Harrowing Catharsis

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Conceptual debut from Colorado's Earth Burnt Black. contact earthburntblackmusic@gmail.com

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released October 29, 2011

Patrick Wickman-vocals
Tyler Russell-drums
Ian Gamble-guitar/vocals
Wil Spaedt-bass/vocals/acoustics
Engineered and Mixed by Kris Smith at Haus of Kraus
Mastered by Kris Smith at Altitude Recording

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Earth Burnt Black Greeley, Colorado

HARROWING
-adjective
1. Extremely disturbing or distressing; grievous.

CATHARSIS
-noun
1. The purging of emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through art as tragedy or music.
2. A psychological technique used to relieve tension, anxiety, or fear.
3. Cleansing one’s emotional state.

EARTH BURNT BLACK
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1. Colorado based quartet.
2. Contains thrash, doom and prog.
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Track Name: intro
Intro


You have set free

This darkness, and

I’m coming

But you can’t em ni

Retsnom eht redrum

Ahhhhh,

Fuck!
Track Name: The March
The March

In the distance I see towering this mighty pinnacle of society
You’ll walk on your feet will bleed, there will be no stopping me
The stones they come like rain, power again until the end
Yes I’ll find it again, this strength ‘til the end, there will be no stopping me

March!
Die!

We stomp the earth
You scream and plea for us to set you free, but your body is at our mercy
We stomp the earth to the tree, there will be no stopping me
We stomp the earth

The shadow engulfs everything

Your resistance I find empowering and it pushes me to march to my destiny
We will both be bound to this mighty tree as in accordance with the prophecy

We stomp the earth
The sticks and stones will break your bones, but my conviction is never changing
We stomp the earth

March!
Die!

Life
Stomp the earth
We stomp the earth
Blood hits the ground and you hear the sound of all the chanting and children screaming
We stomp the earth to the tree, there will be no stopping me

The shadow engulfs everything

Exalted one, holy son, the bringer of this destiny, carried on high power again until the end, exalted one, holy son, carried on high, carried to die

The road is scarred with ruts and stained with blood
The salt on the earth to keep it, keep it.
Barren is the holy ground
The salt on the earth to keep it, keep it
The sound of the feet as they stomp on the earth creates a pulsating beat that triggers the birth

The destiny is carried out
The blood on the tree to mark it, mark it
Sacred is the dying ground
The blood on the tree to mark it, mark it
The sound of defeat with your end in sight, I scream praise to the god as I watch you try to fight

Walk on, march towards everlasting life
Walk on, march towards eternal life
Track Name: Adornment
Adornment

I sing the songs of old taught to me by the lonely priests of my childhood, my childhood
They lift and carry me with the softest touch, the softest touch

We begin to ascend into the sky

The climbing monks they carry me on their backs
They ascend up the tree so effortlessly
All the bodies of the faithful and the fiends
Still hanging on the tree fill me with a feeling of light

The delinquent is on her knees spitting blood, spitting blood
She must burn in jealousy knowing that I will ascend to heaven

She’ll rot for our god, for her sins

The desiccated carcasses and rotting flesh
Of the hundreds who have been slain for this putrid rite
So many that have given themselves to their lord
So many that have been adorned against their will for your god

As I’m drug up the tree dangling, dangling
From ropes tied to the priests, these hanging priests, the filthy beasts

I swing and slam into the tree




I stare into the faces of the dead
They’re soulless yet they seem to call to me
They suffered their last moments here on the tree
The hundreds who have died for this loathsome deity

The poundings like some relentless cold dead heart
Extracted from my worst nightmares and brought to life
The hammer meets the nail then it rips through flesh
To bind you to your god just as you wish, for eternity

We’ve marched to the tree
As we ascend you’ll see this is our destiny
As the blood flows our god descends and we become one

The stench of rot makes me retch
Bile rises in my throat and spews from my lips
I scream and curse at these hanging priests
As they haul us up the tree

You all believe that this tree will grant you life

Lift me up; nail me down, so I may feel god’s love

All your promises are lies there is nothing

Hoist me up; tie me down, there is no god above

The perfume of the sacrifices
To me is sweeter than honey
And it is more intoxicating
Than the finest of wines

The smell of decay overwhelms me
My mind lost in agony
My body shivers with disgust as the horror sets in
Track Name: Freedom of the Wretched
Freedom of the Wretched

The one the wretched tearing clear a space for your spine
On his mantle, the only place you will lay

God has wants and god provides, but not for free
The prophets knew this when they began their holy journey
Into the valley, into the shadow, into their deaths
A martyr, a monster, to be led to the slaughter
Dues are paid to the master
String them up, do it faster

