Monuments of Tragedy

by Pandemonium

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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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Track Name: And Death Was the Way
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!
Track Name: Effacing the Decadence
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
Track Name: In Search for Euthanasia
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
Track Name: Necromania Unleashed
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!
Track Name: The Code
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
Track Name: 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
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
Track Name: Severance of Unity
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?
Track Name: Under the Banner of the Blood-Red Sun
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
Track Name: Under a Cold Stone
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
Track Name: The Only Catharsis
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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