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Obsolescence

by Abysmal Dawn

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lone_wolf_fern This record is a face melter it's got grooves and technicality. incredible is an understatement 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻
   
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    The more I listen to this album, the more I wanna listen to it. Every song is a heavy headbanger. The detailed RPG-like artwork is also very cool. Favorite track: The Inevitable Return To Darkness.
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Samarium6 Solid Death Metal, nuff said. Crank it up!!! Favorite track: One Percent Incomplete.
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LazerShoes Satisfying repetition, wildly inventive riffs and excellent texture. Most importantly, its not too technical for its own good! A great addition to the collection of any death metal fan. Favorite track: One Percent Incomplete.
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Sekator Simply killer and highly memorable death metal. Nothing more, nothing less.

Very well written, played and produced. Favorite track: Perfecting Slavery.
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Mike Fetting I'd fallen out of love with the tech-death genre a few years ago but this made me a fan again. It's brutal, it's technical but it's also very memorable. These guys are not only talented technically, they are also able to write some very good songs. Favorite track: Inanimate.
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    Abysmal Dawn
    Obsolescence
    Label Relapse Records
    Style Death Metal
    Catalog # RR7239
    Release Date Aug 17, 2018

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1.
Deterioration begins The stage is set as we rush towards the end You were programmed since birth The epigenesis of a mechanized world You live a life of regret The harsh reality of the ends to be met And in this lottery of birth You were cast aside and made to serve The experience of you life A fading memory plagued by laws of wrong and right But what could you have done? The rules were already set before you had begun It's too late to turn back now No tears Just lay your head in doubt And accept now what's to come Our world of human obsolescence Forever holds us in chains until we all turn to dust Your expiration is met Your purpose is fulfilled; Make way for the next You're at one with the earth Your fragile anatomy released at last
2.
In a constant state of over-stimulation And we're not afraid to let our bodies die We join the world of their cruel, cold design Pacified, digitized beings are slowly inducted Our prison state becomes a state of mind Ambivalent towards everything Constantly immersed in our misinformation The truth we seek is pulling us in every... Minds preoccupied The trivial diverts our lives A cage we can't perceive Simulating reality Distract and sub-divide Voluntarily dehumanized Accruing misery Perfecting slavery Crave a smile of vacant contentment And find serenity in the machine This mechanism for greed and hate Drives us to exceed our needs Can't you see our ambition makes us cruel? Can't you see our ambition makes us ugly? Capacity for love now dissipates Join in the procession towards our fate Minds preoccupied The trivial diverts our lives A cage we can't perceive Simulating reality Distract and sub-divide Voluntarily dehumanized Accruing misery Perfecting slavery Our anger subsides No truth can be seen in any direction Misled and deceived with no resolution We thrive in our own complacent enjoyment Bombarded by madness you cannot evade Now imminent is the enslavement of mankind Cannot believe in anything Technological advancement hinders with time Rest assured our faineancy will soon bring about this Fall into our darkest days As we witness the joy ripped from life
3.
Inanimate 04:15
The desire to feel is a common mistake in life Degenerative will; slowly beaten down with time You will not last when only the objects survive You are consumed within the jaws of paradise Casting out emotion there’s no time to feel Toothed cogged machines that churn maim and kill You can’t stop what’s coming You’ve known this all along Join the martyrs that die for nothing Or slaves that don’t live at all You will know peace when your foolish idealism dies The vultures feast on your ultimate sacrifice Fastening the tourniquet around your neck Embrace tranquility in your last act You can’t stop what’s coming Now face this on your own No violent new beginning No tyrants overthrown You have no time to bleed for weakness must never be shown And you must not ever be caught in an action of love The sickening reality that nothing will ever be done Plagues us eternally and grows now out of control Joined in our apathy; immersed in a festering world You were not meant to be conscious of what they have done Earth and sky cradle the disillusioned and abandoned souls Cowering rats that feed on the shit and piss over the earth
4.
