Theoretical Thanatology

by The White Tomb

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released January 14, 2014

Cover Art Photography by Samantha Pugsley

Guest Appearances:
I. Adam Cody (Wretched, Columns, Glass Casket)
II. Josh Peshel
III. Steve Tinnon (Silence the Messenger)
IV. Jason Fernandez
V. Kyle Ganger
VII. Joe Sanchez
IX. Steven Funderburk (Wretched)

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Track Name: Infinity Imbibed
Blackest night
Bitter cold
Haunted realm
From stories old
Frozen blood
Hallowed bone
Emptied flesh
Sacred stone

Behold
The gateway to beyond
Opened with a purpose
And closing at the dawn
Explore
The spiritual dimension
External aura force
Surpasses comprehension

Imbibe power beyond measure
Unnerved by the unexpected pleasure

Blackest night
Bitter cold
Haunted realm
From stories old
Frozen blood
Hallowed bone
Emptied flesh
Sacred stone

Oh yes
I will become infinite

Behold
The gateway to beyond
Opened with a purpose
And closing at the dawn
Explore
The spiritual dimension
External aura force
Surpasses comprehension

Imbibe power beyond measure
Unnerved by the unexpected pleasure

Oh yes
I will become infinite
All powerful
All knowing
Fear me and my wrath
Track Name: Blood of the Beast
Conjuring spells of power inconceivable
Channeling the energies of hell
Summoning with might, abominations of the universe
Contorting them to serve my will

Do as I bid

Intoxicating lust for abyssal blackened magic
Conducting rituals to slake my thirst
The portal opens vast, my very essence starts to rupture
Fragmented by those I chose to birth

I am reborn

Far beyond this realm
The wizard chose a path
From which there is no return
His essence reduced
To a subtle dust upon the wind

The sacrificial blood of this beast begins the summoning
Fragrancing the evil in the air
The night is ripped asunder by a single crack of lightning
As I purge my aura far beyond repair

I am undone
This selfish quest
the end of me
Track Name: Dreaming of Violence
Struggling to breathe
I am smothered by the vague realities
Of my own psychotic dream

Who have I become
Just a hollow shell
Of my former self
Void of all humanity

I am a captive
Of my unconscious mind
Tossing and turning
I'm eaten alive

My inner self will arise
In these dreams of horrible violence
I am disgusted with myself
And the sickening things I've done

What have I become
No longer man but a monster instead
Where is the day
I am drowning in horrors asleep in my bed

Struggling to breathe
I am smothered by the vague realities
Of my own psychotic dream

Who have I become
Just a hollow shell
Of my former self
Void of all humanity

I will destroy
Everything beautiful
I will destroy
Everything in the world

My inner self will arise
In these dreams of horrible violence
I am disgusted with myself
And the sickening things I've done

What have I become
No longer man but a monster instead
Where is the day
I am drowning in horrors asleep in my bed

Wake up

No longer man but a monster instead
Drowning in horrors, asleep in my bed
I am corrupted by age old regret
These twisted visions I can't forget

I am dreaming of violence
And I am dreaming of death
Track Name: Slaughtered
Corpses, rotting flesh, piled high
Consumed, by our fire, the smoke will fill the sky
They walked, among the living
A virus gave them life
I'll cease their endless hunger
With a thrust of my knife

Father daughter
Slaughtered alike
Bullet through the skull
And heads on a spike

When there is
No room left in hell
The dead will walk
The dead will walk the earth

Searching, for shelter
Some means to survive
We're all infected
Just waiting to die
rise again
Returned to walk the earth
With hunger, unending
How hellish our rebirth

Humanity is no more
Our will to survive
Is the only thing left
We'll try in vain
To recreate the world
Our efforts wasted
This life is death
Track Name: Bathed in the Fire of Hate
Blood will pour forth

The demon's golden eyes
Pan slowly over the landscape
Taking in all there is to see

It's talons clenched tight as
It watches over the populace
Thirsty for the blood yet to be

It will feed upon us
Strengthened by our very malice
Waiting for the chance to hunt its prey

