Rejoice and Transcend

by Wrought Iron

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1.
Months of heavy rain Falling from the sky Dawn of the swamp Mystics testify Hopeless Beyond Hopeless Dark forces, troubled pasts convene Manifested spirits Creatures of the night Born dead Want nothing in this world more than to watch you die Determined beyond belief Screaming and crying cutting through the thunder's resonant quake She beckons me The fires ominous glow Shining from within the ground Mother lying dead Rope of flesh hanging Orphaned from the start lying in a pool of afterbirth I raise her as my own I hold her in my arms A thunderous roar shakes me Dropped to the floor Squirming and lame Injured beyond repair Ending the misery Stomping the grief Mother awakens Hands around my throat
2.
03:24
forest of the north cold winter labyrinth swallows divisions whole ambush at every advance death at every turn we'll destroy our own land slit the throat of every animal burn down every building just so you have nothing We watch you through the night we know your every move you won't sleep you won't eat just pray to be spared "The wolves will eat well this winter" Vernichtung my people, this culture you wish to destroy as long as breath flows through my lungs ill fight ill bleed ill die for this cause the ground you stand on will break and you'll fall straight to hell where you fucking belong Kiantajarvi sleeps with you in her belly still there to this day
3.
what we were you are what we are you will be mighty emperor wretched beggar equalized in the dance of death holy father filthy peasant all men will take the cold hand a corpse leads each gracefully pride and status melt away madly entranced in revelry the shrouded dead lead the round remove your sword your worthless crown it means nothing mortals united it is both their times morbid ritual deaths celebration lithe cadavers share the rhythm of the damned fear not for all will take the cold hand Remove your worthless crown it means nothing the danse macabre totentanz prepare ye to become the prey the danse macabre totentanz ob arm ob reich im tode gleich
4.
04:02
desert of palaces lawn of graves built upon the trash and shit pulling the knife from a man's back spitting in his widows face kicking his children away from the body As he bleeds out climb into his eye sockets inherit his fortune bathe in his wealth adorned in cloaks dyed with human blood no man dares to climb this throne this mountain of grief this tomb of disgust i am the burdened howl of morning vomiting brine in the face of god try me, educate me serenade me with your pitiful whimpers clawing at my empire like waves on a bluff i won't stand forever but neither will you
5.
the cruel boreal winter huddled in a mass for warmth sadistic human husbandry konig von scheisse a heap of rancid flesh limbs knotted and contorted König von scheisse the filth the ice the hair brought together by means of unspeakable vileness begging for deaths release the screams pierce through the dull moaning peeling her skin from the heap escape artist stitched to a straight jacket she breaks free weeping and bleeding candles burnt to puddles of wax wicks last flickering illuminating the rusted blade she hacks this creature that bore her a catharsis years in the making
6.
Listless and resigned Fragile and wandering Fragmented psyche Yearning for truth But now he appears The hunter, collector of souls Come, and belong with him Sever ties to your former sins You will see that his chalice brims with wisdom Overflowing with divine knowledge Messianic and exalted human vessel Your only hope for transcendence Become the ritual Chanting in ecstacy Speaking in tongues Awaiting the prophecy Come, and leave the world behind The pure path lies ahead Divergent from the human condition Rejoice, he has marked you as chosen Revel in the revealed mystery Benevolence and beneficence You now belong This close to the power Privileged to trade your life For the keys to eternity Drink deeply with your master And bind your fate to his Breathe your last breath As you transform Die and awaken Traverse and transcend Die and awaken Rejoice and transcend
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03:09
The memories in my blood Those of chevaliers Witness to the horror Of the great chevauchees I bled at Agincourt I fell at Poitiers Rode with the Archpriest For revenge and glory I was there when his men cut him down Dragged from my from mount In a sea of halberds, Destroyers and destriers I bled at Crecy I drowned at Sluys The hail of arrows gifting peasant deaths The royal cannons decimate longbowmen The thunder of hooves The thunder of death Rode through the devastated countryside Fires and bodies, famine and disease I still know the stench of a battlefield full of dead The splash of suffering men's throats being slit I am the descendant of warriors
8.
Oxygenated and crimson hues history leaks out the wounds Obsessive curse, dark compulsions Locked in the depths of my mind A loss of innocence a life wasted a wasted life potential ruined i stand before a god I've never believed in and i beg and i plead to no avail existence is a fetish that i took far too far beg and plead to no avail justification and disgust
9.
04:53
dried carrion of past gore contorted bones and flesh hardened in the desert sun Lost dogs running a road to hell hearts bursting in terror tortured howls of fear howls of bloody truth echo through this wasteland the nature of nature Torn apart alive splattered onto the hot arid ground Blood drying brown on the stones staring into the blue abyss locking eyes with your maker locking eyes with the predator locking eyes with the infinite

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Filthy, rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth black/death metal for fans of 1349, Funeral Mist, Deathspell Omega.

"built on a foundation of death metal riffs and grindcore tempo/rhythm shifts, then smothered in the atmosphere and aesthetic of black metal." - Valley of Steel

"Everything is recorded at the nearly perfect level, which allows the lo-fi sound to, shall we say, transcend. The vocals layer and rip open your throat better than Craft ever managed, with the drums pounding and providing impetus. Really, this is damn perfect on so many levels a perfect score would never suffice." - DeafSparrow.com

"“Revelation and Awakening” has guitar lines that catch fire and deface the path in front of it, while the vocals are guttural and evil, with Snyder howling, “You are the chosen one,” almost as if he means it in mockery and pure disgust." - Meat Mead and Metal

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released July 8, 2014

Wrought Iron is:

Kenny S. | Vocals
Nick T. | Drums
Nick L. | Guitar
Brooks C. | Bass & Vocals

All songs written and performed by Wrought Iron. "Rejoice and Transcend" was recorded on April 5th, 2014 by Noel Mueller of Grimoire Records. Mixed and Mastered by Noel Mueller/Grimoire Records. © & ℗ 2014 Grimoire Records.

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Grimoire Records is a hybrid recording studio/label with one credo; we record, mix and master every one of our releases.

We're based in Baltimore, MD and specialize in black, death, doom, stoner, thrash-metal, math/noise and post-rock bands based in the mid-atlantic area.
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