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The Solemn Fracture

by Rhakshah

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The inaugural journey of the South African enigma that is Rhakshah. Prepare to be dazzled with deep distortion, chaotic riffage, bittersweet leads, an all-out percussive assault and a volatile dynamo of vocals.

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released February 28, 2019

Recorded by: Rhakshah & Heinrich Köllner
Mixed & Mastered by Heinrich Köllner at Burning Tone Studios
Written & Composed by Rhakshah
Album Artwork by Ame Harmse

© 2019 Rhakshah
UNAUTHORIZED DUPLICATION, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE OR DISTRIBUTION OF THIS RECORD IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

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Rhakshah Cape Town, South Africa

Nathan McClure · Vocals

Justin Ross · Guitar

Jonathan Burgers · Drums

Arno van Zyl · Guitar

Thariq Taladia · Bass

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Track Name: Homage to Terror
New swords of Sanctuary
Beware the malevolence
Consuming, surging
Drown dwelling in nightmares
Forsaken path led to the mortals culling
Thus you evaluate
Yet ye left alone to reconsider
I must reanimate
The path to smoldering fissures

Beyond angelic deities
Those who thought to sought
A canvas of cretins and perpetual afterthoughts

I give you this
Ritual ritual ritual
Losing control, terror consort
No death can save you from me
Run

Run from your terror
What pseudo-serendipitous
In the depths I will pry
Submit to your prime

A wanderers will to persist
A timed-life deprived
Nephilim, adherence to affliction
Fall to your terror

Old wards of Sanctuary
Prepare for the malediction
Drown dwelling so helplessly
Six feet in the gaping ground

Oh somber deities
You have thought to sought
The canvas of cretins and perpetual afterthoughts

I leave you with this
Ritual ritual ritual
Losing control, terror consort
No death can save you from me
Track Name: Abhor
When seeds of ripe familiarity
Nurture contempt, silently
Look deep within yourself
Burn the flesh that vitiates

Push your hands to the flames
Embrace this state of narcosis
Bearing disgust, you lustrate yourself
Crept in the shadows did
Letting bloodshot eyes crawl subtly beneath
The terrors dig further deep
The kindred deprive your sleep
Embrace this state of narcosis
Bearing disgust, you lustrate yourself

Our graves they rush to smother
Rushing to deplete
As vitality signals retreat
Abhorrence becomes your creed
Aversion so putrid, ignorance so sweet
Patience obsolete

Would I abrogate another day than stare into the face of another wicked mangled apparition
That follows me angrily, embracing surreality
Would I abrogate another day than stare into the face of another wicked mangled apparition
That follows me casting aberration, embracing this enmity

The grave pulls us closer
Gorging sweet release
I will control no longer
Give into abhorrence
The grave pulls us closer
Gorging sweet release
I will control no longer
Give into abhorrence

Abhorrence
Now you fucking die
Abhorrence
Track Name: Obsolescence (feat. Thomas Theron)
Defining a means
Of self-preservation
Draw from your inspiration
Express infinite potential
Let it take control
Maintain relevance
Before hope falls into perpetual discord

Disobey
Despite the ways paved
To have forgone serpent-like mutations
The shedding of the skin
No innovation as you lay pre-made
Mannered in accordance
To all those who have been wronged
You'll bathe in a former
Shredded dermis, without purpose
All that's left, expired desires
Fletchers and wretches
Mounting weightless curses
To worship at all means these loyalties are not your own

Digging holes into their souls
Do as you were told
Idol eyes shape the mold
While you dissolve
You hold status no more in a place
Where all pick at the bones

Exemplary art, mediocrity comes to fruition
The same old thrift, the waste of a gift
But what you seek is locked in these perceptions warped
Not born by creatives aid
A humdrum dulling defined
In cognition you'll find the natural progression
No scribed lies to hide behind
The tendencies of pioneering become an impossible notion
Our healing process is benevolent
This trailing distress is irrelevant

You're all contrived
In a broken system
Intricate embroidery falling flat like hymns you have forged
Lies you have hidden, no hymns you have written
You have written
Track Name: Unlock the Unknown
Darkly cloud, you rain on my flame
My stoic porous soul cannot take
Unhinged again, I become
Please will you disperse
If not for her then please, for me
You are no more
You are no more
You are no more
You are no more
Track Name: Necrogene Pill
I cannot describe this evil
I sought incitement
Digging the heels in deeper
Rotten divisor
Crippling massive egos
It's been decided
Again again again again
You fucked up
Becoming a god no equal
Reared and exiled
Distance your mind from people
It's almost time so don't dare fight it
Be still, are you even trying
I'm running ye running ye running ye running ye
Roughshod