We are the pitiful feast
For this hell spawn
Despite our futile efforts to pray

Blood will pour
From the demon's eyes
As we are bathed in the fire of hate

Feed me your hate

Hell has come for us
The end is nigh
Repent no more
True death arrives
No one survives
We have been doomed
This is our fate
Bathed in the fire of hate

Blood will pour forth

Risen from the depths
With 7 horns and 7 eyes
It has come for the very worst of man

We can't stop
We are fueling the fire
That burns at the heart of its plan

Unfurling wings of black
The hellish beast takes flight
The means by which we are consumed

It's trifold jaws and forked tongue
The constructs of our doom

Blood will pour
From the demon's eyes
As we are bathed in the fire of hate

Feed me your hate

Hell has come for us
The end is nigh
Repent no more
True death arrives
No one survives
We have been doomed
This is our fate
Bathed in the fire of hate
Track Name: Neuroprecognitive Anthropomorph
Neuropathologically designed
To survive the data flux
Myelinated axons
Have evolved
To support this divinatory
Adaptation

Prophesizing future
In these cryptic sequences
Electronic fibers channeling
Ethereal Consciousness
Lie awake and
Dream for days and days and days

Otherworldly sight into the future of mankind
Prophesizing future with an evolved mind

(Lie awake)

Analyzing data
being force fed to the brain
Shouldering discomfort
While struggling in vain
Visions pouring forward
From an uninvited source
Evolution's wrought
As nature takes its course

Lie awake - dream for days

Otherworldly sight into the future of mankind
Prophesizing future with an evolved mind

(Dream for days)

Anesthetic journey
Through worlds beyond our own
Hallucinatory insight
Into things that can't be known
Drowning from the input
Choking on the dreams
This mind beyond evolved
Is bursting at the seams

Neuroprecognitive Anthropomorph
Track Name: Torn from the Bosom of Mother Earth
The time has come for our invasion
The human race be no more
This plan will be brought to fruition
As the blood of man begins to pour
From the sky

Carefully conducted studies of your species
Have given us reason for alarm
You place no value on your planet
With toxic breath you cause it permanent harm

You will be eliminated with precision
Torn from the bosom of your Mother Earth

Stand up and receive your punishment
You reap what you sow

The time has come for our invasion
The human race be no more
This plan will be brought to fruition
As the blood of man begins to pour
From the sky

Your parasitic population is a virus
A plague upon the surface of this world
Detrimental to your own survival
Prepare for your matter to be unfurled


You will be eliminated with precision
Torn from the bosom of your Mother Earth

Stand up and receive your punishment
You reap what you sow
Track Name: The Tale of the Three Brothers
Death, come set me free
My journey is over,
My story complete
I shall remove the cloak
Most valued of hallows
From crossing the brook

3 brothers, walking at night
Crossing a river
With magic, their guide
3 brothers, destined to die
One chose to conquer
Another to hide

Death, let me be
My brothers, you have taken
But I will go free

Saddened, by love lost
The brother of grief
He stole back his loved ones
From death like a thief
Hallowed, they returned
But not without cost
Unfit for this world
Their souls had been lost

Maddened, by power
The brother of pride
He conquered them all
Till his midnight demise
Boasting and bragging
A relentless gloat
His life ended quick
As the knife slit his throat
Track Name: The Shackles of Faith
Arise
Lift your head my child

Open your eyes to the possibilities of your power
Given the chance you discard and ignore what you've worked for
Toeing the line between mortal and gods, we are mankind
Now it is time for the worship to end, deny a creator

No false idols!

Why must we be force fed falsities?
Why do we seek assurance of purpose?

We are godless!

This is the dawn of a new age of man
We must progress
Pushing beyond our childish fears
Genesis ascension
Forging a future without hesitation
Scientific discovery
Casting aside all feelings of guilt
There is no god

No false idols!

Why must we be force fed falsities?
Why do we seek assurance of purpose?

We must break free from the shackles of faith
Knowledge is power
Hiding behind their cloaks of unknowns
Fear is a weapon
Used to control the masses and push
Their own agenda
Now it is time for the people to rise
Godless we prevail

No false idols!

Why must we be force fed falsities?
Why do we seek assurance of purpose?