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Genesis of Perdition EP

by Monotheist

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Kyle Grindberg
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Kyle Grindberg It's crushing and unstoppable, yet at times infused with prog-y riffs. Great stuff. Favorite track: Feeding on Pestilence.
Certified Bryan
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Certified Bryan Monotheist have managed to come along and do what many newer techdeath/deathcore bands have attempted to do, but almost always fail at: create memorable songs which feel genuine and unique. While Monotheist most certainly wear their musical influences on their sleeves, their own take on that music ends up blending elements as far apart as brutal slam death and progressive rock into something cohesive enough to easily identify as Monotheist. This EP is a shining example of talent and imagination. Favorite track: The Great Awakening.
Danny Jacob
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Danny Jacob Great riffs, melodic, brutal and technical. Vocals and lyrics are superb as well. Favorite track: Elegy of the Sleepwalkers.
althrioan
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althrioan much love for Shiv and the other boys. This is death metal done right! Favorite track: Feeding on Pestilence.
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released May 21, 2013

Shiv - Vocals
Prophet - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Christian - Guitar
Cooper - Drums

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Monotheist Orlando, Florida

Forming in 2004, Monotheist is a progressive extreme metal band from Orlando, Florida who play a mix of brutal technical death metal reminiscent of bands like Suffocation, Death and Immolation, with progressive influences ala Cynic, Extol and Opeth. However, Monotheist manages to create a sound all their own. With their unique riffing and composition, Monotheist is a force to be reckoned with. ... more

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Track Name: Genesis of Perdition (Prelude)
Instrumental
Track Name: Subzero
I have become a god
I have dismantled my future to shape your affections
Laid out my own perdition
Sold my soul to have yours in the palm of my hand

I will crush your heart
You will grow another

I will ask for nothing

Add another tally
As more of my humanity decays

My perdition is all of you
You, that said you are different
Not like all of you
All of you are the one of you
Who never could match up to me

I have been dead for many seasons
My corpse is feasting on the pseudo-vengeance
All of you killed me
The rest of you will pay

You worship an angry god

Unafraid of your infidelity
Unafraid of your absence
Welcoming
Inviting
Preying

Give yourself to me
For I am nothing
And have nothing to give anymore

So I'll take
And die alone
With all of your hearts in my hands
And the tallies on my back
Track Name: Elegy of the Sleepwalkers
A system built upon greed
A virus left to its own devices
Exacerbating its mode of destruction
Decadence from within

Perpetual lust for power
A never-ceasing desire to conquer all

Corruption thrives
On the allegiance of the ignorant
Beclouding a multitude of minds
Rendering a profound slumber
Deepening throughout the ages


Enslaving the ones it vows to destroy
Leading the sleepwalkers
Unto fiery graves

Resistance subdued
The winds of vicissitude
Vanquished to oblivion

The illusion of liberty bestowed
False nectar
To satiate their barren spirits

Inducing waking coma
Drained of all livelyhood
Derelict and bare
Bereft of future and hope
Greed thrives and lives on endlessly
An illness of our own design


Thoughts of freedom hoped for
Lead deeper into enslavement
The souls of the world in shackles
Servile to the ones we have condoned

The Truth will set them free
Track Name: Feeding on Pestilence
With eyes closed
And opened mouths
We feed on rotting corpses
Carrion decaying for years past
To soothe these hunger pangs

The more you give
The more we take
Never fulfilled
Nor satisfied
Contagion as sustenance
For the hungry souls

We loathe the bread of the past
Now we feast of decrepit flesh
We give ourselves to you

Torture, kill
From the inside
These illusions
Or is it truth?

Self serving suicide
Destroying earthly temples
Putrid carcasses
Succulent remains
We must only fulfill ourselves

We welcome with opened mouths
And unopened eyes
No trace of humanity left
Mindless animals
Feeding on pestilence
We are what we consume
Track Name: Altar of Vanity
I. Inceptus

Instrumental

II. Vampirism

A victim of a vile creature
Spawned to devour the lives of men

Chasing mammon
But in him she will find no peace
Her sole purpose, to amass
Worship at the altar of vanity

A prodigy of usury
The lives of others
Are but playthings in her eyes
No sympathy for them or anyone
She will suck them dry

Her beauty is only a mask
Hiding the vileness underneath
She kills and moves on again

Again

You think that you will find happiness
In riches, in glory
Only to be left with nothing
In the end

Slowly the world will see
As your facade crumbles away
The pathetic being you are

Caring not for anyone
But yourself
A pitiful existence

You are a monster without emotion
A parasitic entity
With vain intent

The sun's dim light shines through
That hole in your chest
Where a heart was supposed to be
Wasted flesh
Track Name: The Great Awakening
A society lives in the comfort of its intellect
The house that humankind built
Abode of sleeping spirits
Placing trust in the security of society
“This was made with our bare hands
No god needed to spin the wheels of the machine”

But when the machine begins to fail
The façade of security fading away
All you thought you knew
Slipping through your fingers
Reevaluate what you were taught
What you accepted
The folly of your hubris brings destruction
All the world mourns

The earth pregnant with plagues and pestilence
Birth pangs, its pain becomes your own
You look for answers in the hands of the ones
You put so much trust in

(But they are just as lost as you
Unable to perceive what’s beyond their own eyes
Their narrow vision is your truth
These are the ones you worship
But your gods can die
And they will)

As the end approaches
There is a Great Awakening
The masses cry out to the God they claimed was false
But the living God will be their only hope
The life of comfort you once knew is just a memory

The house shattered and broken down
There is no place to lay your head
And Hope is all you have to hold on to

Break free from the carnal lies that hold you
Break the chains binding you to this earthly realm
Awaken, Oh sleeper
And open your eyes
The answers you seek are all around you
The answers you seek are right in front of your face