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Retribution (Reissue)

by Obscura

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1.
Humankind 02:47
Humankind lined up, before abysses of fire Murder drums rolling, dark warriors brows Paces through mist of blood Black iron clanging Despair, night in sorrowful brains Under the branches of olive trees At night they scream in their sleep Into the festering mark of the wound The hand of Saint Thomas plunges deep Behold the shadows eve, hunt and blood money A tempest, the light is cracked, the last supper In bread and wine lies a gentle silence And the once have gathered, twelve in number
2.
Nothing 04:56
Dead, you are dead, you don't know that The spirit has gone, the only divinity Trapped in a cage that you thought is your life A coffin remains as your only abode How many hours How many nights How many curses Nothing is more than nothing at all Look at what is left In the crimson debris Look at the faces Morosely reflecting the empty shell No sanctity No epitaph No choir of angels Is waiting for you on the other side Nothing You are , you were, you will be Nothing at all How many hours How many nights How many curses Nothing is more than nothing at all Look at what is left In the crimson debris Look at the faces Morosely reflecting the empty shell Your name is an insult Your efforts a joke Your last breath will vanish And with it, the last remnant of nothing at all Nothing You are , you were, you will be Nothing at all How many hours How many nights How many curses Nothing is more than nothing at all No sanctity No epitaph No choir of angels Is waiting for you on the other side Nothing You are , you were, you will be Nothing at all
3.
Unhinged 02:16
Pain has awakened in the bowels of the deep Restless friends of torment, from the pit they start to rise Tossing twisting nightmares lock the dreamers in their sleep And cheer the icy claw of madness smothering the lies of Peace and rest in oblivion Too long we were blind Unhinged, the world Kissed to death by the glory of god Our senses sedated Unhinged, the world When the bells are ringing To end all things Will wake up and know What the present may bring When complacence has rusted Through the core of our souls Will we gather our wits and See through the holes Helpless human idiot clamor spreads across the stone Lifeless deathless ignorance, immortal in our cells Chanting anthems of confusion, the united are alone Pathetic clueless primates stranded in the hells of Peace and rest in oblivion Too long we were blind Unhinged, the world Kissed to death by the glory of god Our senses sedated Unhinged, the world Pain has awakened in the bowels of the deep Restless friends of torment, from the pit they start to rise Tossing twisting nightmares lock the dreamers in their sleep And cheer the icy claw of madness smothering the lies of Peace and rest in oblivion Too long we were blind Unhinged, the world Kissed to death by the glory of god Our senses sedated Unhinged, the world
4.
Dawn of the face of the crown of creation Crawls over mountains that have given up protecting The shame of the world, the truth of the skies Bathing in rotten light, the denizens emerge Devouring with hungry skins the cancer of the gods With flesh in their claws and with greed in their eyes Voiceless demons, invisible Surrounding the damned between the worlds Enjoying the ripping and tearing of souls None shall be spared Have the priests ever mentioned to the fearful believers You don't have to be dead to be led through the gate The minions of hell are always around you In perpetual horror, forever you'll wait For salvation Scouring the earth, licenced to drain The hope from the hearts of their clueless victims Stumbling in darkness, killing each other Too wretched to scavenge the fiends are rejoicing Infesting the accursed with unchartered plaques Dragging them home, in the swamps they'll be smothered Voiceless demons, invisible Surrounding the damned between the worlds Enjoying the ripping and tearing of souls None shall be spared
5.
Alone 03:44
Solitude spread it's wings Awakening forgotten fiends Listen to the thunder scream Fear and silence Strangling shadows in my dreams Lend me the warmth of your skin Send me the light of your eyes Grant me the shelter of your heart Why can't you hear my silent shriek? Neverwhere embraces me Shades of grey is all I see Listen to the ravens screech Fear and praying Choking wind take away my speech Lend me the warmth of your skin Send me the light of your eyes Grant me the shelter of your heart Why can't you hear my silent shriek? Can't you see I'm fading Why can't you hear my frozen call?
6.
