Serpents Beneath The Shrine

by Aetheric

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Spear Pure, unabashed tech death with tons of groove and hooks. The instrumentation is brilliant, and they nail the mix, too. Full review at www.toiletovhell.com/tech-death-thursday-aetheric/ Favorite track: By Death Possessed.
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liam joyce With this, Plaguebringer, solipsismo and The Devils of Loudon, my death/thrash metal dreams have come true. Fuckin sick.
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Matthew Rukgaber Fairly insane tech death. I wouldn't probably dig it if it were just an Origin clone. What is unique are the aspects of melodic death---like In Flames, etc. Combining those two styles is pretty cool. And it sure is fast. Favorite track: Irreparable Trauma.
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released June 16, 2017

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Track Name: A Vile Birthright
A Vile Birthright

I have never been so content
As I am standing at the top of the world
Looking out
Ready to watch the whole thing
Set to burn
Pissing upon the gathered masses
Laughing wickedly
They know not the peril that awaits them

Through the panic they will find
This is is the end of their wretched lives
I am a machine of vengeance
Born of the dirt
Brought forth to cleanse this fucking earth
Laying waste to all who stand begging before me
I seek to prove once and for all
That a man's weight
In flesh and filth is
Truly all he's ever worth

Playing the role of a savior
This conscience is an insipid device
Each collective breath
Will become a struggle
As I put my foot to the throat of all mankind

There will be a reckoning
For this vile birthright
Cast down upon me
Bring forth the martyrs
With serpent tongues
Bring forth every charlatan
Severing this viral symbiosis
Searching for solace
In a sea of endless disembowelment

The fallen angel
The begotten son
Hallowed ground and empty lungs
Beckon astral chaos
Distance the divide
Bending fragile souls to my will, divine

All of their beliefs
A relic of ancient pain
Seven billion living mistakes
Seven billion worthless lives erased

I set them free (x2)

And in their wake
In the shadow of their hate
A planetary awakening
A solemn silence creates

Severing this viral symbiosis
Finding my solace
In this sea of hollow human corpses

Playing the role of a savior
This conscience is an insipid device
Each collective breath
Will become a struggle
As I put my foot
To the throat of all mankind
Track Name: An Exodus of Hope
Sifting through the dissonance
A wall of total confusion
A heartfelt reward for my persistence

I am alive despite the influx of agony on display
The deplorable images absorbed upon the retina
Of a once wonderous man

These cycles of grief deem to devour me
Exhausted and affected by the constant tragedy
Cycles of life and death resume
Feeling the wrath of a hero's survival

This sense of loss is contagious
Spreading fear
A mass exodus of hope
A sea of tearful eyes forever fixed
Upon the elegance of the setting sun

I'll never forget the stench of those who died beside me
Fetid, Bleeding
The wounded writhing on the bodies beneath me

These cycles of grief breed through the dreams that torment
Resist the infection
The anguish feculent and rotting
Cycles of life and death resume
The burden of these vestiges
Wearing a hole right through me

Young and hostile
I bought the lie they'd sell me
The true horrors of war shrouded in their gilded glory

This sense of loss is contagious
Spreading fear
A mass exodus of hope
A sea of tearful eyes forever fixed
Upon the elegance that is the setting sun
Track Name: Unearthing Global Treachery
"Unearthing Global Treachery"

We've created a new age of warfare
A process of isolated internment
Ripped right from the pages of an Orwellian nightmare
Under an ever-watchful eye, order resides
Amidst crumbling continents and glacial shifts
Scratching and clawing unto to the precipice
Of our own damnation
Ingest the poison
Synapse collapse, failure to fire
Disrupt the global essence entwined in this swirling vortex

The simmering ache of dread fills our hearts
Thrust into the eye of a storm we cannot weather
Fall blindly into servile solitude
Together, yet forever alone
No prosperity, no safe space, no peace
A violent, unending massacre
Bloodletting in suburban streets
This is exactly what you asked for

Begging for mercy from beings who can't comprehend
Weak, pitiful purists, who should have evolved
Unraveling every thread
Of the theory of how all life began
We will drown in the chaos
This sweeping swell of human ignorance
Swallowed whole
Engulfed by the inevitable

