Tarnished By Decay

by Surdus

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released October 4, 2016

Recorded with Alec Larsen, Draconem Records
Mix and Mastered by Allen Purkiss, Dreamlab Studio
Artwork by Writhe Creations

Surdus are:
Alec Larsen - Guitars, Vocals
Simon Werner - Bass, Vocals, Arrangement
Shane Jackson - Vocals
Eben Pepler - Drums

Copyright 2016 Draconem Records and Surdus

Lyrics in Silence Will Fall inspired by Doctor Who (Steven Moffat)
Lyrics in Beast Of The Sea inspired by Revelations and The Omen.

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Surdus Johannesburg, South Africa

Surdus is a Symphonic Groove Metal band from Johannesburg, South Africa. Their unique signature sound is instantly recognizable, incorporating elements of symphonic, groove and death metal to bring you a unique listening experience.

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Track Name: A New Kingdom (A New War)
Mark this as a new day
A new kingdom, a new war
Devoid of a history
Just a remembrance with these scars

Get behind me legion
We’re going to scream it down
Tearing apart
This is my crown

This the first frontier
This is the first strike
Do I have the skills to sustain majesty,
To prove to my kingdom that I can bear the throne?
Do I have the skills to sustain dynasty?
This is my crown

After the first frontier
I possess the valour
I possess the skills
Yes, this is my crown
Track Name: Resemblance Is Dead
I look to my saviour
But a saviour you are not
Just a bastard child with no memory
No footsteps in the sand

Dear father who art on Earth
Hollow be thy name
This blood runs cold and resemblance is dead
It’s dead

The sins of the father still live in the son
The sins of the father can’t be undone
Gold help me
The sins of the father
Help me God

I look to my saviour
But a saviour you are not
You’re just a bastard child with no memory
No footsteps in the sand
Track Name: On March The Saints (feat. Klone Warz)
March on
Onto the blood-red pastures
Just pave your glistening demise

Lest you be drowned with wealth or joy
Let the memories take the life out of you
Let them be all you can think upon
Make you beg for my hands around your throat
Your Throat

I'll press until the wind stops blowing
Bear my teeth into a snarl
Asphyxiation steals your vision
Last thing you'll see is my smile

On march the saints with their pure white shirts
On march the saints with their death black ties
On march the saints
Track Name: Beast Of The Sea
There’s not enough water
Not enough
Not enough wine
Not enough
There’s not enough water
No wine

Red, white, black and pale
Let their hooves play the beat of demise
I’ll break these seals with my bare fist
Open up these fucking stars
Make the spinning stop
I want this fulfilled
Conquest, war, famine and death

I can feel it clawing
I can feel it growling within
Seven dragons’ heads inside me
Seven heads - the prophecy
I can feel it clawing
I can feel it growling within
Just make my world end
I am the beast of the sea

I’ve had enough of this place
Let’s kickstart pestilence
Let’s see what happens post-tribulation
Just align these fucking stars
Make the spinning stop
I want this fulfilled
Conquest, war, famine and death

From the holy Roman empire he rises
Creating chaos on every shore
Turning man against his brother
Until man exists no more
Track Name: Void, Death and Snow
Did I forget who I am?
You always followed the golden-paved way
Transient existence
Concave and sunken burdens
Now crowned for your hollow
You climbed up your Everest
But all you found was void, death and snow

What ought to be
You can not believe
Sow what you reap
Although you can see
You will never be
Consequences erupt
Forgiven but three
Impunity Free
Dig your own grave

There's a dead man on my floor
Lord knows he ain't speaking no more
Just ripped out half his tongue
Broke his fucking jaw

Never forget
Never regret
Always you’ll spend
The time you have lost

Never forget
Never repent
This is me
This is now
Half burnt but half raw
I've planted my magic beans
Now it's time for them to...
Track Name: Silence Will Fall
You tend to my wounds, you are foolish
We have ruled your lives since your lives began
You will never remember
We weren't even here
Your will is ours! This world is ours!

Your world is ours, you are foolish
We have ruled your lives since the wheel and fire
You will never remember
We weren't even here
We have no need of weapons

The Silence, Doctor
The Silence
The Silence, Doctor
We are the Silence
And Silence will fall!

We do you honour
You will bring the Silence
Your part
Now it will soon be over
Track Name: Strip The Rot
Can it be, that I feel nothing?
His body cold and I cannot see him breathing
Tied and tortured, deep mutilation
Within my hands, I held his fate before me
Judgement was passed - he was found guilty
And for this he will pay with his fucking life
This is our duty to fill the calling
Breathing in apathy

There is nothing you can say
That will strip the rot away
You will never be pure
Ever tarnished by decay

I can feel you screaming
Blood streaming from you lips
Fingers puncturing your lungs and I feel it rip.
Bones splitting, lungs bursting out
Lungs filling, body drenched with pain.
See the end is near, and hear the demons calling
You will spend eternity in purgatory
There is nothing left of you
But I am content now

There is nothing you can see
Blinded by this misery
Wandering lost and all alone
This is your destiny
Track Name: Tulpa Effect (feat. Mike Barker)
Someone's always watching me
He is always there
When I'm sleeping he just waits and stares
Always in the darkest corner of my room
Waiting until your fear begins

Watching
The fear from deep inside
You can not run or hide
Waiting
Just when you think it’s through
I will come back for you

Watching
He's tall with the suit of black
Dressed like the angel of death
Why don’t you try to run?
Why won't you stay?
Waiting
Why don’t we go and play
Hide and seek among the trees?
The faceless demon comes
Slender games begin

Watching
Someone's always watching me
He is always there
When I'm sleeping he just waits and stares
Waiting
Always in the darkest corner of my room
Waiting until, your fear begins

The fear from deep inside
Track Name: Weather The Sun
Blood on my feet
A long way I’ve run
To escape my shadow
I have weathered the sun.

Come on, you can take it
Change now or you won't shake it
Your life seems like waste of time
Apathy is your fucking crime
Want better - stand on your own feet
Give up then you're just dead meat
Cry out, all you do is complain.
(Realise you're the one who needs to change)

There's no excuse
For your failures
Pull yourself from the gutter
You sad piece of shit

No blood on your feet
You don't even run
Can't escape your shadow
If you don't weather the sun

Continual is your whining
Non-existent is your action
Excuses in abundance
Denial is your crutch