Via Dolorosa

by DEITUS

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And so it shall be nailed deep into the heart’s of man Through the incandescent grace of the sinistral divine I am he, the blade of hamartia Black Holy Faith I am he, the call of transgression Holy Terror made flesh Behold now as the firmament trembles Lamenting in the light of a most seditious star Hallowed Terror Incarnate Anointed by the mark of sanguine’s holy touch The shrill piercing howling mirth of the wicked Impenitent lusts of sanctity inversed Devour the flesh of your bastard sons And feast from the limbs of your harlot daughters In acts of self-flagellation another rupture for the accursed flesh Looming in predation and ensnaring the broken will With a seed to germinate In the verminous filth No mercy No surrender Blessed are those who seek degradation and hold a razor to kindred throats Blessed are those with tongues of injustice, they who revel in trepidation Not to abide And Not to follow Never in Vain Forever damned No mercy No fucking surrender
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Malaise 04:25
We shall never inherit the earth But upon it bestow a chalice of poison for the meek A pestilent offering swarming, crawling with malice Perpetual disease, birthed in the rotting soil In the absence of light, sanctifiers of infamy The salt in the very wounds of the earth The foul semen , fucked into the (sores of the) world Hang the pigs out to dry For our temple shall be erected And so it will, upon the cull Shrouded in crimson we come Bathed in depravity’s grace Vomiting forth the gospel of perversion X is the mark, the mark of the banished The transfixing malaise that festers in your heart And in a white eyed frenzy we dance, in eternity’s hall we have danced through madness and lunacy, into darkness and into death The Cancerous prophets are we, harbingers of denial what is veiled, shall now lay bare let the children be forsaken, let us in the gutter dwell as we strive towards nothing, as we drown absolution (With teeth clenched, with arms open)
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Via Dolorosa 07:53
Like rats we have wandered, in the great cesspit of life Rejecters of flesh, bearing the mark of the first Murderer, can’t you hear the blood crying out Birthed from the ashes of Eden blessed with hearts of stone Let us burn the path of the righteous and pave the way Let us swallow our tongues, let not man prevail In glory it shall be Every injustice Utter acts of terror Our hallowed vice Your shattered hope Shineth through me Let not man prevail Oh harken ye of little faith, let it be written that the worst is yet to come For a bastard seed must be nurtured in the arms of iniquity The sanctity of man’s heinous nature must flourish The odious deeds will in the garden of ruin bloom Via Dolorosa Onwards on the path to Calvary
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Amok, we hurtle under the banner of night To the discord of 13 tolls and trumpets 7 Against a world blithe with inertia To certain death adorned by trident scars Holy contagion upon virulent winds Insidious in nature with divine purulent grace Salvation lies in the scarlet womb of the whore Blood of the saints, Blood of the martyrs A masochistic sermon for charnel devotion exhorted from sallow throats and cruel twisted tongues This child shall bury itself in a nameless grave Still and pale, heeding to every behest And the foreboding silence shatters As the veil of all illusions burn Estranged and in sinful veneration The rupture of life, the call of perdition In obeisance and with scarlet fervour malum quod intus est anima mea Cast away in a sea of viscera To drown in crimson redemption broken and scabbed lay the wings of peace so come forth and befoul Libation bleeds yes bleeds from these veins pierced by horns thrice in hysteria’s golden dawn we turn withershins about the dying sun into the endless ever after
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Atonement 05:48
Maul… the hand that feeds Sharpened are the knives of Iscariot For we hang one and the same in crippled reverence in poisoned grace Reap and sow / Atone for naught This seed of miscarry beget When innocence is crawling And all hope lays cold there is but one truth My Faith is in him My faith is in him I die in the Lord I am no one I am no one Il messaggero non è importante Il messaggero non è importante

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Hailing from UK, DEITUS return on I, Voidhanger Records with their sophomore work, “Via Dolorosa”, a brilliant and worthy successor to their 2016's debut, “Acta Non Verba”. The new album features five hymns of adversarial sonic terror dedicated to the heinous nature within man, and it's exactly the record that everybody expected from DEITUS: rooted in the old-school black metal tradition of Dissection, Satyricon and Mayhem, but prone to heavy metal contaminations that make the music very varied, vital and essential.

Guitars are constantly under the spotlights, here: the riffs are crafted in a classic way, with great attention to memorable melodies and to a perfect fluidity of themes and structures, while intoxicant heavy metal solos often add power, majesty, depth and atmosphere, dragging the songs into a turbid darkness where we're left alone to writhe in our fears, in search of a way out.

It is in this juxtaposition of extreme aggressiveness and painful abandon that lays the true essence of DEITUS' music, as well as the ultimate purpose of “Via Dolorosa”: not a concept album, but a cathartic ritual in five painful stages to attain illumination. Because, as DEITUS say, “it is through suffering that the fruits of salvation shall be found.”

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released December 14, 2018

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Cat. Nr. IVR104

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