The Yoga of Death Metal





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Uploaded on Jun 8, 2009

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Morbid Angel - Immortal Rites (from the 1989 album 'Altars of Madness', Earache Records)

The morbid and occult obsession of Death Metal is not merely an headbanging soundtrack to some slasher movie-induced escapist fantasy. Here, we present the seeming juxtaposition of Morbid Angels music with Vedic and Tantric imagery to illustrate the same spirit that both are an expression of, only in a different time and space.. Though modern in form, and as such, dark in aesthetic (to capture from an aliented youth perspective the modern darkness of the Kali Yuga), the music and lyrics still manage to compliment the imagery, showing that the best Death Metal music is not ephemeral, niche entertainment for braindead outsiders but a legitimate artform with a reverence for the eternal.

Only death is real

Thanks to usernamen for additional inspiration (and some footage). Now in HD.

Gathered for a sacred rite
Subconscious minds allied
Call upon immortals
Call upon the oldest one to intercede
Rid us of our human waste
Cleanse our earthly lives
Make us one with darkness
Enlighten us to your ways

From churning worlds of mindlessness
Come screams unheard before
Haunting voices fill the room
Their source remaining undefined
Shadows cast from faceless beings
Lost for centuries

Lords of death, I summon you
Reside within our brains
Cast your spells upon our lives
So that we may receive
The gift of immortality
Bestowed on those who seek you

I pray

Now immortal


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