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Sombre Dessein

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Set to fail and so derailed, cognitive capacity questioned as the mob flounder, clutching at straws for hope Ironically the mob are the straws, straws are weak You question that or pay the price, better the devil you know? Segregation, separated, annihilation, Behold the junkie denial of consumption To think that living is fighting against others The words are said but spoke with fork tongue Spoke with fork tongue See the numbers rise to please As quick as the germ of doubt A superficial gang bang of liberalist economy We’ll ride the ship then sink it down Ride the ship then sink it down Ride the ship and sink! As the mob flounder, clutching at straws for hope Ironically the mob are the straws, straws are weak You question that or pay the price Better the devil you know You’re not for me, I’m here for me Ride the ship, sink it down… Ride the ship and sink it down!
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Reckoning 04:39
Countersink - The relieving of shapes on the outer wall Harnessing - A fracture / the border line A reckoning - Do we expect some reprieve? Here again to face the eyes of our captor LO! They say it’s all in the eyes All in the eyes Sickening - An abhorrent display of the insides Harnessing - The respective collection of open minds A colour new to taste, with countless thoughts overlooking The debt can be erased, the outer wall comes crumbling A colour new to taste, countless thoughts overlooking The debt can be erased, the outer wall come crumbling down Nil by mouth , set in stone, overlooking, set in stone, DOWN! A colour new to taste, countless thoughts overlooking Nil by mouth , set in stone Such an even flow for the rapture Holding on? No! Colour new to taste, countless thoughts, debt can be erased Colour new to taste, countless thoughts, debt can be erased The outer wall crumbling down A reckoning - Do we expect some reprieve? Here again to face the eyes of our captor
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Power not manner, but extremity None should agonise great delusion! Believe benevolent dictatorshit Provided one is the dictator OH! Provided one is the dictator To see, to change it all In a single generation There’s hope? Don’t write us off just now Transform, evolve - Don’t speak last SPEAK RIGHT When does the path we walk - lock around our feet? Increased knowledge is increased sorrow A place for hope? Or the acceptance of the splendour of humanity? Time is not so buoyant when we realise/accept our tragic fate Misplaced goal of the doomed There’s hope? Don’t write us off just now Transform, evolve - Don’t speak last SPEAK RIGHT To believe in this benevolent dictatorshit Provided one is the dictator Accepting our tragic wisdom Time is not so optimistic when we realise our tragic wisdom The misplaced goal of the doomed Accepting our tragic wisdom GOAL Misplaced goal of the doomed A place for hope? A place for hope? Or the acceptance of the splendour of humanity? A place for hope? A place for hope? Or the acceptance of the splendour of humanity? A place for hope? Or the acceptance of the splendour of humanity?
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Silent Truth 04:00
Beginning of the end Beginning of the end Beginning of the end Chaos is our natural state Balance / equality have escaped We are limiting ourselves verbally to a benign existence Everything goes exactly according to the plan Chaos is our natural state Balance / equality have escaped How don’t you see that nature accomplishes truth in silence? Humanities deafening consumption Our civilisation has values no more No one agreed to die for a smart phone Humanities deafening consumption Our civilisation has values no more Modern humanity, we behave like demigods Ultra violence of comfort and ego, such ego Our civilisation has values no more Modern human - Ultra violence Nature accomplishes truth in silence Humanities deafening consumption Our civilisation has values no more No one agreed to die for a smart phone Humanities deafening consumption Our civilisation has, it has values no more Modern human values
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A silent end, the flurry what consumes Brothers for eternity? A Liar, a silent end? Run! Run! Run! The only, gift we can receive, everyday (How sad, tall and useless) The old grim factory stands They just never thought for themselves It still remains, still remains, fuel remains (Do I have time) The only way to take cover, take others, take over (My attitude makes me the one) And we celebrate the dead, with urine coloured hope Decorate mourning grounds like your bedroom dresser And then cry into this self chosen poverty sect No one here is blameless THEN THEY CRY! Come feel my rage, blackened heart No reserve, my plague scars It still remains, still remains, fuel remains (Do I have time for my attitude, either one? Makes me the one!) The only way to take cover, take others, take over But who's the one to judge any of it? I am son, and so are you - so to hell with it! It's coming down! It's coming down! And we celebrate the dead They just never thought for themselves It's coming down! It's coming down! You realise how we’re so fucked up? Pain remains, I will not suffer! It's coming down! It's coming down! (Cut all they fed) It's coming down! It's coming down! (Cut like they’ve bled) It's coming down!It's coming down! (Covered by blood)(Covered by blood)
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Festin décadent des hommes-dieux Festin décadent des hommes-dieux There will be gods, as long as men will, be afraid of death There will be gods, as long as men will, be afraid of death

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SOMBRE DESSEIN, the new album by Herod.
Out via Pelagic Records!

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Herod have arisen from the ever- prosperous Swiss music scene. Throughout their young 4 years of presence, they have already shared the stage with such acts as Gojira, Crowbar, The Ocean, Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death and Voivod – Attesting their repute as the bus boy’s of King Herod, serving up whole sides of rare riffs, disposition, beauty and authority.

Initially the brain child of guitarist Pierre Carroz, 2014 saw Herod’s debut release “They were None” via Mighty Music and a subsequent European tour. Following the departure of original vocalist David, former THE OCEAN (Precambrian) vocalist Mike Pilat was recruited for follow up album “Sombre Dessein”. Pilat also plays guitar and Herod are now furnished with a supplementary layer of musicality to complement both heaviness and soundscape aspects of their palette. CARCASS guitar player Bill Steer makes a guest appearance on the track "Fork Tongue".

Recorded and mixed by Swiss audiophile Julien Fehlman, mastered by Magnus Lindberg from Cult of Luna, “Sombre Dessein” is an album of staggering riffs, intricate yet groovy polyrhythmic patterns and sheer heaviness. The bi-lingual vocal approach adds an unusual but intriguing aspect to the band's delivery of their craft.

„The concept of the album is about the end of our Judaeo-Christian and thermo-industrial civilisation. The artwork and video clip are made up from footage of “Shipbreakers”, people who dismantle huge container ships which end up mooring to die on Indian or Bangladeshi shores“, comments Pierre Carroz. HEROD create a strong musical and visual image of the abysses of the human consumption project, „which turns out to be hell on earth for these people whose every day work involves constantly risking their lives to feed their families“, Carroz says.

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released February 15, 2019

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Herod Vevey, Switzerland

Initially the brainchild of guitarist Pierre Carroz, the first idea of Herod came to life during his stay in Malmø, Sweden, back in 2006. In Sweden, Pierre found little else to do that to isolate himself in his empty studio apartment, inspired by the cold and desolate Swedish climate. ... more

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