Chokehold

by The Amenta

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released May 15, 2012

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Erik Miehs at Non Studios, Sydney.
'V01D (Remix)' mixed by Timothy Pope at NON Studios, Sydney.
‘Christbait Rising’ written and originally performed by Godflesh .
“Choke Hold” cover, photography and design by Jess Mathews.
“Choke Hold” was originally released digitally by Listenable Records in 2012.

Live recordings from the Arthouse, Melbourne, 2011
The performance of the songs can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe8a38F1Kys

Cain Cressall - Vocals
Erik Miehs - Guitars, Bass on 'Christbait Rising'
Timothy Pope - Keys, Noise, Samples, Bass on 'Choke Hold'
Dan Quinlan - Bass
Robin Stone - Drums

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The Amenta Sydney, Australia

THE AMENTA was crudely welded together in the sickly dawn of a new millennium, Combining the uglier aspects of Black Metal, Death Metal, extreme Industrial and ambient Electronica, THE AMENTA soundtracks an era of rot, rust and ruin

The current line-up consists of:

Cain Cressall (Vocals)
Erik Mlehs (Gultars)
Timothy Pope (Samples, Keyboards)
Dan Quinlan (Bass)
David Haley (Drums)
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Track Name: Choke Hold
A clean feed,
A gloved hand on our throat.
A clean feed,
A gloved hand on our throat.
Keep strength for the strong
And weaken the weak.
A clean feed
Keeps the meek on a leash.

You want to bind my mouth?
You better pull my teeth.

Driven to suckle,
The squeal of the blind swine.
Driven to suckle,
The squeal of the blind swine.
Groveling in the dirt.
Shaking with bestial want.
Driven to suckle
A sickly junky hustle.

You want to bind my mouth?
You better pull my teeth.

Choke Hold.
Track Name: Sekem (Live)
Burnt out necropolis
Sinking fire sear dead
Second traitor soul powerless
Resist those who would silence
Remove the wrappings
Which fetter my mouth
An empty aching vessel
Stop time decay
Feel like fire dying
A voice but no words
An eternity but no soul

Give me voice withered lips
Shattered teeth forced with bitter iron
Hiss of escaping last gasp
Cut like mortician knife
All that remains is remains

Void turns in wheel
Turning slowly in the starless dust never
Like western lights
Sinking and spluttering
I am now fading
Body rot in the row
Caught in pull of time
Suffering second final death alone
I am alone
And empty like a tomb of archaic years

Where is the beast who shut out the light?
Left in the dark of incomplete empty
The powerless flesh atrophy in stone casket
I am alone, abandoned
I am become death

Take leering golden jackal
Take from tortured vision
Saliva drip from jaws
Breath from middens

Footprints of slime on pathway to Duat

Where is the power
Cut string marionette
Turn back those who would restrain me
Bound hands reach for neck of Jackal
Merge of past and future
Sprint machine fail
Remove the wrappings
Which fetter my mouth
An empty aching vessel
Stop time decay
I am alone
I am abandoned
I am powerless
I am become death
Track Name: Vermin (Live)
Highly evolved?
Origin of the fucking slave
You are all voids
Comfortable null
You are animals
Who claim to be human
But you aren't trying
To reach the ideal

You are a primitive design
Nothing but base urges
A fight or flee reflex
You are vermin
A creature of impulse
Fucking and feeding
There is only reaction

Divinity is nothing
But a yearning beast
A crude vessel
Desiring refinement
A primitive rat?
Or a refined beast?
All in the gutter
We search for stars

Nature cannot be rejected
Cloistered and denied
But it can be tempered
In every futile struggle
In everything out of reach
In every distant goal
There is something human

You are vermin
Nothing but a flawed
Base rat
An insect of
Insignificance
You don't have what it takes
To rise
You are vermin

When it's all so aimless
When there are no goals
When there it's all just reaction
There is nothing human
When everything is thoughtless
When it's all so aimless
When there are no goals
There is nothing human

Think
What do you consider important?
What are your goals?
Are you content?
You can choose
To be a pig in shit
Or something almost human

You are a primitive design
Nothing but base urges
A fight or flee reflex
You are vermin
A creature of impulse
Fucking and feeding
There is only reaction

You are vermin
Nothing but a flawed
Base rat
An insect of
Insignificance
You don't have what it takes
To rise
You are vermin

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