Foreshadows

by Epoch of Unlight

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Matthew Rukgaber
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Matthew Rukgaber "Caught in the Unlight" remains for me one of best American black metal releases ever, probably because it sounds more like a high-speed version of Carcass' "Heartwork" than a grim black metal album. These 5 songs demonstrate the amazing riffs and insane drumming that made "Unlight" so great. I am happy to hear new songs from this group and hope, hope, hope they keep making music. Favorite track: The Möbius Path (Numerus Bicallis!).
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Line up:
Jason Smith - Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitar
Tino LoSicco - Drums
John Fortier - Guitar
Joe Totty - Bass

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released February 24, 2015

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Track Name: Wrath of the Cryomancer
(with) Countless cycles of the sun
Retribution was to come
Along the frozen path …
To unleash…the Cryo-wrath!

Slowly stilling life with every falling step

Banished from the warmth of life…banished to the cold
Banished to the Northern plains…beyond the ice-dale hold
Banished from the warmth of life…banished to the cold
Banished and condemned to death…bound in geas hold

The hoarfrost permeates as the one draws near ….

Banished from the warmth of life…banished to the cold
Banished to the Northern plains…beyond the ice-dale hold
Banished from the warmth of life…banished to the cold
Banished and condemned to death…bound in geas hold

A tribal expulsion
Under boreal gaze
The austral foes approach
Recruiting to their ways

Allegiances sworn, upon the cryo-lex
To fell the followers of light

A tribal expulsion
Under boreal gaze
The austral foes approach
Recruiting to their ways

Allegiances sworn, upon the cryo-lex
To fell the followers of light

Destroying the sun’s grip wrapped upon the earth
Loosened she falls within the night
Driven to the darkest recess of inter-cosmic space
Lying ice-bound in thin starlight.

Destroying the sun’s grip wrapped upon the earth
Loosened she falls within the night
Driven to the darkest recess of inter-cosmic space
Lying ice-bound in thin starlight.

The glacial wrath delivered
And so the lie undone…

(with) Countless cycles of the sun
Retribution was to come
Along the frozen path …
To unleash…the Cryo-wrath!
Track Name: Night Hunt
Run!

Silhouetted visages, align the western ridge
Cloaked in starless stratum, the furtive riders sped

Jaws that bite, the claws that catch the feted breath of coming death
The lust that knows no end outside of time
A preternatural hunger readied for the sport, predation’s path to serve as only guide

Within the night…

The moment nears the stones re-palmed, as slowing pull of reins to calm
Steadied now atop their steeds as one to make their call

Jaws that bite, the claws that catch the feted breath of coming death
The lust that knows no end outside of time
A preternatural hunger readied for the sport, predation’s path to serve as only guide

To hunt the light!

Gripped in gauntlets overhead the Cas-i-mir effect
Affect the stones held fast inside as appetites are wet

Mass-negating pressures build atomic bonds are wrecked
sub-atomic disarray collapsing on itself

Directed chaotic inflation steered toward times of light
Attracting the foul intentions of “those” unknown by sight

Slowly pouring forth through angles of time,
lean and athirst and lead by ancient pride

The symmetry now broken, the riders' goal at hand
the journey brings the sport which turn brings their end

Directed chaotic inflation steered toward times of light
attracting the foul intentions of “those” of the Unlight

and so they come...

Forced from curve of time
the life arrives

Illuminating quanta
Now quarry for the hunt

Prey another night
Prey upon the light.
Track Name: ...Of Feral Eyes
As Trees Feel The Seasons Change
So I To Day Must Pain Again
Through Blackened Eyes I Watch
The Passing Grains Of Eight Fall By

By Northern Rites The Dawning Rays
Do All But Glimpse The One Who Knows
The Love Of Light Hast Died
And Left Her Child To Fend For Life Alone

I Rise
From My Own Fall
Unborn Upon This World
Now Stands A Lord To All

At Dusk The Shadows Fade Away
With Light's Retreat To Darkened Numb
The Silver Mistress Starts Her Rise
And I Again Must Face The Night

A Host To One And Bane To All
The Times At Which I Feel Its Call
Imparting Impure Spilling Life
My Gauntlet Honed In Mortal Hide

Hide Fools
Your Thoughts Betray Your Life
The Hunt Excites The Blood
Which Bathes Your Flesh Upon The Tithe

Upon Their Knees, The Impotent Pray
Your God Has Come To Sate His Want
Shepherd To Man As Lupus To Flock
With Lambs The Sweetest Feast

Primal Dark- Fills The Skies
I Choose The One My Lusts To Try
The Sucking-Sex, Now Stilled In Death
While Near I Lay With Crimson Breast
In My Unrest

An Esoteric's Dream Of God
The Crucified Have Died
Through Doors Of Time My Will Revealed
The Powers That Be Are Mine

Eternity Reveals Itself
Exposed I Transverse Time And Space
Undead, Undone, Unlight Within
The Vortex Pulls Me In

I Outlast The Oldest Star
The Greatest Range Is Now To Dust
My Voice Alone To Fill The Space
Resound Me All Around

(I Am) The Eyes That Look Through Frozen Tombs
(I Am) The Hands That Claw To Reach The Moon
(I Am) The Wings That Spread Beneath The Night
(I Am) The Scarlet Lust Within

The Final Ebb Of Tide
The Fading Light Of Stars That Died
The Barren Pond Of Faith-Divine
Pass Through These Feral Eyes Of Mine
Track Name: All Light Dies (in the Hyper-naught)
Piercing primal night the cosmic rays fall into sight
From eons past and yet to be

Gathering…to me…as pulled…by a force unseen

Tensed and twisting colors tracing life through darker times
The spectral path on which I ride

Chaotic…conduit…converging…on the source

The source
The fuel
The failing ‘light’!

(Light) the fire and rally forth
The seven tribes have read their sign
A ‘mark of providence’ emboldening bitter pride
With haste they move to meet the night

All light dies within the darkness
All light dies without the spark to burn
All light dies wherein the glory
All light dies in the hyper-naught!

The life is lead it feels the pull
Each draws upon the other side
All seven focused intent upon their will
With just a blind eye toward the west

All light dies within the darkness
All light dies without the spark to burn
All light dies wherein the glory
All light dies in the hyper-naught!

Retreating masses in a starless night
Fleeing the field at melee’s end
Engulfing all in the swathing darkness
Crushed (within) by the stalwart hand!

The source
The fuel
The failing ‘light’!

And in the wake the void expands. Where life was, naught remains.
The hyper soul moves ever on!