Elapse

by VIOLENT DIRGE

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about

Pagan Records is proud to announce our cooperation with Polish technical death metal metal act VIOLENT DIRGE to release their 1993 debut album "Elapse". After twenty six years this legendary gem makes it's CD, digital and vinyl debut!

VIOLENT DIRGE is an unadulterated and raw technical death metal band formed in 1987. Their sound was characterized by outstanding riffs, flailing solos and brutal vocals - mandatory listening for any early 90's death metal fan, especially for fans of Atheist, Gorguts, Hellwitch and Sadus.

credits

released June 17, 2019

Violent Dirge:
Wojciech Nowak - guitars, synthesizers, vocals
Mariusz Nowak - bass
Robert Szymański - drums
Adam Gnych - vocals

Music by Wojciech Nowak (tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6),
Mariusz Nowak (track 7) Nowak Bros (track 8)
Lyrics by Wojciech Nowak
Intro themes by Marcin Rusinowski
Recorded by Stan Bokowy at CCS Studio, Warszawa in December 1992
Mixed by Adam Toczko at Modern Sound Studio, Gdynia in January 1993
Mastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio
Cover art by Mariusz Łechtński
Band photo by Robert Batkowski

Original release date: May 1993

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tags

Track Name: Inapperception
You inward die
There's begin to expected period
Without preparation
It's plane which you designed for long time
Bad luck
Pathetic adept for masses
It's never knows but certain axiomatic peace of mind
Patience till entire oblivion
Tolerance perceive as grow up
Inward die - conspiracy of lies?
It's for the moment escape from throw away
It's loneliness - abcess on corrupted consonance
There's example knows from approaching past
As deplorable portraits of self annihilate
Gift, madness ahve rejected and ternished
But where have the rightful distinctions
And awards perished
Where?!
Sense of duty
Stepping stone from nightmare
It's continuation
Of bog of unpractical minds disappointments
It's fight for your own way to apperception
Posthumous speech to bored ones
Decide about lies
Verdict without a chance for kind of human race
Track Name: Doomed to Unpractical Mind
It's very late, you passing away, leave indiscriminated
Echoes were staying - bit, it's funny excuse
Choice of salons has never been your strong trump
As you have never sought to that choice took place...
After you're crossed last boundaries
After you've forgotten about wishes of success
You've became you're under sentence of death
Sinking trap of all unsuffers occurences
Ill-will for all what is false
So short stage - be forget? No!

Doomed to rudeness
To unpractical mind of adaptation
To noble ideas
To unpractical mind of adaptation

Of only specious way
Compessions, threats, suggestions
From another side - hate
You cannot bank on understanding
Nobody knows for what you pay
Lapse - there's no drug to reject
Drugs have no other price
Within world of your own madness
You'll die killed by unpractical mind
As a matter of fact you're sentenced to nothing
It means you can always try but you have to want
There're excusable mistakes, understanding for all around
Maybe not only for handfull...
And now you can see in your shining reflection
Of time certainly - mand without own face
Don't blaspheme, didn't want to pay that price?
Remembrance - crypts of childhood memories
Only they're madness, warning
Now think you're selfish person
Do you belong to sorrounded world?
Track Name: The Lapse
Undiscovered period, passed over
Earnest of distant future
Slightly decreased distance to cover
To perfection, coaxing ambitions, will

It's passing, being apart
Living beyond your world, desire
This tangible death
Though deprived of intrusive wittnesses

To stop everything, the shortest moment
Usually left unseen
Discovering forgotten trinkets
The feeling of losing those whiles forever
The feeling of losing the belief of many values

Why do you only have to think?
Why do you have so little opportunity to feel?
Aren't you ready for that?
Why do you afraid of a real happiness?

Try to keep your memories
You will surely need them someday
(You will surely need them although for others)
A feeling of shame, artification
You surely don't deserve this...
Track Name: Imaginary Imperfection
Everything's been said
Some time just passed by
Though your mind has escaped far away
You'll never forget that try
The greatest help
Why isn't it used by now?
That's the real imperfection of your brain

Taste of future
It comes back so far not too much
Borders of tour minds
Are in force, you leave out of them
Inverse, inspiration, prospect
Trial of thinking not wanted norm
It's too late

For correction of own consciousness
For try even if reminded

Scare on reason disappointment
Deficiency as far from plans
Assumption just too late

For correction of own designes
For try of backward trend...
Track Name: Enlivening Damn
The colours of your life
A particular set
So called insolent contrast lies
There are no dreams
Truly faithful, virtualy dead ones
Dead ones!
Too many faces you know, endearments
And hate at last
You demand exclusivity
You know what you can do
You accept good advice
Although you desire to be sincere
You don't start to think your own way
Like in the beginning
Being beyond your own world
Recreation of someone elses wishes
Affected warfare about justice
No one can get out of here
To leave this vicious circle
Forever without wounds and pain
So forget your ambitions
Which are inwelcomed here
Don't frighten yourself
The nearest future, life
I suppose that's nonsense
Another night takes away illusions
Now you're dreaming about wishes as usual
The wishes which never will come true...
Inside this freak circle
You'll find the time and the place
For your own, silent, unnoticeable death...
Track Name: Leprous Sanctity
Lustful minds
Avoiding everlasting santities
Insolent aversion
Fossilized rules
Accepted with no objection
Dream of leprous brains
For all this won't trespass, lie
This is not fear
This is lingering death
Countdown till the end
Oblivion disregarding of past time...
The world of working people
Working also for your rotten minds
Rankling them
The world of dead
Forever alive moving corpses
Parasites of death rate statistics
Forgetting of yourself
Gaining eternal kick in your arse
Leaving
Mixing with life of sleeping dwarfs
Rotting forever worshiping the whole
Friendship
Among squeezed faces
Of barking masters
Loneliness of floating icebergs
Price of freedom
Being world's citizen
Artificialy swollen password
In a time it comes in silence, no pain...
Track Name: Pessimum
Funeral of beams, inspiration, practical wisdom
At last a crucifixion from afar of light
Escalation of pain - atrocity, unjust case
So don't try to open your eyes...
Track Name: Oblivion
Affectation swollen beyond all borders
You feel that everything's gone
Horrible unfarounable moment
For everything you used to lean on

Another day started with inhabited lameness
You turned out to be borned without your face
Next revelation of attitude not wanted now
Weird feeling - though known from the past
Constipation of minds

Possibility of come back - doesn't exist
Possibility of recall - doesn't exist
You don't want that
No sense in pulling this shit
No power to stand it all
It's a fucking need to pretend

Feelings overgrown by ambition
The worst punishment for likeness
You've got no chance for infirmation
Consequences of not meant mistakes

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