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The Path of Apotheosis

by Inferi

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Brandon Castaneda
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Brandon Castaneda One of my favorite albums, so many badass passages. This is an essential album to own.

FFO: TBDM, Arsis, and Necrophagist Favorite track: Prelude to a Perilous Fate.
Pharaoh Stiller
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Pharaoh Stiller long story short;inferi is like the end of line whenever it comes to melodic technical death metal..The End Of An Era along with the whole artisan Era Society.!!🤘
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GoldSrc I first heard this while still played osu!, though it was a good while after "The first 9* map" got ranked, not during the initial controversy(?). Sometime in late 2018. Needless to say, The Promethean Kings and Those Who from the Heavens Came are the two songs that set me on my path of... well, you know. Of course there were a few more songs by a different artist, but if you also found metal this way, you probably know who they are and why I refuse to speak their name. Favorite track: The Promethean Kings.
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Those Who from the Heavens Came Eons before the age of man Entities of omnipotence, yet mortal inhabitants Dwell on Nibiru's once flourishing soil Stricken by a catastrophic anomaly Unseen by their prophecies This anomaly was war This anomaly was blood thirst and greed The skies were scorched by their war machines Their dominion collapsed from the sins of their deeds Their land was a battlefield Shards of destruction black out the sky Longing for annihilation, no chance for preservation Inevitable destruction, a planets demise Treading in the wake on the shores of tragedy Factions subsided to build a dynasty Born from dismay Galactic covenant [Solo M.Low] [Solo M.Pugh] The fate of their world has been sealed, left in ruination Nibiru was demolished, now gone for eternity Like locusts they spread further than the light of their sun Conquering, planting plagues in the roots of the galaxy It was said Those who were from the Heavens came down to the Earth and rose from the ashes gave life to a new rebirth But serpents fed on slaughtered souls In ruins lie empty thrones Remnants of past civilizations Lay the foundation for a culture renewed Refurbished creations emerge from extinction Grotesque abominations now improved The quest for perfection has failed Start from anew They disposed of the animals, Incinerate Coalesced their omniscience With the insignificant lesser mortal beings
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The Promethean Kings My mind fills with torment and suffering Watching my world corrode I shall create a race of slaves to harvest Fusing our blood with this simian and a soul To serve our every wish and request They stand forth and call me God Know your master, worship and obey I shall protect you from the fallen one whose wish is to enslave What a horrible mistake to leave them all alone They dwell in the garden seeking the knowledge of our throne Devising a plan to devour the fruit in its whole This blasphemy must be punished, Demolish their souls Strike them down with lightning Quakes will crumble their homes Soak them with flames ever burning This atrocity will drown in a cascade of death Nothing is left, Just remains of their flesh This is a time of great agony This is a time of misfortune and pain Affliction is now upon us But my creation will serve and obey Worshipers of the shining serpent Will reap the fruits of my dismay Praise must given, exalt unto me No harm will be done to thee, as long as I breathe I am the creator from a golden throne I lead I am the chosen Promethean King [Solo M. Pugh] [Solo M. Low] [Solo M. Pugh] I am everlasting, never question my rule It is my will to sustain their lives You have the heart of a fool You have grown weak and forgiving Crush them all with no sign of regret Enemies of our heavenly alliance Must pay for their sins with death [Solo M. Low] Enemies of the golden throne must pay with their death I am the king of all kings You are blinded by rage and ignorance These mortals must not be our enemies
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A Betrayal Unforetold Planted are the seeds that will carry out the deeds For the deity's plot bestows knowledge to the slaves And a path to be paved for his majesty to burn like coal There is no escaping this horror Drunken with a rage of his infidelity A deity of black is set The darkness has spawned, this cannot be undone This blackened, wretched heart Seeks nothing more than to devour The pestilence of man resides in its final hour Setting out to destroy the king Forging creations with apostasy The cloak of his vile malicious intent relies On abundant gifts of wealth, prosperity and lies Willingly deceived by the luxury received And the taste of fleshly impure acts with filthy fallacies There is no innocence to behold Blinded by debauchery thoughtlessly extolled Consumed by the fruits of wickedness And deliverance of the soul Entwined with a plot of treachery A betrayal unforetold Blasphemy, through the eyes of the one true architect And the shepherd let them wander into exile Penance and regret The blackened, wretched one Seeks nothing more than to devour The pestilence of man resides in its final hour A web of lies will be the gate for all the tragedy To resonate inside the hearts of man and build an infantry To rectify and over throw the king [Lead: M. Low] [Lead: M. Pugh] Slaves to his plot and cravings will be The foundation for his masterpiece A gateway to time and space is his desire To breach Heaven's gates with unholy fire [Lead: R. Santolla] Sinister acts severed them from their salvation And the paradise from which they came For their inept existence has cursed them all as his slaves Mere pawns of the agenda allow the nemesis to convey Whispers in the ears of man, pure lies to seal their fate This blackened, wretched heart Seeks nothing more than to devour The pestilence of man resides in its final hour
