The Entity, Unknown

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Track Name: Void
The brand, it beckoned them,
In forests filled with death,
In fields colored red,
In shadows!

They crept and crawled towards me,
Begging to be set free,
Reaching out to reclaim
The sacrifice that got away.

I can’t recall when last I slept,
These days and nights forever spent,
In fruitless quest of cold vengeance
Of a man I once called friend.

Passed through the iris, I
Can see beyond the realm of dreams,
And what I see here frightens me.
 
Boundless now from space and time,
All sense of self slips from my mind,
And I’m afraid of the other side.
 
They call me “Black Swordsman,”
More monster than human,
Leaving a wake of death,
Hunting apostles’ kin.

Where once I was alone,
My journey’s no longer my own,
Armor and man are one,
A wolf unleashed forevermore.

Beneath that Black Sun
I lost everything that I ever loved.
I swear he’ll pay for this,
The blood I’ll shed will be hundredfold!

Passed through the iris, I
Can see beyond the realm of dreams,
And what I see here frightens me.
 
Boundless now from space and time,
All sense of self slips from my mind,
And I’m afraid of the other side.
 
Perspective’s altered now,
A vision of blackened fury,
And the darkness here devours me.

Passed through the iris, I
Can see beyond the realm of dreams,
And what I see here frightens me.
 
Boundless now from space and time,
All sense of self slips from my mind,
And I’m afraid of the other side.
 
Perspective’s altered now,
A vision of blackened fury,
And the darkness here devours me.
 
Swept away on raging tide,
I am the beast I tried to hide,
And I’m afraid of the void inside.  
Track Name: Amanar Rising
There is an Asur tale,
Within the ancient annals,
That tells of a creature
Unseen for an era,
The defender of Elves!

Beneath the depths, it slumbers,
A primal force of hunger
Whose stirring can be felt
In waves of volition;
A tempest regales!

As above, so below, when the skies
Are torn asunder, rent by Skaven lies.

Leviathan of the Old Ones,
Consume the hordes of Chaos,
Beneath the Emerald portal,
Amanar rising!

A violent squall is summoned,
The crash of roaring thunder,
Leviathan of the Old Ones,
Amanar rising!

They say its scarlet visage,
Adorns the shield of sea-guards,
Defender of Ulthuan,
A sigil of crimson,
An emblem of clout.

Amidst the tides and currents,
A sense of dread purveys the
Sailors and merchants
Who frequent these waters.
Can the legends be real?

Sanguinistic captains set their sights,
On untold power, sought through undead rites.

Leviathan of the Old Ones,
Consume the hordes of Chaos,
Beneath the Emerald portal,
Amanar rising!

A violent squall is summoned,
The crash of roaring thunder,
Leviathan of the Old Ones,
Amanar rising!
Track Name: Grant Us Eyes
We’ll be undone by the Old Blood,
Just like the provost had promised us.
A curse taints us and all we touch,
Is this our penance for finding God?
 
The moon beckons, sinister veil lifted,
Was the old Spider finally found?
Now, behold! A Paleblood sky!
Find a newborn and silence its cry.
 
STEP OUT FROM THE SHADOWS!
Howling fills these streets!
QUICKSILVER AND BLOOD VIALS!
A hunter of beasts!
 
To escape this dreadful Hunter’s Dream,
Halt the source of the spreading scourge of beasts,
Lest the night carry on forever.
Oneirophobic and trapped in this labyrinth,
A cosmic truth that we dare not interpret,
So line our minds with eyes on the inside!
 
A plain doll made in mania,
Was it love or obsession?
Only an honest death can cure you now,
And set you free from this prison.

Serrated weapons and runic invocations,
Inscribe the voice of the Formless One.
Amygdala!  Where are you taking us?
The Nightmare has swallowed us whole!
 
STEP OUT FROM THE SHADOWS!
Howling fills these streets!
QUICKSILVER AND BLOOD VIALS!
A hunter of beasts!

To escape this dreadful Hunter’s Dream,
Halt the source of the spreading scourge of beasts,
Lest the night carry on forever.
Oneirophobic and trapped in this labyrinth,
A cosmic truth that we dare not interpret,
So line our minds with eyes on the inside!

To escape this dreadful Hunter’s Dream,
Halt the source of the spreading scourge of beasts,
Lest the night carry on forever.
Evolution without courage,
The ruin of us and our resurgence.
Are we left no choice than to burn it to cinders?
Track Name: Levottomuus
Unchained, unknowing 
Young and free in the light
Running through fields of gold 
Building, growing, molding    
The fiend knocks now
No answer
The door starts caving in
Your answer?

