Nihil

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lyrics

First came the word.
And that word was nothing
Soundless syllables in boundless thought.
Is this it? Or all? Or everything?
A reflection between parallel mirrors?
In a book never written
Seen through a frameless window
Nihil Est

The opiate of the masses.
Diluted and polluted.
Curls in wisps over vacant idols
To stillborn children
Mother nature gave birth
To husks
That dissolve and decay back to dirt

In the melody between notes
In the notes in arrest
In discord in a chord
Nihil est
In the words between lines
In the words of the best
In the dust in the pews
Nihil Est

Like words of empty praise
Washing over an empty congregation.
Like a canceled play, played out
To a sleeping audience of mannequins.
Like a television flickering
Static in an empty concrete room.
In thoughts so vast nothing is possible,
When nothing exists everything is always permitted
Existence is no great gift.
Death is not a beginning
But in nothing, it is a rift

Love, Hate in a cold dream
A cold clockwork circumstance

A random unknown hidden in simple patterns
It's a chalk outline, not a halo.
Leave crutches for cripples
Leave dependence to drones
Lies to the harvest for truth to be sown

In the melody between notes
In the notes in arrest
In discord in a chord
Nihil est
In the words between lines
In the worst of the best
In the dust in the pews
Nihil Est

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from Occasus, released July 1, 2004

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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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