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Inhumane 04:57 video
Incarcerated, for a crime you cannot understand Isolated, no contact with your fellow man Lethal injection, the antidote to existence Just killing in another form, murder by the system Guilty or innocent? Or just someone to blame? Another victim, whose life is now fair game Sentenced to die Let the punishment fit the crime Where do you draw the line? Life ends in pain Inhumane Violent punishment for violent actions The cycle never stops, a chain reaction We can only bring this to an end When we learn the difference between justice and revenge Solo - Dan Electrocuted, then proven innocent Executed, another life brought to an end Lethal injection, the antidote to existence Just killing in another form, murder by the system Guilty or innocent? Or just someone to blame? Another victim, whose life is now fair game Condemned to die Let the punishment fit the crime Where do you draw the line? Life ends in pain Inhumane
2.
You truly make me sick With every word you speak And with the way you live To prey upon the weak With every lie you tell More fall under your spell I see right through you And wonder how others do not They bow down to you While you leave them to rot A knife in the back A promise, unfulfilled The threat behind the smile Waiting for blood to spill Predict disaster Because you are its cause Exploit the system And then you mock its flaws A waste of life And now I live - to watch you die A waste of life How I despise - all your lies A waste of life A waste of life How I despise - all your lies I'd like to watch you choke Ram all those lies right back down your throat The time has come for you to face the truth You are a piece of shit - fuck you Solo – Dan Solo - Matt Like a distorted mirror Reflect the worst parts of society Say what they want to hear But you don't speak for me With each deadly word Reality and fantasy are blurred I see right through you Then wonder why others do not They bow down to you While you leave them to rot A knife in the back A promise, unfulfilled The threat behind the smile Waiting for blood to spill Predict disaster Because you are its cause Exploit the system And then you mock its flaws A waste of life How I despise - all your lies A waste of life And now I live - to watch you die A waste of life A waste of life How I despise - all your lies
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Fate 05:05
From years of darkness, a mind comes awake Somehow altered to a heightened state Things he could never know are now perceived But can these visions truly be believed? Death, life and fate All within his gaze Visions beyond this plane Reveal a future warped by Hate, fear and lies So cleverly disguised Seen clear before his eyes This man must die Is this a nightmare? Or is it reality? Is this the future? Or is it destiny? A life to take, a choice to make, before it's too late One fatal shot is all that stands between mankind and fate Fate Lead – Matt Lead – Dan Able to see and alter destiny Kill to avoid untold brutality Seeing the dark, but searching for the light Gifted and cursed with this second sight Death, life and fate All within his gaze Visions beyond this plane Reveal a future warped by Hate, fear and lies So cleverly disguised Seen clear before his eyes This man must die Is this a nightmare? Or is it reality Is this the future? Or is it destiny? A life to take, a choice to make, before it's too late One fatal shot is all that stands between mankind and fate
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One is alive, one is not Lurking inside the flesh, it slowly rots Before your birth, there was another life Defective twin that you now hold inside Malignant occupant Unseen inhabitant Like a cancer, it gnaws away A pain unanswered, gets worse each day Deep inside of you, your stomach churns The one you never knew, has now returned Deadly, legacy Spreading, misery Dying, in agony Begging - please get it out of me Solo – Matt Solo – Dan So many years, this secret dwelled inside A second self, destined for fratricide Unformed, invisible, your duplicate Unborn assassin, seals your gruesome fate Parasitic sycophant Un-living opposite Like a cancer, it gnaws away A pain unanswered, gets worse each day Deep inside of you, your stomach churns The one you never knew, has now returned Lethal, legacy Spreading, misery Dying, in agony Begging - please get it out of me
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Living, in constant fear, about to snap Believing all you see and hear, caught in their trap Hatred, drips from your every word Dictated and brainwashed to believe in the absurd Confused - in heart and mind Paranoia - makes you blind Violence - the only answer that you want to find So certain, in your convictions You can't tell, fact from fiction Existing, in confusion Led astray by fatal illusions Lives brought to their conclusions Betrayed by fatal illusions Fatal illusions Fatal illusions Blinded by ideology Out of touch with reality Off the edge of insanity A pawn in their conspiracy Solo – Dan Fanatic, for years you fantasized Ecstatic now you finally take a life Bodies, lie bleeding, ignore the screams of pain One bullet left, to put through your own brain Confused – you see signs everywhere Paranoia – fear things that aren't there Violence – committed with an empty stare So certain, in your convictions You can't tell, fact from fiction Existing, in confusion Led astray by fatal illusion Life brought to a conclusion Betrayed by fatal illusions Fatal illusions Fatal illusions
