Monuments of Tragedy

by Pandemonium

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1.
I feel the force is growing I’ll bring them all on knees The wrath is soon unleashed upon These souls, I am supposed to kill The march must proceed We are here to devastate The time has come to make them bleed The key is salvation Forward all men It’s time to face the enemy Bring them all to eternity By the firestorm of ours Under our feet They all scream and bleed The storm and wrath that we create Will lead them to defeat The story was told About the weak in front of us They were not supposed to live Another day But the truth has faced me Is this the way? After all the souls I’ve killed, I’m lost and gone in all disarray I see the fright in front of my eyes A life is soon to be erased The execution of an innocent child My moral ghost is speaking: Kill or to be killed No one will come out of this hell alive This child is a shadow in my dreams through the nights My consciousness so far away from all light Suffer you’re born to suffer For all eternity Face this worlds insanities Erased is your honor There’s nothing left of this Absorbing the screams from others Now when the hour of defeat is a fact When the war can no longer be won I stand all alone with the deeds I’ve done Which bullet will make the job done? Suffer I’m born to suffer For all eternity Face this worlds insanities Erased is my honor There’s nothing left of this Absorbing the screams from other Moral standards are gone with the sun There will not be a tomorrow I’m already dead, a puppet to hate My biggest wish is to delete my mind and my soul The force I felt was growing I should bring them all on knees The wrath that was unleashed… Instead we’re trapped in misery The ruins stand tall A monument of tragedy I see the faces of the killed Haunting me in my defeat And death was the way There was no way out of this Preparing the gun, to pull the trigger one more time Bloodstains are covering the walls in the hall I could not escape so death became the way ...The only way... And death was the way!
2.
I come in ire Persecutor of death and fire With scorching blows I lay waste to your wretched empire See your cities set ablaze Come, be part of the pyre Arrayed in soot, set free from the carnal burden Engulfed in flames, nowt but ruins and ash shall remain Bask in the burning piles of flesh I’ll purge the world with cleansing winds of fire I ride in thunder Clad in smoke, an ominous wonder With forceful roars I shall quake the world and tear you asunder Draw your last gasps of air I’ll torment you vermin to disrepair An immolation, my homage held to your mortal devastation Enrobed in flames, I’ll herd you through ashen empires An onslaught with a storm I set loose dire curses to transpire Disarray Transcendental dismay My foray Angelical melee Oh, I shall revel in sound of lamentations so divine Tremble at the murderous rage of mine I’ll sever mind from flesh and rid the world from pest malign Rejoice at the end of your bloodline Genocide will befall. With molten spews of fire I enthral. Eradicate your breed This is the curse of your malevolence and greed With hateful scorn I ravish your world and leave you forlorn of your existence none shall recall Into oblivion and eternal nightfall In vengeful contempt Unleashing my ire of horrors undreamt Suffer innumerable blows of desecration I give you my gift, a pardon by incineration I come in ire Persecutor of death and fire With scorching blows I lay waste to your wretched empire I ride in thunder Clad in smoke, an ominous wonder With forceful roars I shall quake the world and tear you asunder Oh, unfathomed is the hate of these inflictions I unleash To cure the world from entities of disease I conjure up a storm that marks the time of your demise Unholy, I solemnize the echoing sound of cries You deceitful spawn of whores Spurring myriads of holy wars Cease beseeching adverse creed Now suffer the price of malevolence and greed With hateful scorn I ravish your world and leave you forlorn of your existence none shall recall Into oblivion and eternal nightfall In vengeful contempt Unleashing my ire of horrors undreamt Witness your insolent race succumb to decay I give you my gift of perishing today
3.
Looking up above the trench I see the smoke rising In the horizon Will this be my last day here Or maybe I will Live To see another day? As this infernal symphony Starts to fill my ears I run through the rain Of bullets and hellish pain The firestorm surrounds me Steel and death supremacy ...but still alive Or have I reached eternity? The thought has crossed my mind As I saw this man on the ground He looked so peaceful Surrounded by his blood Suddenly a movement From his lips Stopped me He said ”Please let me die” In search for euthanasia He asked for a bullet through his head I cannot kill this man Though he’s in agony In desperation he turned to me He had lost his strength to kill himself And end his misery These visions of horror. Poisoned my mind They’re haunting me every night I’ve lost my soul The promises made to make it back Forgotten and lost A funeral mist on my grave