Feeble existence, ill
Do as their fathers still do
I'll take their fulfillment and bend it to my will

Change this, change that
Vague this plague rat
Concave the head, engorge the kill
Their fates are drawn by the serpentine seal
Blame this, blame that
Rage filled stage prat
I am the omega you cannot kill
Bestowed upon me, the Necrogene Pill

Beaming bistre eyes
I sought to louden
Colder brusque whispers
Mouths infected, cruel in jealous blisters
Calls of petty greed rising from the foul
No shelf-life
Ballistic forceful intrusion unto you

Take it, become it, fall toward it, breath it
Existence gloom, you're doomed without it
Never heard it
Hokum worth it
Fucking shut it
Self-destruction born from it

My sweet Necrogene Pill

I cannot prescribe this evil
I sought incitement
Digging the heels in deeper
Rotten divisor
Crippling massive egos
It's been decided
Again again again again
You fucked up
Becoming a god no equal
Reared and exiled
Distance your mind from people
It's almost time so don't dare fight it
Be still, are you even trying
I'm running ye running ye running ye running ye
Roughshod

Feeble existence, ill
Do as their fathers still do
I'll take their fulfillment and bend it to my will
Self-righteous sycophant, your fear beyond the green
Sweet Necrogene
Track Name: Torpor
Pardon my nature
The fruitful trees have been axed
I'm found muttering
In this lethargic relapse

History, I won't be doomed to repeat it
Callous, worn forever proudly
Kind scars, depict a deeper deceiver
While I'm, postponing my
Sleep

Pardon my nature
I veered between
Apathy and torpidity
My eviscerating fanaticism

The fee, without balance I am found needing
Finite, patience has now left me
Blind sheep, give praise to the one deceiver
Now my belief is concealed
So incomplete

I am the fool of my own feet
Treading an intermittent increase
Last righteous foot laid deaf
Nothing but a breath left
Just a self-absorbed made threat
Amount to nothing, cursed you lament
One burden I must augment
I must augment

I am the fool of my own feet
Treading an intermittent increase
Last righteous foot laid deaf
Nothing but a breath left

What have you done
Left me, why me
A mess I've become
Suffering for this blasphemy
Liar, you are nothing to me
I won't be saved, who here's the defect
Irony
I'll be left standing over your lungs
Ripped from your cage
You'll fear your mortality
Track Name: The Antagonist (feat. Adri Jordaan)
Destroying integrity with weapons of guilt
Looking for escape
Logic berates, mind vindicates
Bad intentions bide time to suffocate

Madness forever menacing
No time for cowardice, lest your vertebrae devoid
I feel a need, time for valiance to bleed
Chaos ensues, my mind consumes
All thoughts of retaliation
It's an aching need, time for violence to breed
Riddled in contention, as I return to dissension
Riddled in contention, as I return to dissension

Antagonist, left in limbo
The silence, the virus, the essence of zero
Perpetual, decay of honesty as you know
Antagonist, left in limbo
The silence, the virus, the essence of zero
Perpetual, decay of honesty

Staining the tongue, I've given up
Leaving a bitter taste
Staining the tongue, I've given up
Leaving a bitter taste
Staining the tongue, I've given up
Leaving a bitter taste
Staining the tongue, I've had enough
Leaving a bitter taste

Systematic evil reloads the barrel
A shadow marks my undoing
Inebriation brewing, creating new brooding
I am torn between two worlds
Both held hostage for their comforts
Against my will
Escape as you break the binds of solace
Dig deep for your conclusion

Dare walk the line painted in delusion of promise
The eternal internal war, hungers for more
Destroying integrity with weapons of guilt
Looking for escape
Track Name: Lonely Seed
Blessed fresh flesh caress
Ill urges without finesse
It's a thirst too perverse
One like, one follows, you're cursed first
Age don't discriminate
Succumb to the siren's serenade
Seductress, she's the queen of elevated ecstasy

Manipulated, heightened
The masculine, easy prey
Convincingly, they will trust
Beta puppets, strung in lust

This aggrandizement received
You become disposable
Victim of the femme fatale
Click bait, hit that, undeniable
Assimilation after deceit, spurting all your lonely seed
Distracting, breasts are impacting
Where the fucking meat sleeves?

