Battlehungry and Swordsworn

by Battlemaster

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released March 20, 2015

Recorded by Garrett Morris at Dark Room Studio, Richmond VA.
Mixed and Mastered by David Waltenbaugh at Blast Shelter Recording, Richmond VA.
Artwork by Ryan Snapp.
Copyright 2015 Battlemaster

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Battlemaster Richmond, Virginia

BATTLE FOREVER IN A FUCKED ETERNITY OF WAR!
Andy Horn - Vox
Alex Psitos - Guitar
Brady Cole - Guitar
Peter Sims - Bass
Alex Tomlin - Drums

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Track Name: The Necrophant
In life the battle burns bright with spraying blood and frightened eyes
That see the callous hand of death which brings dead bodies worms and flies
Then rides that black-cloaked wizard after the frenzied fray
He sees the mangled bodies, he finds the murdered brave
To resurrect their fighting spirits and enliven undead swordarms
Out on the warfield he builds his swarms

“May death be ye bride
Undead you serve bereft the choice
Heard are my words arcane
Posthumous shall I misguide
Retrieved from your death again to live
Brought back from your last breath
When worldly fates and what awaits are gauged
These spells may stil negate
May you embrace my rule

“I’m building an army, these the recycled dead
The strongest are chosen, to my triumph be led
I decide who lives and who shall die
Buried or not, a chance you may survive
Gnarl and writhe for me, the grandest of the Lichlords
Guilder of graves, I am Velsharoon!

In evil hearts lies reason, in genius minds lies wicked vice
And all may crave that grim obsession, power absolute
Cold means to gain…

“May death be ye bride
Undead you serve bereft the choice
Heard are my words arcane
Posthumous shall I misguide
Retrieved from your death again to live
Brought back from your last breath
When worldly fates and what awaits are gauged
These spells may stil negate
May you embrace my rule

“I’m building an army, these the recycled dead
The strongest are chosen, to my triumph be led
I decide who lives and who shall die
Buried or not, a chance you may survive
Gnarl and writhe for me, the one they call ‘The Vaunted’
Undeath is a maze, I am the skeleton key”
Track Name: Rank and File
“Exalted Battlemaster, lead them rank and file”
Divisions of our stern and taciturn warriors of the past
Unrelenting and steadfast
Conscripts kept in line all this time, no chance to disobey
Where there is a whip there is a way
I can hear the clarion call to arms, brutish mobs trained solely to do harm
Honor for the first, not a curse, beginning our assault
And wounds of valor that result
Lowering their spears like the steady rolling gears of a machine
And falling axes, guillotines
I can hear their gutless craven laughter, seas of fodder cheering for their master

The ugly face of war
Rank and File
Legions growing more and more
Rank and File
Minions marching
Rank and File
March with the Overlord
Rank and File

Notches keeping score by these veterans war-to-war on the campaign
And very little space remains
Terror they insight parading onward thru the night, torches glowing
And still the flames are ever glowing
I can hear the clamor of their armor, dreaming of what plunder they may garner
Formations in the ice, strategic flanking by surprise, a lethal ruse
Outmaneuvering is no use
Sheer numbers awfully daunting let alone the ceaseless taunting too
A crass and pitiless brood
I can hear their shuffling hooves and feet, a march like thunder announcing coming siege
March!

Sent to the frontline prepared for attack
Crossing the threshold there is no turning back
Combat pushed forward as night becomes day
Carnage completed once none are left to slay
Our targets before us, our orders are clear
Swift progress is made, victory draws near

Tactically brilliant, rapidly gaining ground
Shackling prisoners, humiliated clowns
Ruining resources, arrogantly proud
Nothing but scorched earth left in our wake
Dividing munitions, supplies they can’t hide
Thrown into chaingangs, our control stretched wide
Rewarding our warriors, claiming our warbrides
We do as we please and we take what we want

Plowing down defense lines in all out attack
Frenzied for blood, there is no turning back
A starlit slaughter as night becomes day
A holocaustal halting once none are left to slay
Ruthlessly advance, our orders are clear
Few are now left, victory’s swords I now hear!