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Burning piles of bodies, consumed by flames of hate Tormented, then put to the torch, death at the stake Brutal ways of conversion, so many had to endure Sadistic religious freaks, who thought themselves so pure Imprisoned, without conviction Tortured, into confession Inflicting, blind oppression Trial, by inquisition Persecution, insanity In the name of Christianity Scream on the rack, burn at the stake Confess to blasphemy Bleed for the cross, a heretic's fate For non-conformity Thousands that died, never knew why Condemned to infamy Mutilated, skinned alive Crusade of brutality Solo – James Solo – Matt Brought before a secret court, your trial now begins Tortured without mercy 'til you confess your sins Convicted of unholy deeds, fed to hungry flames Innocent or guilty, slaughtered just the same Imprisoned without conviction Tortured into confession Inflicting blind oppression Trial by inquisition Persecution, insanity In the name of Christianity Scream on the rack, burn at the stake Confess to blasphemy Bleed for the cross, a heretic's fate For non-conformity Thousands that died, never knew why Condemned to infamy Mutilated, skinned alive Crusade of brutality
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Catatonic Brain-dead, un-living state Though you're still breathing It's clearly far too late Unresponsive No thoughts inside your head A living corpse, you're trapped Within a shell already dead Legally alive Slowly pay the price Machines prolong your strife Live on just to - die No decency, they knowingly prolong, your morbid fate No dignity, you're forced to live on, in a vegetative state Brought to death's door To suffer even more How long have you been waiting for? Forced to survive What can barely be called life? Who has the right to decide? If you have the right to die? Solo – James Solo – Matt Solo – James Solo – Matt Comatose Drawing out this living death The machine that makes you exist Drags out the days 'til your last breath Death is so close Only one breath away If we could just set you free Instead of watching you decay Legally alive Slowly pay the price Machines prolong your strife Live on just to - die No decency, they knowingly prolong, your morbid fate No dignity, you're forced to live on, in a vegetative state Brought to death's door To suffer even more How long have you been waiting for? Forced to survive What can barely be called life? “Freedom” is a lie If you don't have the right to die
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Fatal conception, born just to die And in the process claim the mother's life Life-saving treatment that will be denied Hide behind your faith to justify Praying, to end this pain Withholding medicine, faith gone insane Christians, standing idly by, as death closes in The procedure that could save your life, they call a sin Condemned by religion, your life will cease Their conscience clear, that you'll rest in peace Twisted, the words they use to kill are prayers Wasted, pleas to a god that isn't there Twisted Prayers Twisted Prayers Lead - Dan You search for answers, but there's none to find Only ignorance within your mind A human life has been forever lost How many others will soon pay the cost? Praying, to end this pain Withholding medicine, faith gone insane Christians, standing idly by, as death closes in The procedure that could save your life, they call a sin Condemned by religion, your life will cease Their conscience clear, that you'll rest in peace

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Less than four short years into their career, Death Metal Defenders of the Old GRUESOME (featuring current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, etc.) have quickly made a name for themselves as not just torchbearers of DEATH’s eternal legacy but as one of the most heralded bands in the scene today. After releasing a pair of acclaimed EPs, GRUESOME return with their second full-length sermon, Twisted Prayers. Twisted Prayers follows DEATH’s paradigm shift during the Spiritual Healing era, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics.

Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349, Goatwhore) at New Constellation Studios in Orlando, FL, Twisted Prayers features GRUESOME doing what they do best across eight songs and 40+ minutes of unholy hymns with lurid melodies and vulgar atmospheres. The band has once again teamed up with the legendary Ed Repka (Death, Atheist, Massacre) for the album’s blasphemous cover art in addition to legendary DEATH guitarist James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament) for a pair of special guest guitar solos. Bow your heads and worship at the altar of GRUESOME!

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released June 1, 2018

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GRUESOME's music is an intentional homage to the first wave death metal scene of Tampa, Florida, specifically Death's early period. This is an absolutely top notch filthy slab of old school death metal, played by the some of the scene's most legit players. ... more

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