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Wrath of the Fallen One [Lead: M. Low] The fruit has been eaten, the only forbidden law Their eyes have been opened Minds no longer in our control They plan to build a star gate With the help of the pale ones Banished from paradise, forced into exile And unveil the wrath of the fallen one The fallen one [Lead: M. Pugh] We must shower them with darkness and plagues Scorch the Earth's surface until nothing remains Pray for benevolence while hidden in their caves Heads hung in submission, punishment Eternal slaves Throw away your life of harmony Trade it all for eternal slavery Judgement made for your sins Now the torment will begin Who will you pray to now Death is the only way out These mortals have been given a choice And they choose betrayal Life in the garden free of disease Or an evil wretched world of horrors The upheaval will rejoice In the constant plagues that will storm the land When evil weaves its filthy wings into the souls of man Unveil the wrath of the fallen one [Lead: M. Low] [Lead: M. Pugh]
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The Ophidian Form Banished from Elysium, a deity has been dethroned Cast into the unknown Scouring the wasteland, forced to fend for his own Stripped from his sovereignty Now an outcast, an enemy in exile for eternity As he leads the pariahs further into the abyss of heresy Vile acts of betrayal brands a stigma on his soul To wallow in filth, never His pride to great for sickness and woe His enemy's extinction is undeniable In solitude his fury grows with a vengeance His constriction on hate seeps from his veins Like venom embraced by coils of contempt The enraged mastermind will now stop at nothing To breach the gates of Elysium [Lead: M. Pugh] Deception is his contrivance He takes on the ophidian form To manipulate and regulate his children From the viper born His army of anathema, bound by his will His ethos begets them to kill [Lead: M. Low] Benighted with shame his destiny To roam the earth he is bound To lead the abominations astray On his quest to reclaim the crown The horde of minions fulfill his intent Of total annihilation and help him invent The means to travel through space and time Conquer and vanquish his nemesis the pure and divine Fueled by the strength of his effigy Reflections of his treachery combined Festers like carrion inside of his mind Reprisal by indoctrination Augmented with animus
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Prelude to a Perilous Fate [Lead: M. Low] Attention my followers from deep below You must climb to the heavens and extinguish their souls Gather, scavenge stone and steel Assemble this structure and our enemies will kneel Their fates must now be sealed Gather my legions of servants and demons A ziggurat you shall now erect Starting from the earth and end in the heavens Our plan of attack, the ultimate deception We are outnumbered, attack while they slumber Ascending to the sky our pyramid will rise Our path from the ground to their home We are the chosen, they are the treacherous Gifts of knowledge I will now bestow [Lead: M. Pugh] Their lair lies buried in the clouds Infiltrate their kingdom and cast them to the ground Their souls forever bound Always pressing forward with a mindset of deathward A loathing and hatred for man This obelisk, it is our catalyst, here we make our final stand Follow me I am your blackened king I shall regain what has been stolen by our enemies Crush them, abolish them Achieve through pure mayhem Bloodshed and punishment ensued Unlimited, our power shall not falter or cower My omnipotence they cannot elude Rivaled by none, we are the chosen ones Slaughter them and receive riches untold Force the gates open wide They will scatter, they will hide Their kingdom has been overthrown [Lead: M. Pugh] Ignite the walls, trap them in their halls Disembowel them all Kingdoms rise and they fall this is our fate, our cabal Our destination has been reached, a final fight in the clouds Enemies demolished, laid to rest, their bodies wrapped in their shrouds Our plans cannot be thwarted, a new age has been started Blood will spill from the wounds, our enemies departed Survivors are few, they only live if my will allows The gates of the dark lord will open From the void the destroyer will rise With supremacy we slay with no compassion To challenge us would not be wise Now I gather my legions of servants and demons A ziggurat they shall now erect Starting from the earth and end in the heavens Our plan of attack, the ultimate deception Our redemption
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Destroyer [Lead: M. Low] A void tears the sky in two Unveiling hellish beings From the depths to annihilate you An anomalous aperture The gateway to enemies awaiting your obliteration The serpent regime is ruthless, fearless, evil and infinite As the chariots arrive, demons feast on the bloodshed The venom of hatred shines bright and pours through Seeping its poison into the atmosphere Preying on the weak and spreading constant fear With their armor of scales and weapons made of bone Armed with hell's fury and never ending scorn Children of the master, the serpent born Cowardice and impotent swine Will drown in the blood that will flow from evisceration A crimson storm will quench the sky But never cure the thirst in me Open the gate to the spoils of hell And unleashed is the power of a lost dimension Chariots of fire in the sky gather souls from the dead Smitten with torture are the living As darkness unravels the fate of the enlightened ones Seeking vengeance with his minions To repay the full debt on his banishment To the source with no remorse Gates of wrath release a punishment of God Shackled yet loyal to his hatred He feeds on lust, the lust of purity Vessels from beyond the reach of time Will smite this vagrant filth of life I am the one they call Destroyer Blissful were their cries begging for mercy on their lives With pleas stained in sorrow [Lead: M. Pugh] Ego sum vastatoris aiunt Fero donum exitiale "They say I am the Destroyer I bring the gift of Death" Summoned from the void emerged an infantry of agony The unholy army of darkness Commands the battlefield With an overwhelming symphony of death Instruments of war I will disavow expulsion from my throne And realign thy golden kingdom Punishment for your disobedience must befall at once