Their kings are at our feet
Stewards of our mud
The ugly face of war
Legions growing more and more
Rank and File
Minions marching
Rank and File
March with the Overlord
Rank and File
Track Name: Mailed Fist
Stricken with a mailed fist
Our assembled might is resolute
Calculated vengeance absolute with a mailed fist

Arriving home to an all but vacant throne, left
Without an heir, defenseless and unprepared, weak
Stronger we have returned, see to it the barracks are burned, first
No longer a kingdom but merely a pit of combatants and thieves, lives of no concern

Barbarous, not a law left in place
Now many drunk with treason from greed’s black breast
Our exilers’ rife conquerability
My former king’s cruel and callous court is left powerless

Show them our mailed fist, show them our military might
Show to them the mercy we have seen, our revenge what should have been
Delivered with a mailed fist
Smashed with a mailed fist
Crushed!
Savage penance administered, unleashing hell upon my word
Crushed with a mailed fist

Violence for violence, reduce their pleas to silence, death
The fist swings its scythe towards the tragic loss of life, sure
Our bloody campaign is nearly complete, I’ll be installed upon the seat
Immediately they retreat but remember their crimes and accept not their defeat

Barbarous, not a law left in place
Now many drunk with treason from greed’s black breast
Our exilers’ rife conquerability
My former king’s cruel and callous court is left powerless
Fight!

Eye for an eye with interest is implied
Expelled to magick slumber, returned to claim my plunder
Proving to them what shouldn’t have been, I’ll excise their sins and I’d do it again
I will never rest until revenge is reaped, I am obsessed!

We’ll march through your square flaunting superior armour
Guiltlessly reducing your humble hovel to shit
Spitefully pompous our flags raised above you
Exalt our parade through your conquered kingdom of shit

Show them our mailed fist, show them our military might
Show to them the mercy we have seen, our revenge what should have been
Delivered with a mailed fist
Smashed with a mailed fist
Crushed!
Savage penance administered, unleashing hell upon my word
Track Name: Battle All The Time
I swing my axe in innumerable attacks
Callous and not getting any younger
I’ve seen my share of too much death to ever care
But continue on and growing ever stronger
Fit for fight, aggressive bloody appetite
Survival sought and valor I must find
Nothing changes, only war remains
It is battle all the time
Battle, a never ending quest
Battle, battle all the time
Death’s comforting caress
Battle all the time

Conditions the same, only violence remains
With kin torn apart, bastards onward march
The lethal cutting killing blades
At dawn marauding murder raids
Bring them to the slaughter
The dead are victors, captured slaves
Regardless war rewards the brave
Why do they even bother?

Who struggle on and join the messy throng
Carnage sweeping on past the horizon
Unending war is an everhungry carnivore
Masterless, a choir of the dying
Fit for fight, aggressive bloody appetite
Survival sought but still trophies I must find
Allies changing and still war remains
Battle all the time
Battle, battle all the time
Battle on!

Stretching epic campaign, violence shall remain
Kingdom torn apart
Carved by siege engines as if by art

Infinite war!
Track Name: Displacer Feast
Rally round me huntsmen, here magick meats exist
In these woods mind bending meals but the prey, it shall resist

How the woods exhaust, hungered hunted by displacer beast
Always somewhere

Keep your guard up always and stay poised for the attack
Once we’re locked in combat there is no turning back

How the woods exhaust, hungered hunted by displacer beast
Always somewhere else
Displacer feast
Colored like the night sky, it stalks its territory
Met with tentacles and teeth, this could get rather gory

How the woods exhaust, hungered hunted by displacer beast
Always somewhere

Dodging side to side, don’t let it leave your eye
It’s not where you are thinking, man! What a wild ride!