will be the cost As this infernal symphony Starts to fill my ears I run through the rain Of bullets and hellish pain The firestorm surrounds me Steel and death supremacy ...but still alive Or have I reached eternity? In search for euthanasia He asked for a bullet through his head I cannot kill this man, though he’s in agony In desperation he turned to me He had lost his strength to kill himself And end his misery He lied there and screamed for help in vain There’s no hope, there’s no life, only fear, only pain Who cares, we’re doomed to die anyway This honourable soldier, he lost his faith and all believes When orders to attack came when only five of them Still remained In search for euthanasia He asked for a bullet through his head I cannot kill this man Though he’s in agony Instead I took the schmeisser And blew my face all over the ground A suicidal end to this journey was complete In the aftermath they were classed as heroes But no one really cared Now they’re only shadows from the passed The truth will never be shown undressed Since suicide means weakness, this soldier will never rest These visions of horror. Poisoned his mind They’re haunting me every night He lost his soul The promises made to make it back Were only a lie Since this soldier knew, he was meant to die
4.
I take a look upon the sky Tonight is the night when I will die I gather my strength for the step I must take To leave this world is my desire There is no meaning No future life to come The deeds from my past have erased me Pandora’s box will soon be open... Taking the pills, the question is: spit or swallow or maybe the gun will make the job better done In my confusion I hesitate, in my death I’ll make them suffer. An act of vengeance, you all will bleed by my hands Uuu Necromania unleashed My firestorm meant to kill To erase you all is my only will Now is the time To follow me into another dimension To the unknown To a place where we all can restart our souls A new world to come My statement of darkness, unholy devotion My desire to find a way out of this pain Is haunting me. My solution is meant to be Like a drug it’s spread through my body My fantasies so black Though I will not go alone If death is supreme you all must follow Now I don’t hesitate, in my death I’ll make them suffer. An act of vengeance, you all will bleed by my hands Necromania unleashed My firestorm meant to kill To erase you all is my only will Now is the time To follow me into another dimension To the unknown To a place where we all can restart our souls A new world to come My statement of darkness, unholy devotion My desire to find a way out of this pain Is haunting me. My solution is meant to be A sacrifice made to make it to the other side I look into the mirror, I see myself as ghost The darkness in my soul, there is no light, nor control (breathing, breathing, slowly the trigger is pulled LIGHTS OUT!) The job is complete, the lightening has struck us We’re on our way to infinity The burden I’ve been caring, has slipped of my shoulder. We are about to reach, the most wanted dimension The beauty we see, is infecting the depths our minds. And the souls I’ve brought, they are embraced by this infinity. The winds are blowing around me, whispering all of thy names That took the decision to follow, he command to go into death So beautiful is this world we all once must face Inevitable, is the fate that is waiting us all I take a look upon the sky. Tonight is the night when I will die. I gather my strength for the step I must take To leave this world is my desire A sacrifice made to make it to the other side I look into the mirror, I see myself as ghost The darkness in my soul, there is no light, nor control Breathing, breathing, slowly the trigger is pulled Please set me free, from this worlds insanities I wanted so bad, but I couldn’t make it on my own Instead a bright idea, maybe we all should go My desire became your worst nightmare A sacrifice made to make it to the other side I look into the mirror, I see myself as ghost The darkness in my soul, there is no light, nor control Breathing, breathing, slowly the trigger is pulled Necromania is unleashed!
5.
The Code 04:07
There’s a way to reach self-salvation To leave this misery The way is straight, there’s no compromise to make But there is no turning back You all will suffer But there’s another offer So don’t twist the knife in vain Take the step It’s just to follow You’ll avoid to feel the pain Whispers, from a living nightmare Is your reality A life in agony and insanity You’d better take the step to eternity... With the suicide code for the unblessed The suicide code, six six six The suicide code for the unblessed The suicide code I’ll give you a ticket to another dimension To leave this misery The plague you’re embraced by will disappear But there is no turning back You all will suffer But there’s another offer So don’t twist the knife in vain Take the step It’s just to follow You’ll avoid to feel the pain Whispers, from a living nightmare Is your reality A life in agony and insanity You’d better take the step to eternity... With the suicide code for the unblessed The suicide code, six six six The suicide code for the unblessed The suicide code
