Damnatio Memoriae

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released April 7, 2015

Bass/Vocals/Synth: Dustin Swanson
Drums/Vocals: Ben Price

Recorded by Ben Price and Nick Skrobiz Novermber 2014
Mixed and Mastered by Ben Price
Art by Joshua Brettell
Logo by Shannon Cannedy

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Track Name: Stygian River
The sickening hubris
The flaccid lech
The eruption of boils
Ingest disease
Corrupting filth
Wash over the fora
Gather the corpses
Pile them high
Nor will they return
The fallen beloved
Draped in soiled,
Filth-encaked sheets
But to always remain
Ethereal and suspended
Wandering the coast
Of a Stygian river
Soft grays of nothingness
Absconded essence
Abandoned thoughts
Evaporate into horrid dreams
Track Name: Worms of the Solar Plane
Light will never outlast
The reign of absence
Worms of the solar plane

Away it all is
A lust for it transfixes
And makes black

A nearsighted fool
Lost the ground

What scourge we brought
Let it end here
Let us end here
Track Name: Cheshire Cat
Complete falsehood
Total whole cloth
A Cheshire cat without the grin
Existing in realms far from sunlight
The putridity within

Boiled out eyes
Horrid slash
Burning ember
Effluviating fields of offal
Jesus wept

Recycled meat
Fading cinder
Shelled out hole
Broken land
Fucking lie
Burning heart
Track Name: March to Nether
I fell off the planet
Into nothing where our souls lie
Where they go
Chasing ether and futility

Worship the void
Worship no thing

Nothing here or there
Cease
I'll just fade away

Bodies for meat
Meat for minds
Minds for pain
Pain for naught
Track Name: Shit Nightmare
Urine is the fuel
Shit nightmare

You don't know me
You don't live here
You drop the bucket
You flip the switch

I keep running
I never get away

Hunger finds me
The lights go out
I never should have come this far
Track Name: Cherubim Dipped in Poison
To sin without death
To walk within the fire
To pass unharmed through the fire
I baptized my blood
Through Pt Satanachia

Through lurid dreams
Symphonies of dark
Through burning fires lit at night
My passion (brighter than a thousand candles)

The fat cherubim
Dipped in poison
A feast to ensnare your heart
Track Name: Gray Hole
A gray whole compressed
The will in a straight jacket

To slay the unchained thought
Remain within

Contain this tumor
To seal all shame

Build in mass
Not volume
Haemorrage
Degenerate

To be set free
I will be

Ruptured shell
Cancer flows
Track Name: Acedia
Lack of all things
No concern for
No concern
Recycled drone

Will not care
Petrified
Can not care
Will is dissolved

An altar ensrined
This temple sealed
No ingress no egress
A constant regress

Recursion
Of a call to deny
Burial
At acedian grounds
Track Name: The Crucified
Describe your pain
I drink to death
Luxurious waves of vomit

I never condescend to acknowledge
I go on with life

The crucified
By the thousands
Every day
Lavish nails

So that they know how to behave
It's all they understand
Track Name: All Is Insane
Toothless mark
Gnaw
Erupting boils
Pus
Malformed larvae
The oubliette
From birth to death

Insane from the beginning
Dirt rancid with tears
Just me and the cries
Of the helpless impaled
All is insane
I somehow stay alive

Yet dead
I forget in the vague
My face has no feature
I'm never quite real