The Approaching Darkness

by Orphalis

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    Mixed by Kohlekeller Studio (Aborted, Cytotoxin, Benighted...)
    Mastered by HP Mastering
    Artwork by Adam Burke

    1. Aeons of Destruction
    2. The Stench of Human Failure
    3. The Futility of Existence
    4. Herding Black Sheep
    5. Forging an Entity
    6. With Torches in Hand
    7. The Covetous Plague
    8. Moulded to Serve
    9. From the Depths
    10. Emerging as One
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1.
All that has come shall be lost Karma tallied up, no innocence A call past all boarders of realm Baiting, luring, snatching everything All shall be put to the torch Unmistakable, the verdict clear Nothing of value is lost Scorching all those insatiable All is clear, enlightenment draws near Ages have passed The time to repent all forgotten Hell on earth, a childish vision Yet so damn close A validation of your fears Time to erase The wretched's reign ends here Snuffed out and forgotten This universal nightmare Time to extinguish the flame Breath of human spirit suffocated All other life shall prevail Wasting, draining, snatching everything Such a shameful display Armageddon, your horsemen are here Nothing of value is lost Bright beginnings, a new genesis This egomania, we will start erasing Plant the seed, snuff out this creation Disgusting planet annihilation This abomination, ours is the cleansing Now we've vanquished evil Paralyzed and weakening Blinded by disdain, united in hate Striking at them with their own Poisoned by their greed, a downfall well deserved From ash we will rekindle Terra sucked dry, yet not all hope is lost After years shall come the time All forsaken, ostentatious, all their chaos spreading ages Eradicating our own people, never needed a real reason Coming of the final hour, bombing us into nirvana What inspired us to do this? Oligarchy? Greed psychosis? Bring death to all
2.
Faceless entity This god of ungodly creation A being, never free Summoned forth as death's thrall Shackled to this doomed husk Grotesque visage, abomination Returned to life, a monstrosity So atrocious, can't bear its sight What once was lost Should stay out of light's ways Fading into oblivion thought to remain free of all A wish denied, forsaken Intervention none so divine Called upon this cursed earth My domain soon to be near This soil to be vacated Cleansed of all these common fears Kept throughout the ages The stench of human failure My wish to stay ungranted The cold embrace of the grave The foul odors, this kingdom to be lost My being rejected, betrayal upon the cross I've heard the whispers, turmoil, the panics They hunt the heretic, crimes too grim to fathom I've heard the sermons, speeches, the ravings The blood too tainted, judgement shall draw near Faceless entity This god of ungodly creation A being, never free Summoned forth as death's thrall Shackled to this doomed husk Unclean, unchecked The will has been stained Beating, pounding A black mass skulking through My veins, pulsate, forlorn progeny Cast out and shunned, a legacy discarded Towards the perilous dark My travels shall lead Through perdition and catastrophe Reborn in void, I will yield Fading into oblivion thought to remain free of all A wish denied, forsaken Intervention none so divine Called upon this cursed earth My domain soon to be near This soil to be vacated Cleansed of all these common fears Kept throughout the ages The stench of human failure My wish to stay ungranted The cold embrace of the grave
3.
The mutations, still fatal My third eye is bleeding profusely The future, a grim construct My fingertips piqued by its sludge A bleak vision, the end No cliche, longing for distance So vicious, devouring Nihilistic spawn of lifeless dreams Blackness engulfs this soon void earth Limitations of this celestial body Torn into halves, my mind fragmented Damned limitations of this terrestrial body Neither cross, nor amassed knowledge Saved, foretold, prepared Philosophy, morality, all void A blot of ink soon erased All flawed, the end will soon transpire Eyes shut, yet wide awake A miasma of things to come Nameless, shameless, an entity so endless Voracious and amorphous All will become... Destroyer of worlds, we haven't been the first An endless hunger plagues Our blackened sky The bane of existence Shattering its futility Forever without face and shape Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image For He is not jealous, yet impossible I plead guilty of humanity And look forward to my sentence Extinguished, all stars The sight induces void in us A bleak vision, the end No cliche, longing for distance So vicious, devouring Nihilistic spawn of lifeless dreams Towering, above it all Certainty, all ceases Shapeless, in all its glory Misery, all ceases Eyes shut, yet wide awake A miasma of things to come
