Illustrious

by Ghazi

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Furious self produced demo that fuses old school death metal and modern punk introspection. Born out of depression, recorded from October '15 to February '16.

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released March 11, 2016

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Track Name: The Idol of Shigir
Totem
11,000 years before
secret of the urals
ancient curses disinterred

descending sacred plagues
miasmic, unforgiving
necrolatry shrouded and disused

the idol of shigir rests
the cryptographic effigy
the pale ashes
dispersed

nascent curse
impediment to serenity
deciphering the words
the key to absolution

the idol of shigir rests
the cryptographic effigy
the pale ashes
dispersed
Track Name: Maculate Humanity
Forgive not my mistake
For my belief in you

Rescind the promised words
Revel and create hatred

Cry for yourself and no others
Defending your illusion

Can you call yourself right
Mirroring what you despise

Never is humanity immaculate
Everlasting chains of sin

Deny any form of culpability
Reinforce your exceptional innocence

How well timed
That you decide to unveil your face
In the hour of your triumph

Never is humanity immaculate
Everlasting chains of sin
Track Name: Jigai
Forced reflection
She wallowed in her despondency
Life given to death
Honor lent to none

Defeat's apex
Alone to defend your clan
Grip the knife
Preserve your name

Conquerors investigate
Seated woman faced away
Blood pooled and feet bound
Dead too soon

Instilled from birth
Programmed to end your life
Honor bound, objectified

The method obscene to any witness

Faced with your ultimate failure
Crippling suicidal dishonor

Incise

Defeat's apex
Accept your disgrace
Grip the knife
Preserve your name

Instilled methods to end your life
Track Name: 1258
To spill your blood upon the poorest soil
Would be an insult to the earth itself
To kill but hide your post-mortem blemish
Enact dethronement of the higher class

Siege emplacements
Articles designed to conceal death

Horses trample captured caliphs
Destruction turns the river Tigris red

Fiendish wanton slaughter
Mongols clear the Mesopotamian way
Brute strength with horse archers
Machinations of the endless steppe

How shall your life disrespect the earth

Hidden are your body and torso
Essence ridden

Fend off fiends who will raze your town
Regroup and defend your lives
To no avail
Screaming for your ascent

How deep ingrained is your will to surive

Escape and live to tell the tale
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Track Name: Culture Forge
Culture Forge
Creation through destruction
Human situation
And the irreverence displayed towards life

Never will humanity never be explotied
Would you be so inclined as to pave your path in blood

Encountered barbarism
Is the justification
Silent bear
Provocation
Morally sanctioned theft

Could you empathize with pain
Misunderstood position
Destruction for material gain
Contrary to humanity
Imperial adversary
Direction of hypocrisy
Advent of the global age

Transferrence
Corporatism into despotism
Enslavement of a continent
Place resources front of lives

Never will humanity never be explotied
Cities and walls built atop mass graves

Quell native resistance
Any cost for trade nodes secure
Capture/torture policy
Paint yourself a good and evil war

Culture Forge
Incursion and replacement
Seen through all the ages
Creating our unending demise

Culture Forge
Creation through destruction
Human situation
irreverence displayed towards life

Transferrence
Corporatism into despotism
Enslavement of a continent
Place resources front of lives
Track Name: Jahiliyyah
I've had the sun 18 years
Now it's time to face demise
Stare down into the abyss of Jahannam
And see my own damned face

I cannot claim innocence
Nor defend my positions
Needless attachment to ideal labels
I've strayed from the path

Hooks of iron block escape
Cycles of death never end
I'd end up in this prison my mind creates
Insecure of every fiber in existence

Wayward moral direction
The lifelong question
What is the rightfully guided path

We shall question till death
Jahiliyyah
We shall question till death
Until the final answer
And as I face damnation
I will accept his decision
Knowing that I lived
With more than one perspective