Cosmic Horror

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Recorded August 2013 - January 2014 at (Null) Studio, Minneapolis, MN

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released April 8, 2014

Vocals: Rocky de Vries
Bass: Jason Bauer
Drums: Mike Paradise
Guitars & Backing Vocals: Carl Skildum

Cover art: Pär Olofsson
Logo: Christophe Szpajdel

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Jason Bauer
Produced by Antiverse

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Track Name: Feral Deconsecration
The feral impulse, deconsecrated will
The futile construct, the ancient words that kill
Suspended sentience, the abdicated throne
The light of reason clears the path, I stand alone

Await the dawning of the light
The weak cast out, the strong survive
Attain the liberation of the mind
Release the chains, I am alive

We use our sciences to see beyond your fear
We infiltrate and subjugate the lies you hold so dear
No lords or masters, no tenuous demands
We shall evolve beyond, freed by our own hands

Await the dawning of the light
The weak cast out, the strong survive
Attain the liberation of the mind
Release the chains, I am alive

Cast off the veil of blindness
Dispel the lies that bind us
With feral blood we dominate
We command, defying fate

Attain the liberation of the mind
Release the chains, I am alive
Track Name: Bethlem
Into an icy bath
His screams ignored
Shackled to a bed
Left in darkness

Medieval torture
Justified
A patient's madness
Amplified

The barren courtyard
A fleeting reprieve
Experimentation
Worsens disease

Medieval torture
Justified
A patient's madness
Amplified

Unabating torture
Over centuries

They are trapped in a living purgatory
Inside this gothic prison
The long forgotten
Haunt these halls

The long forgotten
Haunt these halls
The restless souls
Eternal prisoners

Decaying structures
Monuments
To the cruelty
Of shifting “modern” opinion
Track Name: The Expressionless
Borne upon the wake of a solar wind
A larval spore descends from the heavens
Sleeping metropolis, a meadow of concrete
The darkness conceals the living

Parasitic clone
Devoid of expression, stoic
Alien lifeform
Cosmic collector
Genetic sequences
For its overlord

Mimic
Commencing

Kinetic sensors alight
The darkness reveals its denizens
Its first victim so tiny, yet complex
Fluids and tissues sampled

Parasitic clone
Devoid of expression, stoic
Alien lifeform
Cosmic collector
Genetic sequences
For its overlord

Staggering through the gutter
Seeking a larger prey
The sample drone descends upon
A bright and frantic place

Laid down on a gurney
The precious sample pried from its jaws
Sensing a richer genome
Collection sequence is engaged

Carnage at a level never seen
By the staff in the trauma ward
Unfolds in sterile hallways
The demon exits

Assuming natural form
Riding magnetic waves
Back to the cosmic stream
To deliver the samples

Genome analysis reveals
The dreadful truth of a planet
Welcoming its own extinction
The samples are discarded
Track Name: The Commutator
The sky erupts
A light as bright as the sun
Unleash the power
This boundless energy
So long left dormant
Natural resonance

The future of our world
Is now secure
The only limitation:
Fear of progress

Pretenders to the throne
Unoriginal
Uninspired
Inefficiencies bred through human fear
Deride the genius
Then steal his concept
This hegemony
Is driven by greed

The future of our world
Is now secure
The only limitation:
Fear of progress

Thoughts and ideas
Subjugated
They were wasted away

The innocents
Tortured
Robbed of life
A demonstration:
Perversion
Demonstrating his own
Failed endeavor:
Commutator
A legacy stolen
And greatness unrealized
Track Name: Apex Predator
Escaping from the feculent prison
They never noticed she was gone
Mutations from a distant past have come
To light inside this humble wretch
A strength emerges, intelligence arises
Innate domestication wanes
Across the fields, a sea of endless gray
Her instincts drive her to the lights