The dark has revealed and enigma to me A call through the void of powers that be A thin thread of light in the night of our souls Expanse through the shadows, awakens, breaks free A memory haunts me, embraces me slowly Takes hold of my mind and swallows me wholly A presence divine sends a chill through my spine As my flesh starts to burn with desires unholy A jewel is gleaming through oceans of lies A splinter of heaven in earthly disguise Defying the rules of the theatre of fools To sing me of truth with her fanthomless eyes Our skins come together with electrical hiss Our worlds are engulfed in an all-melting kiss It is the life-force that draws us with ever-smooth claws Hopelessly entwined, into a vortex of bliss With swaying limbs twitching and writhing in spasms We echo the call that rings through the chasm As god becomes beast dances devil with priest And angels descend to our pounding orgasm Consuming our bodies our spirits will rise In motionless rapture we reach for the skies Recalling our powers to reclaim what is ours Led by the sparkling of stars in her eyes
7.
Hate Anthem 02:29
Intoxicated by the human filth Constipated my lungs, the cancer grows Contempt; scorn! Despise! Furious raging in anger, the fucking head explodes War! Hate anthem! War against all! Hate anthem! Destroy 'em all! Ingrowing hate has scorched my thoughts Humankind, you are terminal case Destruction; ruin! Dash! Wreck! Destroy this fucking world! Intoxicated War! Hate anthem! War against all! Hate anthem! Destroy 'em all! Contaminated my heart, my mind my soul Sealed my veins by distaste But soon all the anger of this world Waits to be unleashed by my fist! Humankind - you are terminal case!
8.
Exit Life 03:48
Black light, flash before my eyes, my dreams are fading Life of decay, odious visions of the past I feel a storm crawling through my skin Death, your shades are waiting Exit life, enter night Life has vanished before my eyes I can fell the end of all days Time is dying, stops to dwell Black light, exit life Blurred my view, blackened my sight Night is my father, daylight has died A sun, that has set forever engulfs my burning soul Gloom and mist have swallowed my mind Death be my host, I await your salvation Exit life, enter night Black light, flash before my eyes, my dreams are fading Night is my father, daylight has died A sun, that has set forever engulfs my burning soul Gloom and mist have swallowed my mind Death be my host, I await your salvation Exit life, enter night
9.
Sentiment 06:11
Your eyes are hiding deep inside Your touch is on my tongue Read clearly between the lines Are they just theories of time? Suffering in faith Do you feel the pain that I feel? The pain that lives inside Once I was free, but now I am restricted Once I was restricted but now I am free Close my eyes Let the voice of the soul be free Await discovery Laugh at my words you fool See that reflection is my living proof Read clearly between the lines Are they just hallowed intentions? Suffering in faith Faith, my inner world of empty words Pain, I won't live this way Once I was free, but now I am restricted Once I was restricted but now I am free Close my eyes With every breath I hear the silent Whispering of your name Let the voice of the soul be free Await discovery Laugh at my words you fool See that reflection is my living proof Read clearly between the lines Are they just theories of time? Close my eyes, and feel
10.
Instrumental
11.
A condeming fear strikes down Things they cannot understand An excuse to cover up weaknesses that lie within Lies Laying your guilt and pain On people that had no part in the molding of a life That creates its destruction Lies Right before your very eyes A reflection of the mistakes To the end you will deny Your part in the demise of a life Lack of comprehension Thriving on your cliche Compelled by self-resentment Reaching into the minds of those that created The depression in which they In which they drowned their flesh and blood Lies So easy to blame the Everlasting fear on a pathetic attempt To justify the ending of life Lies Right before your very eyes A reflection of the mistakes To the end you will deny Your part in the demise of a life Lack of comprehension Thriving on your cliche Compelled by self-resentment
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Their debut Retribution is a beastly album blending the savagery of New York death metal with the fleet-fingered fretting of forerunners Death and Gorguts. Now repackaged, remastered, and featuring 3 bonus tracks, Retribution documents the first steps in the journey of one of metals most crucial new bands.

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released February 16, 2010

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From its very beginnings in 2002, the German progressive death metal band OBSCURA has demonstrated an uncanny ability for blending different forms of technical, cerebral metal into a coherent synthesis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements. ... more

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