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Onslaught of the Covenant The architect of lies and magnificent deceit has nourished himself with endeavors of supremacy There is no peace for an engineer of war Therefore no tranquility for the bastards he scorns The ophidian warlord is reaping the life blood Sown into the flesh, with a relentless campaign on the kingdom A river of blood will flow and locusts will feast on the dead As boils, famine and darkness unveils The reverence of unholy plans With a gaze of exuberance, He gathers His slaves into the heart of his lair Before a ghastly haze coated the stones Of the walls in his court yards with a mist of vermillion He slaughtered them all, all of them were ravaged A vicious display of his power immersed in revenge A river of blood will flow and locusts will feast on the dead As boils, famine and darkness unveils The reverence of unholy plans The ground trembles from the thunderous march An endless sea of soldiers at his side Their will at his command [Solo: M. Pugh] The reflection of felicity in his eyes As he peers upon a paradise to set ablaze [Lead: M. Low] Bombarded with attacks, the end is near Hope has been forced to be lost Destruction is imminent Onslaught of the covenant The darkness of the night sky Glistens with luminous weapon emissions Wave after wave of menacing demonic legions Ripping their flesh apart
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Marching Through the Flames of Tyranny The skies have grown black With infidelities that cannot be undone Those who hide in darkness feel the solace of execution Adversity has stormed the walls and gates that we adore Descending fast upon us Mere flesh to feed the steel of our swords And our swords will remain unsheathed Quenching our thirst with their blood Do not let them retreat Marching through the flames of tyranny Severing their black wings of deception No compassion for those too blind to see Their perfidious reign must come to an end [Lead: M. Pugh] Bow before me, beg for your life and taste my blade's desire The flames of a thousand suns Cannot withstand the wrath of a God I am the Guardian of thy creation I shall rid them of the vermin and swine thou hast released [Lead: M. Pugh] With impenetrable will and lust for absolution by death We shall not falter, we sooth their lungs with dying breath Marching through the flames of tyranny Severing black wings of deceit My legions have assembled to give their lives for me And the flames in which you have summoned Will be smothered by the ashes of your regime There will be no victory to be marveled by your progenies As the stains of your existence will be swept clean from history No shackles nor torture for thee Death will be the penalty which you shall receive Destroy and devour with unrivaled power The aftermath will end in death Smoldering is the ash that once was life My decree will be reawakened [Lead: M. Low] [Lead: M. Hawkins] Destroy and devour with unrivaled power The aftermath will end in death Smoldering is the ash that once was life Defiance must be obliterated
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The Ancients of Shattered Thrones War subsides Destruction of the humans and the demise of the divine Behold the flames The aftermath of battle mounds of bodies lie in charred remains I will erase remnants of the past destroyed I will remain Plant the seed inside my bloodline sustained Burn all the scriptures of their putrid lies It was not my will to have these peons deny This creation was intended to save our lives Drenched in the flames, the surface of the earth Crumbled structures, idols in our image will now be burned Now the demise, all life is now extinct Cleansing fire will annihilate the souls of those who love or deny me The all consuming blaze will obliterate Scorching embers char the earth and will devastate Fragments of life now ash shadows of existence is all that remains Withered and weak The chosen ones will be filled with the seed And planted deep below Inside the womb the demon spawn will grow His enemies will never know Cultivation and preservation of the human soul Their stories forever told The Ancients of Shattered thrones [Lead: M. Pugh] Writings on the walls, the explanation for the fall The beginning of time and the slaughter of their mortal thralls Unrepentant blasphemous slaves Encroaching into darkness, their lives will now be saved Spitting in the face of their martyr, their paths have been paved Forging generations of filth as black seeds beget Victory by corruption in a deity's silhouette Burned and forgotten The sacred dialect, scripture and chronicles shall be Abandoned by divinity Fabrications of life now lost for eternity [Lead: M. Low] The ancients of shattered thrones Left the burdens of withered remains And the stains of their blood flow Through the sewers of humanoid veins Monarchs of the dynasty have sown forbidden seed Lucid was the path to yield their souls into oblivion [Lead: M. Low]
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The Path of Apotheosis [Lead: M.Pugh] Enlightened by the aftermath of war A twisted perversion seared the hearts of slaves Branded in the image of their masters In the wake of The Great Deluge The kingdom lies in vast desolation Permeation of sickness and sorrow A travesty of man has now ensued To rid them of the burdens of their past The tribes were divided, scattered and thrown into disarray Then the Deities ascended the sky Leaving behind lost creations to sift through the lies With folly the wicked will inherit the earth Enslaving their brothers with ideals of rebirth No longer bound to the foot of the throne As demigods they conquer with their master's conviction Mere machines of desperate emulation With false depictions and purposeless sacrifice They are lost forever Bow down to the phantoms Bow down to the ghosts in the sky [Lead: M.Pugh] Worshiping mortals as gods Seeking false truth to no end For the path of apotheosis Has slipped through the grips of man Illuminated by no obstruction of power And twisted delusions of lavish grandeur [Lead: M.Low] They are now gods of man seeking out the weak And frail diluted bloodlines Cursed is the flesh fabricated by the eternal resonance of vile endeavors of man With false depictions and purposeless sacrifice They are lost forever The frailty of existence will be their demise Egotistical commandments hold sway to their lies Rely on the peasants who serve while programmed to be blind Making them gods of the masquerade Their screams for mercy will fall upon deaf ears Servants to the cause of The Great Deceiver Bow down to the phantoms Bow down to the ghosts in the sky Deception was their device to crush the weak Lost and bewildered, the verminous cretins Will glorify nothing on their knees

