Majestic Seal of Antiquity

by Scaphist

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released March 1, 2011

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Scaphist Auckland, New Zealand

Scaphist is a blackened death metal band thematically influenced by ancient Persian culture based in Auckland New Zealand. The band gives a relentless but sophisticated treatment of ancient Persian concepts. With each additional venue desecrated and audio heresy released, Scaphist continues to solidify itself as a formidable element of the metal landscape. ... more

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Track Name: The Uncreated One
conjuror of faint lights
creator of dead flames
in shadows of the sun
dance in ancient motion

hear ye exalted
shaded from omniscience
flee thy crimson shelter
let none shape the earth

transcended obligation
of nobility and splendor
through sculpted veins
flows upheld reasoning

despite her control
deny her yet exist

the circle of her life
whose vision is complete
let halls lie desolate sprawled with the ignorant
Track Name: Sculptures in Shadow
ever watchful eyes gaze forth
upon arches cast in flame
mountainous effigies
of sorrow and depiction

yielding the jagged crown
sprawled on the desert sands
cradling figures
to detest thee

immortalised in stone
ceramic faces of terror
majestic entities
stare down in awe

and so I bathe in
tears of my kingdom
passed forth from
my ancestors time

sculptures
offers
lay down
lay down thy grief

diminished
is my might
diminished
is my sight

sculptures in shadow
Track Name: Majestic Seal of Antiquity
twisted, the worn tendons
scorched skin lashed by winds
as gourds shrink and shrivel
so becomes flesh of men

liberated of privilege
spite of tradition
their holy birthrights
mere superstition

baring shining crescents
tailed by destruction
crests of foreign beasts
archaic resurrection

submit, hold
mighty provisions
to my great splendor
may the loyal serve

to drown weak voices
and silence the strong
cast upon none
thy own obstruction
Track Name: Glorious Judgement
suffice an overwhelming fanfare
rises up from corporal tradition
crude application of my will
I seek to bestow upon thee

harassed in humiliation
uncontrolled beating of flesh
dragged forth to serenity of death
to uphold hypocrisy

prying
judicial enforcement of discipline
agony
shameful spectacle of example

glorification of man's error
cradled within pains embrace
blind towards common hatred
none amongst us are justified

to judge forth thee
is to put thyself on the pyre

innocent ridiculed
those discarded dead
beyond the. infliction
death will not clear thee

harassed in humiliation
uncontrolled beating of flesh
dragged forth to serenity of death
to uphold hypocrisy

prying
judicial enforcement of discipline
agony
shameful absence of dignity
Track Name: Demise of the Sylphs
sacred is the light in which
the life of sylphs doeth falter
the dark red glow
chaos floating dead in the air
she dots her limbs
with trails of broken souls
to be revolved and condensed
unto the sceptre of serpents

transcribing the paradox of time
catacomb of thy self
weaving signs of danger
adorn the skies with symbols of death
arise wandering spirits
of forthcoming despair

atmospheric crumbling
of the flesh and mind
detailing dials and destinies
pierce with the contrails

heliophobic formation
detailing the demise of the sylphs
death of the skies

sacrifice of gaseous manifestations
behold winds of incineration

separation of the sacred three
the swivelling archway
beckons her to enter
now commences
the cataclysmic transition
solve et coagula
Track Name: Decadence of Prowess
behold a fleeting hope of truth
alone and struggling in injustice
the light calls to where none can enter
entwined with the struggles of ages

now reigns a new era of ignorance
wills of brave few succumb to decadence
witness the fall of once mighty prowess

I invoke the swift might of fear
gleaming sword
fatal to morality
correlation
alliance to the decay
compromise our mighty judgement

realise thy lost devotion
fear our great suitor
tremble for all is lost

now reigns a new era of ignorance
wills of brave few succumb to decadence
witness the fall of once mighty prowess
kingdom of fallen might, awake
Track Name: Scaphism
fastened into your floating tomb
milk and honey
lubricant of your doom
force fed to make you shit
the bowels are emptied
unto this pit

locust storm approaches
eating at your flesh
fucking in your wounds

you are doomed to die
the only uncertainty is when
how and fucking why

drifting further towards the sun
the heat tears at your flesh
burns through your eyes

the swarm bears offspring
unto your wounds
their starvation
not greater than yours

visions of the past life
floating through your mind
is this really insanity
or have I already died?