The Black Dahlia Murder : Verminous

Melodic Death / USA
(2020 - Metal Blade Records)
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1. VERMINOUS

Welcome unto this wretched underworld
Where we the primordial slime we live and breed
We are the ones that time's forgotten
Beneath your revolting heaven rotten
Shapelessly swarming shepherds of disease

Our legions assembling in masses unending

Rats and roaches things that crawl
Bringers of our plague to all
Our millions shall be one
In cess and filth the verminous live on

He who created us did break the mold
A sick evolutions bastard masterpiece
We are the nightmares everlasting
The threshold of your fear surpassing
Soundlessly slithering servants to our king

In death commanding pandemic impending

Rats and roaches things that crawl
Bringers of our plague to all
After fire has scorched his plane
And man-shaped shadows yet remain
Our millions shall be one
In cess and filth the verminous live on


2. GODLESLY

Born under a rotten sign
We've raped and killed with bliss
Here in after the fall of the world
Death and the dead are all that there is

Clutching at embittered straws again
Falling right through our hands
Is there still life out there worth dying for
In this comedy of dead ends?

Violence rules this shattered realm
Where logic ceased to breathe
Here in after the fall of all
Death and the dead evermore shall be

Godlessly time marches on
The world it seems
It's dead and fucking gone

A reclamation can't be won
Our only failing hope is to succumb
As bullets to broken brain
At least ensures in death we won't become the damned

No heaven, no hell
No here, no now
No heaven, no hell
All gods died the moment we fell from grace

I try to recollect those golden times
I held you in arms so sweet
When I was forced to stab your rotting skull
It tainted my all, the memory festers in me

Now this vengeance all but lost on me
The fire nearly extinct
Who will pay for all the evil now?
This rock our doom to be

Godlessly time marches on
Effortlessly the revenants have won
Quietly (Tirelessly) demise has come
The world it seems it's dead completely
It's choked and bleeding
It's heart's stopped beating It's dead and fucking gone


3. REMOVAL OF THE OAKEN STAKE

Encased in shadows
So silently I've slept
Dreaming of the day
My needs haphazardly are met

I recall an ancient time
When I did rule this land
But by this godforsaken spell
The life I'd known was stripped right from these hands

In death I'm bound
Nailed to the ground
Stabbed through the heart
The only tender human part

Removal from my breast
The killing oaken stake
When this curse is broken
And these yellowed bones regenerate again

When this coffin steams so foul
Glowing with crimson light
Inhuman sweat shall stain
The silk as death returns to life

No, no pity tor the tool
It's fangs to he who stirs my slumber
Quenching an olden thirst
To rise once again unencumbered

I’ll live again
An incubus in human skin
Buried by time and dust
A most harrowed secret kept
Older than memory
Through history I've crept

Hidden the ancient world
Where vampires ruled the lands
But by man’s dreadful mortal schemes
They've captured us in purgatory's dance

In death I'm bound
Nailed to the ground
Stabbed through the heart
The only tender human part

In death I'm bound
Nailed to the ground
Right through the heart
What you'd call lore it's very real to me

Removal from my breast
The killing oaken stake
When this curse is broken
And these yellowed bones regenerate again

When this coffin steams so foul
Glowing with crimson light
Inhuman sweat shall stain
The silk as death returns to life


4. CHILD OF NIGHT

Torrents of hellish winds
Tear through rebellious soul
My feet become as hooves
I bathe in ageless darkness

Abominably
Dark spells shall manifest
Through stench emitting rifts
In this maelstrom of the flesh
A fate too lurid to resist
Ea Ea
So black is this fire
So foul this desire
In me

Extinction level anger
Welling inside the ribs
Greet his royal iron fist
To this sick world from the next
A wyvern summoning
Through boundless chasms of death
Something wicked is abreast

Ea Ea
So sweet is the wine
On the blood of divines we feast
Eternally

Incubus
Succubus
Succumb to us
Incubi
Succubi
Undivine
Under the burning sign

O won’t you burn in hell with me

Endless
Orgies writhe in sweat
Ceaseless
Reign of selfishness
Pieces
Of our lord are mirrored in me
Jesus
He this world did never need

Child of night
I call to thee
Incubus
Succubus
Succumb to us
Incubi
Succubi
Undivine
Under the burning sign


5. SUNLESS EMPIRE

Down deeper than you'd go
Into the pest-ridden mire of the tunnels below
Where our primordial claim is staked
With the rats and the snakes, our underworld

Down here we never change
Septic intentions of ours always remaining the same
As your pathetic diluted world
Is constantly rearranged, we are the verminous

In hate abstain
Cremating our former selves in a funereal blaze
Against your grain
Our subterranean realm of decay

We'd sooner die of ashen cancer
Our teeth black from the soot
This kingdom's our excremental answer
To the fecal world you've built

Follow the fetid stench
Into our sunless empire, only the strong will descend
That's where our anachronistic ways
Will evade the ending of days, the end times

Below your graves
Exists our wretched domain
To which the weak are our slaves
Call us depraved sick and deranged We're the ones who're sane

Legions ye foul bearers of disease
In death's devotion we descend
The mold was broken, so why change the perfect beast
Reigning below down in the dark and pestilent

A hidden world beyond your grasp
This throne of skulls was built to last
Embrace the death

We haunt the land of evernight
Where human nightmares never end
The things that slither, things that fright
That raise hair on your skin

