Death Epic


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Five years after the impressive debut of “Incendiary Serum”, Denmark's PHANTOM have once more unearthed themselves from shallow graves to unleash their particular blend of death-worshipping paranormal black metal on the world. “Death Epic” is the lamenting of carcasses brought back to life, writhing in their own blood while moaning for death to claim them once more.

PHANTOM's black metal is sharp yet very melodic, perfectly balanced between pernicious mid-tempos and aggressive accelerations, with conspicuous injections of keyboards, clean vocals and guitar solos that concur to the grandiose, mournful and gothic atmospheres wrapping each song up in a black shroud.

Lyrically, the band crafts bloody tales of vengeful, malign spirits tormenting the living; so much that the album ends up looking like a little book of horrors in audial form, where choirs of unholy ghosts manifest themselves to sing and praise the disgusting yet fascinating magnificence of post-mortem existence and of her seductive Queen, beautifully rendered in Carl Bloch's drawing adorning the album cover. PHANTOM's “Death Epic” is the freezing chill of night as it blankets your soul.


released July 20, 2018

Cat. Nr. IVR095


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Track Name: The Horror
Terror dawn tears me into shiny shreds
Fills my mouth with leathery hides
To smother my retching cries

Trembling corpse, spasmodic limbs
Violent expulsion of all the fluids kept within

The horror

Murky days spent in skinless grinding
Like shadows, like decomposing meat
With nails through our hands

We’re emptied out
We walk, we crawl, slowly dying
Track Name: Night Sweet Night
Glowing sun, the scything light
Searing serpent
Glowing sphere, to baptize
Us all with solstice

Sleepless Horus

Darkest night awaken to drown the fear
One more day is ending
Night, sweet night

Sekhmet, mother of bloody dawn
Lioness of Ra
Drinking the whites of our eyes
Right hand of the oppressor

She rides the sands into war
Perpetrating violent battle
Tearing her victims to pieces
To watch them fucking die

Darkest night awaken to drown the fear
One more day is ending
Night, sweet night
Track Name: Until Death
The eye ablaze up high
Slowly creeping down
A pyre descending in red
Settling into dusk and gloom
It burns through veils of ashes swirling
Creatures gather in front of the furnace
Awaiting the falling of night

Chased by their screams
Echoing through the forest
I stumble further away from the path

Yet here they find me
With their knives unsheathed
And the symbol of their god
On their shields

Those curs intended
To make me suffer
I hate you until death

The world wanes
As the noose tightens
They light the fire
Praising their god
The roaring flames
Drown my cries
Track Name: Deities of War
Riding on the storm
Through clouds of smoke
From fires

Down below
The slaughterfield unfolds
With mountains
Of corpses

An armored figure rises
Reflecting the sunlight
His features are ghoulish and pale
His heart a crimson black

Slowly he lifts his gaze to the sky
Steadying himself

He sings to the heavens
The home of ancestral bloodshed
He calls upon their favor
Upon their strength

The ancient deities of war

Goddess of the South
Let your eye go forth against those
Who oppress us in the kingdom
When it comes down from heaven
No human eye can be raised against it

Goddess of the East
Those who destroy as is their wont
And with their evil natures harm the righteous
May Soma give them over to the serpent
Or to your lap consign them
Track Name: Drive
In the headlights formless shadows flicker into life
Falling under the wheels
Jagged creatures born where light meets the night
Bathed in red once they reappear

From an eerie rush of white
Branches are reaching
A flash of piercing, blinded eyes
Through the windscreen

Shards are everywhere
A vast glittering sea
Slick with blood

I’m fighting to stay
In the quiet calm
The air feels stale
There’s an alien sound
Its skin is pale
Eyes wide, it’s moving towards me
Track Name: Forever Young
Relatively uneventful existence until she was 12
When vile murder occurred
Seventeen stabwounds left her
Forever young

Her parents were weeping by the grave
But she was not dead

And so she rose again
Thirsting for vengeance upon her killer
Forever wronged

At night she spoke to him in his sleep
Of hellish things and dire dreams
Of childhood scars unhealed
Of cellar doors locked and sealed

He awoke drenched in sweat
At first relieved to be alone in bed
But then somewhere close he heard a chilling scream
The ghoulish girl, her face unfurled, lurched at him

His children were weeping by the grave
But he was not dead
Track Name: They Are Here
Beating hearts behind the walls
Earthy smells abound
The source of tears and bloody stains

The signs are here
In the crude scars
On their tattooed flesh
And in their hollow eyes

They cannot speak
They cannot see or hear
Crawling, creeping to me

Faces falling apart
Their reaching hands are twisting out of shape
Devoid of natural form
Screaming inhumanly

Tearing at my clothes and my skin
Their fingernails leave filthy marks

The stink is unbearable up close
They overwhelm me

I run down the stairs
Into the basement below
I’m trapped in the dark
There’s no way out

They are here
Track Name: Death Epic
Breathing slowing to nothing
The heart skips a beat
Then stops for good
The eyes close shut

The skin changes hue
While cooling off
The body bloats
Fluids are expelled

Maggots feed
As the flesh decays
Tissue dissolves
Bones are exposed

The dried-up remains
Interred in soil
Are overgrown
With straws of grass
Track Name: Hurt Them
I feel this chill
When bitter eyes wreak frost
All the people are born to hurt
And hurt them I will
I’ll live one life and die broken
I’ll breathe infected blood
Your rotting face makes me choke
I wish that you would live

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