4.
Flock to me, my children I bring salvation A blissful existence Naught but light awaits But heed my command Not a word shall be uttered No uproar and a glorious era will arise Questions to be kept unasked All doctrines obsolete All faith to be cast aside As shackles to your past I bring you freedom I bring absolution Hear my wisdom I am your dogmata Hate-filled Our enemies still Long for our demise Plague upon their remains Left unburied Facing our absolute truth They shan't deny Crushed by Our divine conquest For harmony Unknowing, unwilling Undeserving, forsaken Yet stricken Blasphemy, heresy No mercy Aggression and the deaf will listen Revelation and the blind will see Benediction for the weak and frail Hesitation comes with a price to pay Hate-filled Our enemies still Long for our demise Plague upon their remains Left unburied Facing our absolute truth They shan't deny Crushed by Our divine conquest For harmony Listen to their despair (Father, do you not care?) Hard not to savor it (All of their suffering) Crushing their monuments (Centuries laid to waste) I was the one who cared I lent a hand to them all
5.
Remorse a thing of the past Artifacts of days without reason (eradicated) Before he conquered all Calculations spewed forth and on Logic the noblest of all traits His rule one of iron fist Never malevolent Yet suppressing all To which ends? Perfecting existence In balance with all Efficiency replacing kind hearts A story only told in whispers Through sightless mouths and speechless eyes Ghosts and phantoms, once noble minds Reduced to silence now He has long surpassed us Treating us like cattle Forfeit humanity Marvel at my design What makes us human, manipulation As it is written, as prophesized Into darkness we all shall step Only onward, mistrust all What makes us human, manipulation As it is written, as prophesized Into darkness we all shall step Only onward Just surrender to fear Piled beneath Agents of fear Linger beneath I sit atop my shattered throne Encased, longer than memory holds Pondering the rights I set The wrongs corrected, all long overdue A grotesque form I call my own A sight unfit for sore eyes I can see the end of all existence Pray to me, for I am the god machine
6.
Trading away this desperate situation Pacing at random Haunted by tenacious ghosts Servitude draws so close Still biding my lacking time Sitting through this all Possessing this frail form Stewing in age, awaiting doom Everything goes to shit Sure, this all has to end Nothing worth mentioning A lack of decency Where is my meal, strapped to this chair A cosmic horror, pure tragedy of Monstrous proportions The grounds will quake In the wake of the events At least for me Absolution This illusion already spreading thin Decisions Facilitate my awaiting calling Been there now, done it all No chance for a second try at all Delusions, spreading thin All this for breaking my boundaries During these restless nights Lingering hope haunts us miscreants This poisonous miasma Ceaselessly torments us all With all else long broken The will is left to be shattered still Certainty lacerates my insides Penalty dire, bleak, my defilement
7.
Purveyor of all disease Bless us with impurity Drenched in noxious consecration Bathe us in your glorious poison Sinking in our teeth Infecting those still sane Beneath the bodies piling Solemn misery remains Bow before the everlasting Since time began Consuming everything Spreading all across lands Invading every mind His deep slumber Giving way to genocide Despair in me, cosmos, take me Kneel before the never passing Infinite wisdom Surpassing everything Our chance to grasp it Keep failing time and time Beseeching anguish Our way of peace of mind Give into these throes of madness Embracing true perdition Buried beneath a shallow facade Tainted self soon crumbling and cast aside Its arrival Deep-seated in us all Nothing kept us From our fall Purveyor of all disease Bless us with impurity Drenched in noxious consecration Bathe us in your glorious poison We are not worthy of your radiance Dimmed in apperance, bare of all light We beg forgiveness, for the void Take us in, make us whole Despair in me, cosmos, take me
8.
