The Scourge of Ages

by Moss Upon The Skull

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Keenan Johnston
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Keenan Johnston Novel EP of peculiar death metal that eschews typical song structures in favour of a more intrepid approach. The prog-infused riffs and drumwork are captivating, while the scattered clean vocals add to the already impressive dynamics. Should appeal to fans of Norway's modern death metal scene, and stateside acts such as Blood Incantation and Horrendous (it's not a coincidence that one of the latter's members mixed and mastered this release). Favorite track: Keys to the Dragonpaths.
KB
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KB Fantastic little ep here for the more experimentally-inclined death metal listener. Brimming with tasty riffs and tied together with great songwriting/arranging. Not to be missed!

ffo: Reptilian, Obliteration Favorite track: Morbid Glory.
Tyler Brooks
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Tyler Brooks Imagine a slightly less "weird" Howls of Ebb, with the riffs of Horrendous or Obliteration, and you'll have Moss Upon the Skull. Awesome stuff.
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Vocals: Jo
Bass/vocals: Mathijs
Guitar: Tristan
Guitar/vocals: Jef
Drums: Jense

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released May 31, 2016

Mixed and mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower studio. Check track details for engineering credits. Cover photo by Michel Decleer, photo editing by Mathijs Provoost and Kevin Baert.

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Track Name: Keys to the Dragonpaths
Destroyer/creator
you appear as one
Nothing exists without your blessing
all await your primal breath

So slow, the dragon raises its head
black blood runs eternal
listen, listen!
the emptiness speaks
of lives lived before time

and i am cast into silver waters
the first darkness embalms me
breathless, formless
Ancestral dragon opens its mouth
its fiery heart burns eternal
burns away my flesh and bones
listen, listen!
the emptiness screams
of lives lived before time

so slow, the dragon raises its head
black blood runs eternal
nebular flames of resolution
descend upon the trespassers
the emptiness screams
Track Name: Morbid Glory
Hostile and unhallowed
Minds scorched by an eternal sun
Here dwell the architects
Of a lightless dawn

Knighted by a spectre
Lusting for blood
Immortality through worship
And devotion to weakness

Thrones but no justice
Unyielding command
Of sacrificial swords
Swords

A necrotic pact
Materialized in monuments
To the black equinox
To the black equinox

Silent are the guardians
Transfixed are the slaves
Striding with corpselike grace
Towards morbid glory
Towards morbid glory

Fiery signs ascend
Destruction of the keys
Sanguinary vessels awaken
Arkhonic bloodrites revealed

They who lived as kings
Cower behind walls of gold
Under banners of deceit
They now die
A shroud of ashes
Over mournful ruins

Thrones but no justice
Unyielding command
Of sacrificial swords
Track Name: Cursed Crown
monarch and murderer
sword forever drawn
every instant might bring death
as i wear the cursed crown

i am the kingly cutthroat
and slayer of clergy
primeval anathema
haunts my realm,
as regicide ordained

the huntress has turned on me
even if i am under her rule
none of the twelve stars bring peace
least of all the crescent
of a pale moon

only troubled slumber
and nightmares in red
for this crowned head
to eternal vigilance
i am condemned

monarch and murderer
sword forever drawn
every instant might bring death
as i wear the cursed crown

torches might please her
and daggers for her king
blood flows eternally
for this woodland witch

cut my throat
take the oath
serve and perish
by the blade

torches might please her
and daggers for her king
blood flows eternally
for this woodland bitch

the glint of steel
cuts through shadows
it sings the dirge
of the king who wearily creeps
carrying the scourge of ages
Track Name: Turiyan Wrath
Worthless are your legions
Blade nor fire will defend
All spells cast in vain
Swiftly your existence will end

No ceremony observed
Will save your spirit
No ritual performed
Shall grant you salvation

No origin
No destiny
No escape

Prayers are wasted
And your protector
Dies with you

The sky and what is in it
The earth and all that is upon it
Lowly savages or sacred kings
(Become) equal in nothingness

The most mighty
Feel frail and slight
Those under the influence of divinity
Cower before
He who dreams the vanishing dream

Billions of years which have passed
And billions of years to come
Will not even have the value of a second
As if never existed
All the suffering
All the joy
Disappears
As If never existed

See before you an ending without reason
Eradication on all plains of existence
Meditate on this tragedy
An icy cold cuts through your soul

Take it not ill
That I destroy your dwelling
For I bring annihilation
Without spite

Truthful wrath
You will not avert
Turiyan wrath
You will not avert

Find peace in knowing this
Find peace in awaiting…
Turiyan wrath