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Prelude To The Tragedy

by Defeated Sanity

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Their blast inside Devouring offals The clot of blood in My veins... Eliminating Preventing any neurological orders To their contentment to act To their world to adapt To their hell to descent Captivated in the wake of moral decadence Deprived inner sublimity Hallucinations determing perceptive faculty Neuralgia corroding inner stamina I pass through the lifelessness Into the void I'm falling... Towards my hell I'm soaring Fictious illusions merge with the Dreariness of reality Through the mist I'm staring At the remains of our race Central limbic system closest to behaviour Affected. Disabled. Eliminated Substituted by cruelty Guided by licentiousness New Dimension of Annihilation... Now Born Disfigured bodies creeping through the Putrifying flesh of their fellows The state of flesh adjusted to their minds Their beast, their enemy, their fall... Liquifying Cerebral Hemispheres
Marching on the land of the enemy Extents paved with corpses Mirrors of their own fate Atmosphere of cadaverous smell Stench of rotten flesh sounds of the menacing abyss Scenery of scathing brutality Nothing left than the Souls of the damned I found myself In this morgue of war Hidden in the ruins of Generations' passion To be witness Of the senseless butchery Dead soul staring Through the eyes of the dulled Scarred brains getting numb Controlled by inferior circumstances Remnants of cruelty Enchroaching on the executioner Not of their own will Not from inside Lacking in ideas Lapsed in outer reality Brutish deeds of satisfaction Widow's juice before her Children's Eyes Woeful cries not to be heard To be lost in the everlasting wailing Cold perspiration covering my skin I catch myself drifting further Thoughts of perversity capture me Spineless victim. Puppet without threads Necrophiliac desires Primitive Human cravings Innmost nature of my race Drifting further towards Demonic possession Flight from my mind Mutated reasons of A once healthy system Defenceless. Shattered from inside
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Living in a world of sicknesses For which there are no cure One of them eats its way through me And lets me die slowly Infection for those who just touch me Fear - they throw stones to chase me away I'm banished from civilization They throw me into a doorless room To keep my disease away While thousands of others lie infected yet I'm slowly decomposing And the stench of my own decay surrounds I'm driven to despair I throw myself against the wall I vomit in disgust for my own blood In pain and suffering I cry In this chamber I'm put away There are mirrors to watch Myself decline What human being could be so cruel To execute me this way? This wretched way to lose my life Waiting for my release Minutes seem like hours to me In this dark abyss of pain That devours me Internal organs start to liquify No one stands by me in My darkest hours Regardless reality... Memories of sanity Determine my vegetating Memorial torture Dismembering my last aphorism Extricating my soul out of my body ...I lost my vigor
A lifetime of degradation Preparation for the ultimate sin Immature organs to disgrace Creators of birth, smeared with blood Becoming one of thousands Not to feel the pain Mutation into multiple minds Total unfeelingness dispersed to them Tortured existence... Tortured existence... ...They Will take blood-secrets To give their graves Murdering the innocent... ...as a ventile for aggression that Never can be seized to words Claws of religious slavery Ritual torment to the innocent Soulless piece of flesh ...|To cut deeper and deeper and deeper Not visions of the infinite Reality draws the line Next to you, unsuspectingly Satisfy the mental insane ...To their graves Worthless scum, no pretension to existence Victims of their choice Welcome to their splattering thoughts Deeds of extended decadence Sacrifice the ones of your blood Bred in virgin's innocence Executed by immaculate hands To complete the course of cruelty Tortured existence... Tortured existence...
Drowning in shit We are crushed by our decadence Staggering in excessive pride We didn't see the dark shadows Coming above us A heaven once blue Now discolored by the blackness Of the Human's souls Realm of the maggots born No parallels to the once healthy planet Centuries of stupidity's domain Cramming the planet with filth Unable to remove... Suffocation's prophecy becomes true (...Collapsing human failures) Unable to survive... The own waste... mankind's undoing (...Closing circle of stupidity's domain) Rats and insects The most resistant creatures Swarming over our carcasses Proclaimed as the superior species Now defeated by the primitive beings Human remains... ...Lost souls soaring In the contaminated sphere Destroyed environs... ...Controlled by creeping mutants Reborn in remaining cruelty Assemblage of the weeping souls Replacing interrelations Of breathing organisms Spawned by the paralysis of Human perception Risen from the dead To be the fittest to the filth's spreading Devouring thoughts Of being descended from Creatures Causing the ruin
Mutilated... to beast Disarmed creature trying to escape ...From pain... ...Redeemed through the dead ...With fear... ...Burning eyes as the mirror of his hate ...Into dark... Cover the disfigured corpse as ordered by moments of alertness Lasting a short time Obsessed by demon's pride Forces fixing his eyes on the cruelty he enjoyed blood-soaked clothes adorning his body remaining like the scars on his soul Inflicted by humanity's ignorance The darkest of all dreams to be a part of the damn race Victim of their game Lost his life in suffering Remnants of the deed Removed by fire Marked by humanity Shadows of revenge Dark visions before his eyes Different forms of lifeless beings Limits of human imagination Winds of blood-freezing coldness Forming a pictures of the innocent victim Avoiding from obscurity's threat to where he came from The ruins of humity's blindness Staring at death's face
Duplicating human cruelty By order of the higher science The outcome of their greed To be the sovereign of all threats Overestimated intellect Turns against them As they realize having Created their own hell No spheres not to be affected The centre of all breathing Cause of all being's essential diversity Evolution's instrumentation Man's interruption Inquiry's insatiability Genetic engineering. New possibilities came forth Creatures built for immortality Emancipation of torture Experiments of the absurd Human dignity, reduced to misery Holocausting all eternity to Defeat our last remaining sanity


Debut album, released in 2004 by Grindethic Records.
Re-released by Grindethic in 2011 extended version with 2 Bonus Tracks.

Download includes 10 Tracks + Cover + Booklet + Back Cover


released November 24, 2004

Markus Keller - Vocals
Wolfgang Teske - Guitars
Tino Köhler - Bass
Lille Gruber - Drums

music and lyrics by Defeated Sanity.

Recorded at Soundforge Studio.
Engineered and Mastered by Andreas Hilbert.

Tracks 9 and 10 recorded 2011. Engineered and mixed by Jacob Schmidt.


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Defeated Sanity Berlin, Germany

Progressive Brutal Death Metal from Germany, formed in 1994.

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