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Triumvirate (Deluxe Edition)

by Black Anvil

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NYC’s BLACK ANVIL let loose ‘Triumvirate’, the follow-up to 2009’s acclaimed ‘Time Insults the Mind’, on the unsuspecting world. ‘Triumvirate’s assault is powerful, primal, and pure; capturing and channeling the spirit of metal’s earliest trailblazers through a 21st century urban hostility. Insidious tracks such as ''Evil of All Roots'', ''Scalping'', and ''Dead and Left'' are as cold and hard as they are hypnotic. ‘Triumvirate’ unquestionably leaves BLACK ANVIL’s enduring, pitch-black mark on the metal world.


released September 28, 2010

Relapse Records



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Track Name: What Is Life If Life Not Now!
What is life if not now
When the question never answers
The truth lies underground

Let go no longer in my grasp
Withdraw from life support
We tread among the skin
And from within we penetrate our core

True blood anointed in our quest

From ninety nine degrees
To subhuman depths
Canine no nine disease
Alone we wept

From beyond the beyonds
Eternal may you rest
From cycles blackest suns
Alone we wept…
Alone we wept…
Alone we wept…
Alone we wept…

Make way for the procession
Stand back!
Admittance through election
Stand back!

Fornever resurrection

What is life if not now!
What is life if not now!
Track Name: The Evil Of All Roots
I grow where there is no soil
Yet supplanted amenable in root
In total disregard intransigent
We adhere obfuscate
We appeared from the gone

And when you’re gone you’re forgotten
A distant glare dissolving in shape
And when you’re gone peace lay rotten

We grow where there is no water
Inviolable protected replete
In total disregard we attach parasitic
We adhere masticate disappear
And you’re gone

And when you’re gone you’re forgotten
A rotting shell dissolving in faith
And if I’m wrong you’re still forgotten

We thirst where there is no water
We prey when the slaughter is done
Satiate in gluttony
The evil of all roots

And still they seek disarmingly
He dangles at my feet
For neither cross you bear
No eulogy to speak
And while they satisfy
The rest have died discreet

Why do we weep
Entrust a past worth nothing in defeat
For neither death or life
No heaven without hell light
Track Name: Ultimate Reality
Behold this chalice
Come forth partake my veins
Beneath the malice
I offer purity

Imbued with arrogance
These sands survive the rain

Through deserts malcontent
Atop this black domain
Ignite hell flame
I offer purity

Hawk high and rising
Mutinous staking claim
Inspired lies thin veiled disguise
Have been restrained
Always despising
This hornet’s nest awakes
Send out the hive run for your life

Ultimate reality

Hawk high and rising
Mutinous staking claim
Inspired lies have been restrained
Always despising
This hornet’s nest awakes
Send out the hive run for your lives

Your body soon to be my vessel
Through ocean bloody reign
Ingest what’s left breathe fleeting breath
I will sustain
Capsize your eyes as death denies
I will remain
Track Name: We Own You
Condolences we offer none
The time it takes to grieve
Has long since come undone

And as the hearse descended tragically
In line for what was yet to come
Most mourners lost belief

But just when things appeared most bleak
Their dreams were damaged mortally
As voices never speak

Invested beyond their reach
You cannot fathom how
The students learned to teach

Only the truth buried and hidden
Kept them thirsting for this life
While the years kept sifting by
Fuck father time!
Their cup was full yet seeped the risen
Bonding iron like inside

The choice is yours
We own you
You have free will
We own you
You can decide
We own you
Your life your own
We own you

Only the truth has finally shown them
From this burial new life
As on this day death will arrive
To hell I rise!
And rise we achieve
And rise legend be

We own you
Track Name: Scalping
And there are still disbelievers
Those abyss in limbo
In glorious waste
Here lie the unworthy
Stricken to fear
What they cannot taste

And there is still
This mountain to climb
Grip tight tread blood
In hellacious storm
Those unattended
Must fend for themselves
In darkness may you find your way

We’ve escaped unscathed
Embedded displaced

And there are still souls to save
Seeds to be planted bricks to be lain
Though course and defined
A testament ambivalent to pain

We’ve escaped uscathed
Embedded displaced
Vehement in recompense
In shame thee bathe
We’ve set aside your past implied
Burned black we reign
To be reborn one must suffer life
Through deaths acclaim

Speak to me
Your faith bequeath to memory
Speak of me
Your dreams beset to sleep
Speak with me
Triumvirate infinity
Scream with me
Track Name: Eliminate
Some things are better left to die
No attachment pending
When you free your mind

Let the dirt cake
Let it solidify
Their funeral
Our time
Track Name: With Transparent Blood
Engage deceit
Witness discord in its final retreat
A warning to heed
Behind the flesh mask lurks
The spectre at ease

They bleed transparent

In none we trust
In all mislead
You breed disgust
As the lecherous need

They bleed transparent
Attach in selfish drain

These chains to break
Distance yourself from
The tremors at quake
No mourning they see
Scatter like rats while
The piper recedes

They bleed transparent
Attach in selfish drain
They feed apparent
In poison acclaim

Not of us not one of us
A leper by choice
You’ve made silence a voice

You reek of the flesh
Burn the branding marks
Across your head
It’s easy to achieve
A status of false hierarchy
But when the grain
Inside the glass drains
You’ve become antiquity

They bleed transparent
Attach in selfish drain
They bleed apparent
In nominas name

Severed no longer visibly
A scab of memory
Not even scarred
Track Name: Veadtuck (Bonus Track)
In the saber-toothed mass
Where the goat cult runs long and black
Behind the black rise
Let us ride the winds of blood