Idol

by Horrendous

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sleazefingers This album is fire all the way through. I could write a huge story about how amazing this album is but it wouldn't do it justice. Just listen to the damn album! Buy it too! Favorite track: Obolus.
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bcb723 An album that becomes the cover art. A spiral nightmare maze with song after song making you feel like you are trapped in the middle of the book "House of Leaves." If you've read it, you'll know what I mean... there's no way out. Favorite track: Golgothan Tongues.
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Marco-Bruno Fallermo "Sothsayer" What a song! I found out about this album after I saw BangerTV do an "Albums we missed in 2018" and my god did they miss out on not reviewing this masterpiece! Normally when it comes to technical/progressive death metal it tends to be too complex for its own good. Here you can appreciate the song structure and musicianship! 9/10 Favorite track: Soothsayer.
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I am become flesh Omnipotent Ubiquitous Come to me In burning dawn In quickening of blood In savage impulse Come to me Cloaked in fear With ideology Bare and reckless Trading skin I’ll thrive within Your inner landscapes Of despair Malicious Gaze To veil Satiate To shield you from fear I am bias weaponized A talisman for the powerless Ideations To enshrine A Razor-edged crucifix Blackened lungs Infallible tongues Canonized To wield the sword of judgement But don't you know your gods bow to me And the road to salvation Is paved with your bones And no spirit animates your soul But the one that I create Dictate Disseminate Pervasive and uncontrolled Soothsayer Truthsayer I am the master here Fulfill your dreams Submit to destiny Your path is clear Soothsayer I am become flesh The architect of your end
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The banner unfurls Graven image Idolater Gather the faithful With murderous words Promises of gold and myrrh To put an end to terror With tyrant's eyes Demonize What you fear in the dark I won’t fail in your trust To crush the unholy ones Bring order to savage lands I am your shepherd Wage war on the senses Intellectual dearth A rabid procession To crown the new emperor The black magic books are burned Fed to flames By the hand of the sorcerer His lips screaming dark And the black curtain falls On a billowing dawn And who can we trust On this nightmare witch hunt This haunted millennium? And when you peer beneath The miser's veil With eyes ablaze Only then will you know That I am the ancient serpent Spawn of the morning star I bring endless torture and despair The wrath of Gehenna And now you know my name And speak the tongues of pain And your fettered limbs Will know eternity The Idolater Will set you free The Idolater Beware the Gods you seek
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Great manipulator Fold your wings Condescend to me In back alley streets Where broken words stretch endlessly Where a moment steals destiny Unravel me Where pain is measured In the depth of a scream The redder the blood The more sacred the belief To become lost the more you seek How could I capture my being? A flash of a moment A chemical decree Where emotion cloaks meaning Can you trace the edges of a dream? A formless memory? Confusion crowned king Communication comes Sputtering Dog-mouthed ravings Silent razor Spilling me Spent breath An echo of death Labyrinthine, do you know me? The million-tongued beast With a vile answer To every morbid inquiry A hydra head upon the neck Of every dead end street A tragic circle Of every linearity Each word of hope Can only spell defeat The Tyrant comes crawling Calling, internally To make me adversary To kill the God in me
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Crystal clear Reveal to me A view unobscured Pass through the gate Emerge and consecrate Negative plane Of coming to sentience from unbeing To find...discovering An inherent asymmetry Drenched in absurdity Non-existence is a divine state Without the imposition Of values Or emotions Soaked in nihility Worshipped and revered Traverse the aether into the affliction Cursed by unavoidable states and sentenced to suffer Better to dwell in the void Than ache with torment for even the most fleeting juncture Longing for the godliness of inverted immortality No pain, how minuscule, is worth enduring or bearing No pleasure can overcome the slightest suffering or misery The impending conclusion Dripping with truth The fate that consumes Divine anhedonia
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Emptiness Ensconce me In a bible black sigh Absorb my tribute My abject need Robed in flesh Assuage my malaise, my lust to create With displays of teeth, devour me To extract my being I trade blood for ink Vivisection complete Commit me to memory I'll be a frail utterance cutting deep Bones eroded, shaped into effigy Make me a siren's song Make me a monument to suffering Face to the pavement Wrest me free Will you place me upon the altar? A thirst for permanence? An ego to sate? Envy's firm grasp? Commit me to memory Commit me Amongst settled dust I breathe aromas of midnight Sense the marrow's gentle pulse I'm free Then a tickling in the throat An ache wells from within Vessels constrict I’m in the grip of angst again Free me
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You dig my grave You run me through Show me my demons My angels, My muse The frayed ends of a dream Tied in a noose Show me my saviors My spectres, My devils, my dues At the rainbow’s end What use are promises of Eden To begin anew When hope is just another poisoned fruit? And can you bear to wear the death mask again? Dry your eyes, Sisyphus, and shoulder your burden And in the end, they’ll measure your worth By how much you’ve been broken And give you the stone to roll again And your final reward An obolus upon your lips For Charon’s passage to the shore Is it hubris to ask for more When the feast is at its end And the lights have dimmed? In this miserable play This grand mockery Where all is illusory In this absence of light I’ll burn in effigy I won’t take another bow To seek the face of life To pull the veil away To face annihilation And tear the masters from their gilded gates

about

HORRENDOUS explode out of the underground with their incredible new album 'Idol'. Drawing inspiration from both personal and national crises, 'Idol's' music is a methodical and unapologetic take on dynamic, progressive death metal. The highly anticipated new album sees HORRENDOUS at the highest echelon of their musical creativity to date. Thematically, the ambitious new album is an exploration of defeat, of the gods we build in our minds to escape the responsibility of action and change as we relinquish our agency. The music in 'Idol' mimics this act of deity building, with sprawling compositions that are imposing in scope and mirror the great turmoil of our times. Tracks such as "Soothsayer", "Golgothan Tongues" and the monumental "Obolus" position the band in a league of their own, as one of the death metal's leading new entities.

credits

released September 28, 2018

HORRENDOUS is:
Matt Knox: Guitars, Vocals
Damian Herring: Guitars, Vocals, Keys
Alex Kulick: Bass
Jamie Knox: Battery

Facebook: facebook.com/horrendousdeathmetal
Instagram: @horrendous_official
Contact and booking: horrendousdeathmetal@gmail.com

The monstrosity IDOL was painfully lived and composed between Fall 2015 and Spring 2017. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios (subterraneanwatchtower.com, facebook.com/subterraneanwatchtower, and subterraneanwatchtower@gmail.com) between Spring 2017 and Spring 2018.

All music and lyrics by HORRENDOUS
Cover, back cover, and interior paintings by Brian Smith (briansmithart.com)
Skull geometry art by Alex Eckman-Lawn (alexeckmanlawn.com)
Band logo by Mark Riddick (mark@fossildungeon.com)
Original logo by A. Phelps
Band photos by Scott C. Kinkade (scottkinkade.com)
Layout by Mike Wohlberg (thefatkidillustration.com)

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Horrendous Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Horrendous was conceived in the womb of early 2009 by three young men obsessed with metal. Aiming to harness the mystique and aura of their favorite music while simultaneously rekindling the flame of a genre they felt was losing traction, the band emerged from a desolate scene to chart an unfamiliar path into the depths. ... more

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