Every dissent disarmed by cognitive dissonance
A false state of flux
Droves of degenerates
A corrupted vision breeding disdain

These fucking simpletons
Our progress denied
By the frail limits of their fractured minds
And now heavy lies the crown
All shall bow to the new king of hate
Track Name: Irreparable Trauma
IRREPARABLE TRAUMA

From nameless graves we rise
Blessed by the worms
Wound within the flesh
The skin (the skin) that flakes from our rotten bones

The last remnants of our once human form
Outcasts sacrificed for silver and gold
Names and faces you’d once hoped to forget
Now compelled by endless revenge
As in life, so in death and again in rebirth
Abomination
We are reborn, abomination
We are reborn
Into this existence we are torn
Engulfed by irreparable trauma
Against all odds we are sworn to move forth
Despite this man made hell

Perpetual systematic flaws are exposed
Human life cast aside
The highest ivory towers we will climb

Silver spoons once used to quell the endless hunger
Now used to remove your vital organs
Bear witness to the lust for horror
You so carelessly designed

Dragging you down to walk this earth you’ve scorched
Like everything once good in this life
You too shall burn

Antiquated, disparate
Patriarchal madness
A disjointed, mangled mess of flesh
Is all that we seek to leave behind

Remnants of the executed
Left soaking in the sun.
A warning to our future leaders
A message to all those
Who may try to oppress us
As our dead hands rise in revolution

Perpetual systematic flaws are exposed
Human life cast aside
The highest ivory towers we will climb
Track Name: Within Withered Veins
Within Withered Veins

It began with a tremor, a twitch, a death nerve rattle
The quiet reminder that my time is running nigh
A slow and steady separation
Clinging to my sanity with fractured hands
Constant convulsions rip right through my body
Violently tearing apart my very being

As I fade between realities and drift within dimensions
Each version of my soul is greeted
With the same wretched fucking fate

Left to drown in the actions of a selfish man
A life spent lying in the face of loyalty
Spitting in the face of the truth
Is it too late for me to be seeking redemption

Born from the taste of fear on my tongue
Coveting dreams that could never be

Time has worn through me as a river through stone
Relentlessly slow and torturous
Hope is a self-constructed device
A disease that plagues fragile hearts and minds

With blood I will devote my soul
With this blood I will evoke
The last bit of hate from within these withered veins
Piercing the line between life and death
To reside in the space between the shadows

Relegated to this life of endless violence

Finding myself lost in a constant haze of fragmented psychosis
Surviving simply to witness my pitiful legacy come to life
Struggling so to embrace this end
I have to believe in the absolute beauty of death
The transformation into nothingness
There is no re-birth, no fucking redemption
Track Name: Cursed Purpose
CURSED PURPOSE

The holders of once hopeful hearts
Left shattered by the bitter reality
We are abandoned
We are abandoned

Every breath is a detriment.
Every feeling of faith a lie
A cursed purpose.

The crooked hands of death
Are the only salvation we have left.

With no means to this fucking end.
It all feels useless
The potential to create
Wasted on creatures possessed
Possessed with our own deaths

The urge to kill lurks beneath every smile
Shaking hands and bleeding wrists
A cavity in every chest
Our conscience will fail us again
It is a burden we bear with each passing day

As we approach the alter of the end
There are no fucking heroes.

This life is a curse
And there are no fucking heroes
Track Name: By Death Possessed
By Death Possessed


Of Blood and bone we are born
Fire made flesh, by death possessed

The indomitable will to conquer
Encased in every breath
Spawned from an ancient tribal thirst
An offering of blood to the dirt

The taker of souls we shall serve
In the time between the darkness and light
We feed with feral speed
Empowered by both nightmares and dreams

Spewing forth the furious wrath of slaves and gods
Who’ve long since passed beyond this realm
Seeking to avert this weakened mortal transformation
Through formless reclamation

The taker of souls we shall serve
In the time between shadows and light
We feed with feral speed
Empowered by both nightmares and dreams

The terror in the eyes of the chosen prey motivates
Low hanging fruit upon which we thrive
We Imbibe this murder so relentless and pure
To extinguish the flame of such wasted lives
Without the shackles of reality to abide

