Deathkvlt - Grand Ancient Arts


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Hauberson (Vocalist in REVEL IN FLESH) about this album:

Seventh long player by Saxonian Death Metal warmachine PURGATORY, one of the oldest still existing, no compromise Metal of Death acts from Germany.
All of you who are familar with their previous releases, especially the highly acclaimed “Luciferianism” album from 2004, know that this four piece stick to their guns and never change their formula when it comes to their style.
It’s unnecessary to slam this band with comparisons, expect nothing more than their interpretation of an European and US styled Death Metal cocktail based on ripping speed, heaviness and aggression instead of ending up in a technical overkill.
Personally I think that the production of “Deathkvlt” (Rape Of Harmonies Studios) is a lot more intense and punching compared to their 2011 album “Necromantaeon”.
It truely delivers the sound spirit of some classical VADER or VITAL REMAINS recordings. Musically to me PURGATORY really grow stronger when they get into the more heavy sounding mood by adding slower elements, that sound nothing more than mighty as hell. Furthermore I think that the vocals of frontbeast “Dreier” (ex - SEIRIM) improved a lot on this recording. Especially the deep growls know how to impress. Artworkwise “Deathkvult” stands in the tradition of the forerunner releases and it fits the dark approach of the music in an occult manner.
The vinyl layout slightly differs from the CD vervion, but most of all the vinyl and the limited CD digipak version come along with a well executed cover of DEMIGOD’s mighty 'As I Behold I Despise'. PURGATORY even recruit DEMIGOD’s vocalist Esa Linden for a guest contribution. Good choice!!!
Take it or leave it – PURGARORY deserve your respect for being a totally true and dedicated underground Death Metal act in all aspects! Never change a running system!!! Support the “Deathkvlt!!!!


released April 5, 2013

Lutz - Drums
René - Guitars
Dreier - Vocals
Peter - Bass

Recorded at Rixorcist Studios, Roßwein.
Recording, mixing and mastering done by Patrick W. Engel and Purgatory during December and January 2012 / 2013.


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Track Name: Onward To The Burning Shores
Let my fires burn
To the dead serenades
Of howling wolves
In starless night

Let my banners fly
In a storm of thousand spears
Bringing doom upon
The frozen plains of God
And perishing the landscapes by blood

Onward to the burning shores

See my shadow rise
In cold and misty twilight
Over the burning shores
Which lay in war

See my visions grow
In the hearts of God's lost children
Condemned to live a life of suffering

Feel the taste of rotten love
All hope is lost, cold, dead, buried
I am the void of your miserable world

And I am onward to the burning shores
To the burning shores
Track Name: Grand Ancient Arts
Sick sleep, bed of thorns
Demonic shell breeds suffering into hate
Lying in wait within fires below
Sending darkness as a plague
To reap the faithridden above

Devoured by the drone of darkness
Divinity consumed in impure matter

As it ascends from the flames
Their prayers suffocate in torture
No salvation unto those
That walk the spheres of the damned

Oh grandur of flesh and bone
Coming ritual of vengeance
Evoken deathkult
Of grand ancient arts

When all flesh fails
Rivers be the veins of darkness
Landscapes swallowed by leprosy

Incantation of the purest black
Wretched souls pounding at hell's gate
The cult holds the key

Evoken deathkult
Of grand ancient arts
Track Name: Psalms Of Invocation
Possessed by dismal nightmare
A demon curses the flesh
Unholy psalms spoken
In screaming torture
Body mutilated in rites of infestation

In tongues of dead languages
Baal reveals his name
Worshipped god in Sodom
Leading the weak soul into his abyss

Burning excruciated flesh
A soul that will never find rest
Lays in the fever of demonic might
Soaked in the blood
That runs from your veins

A chaos is growing inside
Horrible pain
Causing the collapse of mind
Deadly claws cut through your skin
Grimace blessed with fear

Ruled by the god of the netherworld
Banished souls are calling his name
In psalms of invocation
Hail lord Baal - Curse the flesh
Of the weak
Track Name: Underneath Fathomless Depths
What is the void?
...But the shape of zero
Astral unity cycle of being
Eternally we wander it's mystery

But underneath fathomless depths
Lies the secret's deepest secret
A truth eternally veiled
The father of here and beyond

From black into void I descent
Fading beyond celestial gates
Where unspeakable words
Gleam in the eyes of Yog-Sothoth

Hear me Nebula god!
Remove my eyes, strike me insane!
Guide me through death and darkness!
That I may vision the wisdom of the old!

