A Vindication of Mortality

by Katabasis

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This demo includes two brand new tracks which we wrote in preparation for our last gig. It also features a new version of one of our tracks Artifice and some remasters or our songs which appeared on the first demo. We put a lot of work into writing and recording this material and we are really proud to release it :)

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released 12 August 2011

Paul Lutostanski- Guitar, Vox, Production
Oyvind Aasum- Bass
Michael Crawford- Guitar
Nick Benincasa- Drums

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Track Name: Perpetual Radiance
Forlorn, Void Of Expression
Existing Beneath...
Realms Unattainable
To those who observe
from the outside looking in
The Longing to feel
what what aeons ago
seemed Frivilous

The ache from within, to relive the illustrious epoch
Appeals to the Omnipotent
Remain Unanswered

Only Through self reflection
will you find answers to questions in which you seek
To alter the imbalance which lies at the core


The Flame That Burns, Within us all Eternally
Which brings understanding, a sense of harmony
YAHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRGGGHHHH

At last liberated
from constraints which bound you for so long

The burden lifted
the soul free

The Color Returns to the world
which once had abandoned me
Vivid Details revealved as darkness loses its hold
a life once obscured now gleams radiant

Only Through self reflection
will you find answers to questions in which you seek
To alter the imbalance which lies at the core

The Flame That Burns, Within us all Eternally
Which brings understanding, a sense of harmony
YAHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRGGGHHHH
Track Name: Artifice
And there She Stood
In her insidious majesty
in the cinders of a blackened sun
in the glow of a frozen moon

On this world
Lay endless bounty
Vast were the steppes
And flawless angular cities

Gliding upon the ether
on a hollow shell
they all bore impressive grimaces
none noticed as the walls
of their world became dust
sifted through the obsidian
hands of the celestial father

from emaciation to pale dust
the shallow body becomes a hollow void

Her burial went without ceremony
Where there once was glory
Stood only the shattered remains
Of artificial splendor

The flawless orb was revealed
As a mere spectre
A Projection of an idea
That cannot exist without
Retribution
Track Name: A Vindication Of Mortality
Observing
The Temples
Of the Gods
Obscured by
A Haze
Impermeable

Lamenting
The Vessel
Of His being
He knows not
What fate him


I suffer from the
Deadliest Ailment
To assault my kind
She calls herself
Mortality

I will not tread along
The path of the doomed masses
I will not meet the
Welcoming arms of the
White Light

I will not suffer
The pain of the
Mortal coil
I will merge my
Existence
With my legacy

I cure the virus
Freeing myself
Existence is
No longer limited
By Life

Aeons of dying stars
Life comes and goes
Remembered as but a
Fleeting moment
In Reality

Entropy gains
The upper hand
I watch as galaxies crumble
And all becomes
Void and dead

Aeons of being
I witness as
Death itself
Meets its end

I am the last
I am the void
I am the omega
Immortal

I gaze upon
My empty domain
A blank canvas
Never to be
Repainted

I grasp myself
Intent to asphyxiate
But to my horror
I am invincible...

I stand where
Existence once stood
Track Name: At The Mountains Of Madness (Remaster)
Verse:
In this vast frozen wasteland
Where time knows no life
Pure malice lies waiting

Abomination

Masters of time, space and matter
Creating vile beings
Not of this god, this world
We bow to them
We bow to them

Chorus:
At the mountains of madness
The ancients, they spoke to me
I learn of the beings
Composed of pure hate
*Solos, Paul and Michael*

Breakdown:
SHOGGOTH
We learn of the beings
Of hatred
An ancient covenant has been revealed

Verse 2:
Unmasked secret evils
Terror from below
Our backwards katabasis
We see the unspeakable

Note: All lyrics a direct reference to H.P. Lovecraft's novel "At the Mountains Of Madness".