Tremors beneath your skin
You want in her playground of sin
Body shift, motions switching
Crazed, hooked, erections twitching
Tremors beneath your skin
You want in her playground of sin
Body shift, motions switching
Crazed, hooked, erections
Twitching

Instant gratification built an empire on ass worship
Narcissistic cult of desire, breaching your ego
How'd you fall so low
Deduct your spunk into this faux vagina
Corrupt, naive, the placebo
A lackluster pedigree, subhuman
Alone, eternal corrupted
You free fall into the primitive
Soul siphoning vice grip
Wrapped around your shaft
Bleeding pockets dry

Blessed fresh flesh caress
Body urges without precept
The worst is hanging from your fingers
One like, one follows
You're off the hinges too
The perversion will get the best of you
Succumb to rigor mortis
After death there's no coitus

Manipulated deliberations
The outcasts, easy prey
Convincingly they will trust
Beta puppets strung in lust
Track Name: Regalia
Breath has found its path to you
Cherished child of the womb
The war of ethnicity conceived of pride
Poisonous impurity carelessly spewing
Viscous cerebral vomit, projected nimbly
Through their negatively, painted mouths
Unto you phonetically fake
Typically you drown in fucking false faith

Varlet thieving from the modern era
Governing a nation, starving never strong
Dastardly bastardly fiends
Motherfuckers don't belong
A royal rage boiling blood

Old blood, old blood on these walls
Cold blood, cold blood on these walls

Food for thought
When you drink the fifth of whatever shit
It's fucking counterfeit
Feeding of cause to submit to laws they wrought
To force you off a greener pasture
The vacuous transformation, a timeless contagion
A ploy created to numb the twisted knots
A fatuous people fashioned in fascism
Something does not belong
The latter were born into coronation
For a golden crown, non-sovereign
Purely out of desperation
When breath has found it's path to you
Pathetic product of the womb
You remain deranged while we're encaged
As past and future slaves

Varlet thieving from the modern era
Governing a nation, starving never stronger
Dastardly bastardly fiends
Motherfuckers don't belong
With my white knuckles humbled

Fear your mortality
Track Name: The Solemn Fracture (feat. Kathleen Rose Goss)
Please will you spare me
Oh brittle subconscious mind
Visibly the color of uncertainty
Painted here, so vividly
So please will you spare me

I'm forced to muster a thought
Without the strength to comport
Yearning for comforts lost
Collapsing anxieties
The fervor that breaks in the cause
I am forced to trust all my thoughts without revolt

Frigid now my embrace, it once elated
Motionless abandon, brittle heart castrated
A soul deflected, a soul deflated
As my vessel is fractured, is nothing sacred?

I'm crazed to muster a thought
Without sanity to consult
Yearning for comforts lost
Collapsing walls around me
The fervor that breaks in the cause
I am forced to trust all my thoughts without revolt

Must one learn to love through hatred
There's no sublime state, my mind I violate
Drowning every pore with fear concentrate
Now I am the whore

Another victim of suffocating distress
A dismal noose though I have a use
I won't take your excuse nor this vulnerability abuse
Dead romance and harsh rebuke
No false answers or blessings of youth
An asphyxiation tourniquet choking the life from the truth

Choking the life from the truth
Choking the life from the truth

The tortuous undoing of what feels to be true
Your mind unraveled, solitude you shall pursue
I know, I hear it too
It'll pass like all storms do
The struggles you've suffered through, bid them adieu
Your facade is subdued
For I am the sightless eye, protector of you
If only you knew
If only you knew
If only you knew

Together strictly physical
Blind suffering with lesions internal
She is dead, lying unconscious as she bled
It's only grim from this perspective

Committing treason against all reason
It's abrasive, so distasteful
With empathy disgraced for, a lack of balance and emotion
Committing treason against all reason
It's abrasive, so distasteful
With empathy disgraced for, a lack of balance and emotion

As the lifeless seep on me, I look to the source
As aggression cripples me, I found strength to comport
As truth became clear to me, I'm the fractured and I'm the sword
Draw what's left of my energy, sever ties to this broken world

Saturate me into the dark well, where I am forced to reside
Saturate me into the dark well, where I am forced to hide
Saturate me into the dark well, I fortify on the inside
Saturate me into the dark well, tattered wither left of the wise

Frigid now my embrace, it once elated
Motionless abandon, stone heart reclamation
This loss of transparency, dictates a solemn demise
This exploitation will rape the life from your eyes

You are no more
You are no more
You are no more
You are no more
You are no more
You are no more

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