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Sekem (Live)

from Chokehold by The Amenta

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Originally recorded and released on Occasus, the first album by The Amenta.

Recorded live in 2011 at The Arthouse, Melbourne on the tour supporting the V01D release.
The performance of the song can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe8a38F1Kys


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


from Chokehold, released May 15, 2012


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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 Miehs (Guitars)
Timothy Pope (Samples, Keyboards)
Dale Harrison (Bass)
David Haley (Drums)
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