Lost is my voice (LOST IS MY VOICE)
My lungs are short of breath
So make a choice (SO MAKE A CHOICE)
One made by the rest
Stare it down (STARE IT DOWN)
Look it right in the eye
Tell it now (NOT TODAY)
Not this time

He's placed the world
On my shoulders
Heavy weight to carry                  
Twisting allies into enemies
Hatred grows (MONSTERS INSIDE)
Burning to take control
Preys on fears, fever hits                    
Body shakes (BLOOD RUSHES)
 
Lost is my voice (LOST IS MY VOICE)
My lungs are short of breath
So make a choice (SO MAKE A CHOICE)
One made by the rest
Stare it down (STARE IT DOWN)
Look it right in the eye
Tell it now (NOT TODAY)
Not this time
 
Can I fight back
Uphill is the struggle 
Every stand made is crushed       
Defeat is no option

Levottomus, devious
Mischieivious
Levottomus, hideous
Delirious
Track Name: Recipe For Disaster
Well hi there folks, and welcome to the show!
We bet you can’t wait to see what’s in store.
Today’s program might prove to be a bit intense,  
A fresh lesson in culinary decadence.

I’m joined, as always, by my usual co-hosts,
You’ll need a partner for this, make sure to bring your own rope.
This is an entrée that’s best served hot as sin,
So if your knives are sharpened, and we’ve got your blood pumping, tune in and let’s begin. 

The flames are stoked and rising,
A hunger meant for tiding,
Stir in your tantalizing
Secret ingredient

One cup of chaos to serve as our bedrock,
A heaping teaspoon of tear drops and clotted doubt,
Mix them together like a disc jockey spins that shit,
Then take a second to stop and take a sip.
Next add the hatred, but only after shaking it,
Then comes the sorrow, yet just enough to make it thick.
Last in’s the power, you’re cooking with fire
A recipe for disaster

Ohhhh now that things are well and underway,
Let’s talk about the role your partners are here to play.
It’s nothing personal, just chasing deliciousness,
The less they see it coming, the easier this part is.

After the deed is done, you’re on the homestretch,
Just take the meaty parts and add them to the batch.
“Variety’s the spice of life” in a whole new context,
So if you’re feeling peckish, anticipating, restless, cut in and let’s begin.

The flames are stoked and rising,
A hunger meant for tiding,
Stir in your tantalizing
Secret ingredient

One cup of chaos to serve as our bedrock,
A heaping teaspoon of tear drops and clotted doubt,
Mix them together like a disc jockey spins that shit,
Then take a second to stop and take a sip.
Next add the hatred, but only after shaking it,
Then comes the sorrow, yet just enough to make it thick.
Last in’s the power, you’re cooking with fire
A recipe for disaster

Bake at 450 for 65 minutes,
Make sure to check it and flip it if it is crisp.
Don’t overdo it, al dente’s the target,
You want the juices to soak in and marinate it.

Sprinkle defiance for flavor profiling and,
Be sure to carve it just before you serve.
This was the last meal for some of us oh,
Now you’re cooking with fire.
Track Name: Xanthous
I dread to speak,
Of written words haunting.
Ill-humors keep me,
From relieve of sleep.
Twin suns setting,
Upon the Lake Hali.
And I must follow…

The Sign!
And all will heed his call.
A script to shatter minds.

Tempted by eldritch voice,
I came here seeking
The King in Yellow!

Strange is the pallid sky,
And nights where black stars rise,
But stranger still is Lost Carcosa.

In xanthous robes,
A figure sits hollowed.
Upon his throne,
His voice is not his own.
Behind a mask to
Hide his wicked form.
And I must follow…

The Sign!
And all must heed his call.
A script to shatter minds.

Tempted by eldritch voice,
I came here seeking
The King in Yellow!

Strange is the pallid sky,
And nights where black stars rise,
But stranger still is Lost Carcosa.
Track Name: The Entity, Unknown
Within celestial throes,
Primordial, its form,
The Entity, unknown,
Illyrian in nature.

Its presence can be felt,
Inside of me,
Inside of you,
Inside us all!

This question left unasked?
The answer: terrible.

The fabric of reality,
Of threads that bind infinitely.

Fissures in temporal flow,
Open dimensional
Windows into the soul,
And its twisting reflections.

It stalks in alien form,
It follows me,
It follows you,
It follows all,
What can we do in this weird realm?

Enigmatic, sentient goal,
Paraterrestrial,
Something best left unborn,
Yet here it hunts, alone!

And we’re its prey and sport,
Its hunting me,
Its hunting you,
It hunts us all!

The time for questions’ passed,
Escape slips from our hold.

The shackles of reality,
Of chains that bind infinitely.

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