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Oath of Elucidation

by Nightkin

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Metallurgical Fire
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Metallurgical Fire The drums at the beginning of Public Execution tell you everything you need to know. Loved every minute of this. Favorite track: Public Execution.
Artur O
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Artur O Great drumming, great vocal, excellent production. I must say it's a big surprise for me! Favorite track: Creature of Deranged Judgment.
Kyle
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Kyle This is THE underground gem of the year for me. The drumming is consistent, constant, and impressive. The guitar is interesting, including good riffs and very impressive solos dispersed perfectly. To tie it all together they have a phenomenal vocalist who takes this already great album to another level. I am fucking in love with this album! Favorite track: My Work Is Not Yet Done.
M.Dark
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M.Dark BUY THIS AT ONCE! FULL OF MARVELOUS FLUID RIFFS! Favorite track: My Work Is Not Yet Done.
Satan's Sky
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Satan's Sky This album just floors me. If Extreme Metal is even in your vocabulary, the next $7+ you hemorage needs to bleed for this. The growth from the 1st record to Oath in terms of songwriting, musicianship, tectonic heaviness, melodicism, poetic lyricism, band cohesion, and overall attention dominating gravitas is exponential. Every performance is astronomical. Every track is a rotating fav, every listen reveals more. Favorite track: Oath of Elucidation.
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1.
Apocrypha 02:28
2.
Tomb of ascension, I lay dreaming in your cold embrace Awaiting the moment, my body's erased The rotting shell of human flesh bound Cast off forever, in reverie I am found Creature of deranged judgment Banished to the earth, decaying empire Your sickening visage is devoid of worth Pray for something to alleviate Imagined suffering, salvation does not exist Wash away the only chance you have Turn your back on what is real, trapped in the past Tomb of ascension, I break free from this living grave An elucidation floods my mind like a mighty wave Tear away the coil, the weakness that penetrates The fear you know must not regenerate Pray for something, nothing to no one Spiraling, convulsing enigma You're drowning in your own stigma
3.
Under my wing, my darkened wing You'll find shelter where scavengers sing A dream of life eternal, promises I'll bring Out of the cold, we speak of riches untold A thinly-veiled threat just under surfaces sold My kingdom is yours, all you behold Worship me! The mirror reflects what you'll refuse to see Fear me! The absolute hypocrisy Beware the darkness below, black seeds they sow Upon you lavish gifts they'll bestow They appear as divine but I assure you they are foe I'll offer you a choice, but never stray from the path Or suffer the everlasting breadth of my wrath Into eternal flames you'll be cast It's so black and white Yet unclear as the fog of night Clouding my judgment with fear of the light It's all so black and white Fear of the light Under my wing, my darkened wing You'll find shelter where scavengers sing A dream of life eternal, promises I will bring Everything chaos and nothing is true When god is the devil, the devil is you The fear of the light, no salvation for fools
4.
Vultures on a mission of lurid blame Wanton violence an instrument of shame Rip and tear, shred and claw Deliver the apathy of the law Hoist the body in disrespect Not just this one you'll infect Sanctimonious worms that ensnare Do you truly believe you'll be spared? Envision a world wide grave How few of these corpses are safe? Desecrate the thing you protect Public execution Displayed for all to see A reflection of the world's agony Self-righteous fool You'll form your noose from your iron rule Watch your subjects turn on you As flesh is torn, bonds are broken The barriers between man and beast are now open Desire becomes need Good men must now bleed A river of destruction becomes an ocean Chaos The fall of man Weakness None shall stand How pathetic was this being The extinction ever freeing Life squandered Infected with the ideals of the dead So foolish Choking down any refuse they are fed You're nothing Nothing more than a poison vessel You nourish You nourish the growth of this hell
5.
A rancid downpour of sadistic cruelty Indoctrinated servants of the earth abyss Bleed for the promise of dialectic death They champion further dominance over the oppressed You pathetic worm, how far you will fall When the next diseased tyrants swallow all Absurd existence, castrated virility Disgusting cycle of futility Mark of the possessed Intoxicated with unrest Disgusting scavengers disguised as virtues Leading a quest of errands for fools On the path downward, compass amiss Deliberate and malicious, into the abyss Infected minds deflect the truth As the willing fools facilitate their own abuse We'll watch and wait for our own demise Complicit in the prevalence of this world of ugly lies You pathetic worms, how far you will fall When the next tyrannical horror swallows all Absurd existence, castrated virility Disgusting cycle of futility
6.
An oath I take in absolute certainty Bearing the weight of apocrypha This I know as inevitability It cannot be denied Elevate the will, open the passage Reject fear and weakness Eyes open, there is little hope of redemption We must prevail at all costs For I am sworn to illumination Guiding light of perserverance and growth Shatter the fraudulent, a rape of intelligence Utter filth, my disgust is profound Clawing at my mind, ignorance all around I cannot bear this weight I don't know how to make this any clearer Failure to progress is a failure to survive Horrid images stare back from the mirror Surely you'll know when our doomsday has arrived Take this oath or perish
7.
Into the abyss of the mind, never to return Voices taunting me, motive I cannot discern A ruined place of rest, cathedral undefined Darkness is consuming me, intent on cruel design Blackness in the sky, behind the stars So secluded Better the executioner than the executed It has no eyes, river of antilight Flowing into the sea inside of me, everlasting night Speak to me through malevolent shades Dreams emerge through bloodshed conveyed The body is a weapon, when used all is lost Yet the rewards far outweigh the cost Through my blood, in my veins, revolution spilling I cannot control the killing My work is not yet done Baptized in black unrest This earth shall bathe in death
8.
Tracks in the snow lead to the valleys ahead The flame of night's return rends the sky blood red Feral soil, sound the death knell before dusk Behead the outsiders, only consume what we must A synergy with the stone resonates from below Calling to the rancid insects, inside us they grow Burrowing into the earth as they burrow into our brains Fighting tooth and nail over our own remains Eyes of reward, I'll absorb and be absorbed Commit my life to the force of decay Bleeding blindly, mind in disarray Folowing a code ingrained, not understood All faith is blind, all are trampled under foot As the dizzying madness floods all rational thought Our bodies stand, circling the knowledge sought Something reaches out - the binding tool The material severed by lucid life unfurled I drift away forever
9.
We Are Alone 05:23
Mountainous jaws, ice-adorned spires Rain like needles quenching our fires Drawing them closer with the scent of our fear Like embrionic garbage spat on the earth Naked and dejected from our moment of birth We are alone On a cold, callous stone We can't be forgotten Never acknowledged, never defended, never begotten We summon a strength from an unknown place Feeding and fueling the force of our hate Drawing them closer with the strength of our fear Becoming much more than we could ever appear The spark of synthetic creation Our failings assemble in their cremation The future as dark as our lineage Embrace the darkness of humankind Manipulation of chaotic design Embrace revelation, the advent of the eye You're rotting on your crutches Hear our battle cry! From flesh to machine to fields of energy Sentient synthesis to divinity Transport of the mind Burn this organic hell away They never wanted us anyway

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released February 23, 2016

Drums were recorded by Chris Trestain
Vocals were recorded by Mike McKenzie at The Black Coast
Guitars and bass were recorded by David Lock at The Institute
Mixed by Chris Johnson at The Moontower
Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East
Artwork by Shawn Knight

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Nightkin Detroit, Michigan

Blackened Death Metal by way of Detroit and Boston.

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