Servants of the Countercosmos

by Wode

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1.
Arise! Come forth to take the crown On barren plane Triumphant flame Miasmic lands of the dead Burning nation in silence Shrouds fall to reveal... Nothingness The Sea of Tranquility Rolling on the shores of entropy The mask is slipping down Iniquity abounds Until the end Passing through the ancient tomb Of form and void Black asteroid Countercosmic fire Galaxies conspire And at the heart of it all... Emptiness Voices stricken down Fear is avowed Until the end Hypnotic eye of a dying star Ancient bonds torn asunder The light of nature cannot speak It buildeth shapes in sleep And through these dreams I walk alone A path forever known Birthed from the fire The inner Lumen Naturae Unconscious bonds creating worlds within worlds Mother, the moon is dancing In the courtyard of the dead Below the great divide The abyss swells All souls drown in the depths of the world They drift beyond the ashen sea As the light starts to fade The inner light burns deeper still Sempiternal, strange compulsion of the stars Summoning the flame Of psychic fragmentation and absolute despair The sleeper must awaken or dwell forever there Where sulphur shall rain down upon the endless burning ocean The eyes of the world become a feast for the vultures Psychic divide Thy kingdom in vain Transcending death Summoning the flame
2.
Rain fire! Emerge from the endless cosmic graves Through gas giant plumes of sulphur Godhead alignment Heaven’s blade Deformed and dreadful Severed Algol Celestial dagger Terminate galaxies Pierce through the heart of the void Storm heaven Ride, divide and conquer Born under a black sun Malignant solar tides Infinite aeons Merge! Collide! Spiralling down From Andromeda’s Red-Shift You will rain spears of lightning Through Jovanian dreamwinds Disseminate Death! Eradicate! The stars shall flicker and fall As the abyss utters his name Behold the god of war Glorious halo of flame Down in flames - from the point of creation Astral screams - coronal eruption Saturn’s rings - disintegration Ares reaps - at the edge of destruction Ride, divide and conquer
3.
Black flames to sanctify the horde in the night sky You will remain amongst the bones and bracken Temple Interment The vessel is concealed Through the unseen eye Distant realms revealed From the bloodstones Hear cries for salvation Mirrored gateways Old paths forgotten Swarming chaos in the depths of the edifice Entangled and clawing in darkness Visceral void A journey through the unknown Eden destroyed by weight of perpetual horror Bloodied and broken On twisted limbs you crawl Where ghostly vapours scale the labyrinth wall Abaddon! Arcane rites and secrets untold Apollyon! What horror lurks beyond the threshold? Graves dance as the serpents coil – spiral ascension Beneath this earthly soil – ouroboros resurrection Awaken in agony – from the womb of the world Bonded by alchemy – abhorrent and absurd Abaddon! Faithful servants of the Great Host Apollyon! Transmutation of the Holy Ghost What dismal forces lead you to the altar of despair? Trial by fire The great unknown The vessel corrupted and death you face alone Darkness permeates all Silver tongues torn out The axis turning inward Below the inner sanctum
4.
There is a voice which cannot be heard A certain sound that knows no bounds Born within us and burning beyond The circumference of the stars A sickness that cannot be seen Penetrates spectral wounds A symphony of agony Spreading forth like the roots that trace the ground Transformation Eternal spirit’s eternal re-creation The sands of time shift and decline Angels sing of the wretched and divine Where the serpent reigns and swallows the sun To consume a Eucharist of poison Twilight plane A violet domain Phantoms loom in the sky above the empire of ashes There is a world behind the veil A liminal frequency of thoughts At the point where the synapses fail And flicker in the dark as distant stars Eternal void at the centre of creation The door is opened once again False horizon Morning star The wind is calling from afar While the path ascends Dead hands extend Through the curtain To beyond
5.
Chaosspell 09:14
Doorway of darkness On tides I awake from sleep Moving silent and unseen Strange companion A lethal and seductive light Emanating from the deep As I walk down familiar hallways In the dark night of the soul Suspended in a mirror Entranced by the black hole The ocean glimmers violently An abyss within us all On night of nights we sanctify Great triumph of the fall... From grace An unbroken line Unyielding nocturne Unerring time Dark matter surrounds me Our beings entwined The serpent snakes its path across the eternal sky Echoing forth from a dream within a dream They call – the restless undead – unknown and unseen As the tempest devours the light of the world Cast away chains of sciolism Embrace the knowledge of distant ones The lonely void Cold and indifferent Cadavers spiral on Into the gaping maw they fall as comets Burning through heaven’s gate Where souls hang by a silver thread Behold the sickness of the spheres The dark earth spins with the living and the dead Echoing forth on ancient tides of outer darkness O Godde§§, wreathed in emeralde flame The scriptures bear your name Pale reflection Your countenance betrayed Dark wisdom Unfettered through the eternal age Return to celestial silence once again Bound at the edge of Empyrean They suffer until the end In darkness Through doorways of death And oceans of emptiness The restless undead call out from the depths...
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Undoing 02:09
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Released by Avantgarde Music in an edition of 800 LPs (First pressing - 400 on black / 100 on oxblood red. Second pressing 200 on black / 100 on gold) and 1500 digipack CDs. Cassette edition of 100 copies released by Total Summoning.

'Barely a year after spellbinding the underground with their self-titled debut, Wode’s follow-up ‘Servants of the Countercosmos’ ventures into the farthest reaches of the unknown with 6 songs channelling the chaos, brutality and fury of the Inverted Cosmic Order. Immediately recognisable not just for their heavy-metal take on traditional black metal but also for their spirit of evil invention, ‘Servants…’ sees Wode’s palette broaden further still, with a matrix of black and death metal, dark electronics and acoustic passages giving fullest expression to the Ancient English Madness from which they take their name. Wilfully out-of-step with the ebb and flow of extreme music trends, Wode’s latest album shows their vision of metal’s outer limits to be singular, sepulchral and sharper than ever: it is COUNTERCOSMOS.'

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released May 23, 2017

M. Czerwoniuk - Vocals, Guitar & Synths
T. Horrocks - Drums, Guitar & Keys
E. Troup - Bass Guitar
K. Sveinsson - Guitar & Synths

Recorded and Mixed by Joe Clayton at Nø Studio
Additional Recording by Karl Sveinsson
Mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright
Cover Painting by Mitchell Nolte
Acoustic Guitar on 'Undoing' by Lord Beastwinder-Hell

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