Driven by
Nature's unyielding hand
The course of evolution
Reverses its flow

Natural selection as commodification
Subverts the predestined design
Deep in the genome, a safety valve is opened
Nature is bent upon revenge
No trepidation, she storms into the building
Bearing the wrath of generations

Driven by
Nature's unyielding hand
The course of evolution
Flows in reverse

The floors are slick with blood
The doors are open

Humanity is unprepared
As the mutations blossom forth
And they attempt to crush a species
They engineered to persevere

Supposed apex predator
Gone to seed
The forebears of an ancient species are reborn
From the smoldering ashes
The new order rises

Ripping and tearing, the tusk like a knife
Screaming in terror now run, run for your life
Driven by instinct, bent on revenge
Enveloped by madness you can't comprehend

Evolution
Corrects its course
Track Name: Novamancer
Studies in secret, the arcane device
Cast from the walls in disgrace
Knowledge forbidden, my craft undermined
Now you believe you are safe
Freed from my prison, the earthly design
I am the weapon you fear
Now I have mastered the hideous way
Final extinction is here

Tear the sun down from the sky
Novamantic omnicide

Diseased incantations, the space-time collapse
Rupturing the quantum foam
Superstring severed, the particle flux
Now bend to my will alone
Seed of destruction is planted at last
Now I shall have my revenge
The ultimate act, the final release
All things must come to an end

Tear the sun down from the sky
Novamantic omnicide

Novamancer, stellarvore
Driven mad by hate
Nowhere for you to run
When the heavens detonate
Write my rage across the sky
Before infinity
Novamancer, stellarvore
What I was born to be

Tables turned, the bones are cast
Master and the slave
Obliterate the cursed orb
Radiation wave
Gamma blast of stellar death
Sterilizing space
Now the world shall feel my wrath
Not one of you is safe

Novamancer, stellarvore
Driven mad by hate
Nowhere for you to run
When the heavens detonate
Write my rage across the sky
Before infinity
Novamancer, stellarvore
What I was born to be

Novamancer, stellarvore
Novamancer, stellarvore
Novamancer, stellarvore
What I was born to be
Track Name: The Beast of Bray Road
The scent of fresh fear fills my nostrils
The north wind blowing at my back

Here before the white man
Here forever
The time of my ascension is close at hand
Your puny weapons are useless
I am immortal
I am here

Stay out of the forest
Stay in your homes
My strength is legendary
I'll break your bones

Here before the white man
Here forever
The time of my ascension is close at hand
Your puny weapons are useless
Bow before me, human
I am here

Beat a hasty retreat
Back to your town
Beat a hasty retreat
Back to your town

The beast
Is coming
Beware
The beast

Gnawing
Tearing
Screaming
Gnawing
Tearing
Screaming

Free to roam the woods again
The disgrace of humankind
Extinguished forevermore

Here before the white man
Here forever
Track Name: Aurora
Descending
Dimensions
Collapsing
Lost contact
Through wormholes
Collision
It's on the ground

Writhing humanoid
Deposited
Outside of its own time
In desolation

The freakish masses stare
In obscene contraptions
Looking out
Seething, beady eyes
Full of contempt
I hear them run away
Uttering angry noises
Hiding behind their structures
Awaiting death

The freakish masses stare
So many creatures
Each one more gruesome than the last

Following the path
Trapped inside a nightmare
My hopes are fading fast
Neural transmissions
Remain unanswered
My only vision
The waste below my feet
The waste below my feet

Prayer for termination

The skies begin to brighten
A glimmer in my senses
Looking to the stars
I catch transmissions
Dimensions start to blur
Back to the wormhole

Following the path
I must escape this nightmare
My hopes return at last
Neural transmissions
Finally answered
Acceleration
I'm headed home

What is this freakish thing
That breathes within our midst
Strikes fear into our hearts
We've been invaded

Such tiny eyes fixed upon the heavens
What we see is nothing

Dimensions crossing
In freak collisions
Bringing to light
Worlds beyond imagination

The vast emptiness
Is only empty to those
Who wish it so