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Malcolm Pugh - Guitar/Vocals
Mike Low - Guitar/Vocals
Nevin O'Hearn - Bass
Jack Blackburn - Drums
Josh Harrell - Vocals

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released January 28, 2014

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Mike Low & Malcolm Pugh
Guitars Recorded by Mike Low & Malcolm Pugh
Drums Recorded by Logan Bennett
Orchestral Concepts Composed by Mike Low, Malcolm Pugh & Matthew Earl Orchestral Arrangements by Matthew Earl
Mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio

Illustration by Robert Gonzalez
Layout by Alex Hoffman
All Songs Written and Performed by Inferi

Guest Performances:
Eric W. Brown - Additional Vocals in "A Betrayal Unforetold"
Emily Low & Matthew Earl - Clean Vocals in "Destroyer"
Mark Hawkins - Guest Solo in "Marching Through The Flames of Tyranny"
Ralph Santolla - Guest Solo in "A Betrayal Unforetold"
Stevie Boiser - Additional Vocals in "Wrath of The Fallen One"
Emily Low, Chad Layne & Joseph Lampley - Group Vocals in "The Path of Apotheosis"

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Inferi is an American melodic death metal band forged from the bowels of Nashville, Tennessee. The band formed in 2006 and strived to merge the classic melodic metal sound with a taste of crushing technicality.

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