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Commisaur
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:34 pm 
 

I'm surprised no one talks more about the lyrics from the band's Ten Commandments debut. I've learned so many arcane big words from reading Brett Hoffman's lyrics on that album. Anyone else notice his impressive vocabulary in the lyrics of Ten Commandments?

Take the track Malevolent Creation for example:

Awaken in sweat, my skin chilled and cold.
May have seen my own death, but can't see what I know.
Attemp to piece it together, illusions of the mind.
Dark starts to alter formations of my find.
Fulmination termination of your life to be.
Malignant euseration that the body cannot flee.
Lachessis upon you signing your epitaph.
Extinction of humanity is far too much to grasp.

Malevolent hatred of life, seeing death fall from the sky.
Resisting the view from my eyes,
Receiving pleasure from watching you die.

Martyrdomic terror flash through yellowed eyes,
Purgatoric laughter fills your hallowed cries.
We are all participants of this malevolent creation.

Streaks of red flying through your tortured mind.
Crowds of undead trying to see unheard crimes.
Blasphemy achieving sadistic malicious intent.
Society is hanging on to greed and selfish threads.
Insidious demon debilitating all souls.
Warmongers infiltrating, blood heavily flows.
Ravenous leaders try to determine our fate.
To these gluttonous regimes we must assassinate.

Malevolent hatred of life, seeing death fall from the sky.
Resisting the view from my eyes,
Receiving pleasure from watching you die.

Martyrdomic terror flash through yellowed eyes,
Purgatoric laughter fills your hallowed cries.
No one can destroy this malevolent creation.


Fulmination, euseration, Lachessis ? Wow, three new words I learned right there from this song.

Or the track "Decadence Within":

Cruor falls upon a disobedient time.
Holocaust claims the weak and feeble lives.
Sickness wells, bursting within.
No escape from the bludgeon, except to give in.

Deep depression enters your mind.
Premeditated oppression conquers all thought.
Striving with little reason to be.
A wretched subject of this cryptocracy.

The wreath which is weaving, woven full of lies.
Bore out of teachery, it snuffs out your cries.
Spawn on this Earth, to bring out suffering.
Avaricious hunger fulfills its voracious legacy.

A say we don't have, where it's written we shall.
Your life stripped away, destined to fall.

Wanting to die for your faith.
Everything you are is laid to waste.
Blood falls free from your open wounds.
Sets souls free to complete doom.
Dying and killing for your crimes.
Forever your eyes are smitten blind.

Economical structure falls from our grasp.
Just the beginning to the core that's now cracked.
Fractures inflict the corporate level.
Wickedness infest life's everyday drivel, drivel.

Cities lie fallen, broken with disgust.
Citizens mangled with deceit and mistrust.
Crimson tide swells, flowing through the streets.
Decadence, the swift end that you will meet.

Eyes blackened blind to these lustful crimes.
Decency falters and is all left behind.
Nothing left for your, except fear for the world.
Evil abounds as the darkness unfurls.
Can't see no reason for what really matters.
Nothing on this planet can outlast it.
Cold outstretched hands reach for the sky.
Decadence surrounds all that will die.

Decadence, despair falls on your faith.
Why doesn't God hear your prayers?

Decadence remains the only thing for you.
Self pity and denial, play you for its fool.
Evil takes your life, beckon to its call.
Evil claims your souls, laughing at its fall.
Laughing as you fall.


Cruor? This is my favorite one: cryptocracy! Wow, such a cool sounding word with a cool definition (A form of government where the real leaders are hidden, or merely unknown.)

"Injected Sufferage". I am really surprised they had a song that referenced AIDS. I didn't know that they had any songs that were that socially aware. I think the song could be more about drug abuse though:

Feel the dirty needle penetrate your healthy flesh.
Transfusion of your fluids brings on deficient death.
Useless is your attempt to avoid the casual lay.
There goes your skin out from under your teeth,
Welcome to the world of Aids.
Injected sufferage.

Lay around, wait to die, can't take the pain, want to die.
Euthanasia, your final plea, don't want to live, don't want to be.

A victim of this damned life.
No fucking will to fight.
Just got to get out of,
Your violent plight.

Injected sufferage, injected, sufferage.

Hooked up to life's machines, looks of despair as the doctor gleams.
Cannot move, immobilized, see the life slip from their eyes.
Skin so white, pale and loose, try to fight, it's of little use.
To face death and it won't be fast.
To an agonizing end your body's cast.

Injected through the anal, arm, or blood.
Unprotected cells deteriorate, life is done.
Agonizing the way you lead the rest of your wretched life.
Sufferage bound in your own insane hell.

Don't want to die, should have stayed clean.
Now you're going to suffer until the end of your being.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:37 pm 
 

Malevolent Creation: scholars and gentlemen!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:37 pm 
 

Haven't we already discussed their amazing lyrics in the "questionable messages" thread?
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at the gaytes
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:48 pm 
 

Before this thread spirals into the They Breed debate, I would like to share this

https://illogicalcontraption.blogspot.c ... dy-of.html

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:03 pm 
 

The genius lyricists in Slayer and Judas Priest like to make up words as well. The English language is far too limiting for these wordsmiths.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:27 pm 
 

Malice is another band I can think of where they made up words in their lyrics.
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raumr
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:48 pm 
 

Raymond from Theatre of Tragedy also made up words in their Shakespeare-like lyrics. I remember "ryking" meaning "reaching", and "eathing" meaning "easing". I believe him and Liv were both educated in English studies or something, so I'm sure they had interesting reasons for making up words.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:53 am 
 

at the gaytes wrote:
Before this thread spirals into the They Breed debate, I would like to share this

https://illogicalcontraption.blogspot.c ... dy-of.html


Shoutout to IllCon, greatest podcast of all time (RIP)!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:49 am 
 

cweed wrote:
at the gaytes wrote:
Before this thread spirals into the They Breed debate, I would like to share this

https://illogicalcontraption.blogspot.c ... dy-of.html


Shoutout to IllCon, greatest podcast of all time (RIP)!!!!!!


Actually, its spin-off Death Metal Dads was more to my liking. A great shame both no longer exist.
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FirebathDan
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:03 am 
 

“Sufferage”

I always get a chuckle out of the misuse of this word.
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droneriot
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:39 am 
 

Well if people think made up words make great lyrics they should absolutely love this third-tier melodeath band:

https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/N ... beast/2189
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