso con una poderosa batería, de altos ritmos que hace que el álbum suene con mucho empaque sobre todo cuando la intensidad del batería, voces y guitarra van a la par, funcionando en estos momentos perfectamente la formula del riffs melódico en segundo plano que se sucede de manera precisa y recurrente. El álbum también cuenta con secciones más lentas, de un ritmo más cadencioso que permite desarrollar un ambiente más preciosista, sin renunciar a la oscuridad, pero si ofreciendo desde diferentes intensidades hasta un plano más atmosférico, aspectos presentes sobre todo en los temas más extensos, en donde los mayores desarrollos logran que su música muestre todo el potencial. Las voces, en líneas generales optan por un tono agresivo y contundente de influencias death, aunque en diversos terrenos muestran una faceta más limpia. Es cierto que tal vez el álbum se va estancando a medida que avanza, quedándonos un tanto con la sensación de ya estaba todo escrito la comienzo del mismo, pero lo que no se puede negar es que Unanimated han sabido traernos los mejor del sonido más clásico dentro del death / black sueco de los noventa, vestido con suficientes novedades para lograr sonar fresco aunque sin perder su carácter de clásico. (8,1)


Century Media Records


1. Victory in Blood 03:56
  Wield the weapons of destiny
Let them pierce eyes, chest and thoughts

Most blessed weapons, given to us
War gods hear our cries and carry the words on winds of wrath
The world is crumbling down

Brandish the sickle, hunt the enemy
Cut them, slay them, murder

Desecrate
Now exhume the heart
Consume the heart
Feel the rush of

Power, at hand
Power, at hand

As they ascend in disembodied shells
To the congested halls of their gods
They will know

It's written in blood, our victory in blood
Written in blood, carved in stone

Weed out, abolish - draconian rule
Promulgate, decimate - a thousand deeds, one spear
With the Hammer of disdain
Violencia, violencia – tortura infernal
Crack their frames

Slaves, servants, pigs

Exhume the heart
And consume the heart
Feel the rush of

Power, at hand
Power, at hand

As they ascend in disembodied shells
To the hollow halls of their gods
They will know

It's written in blood, our victory in blood
Written in blood, carved in stone
Our victory in blood
2. Seven Mouths of Madness 03:30
  Seven names of terror
Seven words alive
Seven mouths of madness
Seven signs and no hope
Seven gates

Burning soul - dissolution - cut all bonds
And commune with madness
And the lashes from the whip
With the lashes from the whip
Seven gates
Crucifixon- Crucifixon
eaten by worms
purged - purged
Risen from the grave
Risen
Seven stars
Seven words
Seven names
Seven swords
Seven signs
Seven gates - and no hope
Seven gates - and no hope
Eight gate
Immolation - immolation
Storms of blood and black flame
The lashes from the whip
The lashes from the whip
Ninth gate
Damnation sinks its talons
Abbadon Abbadon
Risen from the grave
Risen
3. As the Night Takes Us 04:14
As the night comes calling
The devil's blood fuels our hearts
With the winds of Apep under our wings
Into the endless storm we set our course

Nemesis of the light, wanderers of chaos
Riders of death, and pale is our horse

As the night take us
We drink the blood of the earth
Son of man, we set your world ablaze
And we spit into the eyes of God

As the night comes calling
Into the ever-burning fire helplessly we're falling

Fire

As the night comes calling
We set our course into the fathomless abyss

Whirlwinds of chaos, triumph of death
On pillars of madness our temple erects

As the night take us
We drink the blood of the earth
Son of man, we set your world ablaze
And we spit into the eyes of God
As the night takes us
As the night takes us
As the night takes us
As the night
4. The Devil Rides Out 03:13
Seale down the soul, peeling off pieces de-emotionalize and galvanise as the venom burns let it itch its way into the mind unti you can't remember until you cant recall until the dying nerve is exposed until plague encloses the thougths eating away at the intellect corrupting the minds of men until the devil rides the devil rides when the devil rides out when the devil rides - the devil rides until the devil rides - the devil rides on an evil night the devil where are the dark gods now? can you even remember their names? the virtue of deception maya - illusion what does the heart seek? does it wonder what everyone knows? inhale the incense what does the heart seek? raise the vessel what does the heart seek? Typhon, Set and Raliya TYPHON Are you readay to meet your maker?  
5. With a Cold Embrace 01:08
When the night starts Turn into the black holes in the sky No redemption No light will shine Ending all life
6. Demon Pact (Mysterium Tremendum) 05:29
  Bless the flesh by poisoning the blood
A cursed vessel alit
Sink the fangs and let it flood
Now build the fire and anoint the oil
And ow the seed in hallowed soil

NO RETURN
Unveil the mind
Let the words slither through thoughts
In the base of the skull
An oath in blood and an arrow through heart
Haunting shadows, destructive force
now there's no way back
There's no way back

