by Antecantamentum

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released October 25, 2013

Ezra Yates - clean vocals on "Withering Away"
Joseph Mayorga - Lead guitar on "Lacrimas", cowriter of "Withering Away"
Autonami - mixing and mastering



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Track Name: Thanatos
Life without purpose,
Ends without care.
Will you fall victim to your inevitable fate,
And be swept away into the ocean of death?

Wasted years end tonight.
All men have a story to tell,
And those stories all end the same.
Yours will end tonight.

You have lived a good life?
A life full of worship for your god?
Did you condemn all you knew to Hell,
For not worshiping to your standards?

Well let me tell you something,
Your weak sanctimonious life will lead you nowhere.
You threaten in the name of ether.
A god of sky and clouds, nothing more.

Like blood fallen into water,
Your life fades away into nothingness.
All you stood for and fought for,
All for nothing.

We drift on a wanderer,
Swimming in a black ocean of infinity.
The great wanderer is of no concern to the infinite.
Therefore neither are we.

Cursed be your tears, and may they flow blood!
For they are worthless.
No reason to cry in pain for what is to come.
Take a deep breath and wait for the ultimate end.
Track Name: Zerstörung
There is only one truth in this world.
All that begins must one day end.
This one world we know,
Will end in fire!

As the entropy of the universe rises,
It will only lead to its heat death.
Don't concern yourself with that however,
Our sun will destroy the Earth before then!

And how does it feel to know?
That everything we as a species,
Have worked hard to build,
Will be leveled like a forest?

And even then it won't be an outside force that kills us,
The only enemy of the human race is the human race itself.

There is no reason to continue,
It's over, our world is ending.
Track Name: Withering Away
You once were strong but now,
You've fallen into the abyss.
There is no second chance,
For you to return again.

...and when you fell,
I looked away...
My heart could not stand...
...to see you go.

Withering away from this life...

I cannot save you this time
There is nothing I can do
Except to wait and hope
That it will be over soon.

The fire in your heart,
The one that once burned bright,
Is now gone forever.
And all that's left are ashes.

My greatest regret...
...is that I could not save you...
...from your fall...
...from grace.

Withering away from this life...

I cannot save you this time
There is nothing I can do
Except to wait and hope
That it will be over soon.
Track Name: The Melancholy Tale of Lot's Daughters
5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him,
Where are the men which came in to thee this night?
Bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

7 And said, I pray you,
brethren, do not so wickedly.

8 Habeo duas filias, quæ necdum cognoverunt virum:
educam eas ad vos, et abutimini eis sicut vobis placuerit,
dummodo viris istis nihil mali faciatis,
quia ingressi sunt sub umbra culminis mei.

[8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man;
let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you,
and do ye to them as is good in your eyes:
only unto these men do nothing;
for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.]

23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah
brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities,

and that which grew upon the ground.
26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

31 Dixitque major ad minorem: Pater noster senex est,
et nullus virorum remansit in terra, qui possit ingredi ad nos juxta morem universæ terræ.
32 Veni, inebriemus eum vino, dormiamusque cum eo, ut servare possimus ex patre nostro semen.

[31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.]

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

36 Conceperunt ergo duæ filiæ Lot de patre suo.
37 Peperitque major filium, et vocavit nomen ejus Moab: ipse est pater Moabitarum usque in præsentem diem.

[36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
37 And the firstborn bore a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto his day.]

38 And the younger, she also bore a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.
Track Name: Twelve Years and One Night
[Whatever you want them to be.]