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by Cauterized

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the tired and weary guard your far shores a ceaseless watch born from endless wars ever-wary, armed, forewarned await the foe that never comes retreat behind your steel resolve yet it’s fear that drove you and built these walls how did you come to know such unease is it fear of revenge by those that you've deceived? we're sending all our pleas hoping some will hear them hoping some may pause for thought we once shared your ideals but now we've lost all contact all we hear the Drums of War is there life behind the mile-high wall do thinking minds respond or are you deaf to all but the claxon's call? is there thought at all or just the machination of the Womb of War?
[freedom:] "horde of rage exalted rise and conquer all before you bondsmen of war seek out and rid the world of all that's faulted strike in freedom's name thus tyranny shall finally falter heed no dying screams as freedom's bane you shan't be halted" [fighters:] we praise your deeds down on our knees we follow lest we taste your fury yield in fear as death crawls near servitude our only duty chosen for murder forced to kill march on till we're victorious we deal out death to all your foes and taste their flesh so glorious the forward line the burning wave bravado cannot hide our shame innocent and innocence await the same callous fate gripped by fear of what may befall us should we offer resistance we yield like beasts, stripped of all like cannibals, feed on our own not dogs of war, but hounds of hell used in the hunt for human kill! I am not, will not, cannot be your ghost faced killing machine I will not pull the trigger when it's your cold hand that takes my aim! chosen to die to sacrifice until you are victorious our bodies lie in heaps piled high a hero's end so glorious
I the nation I the creed rally to me in times of need I the saviour and the soul patriot do as you're told revealed to you my greatest gift focus for fury conduit for wrath I give to thee ... an Enemy! I am embedded meshed within your faces your countenance is shifted I will not be removed cast me off and I'll see you to your doom like a parasite clinging to the host in desperation I'd rather kill you than face my worthless life's rejection
Slave caste 02:32
slave caste - in obedience trudge along my friend chained to - a master's fortune that you still defend robbed of - the will to be any more than this helpless - without wiser hands to guide your fate someone came to set your free left you standing aimless believing that you'd run take your own existence but fawning like a dog trying to win back favour you've crawl right on back to the one who held you under now it’s so clear : complacent is how you've been bred generations uncounted whipped and broken you cannot fend thus a lesson learned it seems that freedom can’t be given if not taken by show of will, it truly has no value struggling to deal now that you're free identity bound to the one you must flee forever cast as the subservient fool obsequious subject yet one who resents his rule bound together slave and master no escape from your common fate perverse dependence, lashed together sinking helplessly, you wait until at last, you cast the torch destroying all which you hate all that your are, your master's splendour your own pyre, by your own hands ... incinerate
there is a scar on the face of the world a wound that won’t heal, disease without cure there is a foulness that lurks in our hearts doomed by our nature, for we are the dark breeding, a ravage unchecked touched and then left for dead all shall whither and fail by our hands, Gaia's bane ruin and filth and decay hate and war are our plagues burning raping species Homo sapiens disease this curse called man we have seen eat its own offspring alive slit its own throat in greed in its lust to survive ruin and filth and decay hate and war are our names the extinction species mankind is the disease
Cop out 01:55
where is order the system of ruling the people's power? urban warfare this anarchistic looting spree unmatched unstopped violating all they touch trigger riots by baton-charging peaceful protest marshal law on the streets mobilized to suppress the masses finally realize they're sold out by their government take back control at any costs regardless of the consequence pulverize the innocent hold them down shut them out lock them in beat them up quell their dissent! masked out hidden uniformed criminals sowing mayhem burning, killing dispense the law through random beatings snipers, teargas the police state army ramming its fist down they have copped out betrayed the oath to protect our voice our laws, our rights desperate to hold the tide back failure, betrayal, civic rule enforced by violence
so lofty, so exalted, yet you cannot feel greater through evolution? an untested ideal! conquests trail led to slavery's ports industrial corrosion to a class of serfs colonial denuding birthed a god of greed the worship of the “I” that never feels replete survival of the cruellest what you mean litany of oppression, your legacy revealed to material lords make your sacrifice religion of conquest eradicating life victimize no man? weaker and the meek are not even human just there to serve your needs survival of the cruellest, what you mean litany of oppression, your legacy revealed
cast out ... scapegoat focus target straw man ...diversion from the real ills social failure violent racists nazi even you are deceived society at large is struggling to adapt unwilling to accept unable to act fail to tolerate xenophobes them all hide behind extremists ... ones who'll take the fall sacrifice a few so others can escape with the worse examples wipe away your guilt the hate they live and breathe goes further than you think its stink corrupts you all you fucking pigs! you’ve been sold out nazi scapegoat
razor wire lines, armour piercing rounds APCs, choke-points anti-personnel anti-human being, anti-innocent lowest common values killed obedient tear-gas for resistance, bullets for dissent turn on our own, by our own the great western temperament? I thought we were the ones to light and lead the way through the fields of death and lies we've led the world astray