Falling through dimensions Once unknown until now Existence spread like cracks upon a wall Expanding over ages Their imperfections slowly grew And crumbled in the onset of eternity, eternally These blinding streaks of light Could they be our souls? What do I wish to find In these crystals made of gold? The unraveling of the mind I feel my body cold But spiritually I'm alive consciousness sustained by thought Seeing such perfection Magnified a millions times Is when the faults we cannot see are shown Firing in and out of our futile existence Our energy is drifting through eternity, eternally Devour the wisdom of the ancient ones Devour the truth you can't touch Devour the knowledge of eternities Devour the essence of god [Solo: Koelble] Now returning to these shackles Of my helpless human form But haunted by the visions I now know Shed this dying matter And join the worlds of light Reconstituted by the elements of eternity, eternally
5.
Grant us vengeance and nullify These acts of treason that we despise Restore balance far and wide Their life-stock plummets as we occupy As I look down on the world below The streets are filled with bankrupt souls Bodies falling from the sky Life-long assets liquefied For all that you want you're nothing to give Our reason to hate a reason to live No longer can you be bailed out You can't enslave us! We free ourselves of their control Take back the freedom that they stole Cast aside we cast you out You can't enslave us! I see a perfect world on percent incomplete And now we purge ourselves of terror Imperialistic genocide reanimates the monetized Join us or live this lie As they give back to the earth they stole They pay the interest that they owe Retribution from on high On their deaths we capitalize I see a perfect world on percent incomplete And now we purge ourselves of terror Imperialistic genocide reanimates the monetized Join us or live this lie Or maybe you always land on your feet? [Solo: Nelson, Elliott] As I look down on the world below The sight of murder chills my soul Bodies piling miles high Will our history justify? For all that you want you're nothing to give Our reason to hate a reason to live No longer can you be bailed out You can't enslave us! Freed us of their control Give back the freedom that they stole Severed the hand that handed out Now what do we do?
6.
Their time has come... Whores and baying jackals Come to pay respects Weeping as they mourn their icon A saint only in death Don't try to understand what's going on Just know past events will be chanced before too long These liars at a funeral will soon feed On an open casket and vacant memories Before the worms can feast They're misremembered for what they were The crows descend on grief And amity that never was So mank souls bereaved Look how they carry on Why do they feel the need To praise the dead they once abhorred? Once loathed in life Now praised in death I know what they all seek A brief connection to this world A break from apathy To feel the semblance of a soul You can always count on those Ignorant to truths they know Such polite hypocrisy Can't you see there's something wrong? Once loathed in life Now praised in death Besieged by lies Once loathed in death Fools acquiesce You know you can's escape it So you soon accept it As they shun those who oppose them The reality sets in Scattering like the ashes of the wicked dead Cowards crawl to their holes With their spines and thoughts bereft [Solo: Elliott] We mute the silent screams As our live are carried on Disavowing sickening acts Once the horror's laid to rest And you dare not speak the truth Or you will be spat upon Rewrite their epitaphs And preach the good of what they were
7.
By My Demons 04:09
The hatred within me, a gift I once revered Grow now like a cancer on my soul An unwelcome friend eviscerates the heart Leaving a spirit withered and broken I was torn apart by my demons Now it's time for me to take control I must rid myself of these demons But do I want to let them go? Reforged in fire and carved now into stone A monument to obstacles overcome Hurt the one you love and show you love yourself This is all I've ever learned or known I was torn apart by my demons Now it's time for me to take control I must rid myself of these demons But do I want to let them go? Addicted to the cycle of this tumultuous life Inspiring abundant tortured art You know it's darkest right before the dawn So bathe in eclipse and rope to be reborn I was torn apart by my demons Now it's time for me to take control I must rid myself of these demons But do I want to let them go?
8.
