Xenotaph - Vitae Iactura

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    Misanthropic Black Metal from Hayward, California.
    Recorded at Earhammer Studios in Oakland.

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Misanthropic Black Metal from Hayward, California.

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released March 23, 2014

Recorded at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California.

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Track Name: Vitae Iactura
This is a prison
That you choose to create
A feeble life of servitude
Your subservience perpetuates

And you are a slave
Bound by the shackles of your ignorant
Refusal to refuse to act on the whim
Of faceless voices that proclaim themselves good

How can you live,
Live a life so methodically wasted
Your life is an unlocked prison
And you are an unshackled slave

Slave to the bodiless eyes
That cast you in the shadow of their glare
Blanket you in the illusion of warmth
But all you've ever known is cold

Here you stand
Doomed to grow
Digging yourself into the ground
Patiently awaiting the harvest

Fool
Filth
Waste
Track Name: Only Know
Through a gateway bloodstained
Along a path of broken bones
There is no moon to light the way
To a place of unholy worship

Every tree
Decrepit and rotting as we
Our skin colder than the wind
Our eyes darker than the night

Staunch the light from the candles
Only memory illuminates the dead
Unleash the fresh flow of blood
And kneel to kiss the goat's head

Smell the rancid
Fragrance of copper on the air
Shadows dance
And flames grow high around the altar

Exalt the mind
From the earthly body
Soil- and light-born chains
Fall away, burn away

We bastards of a newly christened
Father of lies
Reach forth, devour the fruit
Claim our birthright

And the portal is opened
Into the realm of the dead
A paradise of wisdom in death
Where we shall roam, henceforth

We bastards of a newly christened
Father of lies
Reach forth, devour the fruit
Claim our birthright
Hava's work is never finished
I've left the cradle to learn to stand
I walk with horns high amongst humble sheep
And they know me as a free ram
Track Name: Violation
My sanctuary has been ravaged,
My seal broken by an unknown hand
Within me wells a force so savage
Carnal, bestial, at my command

Guide me with your sweet caress
And lend me all your strength
Tonight I let this earthly flesh
Take that which belongs to it
Matter over mind
Two eyes I take for an eye

A force as raw as life itself
Strong enough to break all bonds
Between flesh and bone, life and death
Right and wrong
Smother my humanity
For an instant, answer only to myself
Let brutality engulf me
For on earth I am nothing but a beast

Guide me with your sweet caress
And lend me all your strength
Tonight I let this earthly flesh
Take that which belongs to it
Matter over mind
For this violation, I take two eyes for an eye

And now you're mine,
And I will match every blow
Let this wave of all that is true and right
End your life