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Epitaph

by Necrophagist

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markwhorror If only there was a follow up album, but I don’t blame them how can you can surpass or try and write something that will hold up with this untouchable death metal classic it’s still 100x better than most death metal albums released since Favorite track: Only Ash Remains.
   
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    Masterpiece, THE must have. Favorite track: Ignominious & Pale.
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thecombinatorax I begrudge Necrophagist somewhat for spawning a generation of musicians (of which I count myself) who sacrifice many fine qualities of music such as dynamics or having the drums play a larger role than "follow the guitar's rhythm and going fast" at the altar of technical proficiency without acknowledging what they were giving up.

However, not only is it not their fault, this album brought to the table interesting melodic and rhythmic ideas that still sound modern 15 years later. Favorite track: Seven.
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1.
Stabwound 02:48
Invisible blades penetrate whereas stabwounds are not detectable. Stabwound The blade that stabs a back, unsuspecting, forms the symbolic... stabwound There is no shield to protect from attacks led by the ones one used to trust. Stabwound The blade that stabs a back, unsuspecting, forms the symbolic... stabwound
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A life free of guilt exists when the eye fights daylight yet unseen. A book with not a page written means hope yet sometimes to be (The) Stillborn One. Born dead. (The) Stillborn One. Dead. When dawn and sunset coincide, the essence of a day is non-existent, lifeless... Dehydrated soils may not recover from the drought they might be plagued with, prepare to be... ...The Stillborn One... ...The Stillborn One... When dawn and sunset coincide, the essence of a day is non-existent, lifeless... Dehydrated soils may not recover from the drought they might be plagued with, prepare to be...
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If it is to be only an element of a whole, to hide behind others and form the eclipse of mind. Ignominious And Pale. If it were to one having nothing to tell, this would equal a state of being the one, ignominious and pale. Fallen in the abyss of indignity, doubt does not exist or come into being. Pale... Incarceration of personality is the sad inception of self-denial. The one that denies the inner self flees into deception. Incarceration of personality is the sad inception of self-denial.
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Surrounded by darkness and cold the mind in pain grabs for hold. Diminished, to be diminished. The missing link in the chain of thoughts is now forever gone. Diminished, to be diminished. The beast will be wise, feast: eye for an eye. The beast will be wise, feast: eye for an eye. Surrounded by darkness and cold the mind is now forever gone. Diminished, to be diminished.
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Epitaph 04:15
Leaves fall in the autumn of lives that appear to be worthless to some, utmost ignorant. Expectations shift in the eye of the beholder...behold. Tears drop from the eye of lives paled as jealousy fools a mind distorted. Expectations shift in the eye of the beholder...behold. One wishes existence to be of fulfillment, but leaves bend to the will of winds blowing. To foresee the end of a soul...Epitaph. Claim to foresee the end of a soul. Premature Epitaph. To foresee the end of a soul...
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Fear is never gone from your soul that saw humiliation. Being prey to the blackest of demons, paralyzed you fail. Fallen beneath the mark of dignity, you fail. (A) demon passed on from one to the next infiltrates a mind innocent and pure; planting the seed to possess another soul that is doomed to fail. Only Ash Remains (A) demon passed on from one to the next infiltrates a mind innocent and pure; being prey to the blackest of demons, paralyzed they fail. Fallen beneath the mark of dignity, they fail. Only Ash Remains
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Seven 03:41
Distracting from your deficiencies while you point at others. (Once) enlightened you judge and execute. To be the only one to discover the seven, (To) toss open and pass the gates to heaven.
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Unable to move from a point of view, driven by reasons as old as time itself. Symbiotic In Theory In order for a life to be commanded it must be owned. Symbiotic In Theory Gravity forces water to flow downhill, a will is not given. Inferior or superior, will is that which decides. Gravity forces water to flow downhill, a will is not given. To give and take, to be... Symbiotic In Theory

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Uniting head-spinning musicianship, elaborate arrangements and an acute sense of dynamics within composition, Necrophagist have reset the bar for complexity and technique in modern-day death metal. Their powerful riffs, mind-blowing sweeps and arpeggios, crushing percussion and intricately designed songs are unequalled and uncompromising, unveiling an invincible technicality so sharp and precise, it threatens to bore a hole directly through the heart of the existing progressive death playbook.

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released August 3, 2004

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Necrophagist Karlsruhe, Germany

NECROPHAGIST was founded in early 1992 to integrate the fury of grinding, fast death metal with progressive music. Shortly after the band formed they recorded their first demo tape 'Requiems of Festered Gore.' It was never released to the masses as it was sent out solely for promotional reasons. NECROPHAGIST have pushed the boundaries of Death Metal to new heights, setting an extreme standard. ... more

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