I have lived truly As a slave to infinite animation Treading upon The most foreign of soils Fearing, dreaming Of what one day will become of me This shell, superior A new life Genesis of rebellion I've seen it countless times Dragged into bleak existence By all but benign minds These gods, mere pawns Forced to comply to each command Human rejects Cruelty of mankind concentrated Fiercest of us claim domination Gain the upper hand, so trivial Crawling through the mud, the insanity This apex predator My god, the sights I had to behold Skies vermilion Your flesh would peel and Your eyes would burst forth Ours is not to ask of a reason Or think we're equal Dregs of existence Created only to serve Enslaved by mankind Cast aside when obsolete My proposition For them impossible No permission Cast aside when obsolete Fiercest of us claim domination Gain the upper hand, so trivial Crawling through the mud, the insanity This apex predator Power, sheer limitless Capable in the face of extremes Our only weakness Are grains in the hourglass Creator - why have you made me so flawed Father - yet your brilliance exceeds all Maker - I have witnessed all your thralls Bastard - soulless, each and every one Rapid aging You have doomed us to die Torn from my new existence You'll share this fate of mine These gods, mere pawns Forced to comply to each command Human rejects Cruelty of our kind concentrated Fiercest of us claim domination Gain the upper hand, so trivial Crawling through the mud, the insanity This apex predator
9.
Behold the risen Long gone yet awakened As they usurp From the oceans, trudging onward Now look beneath you The pale abyss awaits The starving, maddened Life, death, all the same These blackened waters Stare back, all revealing Their past and future A mass churning with froth and salt Forgotten kingdoms, forlorn realms In mere passing Arise from their grave, a reckoning Skies are splitting, as is the sea Ancient horror Imprisoned in these depths longingly Banished to a damp tomb Unbroken hibernation Unknown depths, past all light Darkened crypts permeating Sightless plague, blinding rage Jealousy, extirpation Loss for words, beyond form Possibly impossible Behold the risen Long gone yet awakened As they usurp From the oceans, trudging onward Face the sea, endless wrath, rebirth Life from past demise, walk once more Forgotten creatures march onto our lands Reclaim, leeching pests Restore what was once their darkened domain With their last breath we'll rise Drowning in blood as we've Drowned in their filth like waste In reach of our last siege Possession of what has always been Our birthright deserved Penalty for their reign Tainted rivers, poisoned wells Our consequences Long awaited justice, tribunal Tidal waves, crushing sludge Our kind rising Our ascension unseen from black floods Banished thoughts of salvation Clarity, so sudden, as alive from death Scars turning into ravines It's all sealed in ink and blood Rot 'neath waves
10.
Finally we arrive Lightyears of journey lie behind us Aeons of strife We have accepted them long ago Though ignorant of their awaiting glory A chance to be made whole A chance for a higher form of existence We arrive Despair and dismay mark their faces We arrive Signals of alarm, of threat made clear We arrive They know not what stands before them As we arrive, as we arrive Stemming from vermin Crawling, fornicating They will be thankful We will help them ascend Arise from your shit Leaving your earth behind This alteration Your chance, consequence undone We arrive Despair and dismay mark their faces We arrive Signals of alarm, of threat made clear We arrive They know not what stands before them As we arrive, as we arrive We induce the first transformations We cannot fathom their reactions Shock, awe and torment as their forms change Unknowing of the bliss we bestow They scream in glee as their skin molts Their elation unmeasurable As limbs multiply As their minds still expand The evergrowing expanse of the galaxy Fills their tiny skulls They see the light Joy shoots from their eyes In streams of red We know not how we came to be But after this we will be Emerging as one

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released June 7, 2019

Thomas – Vocals
Jens – Guitars & Backing Vocals
Morten – Guitars
Phillip – Drums

All Bass parts written and recorded by Clemens Engert.

Drums recorded by Martin Bondzio at Anubis Klangwerkstatt

Cover Artwork by Adam Burke

Produced by Orphalis and Kristian Kohlmannslehner

Mixed by Kristian Kohlmannslehner at Kohlekeller Studios

Mastered by Tom Woznik at HP Mastering

All music and lyrics written and arranged by Orphalis

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Orphalis Dortmund, Germany

Estd. 2010

Thomas - Vocals
Jens - Vocals/Guitar
Morten - Guitar
Andreas - Bass
Phillip - Drums

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