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Glorification of a Myth

(2011)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresTechnical Death Metal, Thrash Metal
LabelsIndependent
Album rating :  85 / 100
Votes :  4
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Glorification of a Myth Lyrics

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Submitted by level Draconian
1. Black Hole Generator (6:17)
Like convulsing fish unaware
Of the murk in which they swim,
The black hole generator
We're all forced to live within.

Self awareness imbued biochemical machinery
Searching for our place at the gates of infinity.

You to etchings based on fear
(Who am I? Why am I here?)
And think you've found the answer.
You presume him greater power.

Each rational gaze through the lens of inquiry
Will widen our view through the cracks of reality.

Consider now, as we all must,
The possibility
That the glorification of a myth
Is what your life has become to be.

You look to etchings based on fear
(Who an I? Why am I here?)

Religious moral guidance
With its crude bronze-age inception
Steers mankind to shallow depths
And in the wrong direction.

We are not the lonely product
Of a maniac creator
We are all living as a result
of the black hole generator.
2. Lashing of the Flames (5:23)
We must face a threat, to all civilisation
Dogmatic idealogies with nuclear capacity
Whose frenzied faithful all desire
Apocalypse for their Messiah

Lusting for, a perfect world's ecstatic contradictions
And, beweildered by the prospect of creating it themselves
Credulous fools with theocratic convictions
Would bring about the cessation of life on earth

Behold a world
Their faith inspires
A howling void no empty of
Church going choirs

Bats ascend, to boiling peaks where dancing glimmers roar
While crackles shred with flickering beaks at ashes on the floor
Asphixiating vortex winds cast corpses away
From immolation death we're destined to decay

Is this the result you had in mind?
Can you accept the legacy left behind?

Into your hands
Into your hands
Into your hands
Into your hands I feel the lashing of the flames

The end of life is like a blazing sunset
The last time colour fills the sky
For why lies beyond is engulfing dark
Where even dreams are left to die

Into your hands
Into your hands
Into your hands
Into your hands I feel the lashing of the flames
3. Animal, Man… Machine (4:57)
Aeons ago, the creation
Of man began sculpting itself.
Onward they travelled and grew.
Centuries passed, climates changed, species dissolved.

From the untamed dark cold caves
Emerged a primal mind
Armed with some basic instincts.
Animal, man, machine: primitive mind.

Years of development passed,
The human race declined.
We leap into the era
Animal, man, machine: mechanical mind.

The remains of what's left are few
As the four footed posture becomes two.
From carving stone to carving steel,
From crude constructions to the ultimate machine.

From the untamed dark cold caves
Emerged a primal mind
Armed with some basic instincts.
Animal, man, machine: primitive mind.

Years of development passed,
The human race declined.
We leap into the era
Animal, man, machine: mechanical mind.

Thousands of years; Errors to show
What we've done,
What we've become.
We commence to slowly decompose.

Human thirst for discovery:
A decadent force with no ken for excess.
Mankind's extinction is assured
With the endless involvement of the mechanised race.

We'll be superfluous.
We'll be overthrown.
A path to extinction
Of natural life.

Animal, man, machine...
4. Sanctuary (4:28)
A searing, thirsty, tattered wreck --
Staggering, through the abyss.
Respite from this suffering:
A hope I once dismissed.

On a quest for preservation
To escape my own negation,
I'll employ a novel strategy
And plunge into insanity.

Bubbles ripple overhead,
Temperature starts to cool.
The purest water fills my mouth
In this divine pool.

We have an intellectual reach that
No mere bodies can contain.
With a leap beyond ancestral bonds
Only fragments will remain.

Mind now a part of the
Experience machine;
A sensory extension
Beyond all previous comprehension.

Bubbles ripple overhead,
Temperature starts to cool.
The purest water fills my mouth
In this divine pool.

I slip into insanity.

In time I'll shed this skin
A golden age is beckoning.
Once reborn, mind alive,
Embrace this future to survive.

The gentle pull of the tide,
Its sublime ebb and flow,
The soothing spray of stars
Leads me where I must go.

Face down on a distant secluded shore,
Death only a memory.
Insanity: my sanctuary;
Our sanctuary.

Through an ever-changing oceanic
Flow of information
I'll free myself from the
Confines of this fleshy prison.

Memory assimilation.
Thought-process integration.
Self-concept reformation.
Vestigial disintegration.

Bubbles ripple overhead,
Temperature starts to cool.
The purest water fills my mouth
In this divine pool.

Technological unification
Initiates this new awakening.
5. Sea to Summit (5:41)
The sun heats up the skies as seasons change.
The heat intensifies while water levels rise.
We try to guess nature's way.
The giver of life is taking ours away.