Legions ye foul bearers of disease
In death's devotion we descend
The mold was broken, so why change the perfect beast
Reigning below down in the dark and pestilent
Reigning below down in the dark and pestilent
Their end


6. THE LEATHER APRON'S SCORN

The Ripper they've called me
Open the paper I'm on every page you'll see
It is I who pulls the strings
Who makes them scream

I am the denizen who lurks after dark
Carving the flesh of those who would wear the mark of the whore
Fear the leather apron's scorn
Each night reborn

Terrorize these foggy London streets
Lock your doors and hide
When the gas lamps come to life
They're where I'll creep

They never hear my footsteps approaching
Their whorish existences my knife is encroaching upon
Public anticipation is growing
For when and where 01' Jackie will strike

Victimize and ravage lady fair
With my knife they must comply
For she who'd sell her flesh
I'm looming near

A shroud of mania surrounds
Becoming stronger with their fear
Their fear

Terrorize these foggy London streets
Lock your doors and hide
In the darkest alleyways they're where I'll be

Victimize and ravage lady fair
With my knife they must comply
The women of the night
Who're fools to dare

I know what you are
And you'll soon know me
Stripping your skin
I feel complete


7. HOW VERY DEAD

Carotid artery pierced
Now the ritual can begin
Our patient yet alive
But not for long

Formalin injection
Indeed, it's overkill
Curiosity has bested me
A void that must be filled

With lurid scenes of carnage
Inflicting both fear and pain
The thing about this doctor
Not only am I in but I'm insane

Out with the old In with the new
Usurped a siege within you
Constructs of tissue torn apart
To spoil what's next, I don't have the heart

Violent convulsions
From the mouth, you're foaming red
Transmission of all the oxygen
Has ceased, in moments you’ll be dead

It's not what you'd expected
When you came to me for help
My overlooked credentials
A hipocratic oath I'd sworn in hell

Internal organ failure
Excruciating pain
Observing deftly
As formaldehyde doth fill your veins
You will not survive

Out with the old In with the new
Usurped a siege within you
Constructs of tissue torn apart
How very dead you were from the start

Stiff
Your body hardening
From the inside out

Bleak
The outlook not so good
Your will can't save you now
Cruelly your life has been defiled

Out with the old In with the new
Usurped a siege within you
Constructs of tissues torn apart
Embalming, truly an art

My art
Enjoy now your beauty sleep


8. THE WEREWORM' FEAST

I can't stop these fetid compulsions
They're coming each night
By the moon I am transformed

Unspeakable horrors I have witnessed
With these lowly eyes
The Hyde I turn into
Will surely prove a surprise

I am the wriggling
Horror inching through your cold insides
Nesting in your death
And I brought friends, we'll multiply in time

Pearlescent maggots
Dwelling within dead flesh
The Wereworm's feast is gluttonous

But working slaves to the rot
Unto to the perished we're chained
Our daily lives are the pits
But our nights are deranged

It’s insane
To have drilled through countless brains
And attempt just to maintain
As we stare the living squarely in the face

I am the wriggling
Horror inching through your cold insides
Nesting in your death
And I brought friends, we'll multiply in time

Pearlescent maggots
Dwelling within dead flesh
With carrion I am obsessed

The Wereworm's feast is
Deceased and so gluttonous
By putrefaction I'm possessed
Possessed

We creep
And we crawl
Through you

When I awaken each morning disheveled in bed
Returned from whence I came
But a dirt covered mess

It's insane
To have drilled through countless brains
And attempt to just maintain
As we look our children squarely in the face

I am the wriggling
Horror inching through your cold insides
Nesting in your death
And I brought friends, we'll multiply in time

Pearlescent maggots
Dwelling within dead flesh
With carrion I am obsessed

The Wereworm's feast is
Deceased and so gluttonous
By putrefaction I'm possessed

We creep
And we crawl


9. A WOMB IN DARK CHRYSALIS

(Instrumental)


10. DAWN OF RATS

Blood of our revenge awash
None sweeter to the taste
Flagellate the liar
Our verminous desire it must be

Slaked these walls don't talk
But we've seen more than our piece
When you'd felt you're being watched
You were indeed, we rats have seen

When the silken robes of sodomy
Fell vacant at your feet
Did your god he cough into his sleeve

The guilt how it hangs
Like chains, an albatross of shame
Smell the reek of lie
The dawn at which you'll die has come today

These walls don't talk
But we hear most everything
When your hand covered their mouths
Your ecstasy, their stifled screams

No truth so fucking vile
As the one you must face

When the silken robes of sodomy
Fell vacant at your feet
Did your god he cough into his sleeve

Did he toast with you
To their innocence
So fleeting and so sweet

The dawn has come of your defeat
We the rats must have our feast

Verminous legions attack
Devour in frenzy this unsacred flesh
We gorge at the raped ones behest
Leave nary a bone unpecked

When the silken robes of sodomy
Fell vacant at your feet
Did your god he cough into his sleeve

Did he toast with you
To their innocence
So fleeting and so sweet

The dawn has come of your defeat
We the rats must have our feast

When the silken robes of sodomy
Fell vacant at your feet
Did your god he cough into his sleeve

Did he toast with you
To their innocence
So fleeting and so sweet

The dawn has come of your defeat
We the rats must have our feast

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