6.
So he stood, with his life scattered in his hands He always wanted to reach something higher Satisfaction incomplete With the snare around his neck Why did it all went so wrong? A reflection of his war Also known as life He fought for his believes but he gained nothing back He grew tired of his misery The voices in his head raped his mind Fed with the sorrows of this world Convinced that he was Satan’s tool personified I am death I am the one you cannot escape As I appear Hell is the storm that follows with me I’m your confusion The chaotic voices in your head I am death I am the one you cannot escape Come now! Come with me Feel the darkness This is meant to be Eat the pills and take the shot A therapy in blood So he stood, with his life scattered in his hands He always wanted to reach something higher Satisfaction incomplete With the snare around his neck Why did it all went so wrong? A reflection of his war Also known as life He fought for his believes but he gained nothing back I am hate The extinguisher of life and joy I am the rage The rage, that brutally tears you apart I am death I am the one you cannot escape As I appear Hell is the storm that follows with me I’m your confusion The chaotic voices in your head I am death I am the one you cannot escape He grew tired of his misery The voices in his head raped his mind Fed with the sorrows of this world Convinced that he was Satan’s tool personified Come now! Come with me Feel the darkness This is meant to be Eat the pills and take the shot A therapy in blood
7.
As I close my eyes The darkness falls The sight of your face Your tears are of blood You’re lying on the bed More beautiful than ever before A tiny smile on your lips The same that made us survive The worst of storms Nothing can break us Nor can no one tear us apart We are forever, entwined together like knots that won’t come undone Embrace the coming of darkness Rejoice at what has to be done I fell in love with the life in your eyes It killed the death in mine... Were we meant to die together or were we ever really alive? My gentle touch around your neck a gasp for air, one last sigh your eyes turns to ice there’s no flame, nor no life but the in beauty of emptiness is where we will rejoin The fading of lights, there’ll be no flame, nor no life in cold dead eyes The spirits suits me substances that make me strong I have killed before I harness my anguish and thrust at your neck My trophy of love jagged off by the saw As I Close my eyes The darkness falls The sight of your face Your tears are of blood A tiny smile on your lips The worst of storms ...as beautiful as you’ve ever been is the love shared between us Depart with life and leave my world I’ll regain control, once again Were we meant to die together or were we ever really alive? My gentle touch around your neck A gasp for air, one last sigh. Your eyes turns to ice There’s no flame, nor no life But the beauty of emptiness where we will rejoin I feel no remorse, feel no regrets I felt nothing at all, as I sawed off your head I cannot go on, I have finally failed there must be an end, a closure of pain A fall from the skies, the thoughts in my mind of you and the tormented life in your eyes I beg for forgiveness for what I have done I feel no remorse, feel no regrets I felt nothing at all, as I sawed off your head I cannot go on, I have finally failed there must be an end, a closure of pain A fall from the skies, the thoughts in my mind of you and the tormented life in your eyes I beg for forgiveness for what I have done I ask for your hand in eternity as one I fell in love with the life in your eyes It killed the death in mine... Were we meant to die together? Or were we ever alive?
8.
Once upon a time A flawless creature Spearing his smile all around Then the firestorm embraced us Into our heads, into our souls Physically we sacrificed ourselves The symphony of war is spreading its sound Listen to its tones, it’s played all around As the tide was turning Against them in the furious battles We were gathered and told It’s time to make your sacrifice Blood and honor in your death It’s a call that I must obey It will be a great joy to die today I will sacrifice myself for something higher This brutal solution is my only desire Under the banner of the blood red sun we’ll die Looking down at the fields on the ground It’s the last time I see this Because death is waiting somewhere around Now we’re above the sea Where to attack, where’s my death Suddenly, I see the enemy It’s a call that I must obey It will be a great joy to die today I will sacrifice myself for something higher This brutal solution is my only desire ”As the ceremony took place I drank the sake drops ...and the headband was tightened” Let’s die! In the hellish battled that faced us I lost my wingman, he crashed into the sea I must focus, the target is closing in to me Shooting at men with intensity I’m surrounded by the fires of hell I’m closing in, now my plane is hit by a shell I scream HISSATSU! My final word is said An explosion that led me into death My suicide is complete I made it with a direct hit Under the banner of the blood red sun we died It’s a call that I must obey It will be a great joy to die today I will sacrifice myself for something higher This brutal solution is my only desire