What we see and what we know above and below:
erosion from rising water flow.
creations we made corroded our sphere.
the hole is growing as the end approaches near.

threatening tides over horizons
bequeath the fear with power to clear.

the clouds of toxic fumes spread far above our land.
side effects of technological demand
weaken an ancient icy grasp.
the polar giants break at last.

threatening tides over horizons
bequeath the fear with power to clear.
we scuttle for the summit.
with hopes to see the dawn.

sea to summit!

there will be no fire.
there'll be no more war.
nothing but serenity
in the underwater world.

the waves pick up the pace.
the legions of Neptune charge forth
as they surround the land.

we dread the end.
the flag will soon fall.
earth will crumble drowning us all.

threatening tides over horizons
bequeath the fear with power to clear.
we scuttle for the summit.
with hopes to see the dawn.
6. Disembodied Mind (5:29)
As I peer into the depth of tranquility
Through spiraling mist and towering flame,
Obsidian rings become clear to me
And from that path a voice screams my name.

Split ears screech with deafening tones,
Clenched jaws grind enamel away,
Eyelids seal with blow torch glows,
A wretched figure commands me to stay.

The old hag beckons;
Now chained to her will.
No choice but submission.
Is her job to kill?

Visuals glow with frenzied pace,
Dry throat leaves a bitter taste,
Constricted lungs begin to fill
With laughter from her shrouded face.

A haggard cloaked manifestation
Of a hypnagogic delusion?
Or supernatural intervention
The likes of which we dare not mention?

Disembodied mind!

Limbs contract while sinew steams
Upon the groans of joint-less bones.
Fear-gripped heart begins to beg
For release from the tyranny
Of the hag at the end of my bed.
7. Dissolve (4:39)
The rusted chains dance in the ash
To the echoes of our brothers.
The end is the means and no soul
Is too lost to taste of its rancid deception.

It's when the realms of thought
Dictate our steps that we scratch
Out the truth of existence.

In solve!
A new light is born to shield the unscorn children.
Coagula!
Another page is torn,
The desecration of all primal.

You! I see right through you and
The battalions of blood willing martyrs.
How did you trade the branch of knowledge
For the seeds of perverse decline?

It's when the realms of thought
Dictate our steps that we scratch
Out the truth of existence.

A fleeting idea sanctioned as fact and defended

Beyond all reason, the burden of proof is a
Bridge built on faith, blinded by downward spirals.

A new light is born
To shield the unscorn children.
Another page is torn,
The desecration of all primal.

Solve!
A new light is born to shield the unscorn children
Coagula!
Another page is torn.
8. Panacea (4:34)
We grew as one through infancy

In seperable through maturity
Now laces with the threat
Of annihilation
Ideals make way for wartime operations

Strobe-light shrapnel
Tears tissue asunder
My shocked eyes gaze
Refusing to see
A blood-stained path to
My brother reveals
His unhealable open wounds' frailty

Inconceivable pain
Irrevocable affliction
Powerless am I
To make you whole once again

PANACEA
Powerless am I
PANACEA
To make you whole once again

Petrifying empathy
Takes complete control of me
He's involuntarily tethered
To these last moments of pain
It may be his last desire
To be bathed in friendly fire
A terminal reaction to a hopeless situation

"Brother...Please! Send me on my way!"
"Brother...Please! Release me from this pain!"
It seems that even gods on high
Refuse to let my brother die

Responsibility now thrust on me

Any burden I bear
Shall be secondary
A fratricide you're empowering
To end all your suffering
9. Edifice of Tyranny (7:44)
The orders passed, as news breaks out
Officials have declared:
"The diplomatic strain was not resolved
And once again the peace talks failed."

As head of state puts pen to paper,
A clearance to attack a new frontier,
The nation marvels
As the war machine kicks into gear.

Mobilization of grim assets,
The power of fire and steel
Escorted by an entourage of experts,
Their one objective is to kill.

Ear piercing harmonies of grating metal,
The deployment has begun -
Commencement of offensive operations.
The enemies shall topple one by one.

Truth in the hands
Of the righteous authorities.
The rise of the just.

All targets locked and ready,
Opponent lurks in unfamiliar terrain.
The triggers click and set off the inferno
Of yet another bloody, merciless campaign.

The earth accepts discarded matter -
The ash, the blood, the sweat.
The fragments of the fallen stay behind
Awaiting their days of lament.

No price is too unreasonable
When honour is at stake.
Blood weighs as much as water
To those who don't grieve at the wake.

The war machine advances
As the money fuels the hungry fire.
The power in the hands of those
Who clench the power to conspire.

Blood on the hands of corrupt authorities.
The demise of the truth.

Miscreant...
Miscreant at the helm.

The truth will always find a place to hide
In the cracks of deceptive formalities,
While reliable sources rely on rewards
In exchange for distorted realities.
10. Absent from Entity (5:02)
For years I have gazed at a stone wall
With no vision of nature and allegiances.
From dawn to darkness
The inner beast surrounds my thoughts.

Absent from entity
For one man's greed.
My past dominates my rage.
His surface must drain.

A view of bareness floods my mind.
Hate rises like a scorching fire.
Banished from delectation,
Awaiting a destructive departure.

Blackness annihilates my purity.
Vengeance controls my serenity.

Absent from entity.
Absent for eternity.

For years I have weakened
Where true madness lies.
Breeding a diseased bloodthirsty mind.
The inner beast will deface yours.

Absent from entity
For one man's greed.
My past dominates his fate.
His surface will drain.
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