Dear friends where have you gone? The silence is very deafening moments frozen in time greet me in blackest infinity this burden has weighed a ton. Embrace me should I let go crawling as we did at birth bludgeoned by this mortal coil one day closer to our final breaths and just when you have nothing left they'll take that too. Father I am your son mother I am your everything these veins run with your blood I beg you don't leave me now Crawling as we did at birth bludgeoned by this mortal coil one day closer to our final breaths and just when you have nothing left they'll take that too If we endure the pain brought by this barrage of torment we'll see the things we love wither and die vermin run in place on a path unwinding in a circle, a circle of lies Coping with these stages of mortality accepting the impermanence of being stability, prosperity, longevity futile notions and expenditures of time Laborem Morte liberat te We toil until our deaths laborem morte liberat te until freedom comes at last this too shall pass in time ride the winds into obscurity hold fast to the things you love they disappear once you turn around things change until you don't belong and it's true you can never go home Crawling as we did at birth bludgeoned by this mortal coil one day closer to our final breaths and just when you have nothing left they'll take that too...
9.
A meteor rips clear across our skies Bringing forth the death of all life This distant traveler meets its journeys end Bringing judgement as it swiftly descends Wandering through these clouds made of ash Struggling to maintain control Mental capacities under collapse Witnessing the final days of man For all these years we reigned supreme Returning now to celestial debris The food chain collapses under vast scorched skies This climate shift condemns us to die Foraging through remnants of mankind Scavenge the relics of our time Retracing the footsteps of our past Trying to salvage what is left Balance is stricken from our mother Earth Violence conceived our universe So it will end as it began Ready now for a second chance This loneliness brought on by isolation Maddens you to the point of craving death Traumatized with no apparent destination You soon pursue the only option you see left The pain of life exceeding fear of death Heading for this glowing luminescence Its gravity accretes a mass of churning souls This single point is the origin of creation It’s where it all began and where we shall return Awakening as an enlightened apparition Conscious of the truth once obscured from our view Drifting from sordid realms of the living Aware of the purpose you subconsciously knew We’re all a disease In an omnipresent being A cancer inside of a god Its defenses striking at us Know that everything must serve a purpose even if that means to consume and destroy And you’re a part of this infection; an agent of chaos on a quest to restore the darkness…
10.
Night haunts and evil lurks in every corner Like plague it's spreading - I behold Loneliness, yet with you autumn night as guest But can you hear my cries? Permeate me, oh night, as with the forest you did for heart is cold, cold as ice I drown in the color of your eye for a black heart will only find beauty in darkness I breathe it's eternity to absorb the sky where the shadows of death may lie Feel the call - Nocturnal desire Sorrow's breath - Enchanting cries Night's blood - Taste damnation's wine Feel the pain - Nocturnal desire The devil's path of dark delight Night's blood - Pure damnation's wine Eyes are glowing, burn as hell's fire Mark thy wisdom in my mind Those who never was born but whose darkness eternally devastated the goodness built up through millenniums No time passed, our victory is eternal Our scorn, our silence... A heart dies drowning in the night's blood Everlasting malice for the wicked soul Can't resist the night's sweet blood Loneliness in the embrace of you autumn night The night that froze my cries Deep into the woods glows a fading light I sold my soul, cold as ice I drown in the color of your eye for a black heart will only find beauty in darkness I breathe it's eternity to absorb the sky where the shadows of death may lie Feel the call - Nocturnal desire Sorrow's breath - Enchanting cries Night's blood - Taste damnation's wine Feel the pain - Nocturnal desire The devil's path of dark delight Night's blood - Pure damnation's wine

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Modern death metal masters, ABYSMAL DAWN, return with a massive display of refined brutality on their fourth full-length Obsolescence. The quartet strikes the perfect balance between extreme songwriting and exceptional skill with an infectious blend of technical yet memorable riffs, throat shredding vocals, and crushing rhythms delivered with machine gun precision. With Obsolescence, ABYSMAL DAWN unleash a veritable beast of a record and the perfect example of what 21st century death metal should sound like. Features guest appearances from Christian Muenzner (ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist, Spawn of Possession) and Bobby Koelble (Death) plus devastating, otherworldly artwork by Par Olaffson (The Faceless, Spawn of Possession). CD + Digital formats include a bonus Dissection cover!

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released October 27, 2014

Relapse Records 2014
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Hailing from Los Angeles CA, ABYSMAL DAWN plays an aggressive mix of modern death metal. The band seamlessly blends the hooks and technicality of early 90's American death metal, with atmosphere, melody and the brutality of their contemporaries.

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