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The Yoga of Death Metal

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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

Duration : 0:4:50

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  1. khali911
    April 14th, 2010 at 03:44 | #1

    lol ur all such …
    lol ur all such nerds lol listen to music that is esy to understand like brokencyde ur all stupid get girlfrds.

  2. dolguldur6
    April 14th, 2010 at 03:45 | #2

    to me, this is what …
    to me, this is what metal is all about, or what it should be about . awesome stuff.

  3. ThrashingBastardHell
    April 14th, 2010 at 03:45 | #3

    Simply amazing!!

    Simply amazing!!

    Om Namah Shiv..!

  4. neuraxianfusion
    April 14th, 2010 at 03:45 | #4

    I’m confused as to …
    I’m confused as to how you actually supplied any sort of valid information to the conversation. Everything you said seems to communicate nothing more than “I disagree!”

  5. lakishajenkins
    April 14th, 2010 at 03:45 | #5

    Oh, the mind of the …
    Oh, the mind of the aspie and its hilarious products! You might as well have put Beethoven to clips of dogs taking a dump or juxtaposed Burzum with Bambi (his mother never died; she had never truly lived). The interpretation of the juvenile lyrics in this turd of a song is even worse than in the Spongebob deathcore ones.

  6. Fanta666
    April 14th, 2010 at 03:46 | #6

    I never actually …
    I never actually thought about the lyrics to this tune before. Insightful, thought provoking stuff indeed.

  7. drvilson
    April 14th, 2010 at 03:47 | #7

    This is awesome, …
    This is awesome, seeing Morbid Angel side by side this ancient philosophy really adds context to their work. Thanks for doing this my fellow hessian. Also thanks to Morbid Angel, for making such vicious enlightening music.

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