9.
Under a cold pale moon, the trees stand tall Their majestic features reaching above all As water turn to ice The cold has swept away his life Beds undone, one used, the rest underground A family of four in eternity they sleep One left behind in search for peace A mind submerged in perpetual darkness Walks alone forever, until the final breath He saw no tunnel No shimmering light No means to end the dark A losing battle To reach the surface And set his life ablaze He drank from the bottle to gather his strength As his thoughts were scattered and torn In midst of all the midwinter winds He could hear the expressions of grief Whispering voices forlorn All he wanted was to never be torn No answer to his prayers sent No sympathy for a man who found his end He poured another glass and raised it to the fire Which had engulfed the remains of his life The time had come And ready was his heart As it was weaved in tragedy The memories were burnt to ashes Cremated in the flames No traces of the happiness He left his chair, pulled on his coat One last look, a heavy sight The open door will close his wound Will close his wound Out into the unknown to end his wretched life That spawned this misery Searching for salvation, searching for salvation A rope to lead the way, from misery to death In midst of all of the midwinter winds He could hear the expressions of grief Whispering voices forlorn All he wanted was to never be torn He saw no tunnel, no shimmering light As he hanged himself to die He did not panic, he did not scream As the night was closing in He showed no signs of life And under a cold stone He left his last goodbye
10.
The hands are drenched in blood A state of impurity Infernal insanity The clouds are black The fields are full of the ravished souls That are killed by my hands Dehumanized we march through the woods The cursed heretics they must die That was the story that we were told The freezing winter storms embrace us I feel the doubt, from this mist There’s no way out I throw myself in to the fire This is my statement and my fall I want to bow and embrace my own doom Cause death is the only catharsis I reach for salvation alone with my gloom Death will become my catharsis In the trenches, It’s almost dawn Preparing ourselves for another attack to come Orders are given kill them all Sacrifice yourselves cause the enemy must fall In the air on the ground we unleash our symphony Of war and hatred A storm of steel and brutality There’s a soldier who doesn’t want to march He is reaching for something that cannot be undone He is looking for a place where he can be all alone One moment is what he’s asking for Sentenced to death the verdict is the prize One step closer to his final suicide Couldn’t care less of his father’s pride He choose disgrace and suicide I throw myself in to the fire My only salvation and my fall I want to bow and embrace my own doom Cause death is the only catharsis I reach for salvation alone with my gloom Death please become my catharsis In the vast cold of December storms Lined up to execute the enemy hordes The fright in their eyes nailed in my mind My conscience cannot take this no more Every night I count the numbers Of the human souls I’ve killed this present day And my comrades that went the same way The lie I fight for makes me want to fulfil my desire In the air on the ground we unleash our symphony Of war and hatred A storm of steel and brutality The outcome was given The campaign was doomed to fail Left, with only death and sorrow Scorched earth is what remains My salvation from this I want to bow and embrace my own doom Cause death is the only catharsis I reach for salvation alone with my gloom Death please become my catharsis

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Risen from their slumber, Sweden’s coveted metal phenomena Pandemonium are finally back. Known for their dazzling compositions of enthralling harmonies in a perfect blend with light-speed rhythms, the return sets to rectify their long absence with a promise of an earth-shattering new album that will far surpass any expectations of past and future fans! For fans of: Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, Emperor, Cradle of Filth, Carach Angren.

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released August 30, 2019

Johan Bergström - Vocals
Thomas Ahlgren - Guitar
Johan Aldgård - Bass
Jacob Blecher - Drums

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Black Lodge Records is a Swedish record label headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Black Lodge was formed in 2002, and exclusively focuses on the metal genre. The label spans a wide selection of Swedish and European metal artists, but is best known for launching the careers of bands like Sabaton, Bullet, Hellfueled and Twilight Force among others. ... more

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