What is the void?
...But two mirrors paralleled?
What cannot be seen or named
Is the portal of all powers creation

We must not halt in life
Nor faint in the presence of death
We shall walk the path of revelation
And bathe in the wells of chaos
Track Name: Pandemonium Rising
Invoking the Gods
With lunatic verses of pathetic murmurs
...But why do they sleep in eternity
And cannot hear your voices?

Belief is a blain
Surrounded by the greed of mankind
Unable to know that
Everything is worthless
No divinity - consumed
By darkness we are
Pandemonium Rising
Our world is hell and our home

No dignity - a race of rats
Mankind is spreading like a plague
No ancient gods send words of mercy
Purifying flames
Shall clean the earth

And the dark lord
Will rise from his throne
Amongst conjuring madness
And you are the slaves at his feet

Burning temples fall into ruin
Holy symbols smashed in filth
Choirs of damnation
Singing the serenade of weeping angels
Pandemonium Rising - at the final dawn
We all shall burn
Track Name: Unleash The Reaper
Kneel down at the black cross
To hollow my grave
Dark blasphemic masses
Call me from beyond
Ceremony for the one who executes

I shall rise from my grave
To deliver the blade
You demanded by your hate
To kill those you once loved
Cut their throats
In the cold dead of night
In the cold dead of the night

Burning ritual candles
Enlighten diabolic eyes
Soaked the hands in the blood
Of those who brought you to me

Speak my name with fear
Tell my tale with awful shiver
Worship me - I lie in wait
Beneath my cross

Evoked dmon walking as a shadow
Seeking for sacrifices
To take their lives
With unmerciful hand
Track Name: Into Starless Chaos
At the grave of the world
We stand as one
To embrace the final end
Of its tragedy
Entangled in a spiral of blasphemy
We worship the rising
Of a crimson moon
The gods lay in dark twilight
Astonished by their failure

Rituals of a burning moon
To absorb the stars and the light
Whispering voices of doom and desolation
Proclaim the loss of mankind

Howling winds of mourning
Came with the first stike of
Human degradation
Like wolves we are raging
Through the night
Smelling tears of blood
That run from your eyes

Captured by fear
Everything falls into ruin
Prophecies of the crimson moon
Blessing your dreams of demise

Rituals of a burning moon
Into starless chaos we rise
Whispering voices of doom and destruction
Entwine the death of mankind
Track Name: Of Reverence And Ruin
In the corners where no light reaches in
We stood as one
In honour to the ancient gods
Condemning the laws of christ

Deviant to all who
Have led this world into ruin
False belief - False religion - False gods
As the keepers of the left hand path
You shall die by our swords
This world shall fall
Through the impulse of a host
Possessed by might and obsession
By a fatal idiot of God

Of reverence and ruin
This world shall fall
Of reverence and ruin
This world shall fall

It is the light which makes you blind
With every step closer to death
Led into ruin by their own holy love
This world is drowning in blood

As silent watchers we lead you into the abyss
Rising from the flaming seas
Laughing as the last grain
Runs through your fingers
You shall asphyxiate in your own filth

Of reverence and ruin
This world shall fall
Of reverence and ruin
This world shall fall

Ancient cults reborn
To hail the glorious dead
Who died in the darkest epoch of mankind
Bring vengeance to let them rot in the ashes
Of their fallen kingdoms
Track Name: Consumed By Ashes
Consumed by ashes
They lay buried
The lost souls of the burning centuries
Tragedy and war proclaims
The triumph of ghouls
Sent as a plague
From the abyssic ground

The crimson eye of the dark majesty
Watching silently above frozen plains
Of a desolated world
With a scornful smile
To observe the feeble screams
Of God's loved children
Trailing away in the cold depths of night
Or preachers of a dead lost kingdom

Ambassadors of a withering cross
Who shall ever hear
Now your last lies
In the mighty tunes
Of a bloody roaring war?
As never-ending shadows
Cover the earth with darkness
Cultures and religions will fall
Monuments lay in ruins

The bloodstained path
You have walked together
Through history
And cruel decades of terror
Will end here now

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