Ego Diligio Vos - 2012

by Rigor Sardonicous

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tobias_rieper Rigor have been around forever - no other band has been this consistent in annoying me with their drum sound. But they've improved! Vocal effects are toned down here as well. It sounds so much better. Still, it's ye olde funeral death doom so RAW Gordon Ramsey would have a field day. "Nox noctis" is their more catchy funereal (?) side shining through. It's my favourite song next to masterful "Rex Regis Fortuna". Favorite track: Nox Noctis Theca Dies (as night envelops the day).
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Instrumental Intro
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I hear the angel's sing I hear the devil laugh upon me A light so splendid and fair A night of wretchedness and despair As I walk upon the caverns of time I beseech the day as I lay upon broken wings I hear the songs that they sing I hear the merry wails of damnation They are born of sweet delights They were born from endless night I can see the sun I can feel the night I have crowned my head Then they have taken her dead I have taken her hand Nigh the grave to be prepared so vile The songs that they did sing Were scowled into levity
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The choirs of Heaven unveiled their grace and showed the Divine unto me. And they sang of life and hope, of darkness shunned, of love and birth, of us as one, a lighted shade, a sacred dove. And He came to me and spake that I have been blessed in honor's right. "Do you see the glory before you? Are you enchanted in your gaze? Does this miracle call upon you?" "Yea! I do! I am! I claim!" And it was.
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And They came from flames so far and near Crusaders estranged of madness and woe Carnage waged for pastimes stay A foetid tide that is drunk on blood Mesmerized by this sight so depraved And the One came unto me And He spake that I was not the one To have this joyful grace A blackened sun that has come from beyond Entrenched in fright at this sight so forlorn "What can you claim? Who can you seek? There can be no glory or honor. Fire reigns eternal. There can be no birth. No love nor hope nor joy nor life. Nothing sacred remains, nothing that is dear. Nothing shall save you from this gift of fate." And they laughed these decrepit wretched ones A fleeting gaffe of torment I did gaze And I wept. And I fell. And it was.
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A splendor so fair now is gone The sun does set away so far Enchanted honor in flames lies undone My claim, my cherished is abandoned I see her gaze upon my face In vivid prayer alight in haze A ship upon the shore ablaze A daemon danse of fallen grace A desert ray in the midst of May So weary a shade such morning rays It creeps upon the sands of grey A sting to pierce the soul away
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Raging torrents of hate envelope my ghost My searing eyes do strain this flaming cold No claw nor sword will claim these ones I can see the wretched ones stand I can feel their forsaken hands I will grant them torments at last None more will I languish, no more to claim Desolate madness without a name A triumph to bestill as ice upon frost A rapture of death, the path of the lost I will stand above this plain of flames I will break their will so insane I will defy those grotesque and lame I will deify my immortal grace
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Daylight shines the horizon A glimmering sign of hope Enchanted molten rising I relinquish this time alone A fertile land of grace Rebounding in my eyes I will reclaim my lost life To turn upon this land I shudder to no unknown To cast upon the damned To take from them their own I seek my salvation Enliven my own path I call upon her lapse A death so estranged A conscience of dismay A nightmare while awake I stand upon her grave I call upon her name Before the remembrance gate A touch upon her face An angel in this place I lift her from the earth A dream unreal and erred A passioned and tortured world I embrace her pallid form In madness from desire The others from the fire They danse no more so wild Their futile wanton guile I lay her down so near A noble and gallant scene I reveal her limpid body And take from heaven's piety I lust upon my claim This immemorial union remains No god nor daemon shade Can take this fortune away

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A tale of Death and Love. Released in 2012 by Memento Mori Records.

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released March 10, 2012

Glenn Hampton - Bass
Joseph Fogarazzo - Guitar/Vocal
"?!" - Drums/Percussion

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Rigor Sardonicous New York

RAW DEATH INSPIRED DOOM, RIGOR SARDONICOUS DRAWS FROM TRULY APOCALYPTIC SOURCES FOR THEIR INSPIRATION AND FORWARD INTO THIS VOID A SONIC ATMOSPHERE NOT OF FRIGHTENED AND DEPRESSIVE APPREHENSION, BUT RATHER OF FRIGHTENING, HORRIFIC BLEAKNESS DRAWN FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE ABSENCE OF HOPE FOR ALL LIFE! ... more

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