like a herd of swine they scream in a frenzy trying to feed clamouring, push aside, try to force their heads inside gorging on the writhing few feed on the weak all life consumed vomiting from all they eat beyond bloated and still they need maceration of a world engulfed by all consuming worms an orgy of ingesting fails to satisfy distorted still they crave the filthy rich are the ever-needy beating all others back, this horde of the hungry they are the ones who usurped the role of master all others shall effect their will to serve to toil to harvest no ending in sight, their lust is ever-growing all we have is all they want, but even that is not enough they vomit out the world they eat corrupted, dying, blackened, leached consume, destroy, engulf and burn the horde of all-consuming worms
all I believe is nothing hosed down with an ice cold stream of lies I try to stand and take it bite down on the taste of bile I just want you to know I know it's all bullshit, it's all made up play the tune of powercrats the flute is news, and we're the rats embedding reporters with the troops on the front implanting lies, in the stories you dream up weave together a construct of half truths, misquotes, and outright lies tear apart reality, then rebuild it before our eyes I've blacked out the media see no lies, hear no one die the myth of free press shattered distort for profit, bottom line no one bothers to cover, the death of truth, assassinated failed to serve your purpose erased replaced, new name and face gunned down truth in plain sight the whole world sees, yet no one screams the masses know, but care? we don’t we'd rather live the media dream
12 Megaton 02:42
with sickening guile you're trying to sell the ideal of a controlled war accurate, unquestionable laser strikes and robot drones viewed from above, monochromed a human life in pixel form zero the crosshair and press return that pixel cluster moves no more are these the hero soldiers of the new age remote-directed carnage from a thousand miles way? no effort spared so that your lives may be saved but with total indifference to the countless you take from cowardly safety rain down your death when you kill from afar your bravery's forfeit time and again your nature revealed cringing from danger unable to deal with the risks inherent in the killing you crave in the rage that you worship, in the wars you must wage 12 megatons, 200,000 dead, fast forward to today and a pattern still unchanged subverting all that's learned, twisting our every gain yearn forever murder, a better killing dream there are no laws for chaos no controlled murderous spree just animals in human skins just death and hate and fear
creeping, lurking, a runt in the shadows pander, fawning, paw at the side of your master so worthless, weakling, scavenge for morsels left behind by the spectre you follow what lies must you tell yourself to live that worthless life? instead of standing for the truth you snatched what you could never stood for anything cop out, yield again surrender at a show of force where is your fucking voice? proud ally in the coalition of killing where's the glory you bought? you cower from fighting like all the wars you fought by evading convenience is all that you're saving
today we birth the god of vengeance from these wounds these scars that mark and vex us let none forget our cross of pain for we reopen wounds so we may always feel our enemies shall taste our fury of a million deaths unleashed friend and foe merged in bloodlust's haze as we exterminate all those who dared all shall fall! and all will burn! assimilate or terminate a marching horde with but one aim leave the husks of widows and orphans upon steppes of human ash we have become death itself a pestilence of killing lust we became hate to eradicate hate we devoured them and thus assumed their face
a shadow lurks behind all that is a hand of deceit reaches and manipulates a six pointed star torments your every step and the rats of corruption spread and infest ....? lies! convenience gave you a scapegoat saviour To Blame with your own words admit defeat out-thought, outdone, in retreat your ignorance morphs into rage unknowing blindness, seek a target for your hate victimizing the most prominent outsiders if not Jews, then any other the race may differ, but the excuses stay the same a Jewish plot conspiring to defeat your will? but you claim Greatness how could these "untermensh" bring you down? self-contradiction by a born social failure angered, in desperation shoot up with uncut hatred
burn your flag your nation state all that you uphold, protect torch the pledge that ties you to the obsolete, the out of tune is it you? that scar called creed or an indoctrinated need? to feel united when apart by race ,language, creed or god the joy, the rapture, so trivial, so arbitrary caged behind borders to some it seems that means they're free no predrawn compulsions choose your side from what you see your allies those whom you believe in eyes and mind torn open a bonfire of flags results in unity the colours lost the bridges burnt our choices freed questioning the nation-dream they've sold to us divided, conquered, held apart
just another face in a faceless crowd drifting through throngs but he is alone a nervous sweat, a trembling hand the dying thoughts of a cornered man the nameless, hopeless, drifting by oblivious, that it's their time to die your deaths erase his pain a passing eased by those he maims no silence, no angels stealing flight from perfect to death-bringing light so many erased in a second, reduced to a memory undone by an instant of selfish killing need lives put out by flying spite bodies recoil, scattered like leaves targetless murder, take whom you please no smoke no flames, just a hail of debris against its cruel claws all flesh must yield against the white light of divining it seems all flesh turns black and death is revealed is this the hand of god or the fist of defeat that one shall thus kill as the only release?


released May 18, 2007

Antti Kivilahti - drum programming
Shukri Adams - vocals/guitars/bass

All music by Adams/Kivilahti. Lyrics by Adams.

Cover photography by Janne Karvo (www.jannekarvo.com).


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Cauterized Rovaniemi, Finland

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