NO RETURN
Thirteen steps and beyond
Thirteen steps and beyond
God's creatures - animals, cursed animals
Five arms, seven fingers on each hand
Cursed leper
A second head is growing on my shoulder
A third, a fourth and another, six foul heads rear, roar
Cursed leper
Eruvias ponens
7. XIII 06:12
 Behold the pillars of elohim falling
Temples of light is crumbling
All creations torn apart
I cry but not in sadness nor fear but tears of joy
In their blood i bathe, falling into bliss
as darkness embrace
Glory - Victory
Rejoice as vultures feeding...
Glory - In death..
Feeding on their rotting corpse
Reborn!
Through the burning mouth of samael
Into the great burning darkness
Where the serpent slither in hunger
The winds of the night sings to me
As the great abyss opens and swallows me!
From the north - from the west
Come forth through the storms
From the south - the east
Of the ever-burning darkness
Glory - Victory
Lusting in the fumes
Glory - In death
The stench of your rotten corpse
The pillars of elohim falling
Temple of light is crumbling
All creations torn apart
Reborn!
Thought the burning mouth of samael
Into the great burning darkness
As the great abyss opens and swallows me!
From the North - from the west
From the south - from east
Of the ever-burning darkness
Glory - Victory
Lusting in the fumes
Glory - in Death
The stench of your rotten corpse


horned harlots of the night
in the endless fire we make love with thee
oh, bringer of the end
with wide open arms we greet thee
horned harlots of the night
into the endless fire we dance with thee
oh, bringer of the end with wide open arms we greet thee
8. Scepter of Vengeance 03:58
Pray tell me, how your life ens? By fire, crippled by age? In a wet dungeon, by a wonton blade? The rusty iron takes you home Brandish the scepter Rule the land Pray tell me, your comrades Shall we feed them to the hungry flames? Shall their scorched skulls pave the road Our victory road? Brandish the scepter Rule the land Sharpen the weapons Flog them Vengeance Build the funeral pyre and stack the corpses high Streams of boiling blood fertilize the soil again Chaosmos rumble - the world created a new by the manure that is you Vengeance My heart cries for vengeance Crown Throne Robe Scepter of vengeance  
9. Chaos Ascends 02:00  
10. The Golden Dawn of Murder 04:20
 Spears of fire crack the skies
The burning darkness
As torches across the firmament
Rivers of blood drown the lands
As the funeral trumpets sing
The pestilence of lucifer
Hammer of Armageddon pounding it's will
The breath of death, the storm of decay
Dawn of the end, the end of all
The golden dawn of murder
From flesh to ashes man be gone
Daggers of the abyss striking with power
Into the heart of light's creation
Roars of victory carried by the winds
Ensure the loss of life
As their blood crowns our throne
The pride of power
The sword of will
Bowels of the lamb
Adorn our path
Hammer of armageddon pounding it's will
The breath of death, the storm of decay
Dawn of the end, the end of all
The golden dawn of murder
From flesh to ashes man be gone
Daggers of the abyss striking in power
Into the heart of god's creation
As the spears of fire cracked the sky
The burning darkness devoured it all
The rivers of blood have drowned the lands
As the funeral trumpets sing
The pestilence of lucifer
From the ashes of man
Our kingdom rise!
11. Divine Hunger 02:05
 In the midnight sea of darkness
the boiling blood moon is calling you
Her mesmerising eye is dragging you down

Hunger... Wytch

Naked in the woods we hunt the offering down:
"She's ours"
On the sacrificial mound we indulge on the flesh

Hunger... Wytch

Stab, stabbing the womb
Hands tearing the flesh
Wytch
Hold innards high
Start reading their signs
Wytch, oooh Wytch
"You are next to die"
12. The Poetry of the Scarred Earth 06:58
Bombers beat the drums of war
Salvation dripping from the skies
The hammer is pounding
Listen now, you'll hear
the fine poetry of the howitzers
It's cracking the ground
They speak of an age of fire and an age of storm
It's the poetry of the scarred earth, listen:
''Phoenix, rise above raven tell your tales
bear witness to mankind's coming of age
for every bomb, for ripples in earth's crust
hail praise victory
for every erased thought, for the culling of man
raise the chalice high''
All hail war
Rage on
for ruin in ruins, a wasteland eternal
World's canvass covered in blood
Death's hammer is pounding
Pollockian motfits of defiled humans
Our most blessed sacrament
A masterful stroke
Drive the machine of war
With iron will and hand
It's the poetry of the scarred earth,
Listen: Filter population, ' til words are forgotten
and speech is no more
for ruin, for the furrows of the plough
hail praise victory
for every erased word''
for the culling of man raise the chalice
sing songs of war
hail praise war
rage on
Death's hammer is pounding
Behold the end and behold the renewal
There can be peace, no more
What lies ahead in brave new world?
The can be peace , no more
  47:03







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