The horrid surrender, the flesh has cleared you a way
Wipe your mind from the grindstone, left at bay to decay

Extricate myself I must, be relieved from my doom I must
Clinging to death, fighting for breath
I fall and I catch myself looking you in the eyes
And I scream, fuck you and your lies
Then you sing back, why do you care, everybody dies
I fall and I catch myself, I fight for breath, I cling to death

The one the wretched living in trenches and hiding the stenches of
Rotting and laughing away all the day
The one the wretched one

Swinging from corpse to corpse, I must get away from this tree
Slipping on the flesh so tender, ripping from the bone
Clinging to ropes and bones, ropes and bones, ropes and bones



Screaming she must not get away,
Bring her back here, back to me, to the tree
I need her; I need her here with me,
My sacrifice is nothing without her blood
Without her adornment upon the lord with me

Upon the lord with me

Drag her back here kicking and screaming
Rip her; rip her from moment’s peace
And hang her; and hang her here with me
You break her open I will drink her blood
God will be appeased, I must ascend; I will ascend to heaven

I will take my place by his hand

My prayers will not go unanswered
I will take my place by his hand

How I long to get away from this god that consumes offspring
We both shed our blood today, but it marks your god now in vain

Extricate myself I must, be relieved from my doom I must
‘Cause I’m determined to get away,
but this blood it won’t soon fade away

Swinging from corpse to corpse, I must get away from this tree
Slipping on the flesh so tender, ripping from the bone
Clinging to ropes and bones, ropes and bones, ropes and bones

Run!
Track Name: The Hunt
The Hunt

The taste of blood, the fear of desolation
Becoming one with dying

Loose the wolves; run her down
She must not escape
She must not run free
I need her here to die with me

She must die

Terror comes; terror reigns
Hunt the heathen
Bring her back again

We will not stop; she will die
We testify
She must die

Terror comes; terror reigns
Hunt the heathen
Bring her back again

The final reward is ripped from your grasp
This right you have earned from living so righteous
The monster has fled and left you to fall
So your final reward will be nothing at all

Hung, drawn and bound
Tortured and condemned to hell
Raise your voices men, the fiend has fled
Grab your torches; tonight we hunt the damned

Run-hide-fear-die

Shake the ground men; she must fear the sound
For there will be no rest, until our quarry is found

Run-hide-fear-die

The final reward is ripped from my grasp
This right I have earned from living so righteous
The demon has fled and left me to fall
So my final reward will be nothing

The taste of blood, the fear of desolation
Becoming one with dying

Terror comes; terror reigns
Hunt the heathen
Bring her back again

The final reward is ripped from your grasp
This right you have earned from living so righteous
The monster has fled and left you to fall
So your final reward will be nothing at all
Track Name: Lead or Cyanide
Lead or Cyanide

My life and death

My life; my death

Your god is a lie

All gods are lies

Lies!
Track Name: Vengeance and Fire
Vengeance and Fire

The trap is set, and I wait patiently
As you approach I begin to laugh violently
It wells up from inside of me

When I come
All will know
There is no god
As flames burn the sky
Die

Bloody footprints lead the way
Follow them; follow me
I can hear you scream
You come for me, you hunt for me
Be assured I have what you need
You come for me, so come to me

And then you look into my face, there’s evil in my smile, and fire in my eyes, as you charge headlong into your demise
I rise

Hunters charge
Fall to your deaths
Be dashed on the rocks
Ascend to the sky
Die



I march systematically from one survivor to the next
And just before I end their misery I reassure each of this
Be assured; be assured of your death
But fear not for you will rise again, as you rot
In putrid plumes of gas
Fear not, for you will rise again, as you rot, in putrid plumes of gas

Your world torn down brick by brick
As you choke on the smoke so hot and thick
The screams reach a thunderous sound
As I march to your god and burn it down

I march through the town, burning it down one by one
I work my way down, destroying your town
With my eyes on your god

I stand with my face to the wind, breathing it in
You breathe in the smoke, I laugh as you choke
You all try to hide the truth behind these lies
Hide no more ‘cause, I will find you, I will find you
I come with a flame fueled by hate, fueled by my hate
And I have enough to kill all of you, and so you shall die
Vengeance is coming; vengeance is coming, coming for you
Track Name: epilogue
Epilogue

A martyr, a monster
Sheep always follow

Sheep always follow
Waiting for a kingdom to come
A minds eye blinded

Truth never spoken
Ignorance chosen
Waiting for a kingdom to come

Truth never spoken
Ignorance chosen
A minds eye blinded

Happy not to know

Sheep always follow
Praying for their kingdom to come
Knowledge only hurts them, men and woman
As sheep bred only to follow, bow, serve
Not wanting to know there is no kingdom come