Merciless we cast the bodies to the depths
The molten mouth providing eternal rebirth

Bear witness to the demise of the human bloodline
Possessed by death, we, the servants of fire

Harvesting the weakest souls through systematic slaughter
A return to earth born entities
Neither alive nor dead
We are forever condemned
Track Name: Serpents Beneath the Shrine
Serpents Beneath the Shrine


Basking in the light
Of our own accomplishments
We stand with such pride
With such arrogance
We’re so fucking enlightened.
And oh how far we’ve come
Overlooking the wastelands
The age of pestilence has ended
With the death of modern man
We stand so high above the subsequent rot
Oblivious to the cause (the cause)
And we call it progress
With each generation we fall farther from grace
A violent decent into spacious madness
All of our evil coalescing behind a vile veil of betrayal

Our humility crumbles under the weight of the idea
That we are all important, we’re all someone real
A poisonous lie we must struggle to defy
Fight to deny this lecherous path we call life

It all comes back to this
A misplaced sense of self
An evolutionary mistake
A true failure to embrace the evidence

And history repeats (Fuck)

The truth we seek is soaked in shades of grey
We’ll never find
Forever confined within these absolutes
Victims of our own compulsions
Beggars, ill-content
Feeding upon one another
Cannibalistic
Revel in these final rays of beautiful beaming light
Yearning to hold our place in time
As they cowardly crawl back
From a burning horizon

The corrosion of our fragile moral systems
Erosion of all that was once civilized
Inbreeding genetic weakness
The false existential crisis
Every intention maligned
Has come realized

And all at once
Human kind is swept away with the ash
As history repeats
The Earth is calling out
To unleash the serpents beneath the shrine
Track Name: A Masterful Deception
A Masterful Deception

Through these complex, menacing configurations
Orders passed down from operative overlords
Overreaching the bounds of the common good

The mouth of rationality will go unfed
Unless we bear the teeth of a starving beast
And lunge at the throats of these maniacal, reptilian, liars

Manipulation of free will
Resulting in repeated flashes
Of the oncoming apocalypse

Bring forth all of the knowledge for filtration
Release only that which seeks to divide
Radiate the idiocy to secure repeated manifest destiny

Paving paths of trepidation
To wipe away intelligent perspective
Constructing a throne for the devil
Where once stood the center of liberty

An involuntary allegiance
Obey or perish
A sincere confession
Of such a masterful deception

It's time we face the facts
The "good old days" are dead and gone
Buried up to their necks with two in their head
As the definition of freedom continues to constrict

The covenant exists far beyond average arm's length
Privilege after privilege we beckon the elite
Manufactured deceit like rushing water flows
Vomiting forth from the mouths of these suited swine

And with gallows humor we compensate
In an effort to dismantle the fear campaign
Running at the speed of the chaos reigning down upon us

Forming impenetrable circles of protection
Around whatever shallow mythos
We hold closest to our hearts
This world is not our own
Question every moment
Every sip of poisonous air

An involuntary allegiance
Obey or perish
A sincere confession
Of such a masterful deception
Track Name: Reverse Birth
"Reverse Birth"

A low hanging, luminous construct
Suspended between the soil and the sky
Dragging with it the vast coldness of space
Harbingers.
Celestial harvesters

Our former masters have made their mighty return
Our particles, the populous, all rendered meaningless
Outstretched, armored extensions
Uplifting, impaling the slaves
A morbid extraction of marrow
Their genetic coding to be reclaimed

A vow to collect on
Our galactic debt
The price paid for squandering
This great gift of life
The weight of this world was never truly ours to bear

Held captive by the constant measuring of time
Fooled by these temporary solar rotations

Unholy machinations begin to inhale
Eviscerate all physical form
A universal silence is once more restored

Inversion of the moon and the sun
The whole of the cosmos forever undone

Predilection unto the abstract
This end is real discovery
A life beyond ligaments
Existence without limitation

Outstretched, armored extensions
Uplifting, impaling the slaves
A morbid extraction of marrow
Their genetic coding to be reclaimed

A vow to collect on
Our galactic debt
The price paid for squandering
This great gift of life
The weight of this world was never truly ours to bear
Held captive by the constant measuring of time
Fooled by these temporary solar rotations