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Fear the gentle menacing sound of bells That announces my arrival As darkness rages on to devour the sun For some of them forever this night A myriad of craven whisperings Speaking my name with the highest awe Uac mithun ahn – lord of the abysmal ground – Mitnal The hunters of the dark – a hound and the Moan bird Summon a fatal omen In skeleton disguise stalking among the homes of the diseased Lying in wait to take them all down Marked with the black circles of decay – I am the king of Xibalbá And far away from Itzamná they will dwell in morbid gloom Ah puch – demon of destruction – lord of the nine hells Reaping the souls of the fading ill Throw all your sacrifices Down into the cenote – portal to dead worlds The dominion is death – reaping the diseased And I am the one – creeping in darkness Reaching out for you You shall die You shall die…
Drown in the southernmost darkness And the drone of its vile incantations The mute spell of this ancient place Is crawling upon your soul Among the venomous veins of the forest A congregation of shadowy figures Like a vapor exhaled by the earth Draped in the black of the land Ancient and hideous Cult of the morbid Dragging the soul Where darkness reigns Devouring the flesh of their kind To consume the soul with its blood The sacrifice of their brethren Soon completes the altar of skulls Witchlike stalking, invoking a nightmare The soil of this land shall give birth to a devil Ancient and hideous Cult of the morbid Dragging the soul Where darkness reigns
I cannot live I cannot die My eyes are closed but I am not gone Still waiting for the final salvation At the final crossroads we decided for the left To dwell in cold darkness You have to fear The return of the beast Glorify his name Bringer of infernal chaos We lie in unrest to conquer this world Human race is not worth to exist I cannot feel I cannot speak My eyes are closed but I am still here Longing for my kingdom Bearer of Light Storm into the final bloodshed Lay back the soul of mankind Deep into the filth of mother nature´s womb Open the gateways to eternity Take back what once was yours Open the gateways to eternity Take back what once was yours Into a new age of chaos We march
In the face of glorious declension With eyes open for a last moment of presence In the claws of holy entity To perceive that your fallen empire Was built upon lies With a lord crowned with shit As the abyss opens To the fathomless catacombs in the depths Where macabre creations dwell in rottenness Risen from the womb of obscurity To reveal the suffering in a life beyond The cold unmerciful hand That cuts your throat in the nightmares – It was mine The moaning, howling winds – Whispering to you each night from the trees – The stinking breath of the beast On his mighty throne of flesh – He calls you for suffering at your final judgement All are welcome to wander around For eternity in the halls of slime As a feeble effigy of an abhorrent redeemer
Praise the infidel The grim shadow On your path to Golgotha King of the hypocrites We are the redeemers Of your foolish empire Marked with the unholy crafts Of darkness and gloom Scourging blasphemies Scourging blasphemies Angels’ feathers drenched in blood Our blackened hordes storming To defeat the insane Hail to the infidel At the altars of scorn Call infernal darkness In hatred reborn Shun the light of the sun Until the day we rise again Hear the words of blasphemy Glowing eyes are watching us Raise a storm of war Into declension and chaos The stranglers of elysian slaves They come to rule again Scourging blasphemies Scourging blasphemies
Enemy´s blood as the toll To rouse the ones who bring the final healing The past shall point the future Through the dark rites at Acherousia Call the ancient ones To carry out the extinction of mankind Calling the grand destroyers Who unite harm and purity Bringing destruction and death To the scourges of light HAURES Killing those who praise The foolish redeemer HALPHES Let mankind descend upon itself To taste the bitter savour of hell FOCALOR Slayer of the remnants Free the earth of human filth Calling the grand destroyers Bringers of holy ruin United in eternal darkness To praise the one who shall come through the spheres
As the ancients call The guardian of the gates You lie in wait Sleeping eternally But never dead Yog – Sothoth – lord of the spheres Uniting all the forms of time Let the one awake and Reveal us the secrets Of your son In the final constellation of stars Cthulhu shall rise With the iron hand of war The ancient king reborn “That is not dead which can eternal lie and with strange Aeons even Death may die” - Necromantaeon - In the final constellation of stars Cthulhu shall rise With the iron hand of war The ancient king reborn In eternal darkness We all shall dwell To the death of all life Kneeling before his throne of flesh We find our order in chaos - Necromantaeon -
Everything I behold Is enclosed by the veil of decay Breathing one´s last Never tasted the feeling of warmth and beauty The sun extinguished long ago In the cold demonic glow of the moon Oceans drawing back a last time To return with untamable might and anger To drown everything in them The collapse of tides Fall of the living vermin Kings and nations disintegrated Under the banner of chaos Mighty northern frost Lay upon the wastelands Drawing the last fires At the borders of madness You will find your well-deserved end Everything I behold Has been eroded by pestilence Dead forevermore, of no significance The great heritage of human foolishness Crushed down by the collapse of tides We lay ourselves to rest Our souls consumed by darkness Echoes of old prophecies Slay the silence And conjure the collapse of tides Collapse of the tides Collapse of the tides


Germany’s Purgatory have released a new album, Necromantaeon, and it is easily one of my favorite new albums.

This is ballsy death metal that has that definitive German edge to it. I haven’t given the German death metal scene enough listening, but of what I can gather, there is a very interesting aspect about the vocal delivery that I just don’t know how to describe, but I’ve found it in a lot of the German bands that I’ve looked at, such as Fleshcrawl, Anasarca, and the like. Even with a very glossy, modern production, that edge is still there, and it makes this album quite fun to listen to.

This music just stomps right out of the gate and refuses to stop trampling upon your ears. Seriously, this is an excellently concise slab of death metal that understands how to get to the point and establish its presence. The riffs here are devilishly catchy, and in my opinion, the percussion really compliments the riffing style and the vocals well. Rhythmically, this is both brutal, catchy, and genuinely interesting, which is why it immediately caught my ear when I first heard it.

My favorite song here is the infectious ‘Glorification of the Lightbearer.’ That smooth-as-silk double bass work establishes the rhythm very well, with some very sexy riffs on top of it. That short solo near the two minute mark sets up the next vocal section incredibly well, and the next solo that follows is a great conclusion to that section of the song. Even with the melodic passages found in that section, the main motif of the song makes it incredibly fucking clear that this is a heavy-as-balls song. Color me impressed.

While I dig the entire album, one of my favorite parts is the vocals. Not only is the deep, German guttural sound executed perfectly, but the vocal trade off between the main vocalist and the guitarist is done very nicely, and their delieveries compliment each other very well. One has a very standard-fare, but well done set of death metal vocals, and the other has this menacingly deep guttural delivery that reveals itself most notably on ‘Downwards Into Unlight.’ Often times on the album, the vocalists harmonize, and since I’m a sucker for harmonized harsh vocals done well, of course I love this.

Overall, this is a great effort from Purgatory. While the modern sound will certainly be a bit of a turnoff to purists like me who actually like dynamic range and drums that don’t sound like plastic clicky things, the actual music itself will be damn satisfying to pretty much anyone who likes good death metal. This is ballsy, to-the-point music that has a perfectly concise running time (32 minutes) for optimal enjoyment. To put it simply, this album is bi-winning.

Written for thenumberoftheblog.com


released February 4, 2011

Peter Wehner - Bass
Lutz Götzold - Drums
Dreier - Vocals
René Kögel - Guitars, Vocals

Recorded in September 2010 at "Rape of Harmonies Studios".
Co-engineered and co-produced by Patrick W. Engel and Purgatory.
Mixed and mastered at "Temple of Disharmony" in October/November 2010.
All music created by Purgatory.


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