How the woods exhaust, hungered hunted by displacer beast
Always somewhere
We’ve seized its psychedelic flesh but at a heavy cost
It’s multiplying as we cook, our minds will soon be lost!

Displacer Feast
Feast on this
Track Name: Banquet of Names
Kneel before the altar
All extravagant dishes prepared
An exciting array of candles laid out
All attention to detail
Preparations are made

Ushered by my familiars
Enter all manner of guests
Join in me now chimerical cohorts
A screech to this séance of sorts

After all, words can be spoken
So too, worded spells be unspoken
Speaking now all one million and one of its unutterable names
In perfect discord

Arrive ye all through oaken egress and augured shrieks
Here dispelling magick speaks
Come to the banquet of names

Fierce and merciless is the demon’s toil
At the the banquet of names
Control is never enough, it has fouled this soil
At the banquet of names

Skill devoured by mastery and never to return here
Hatred commanded to bow to me fearing the tome of banishment
Skill devoured by mastery and never to return here
Evil commanded to bow to me
Expelled by this banishing book at the banquet of names

Fierce and merciless is the demon’s toil
At the banquet of names
Control is never enough, it has fouled this soil
At the banquet of names
Go on, fuck off
Track Name: Cursed Boots of Perpetual Dancing
The curse falls hard, hits deep
Desperation’s call is heard
For this poor soul no rest
To what end must I endure this horrid dance?

Festival of barren laughter, devoid of any joyful revelry
Song and dance to plague and slaughter, ceremony of human frailty

Come forth to the fire, join in the dance
Fleet of foot this mockery so that spells may be cast
A miserable ritual you shall not last
Crawl forth to the fire and join in the dance

“Mine boots, cursed, tear and contort my poor body so
I cannot rest, I cannot sleep, weary I tremble
To this hopeless rhythmic abandon
Tired beyond dreams
End me, so tired, end me
Please the pity to end me

“Immortal I stand now, no wounding release
Save for pain of exhaustion
Relentless defeat, made blind to find peace
Your music I cannot escape

“Plummeting into perpetually painful madness
And tortured in unending, unforgiving frolic
I plead, I beg of you
Conclude this chaotic cavorting
And end my life”
Acidthrash
Track Name: Fearless Penetrator
Fearless penetrator
Perverted provocateur, necrotic eroticizer, eldritch felaciator,
Fearless penetrator
Virile villain-pounder, valiant semenizer, nemesis ejaculator,
Fearless penetrator

Bound by spells, my people await heroic deeds
Hermit witch curse, fuelled by her horny needs
I must swoon her corpse, the kingdom’s champion sent to please
My expert swordplay and broad blade brings her to her knees

Into her tomb, I arrive to come and caress
And without fear, poised for combat, weapon erect
Her toothless mouth wraps my bone, I squeeze her breast
Revolting touch, but I must do my best
To fuck

I barrel my way down her cobwebbed corridor
Deaf to what spells she does say
My curse-breaking mission to destroy her is simple
Though I’m repulsed by how she behaves
The time draws near, soon the lethal strike I’ll present
With my tongue I grease the target to beset
I prepare to enter in her slimy icy hole of regret
Undead and cold but at least she’s fucking wet

I’ve thrusted my way down her cobwebbed cavity
Bravely blind to where I lay
My curse-breaking mission destroying her howling vagina
Ends in a true master’s spray

The deed is done, returning the lich to ancient sleep
Lifting the curse, celebrating her defeat
But I’ll always remember our victory did not come cheap
She left me a memento if you know what I mean
Yuck!
Track Name: Heaving Hate Hammers
I have had enough
Even in death’s chains I have begrudging strength within me
Uncalmed by the abyss
My lifeless respite unrefusing of the key

Free at least and soaring hate shall detonate
So comes to pass, my black hammer forged with anger
Festering, my enemies respected least
Perverting, pounding them into warm pieces
It’s driving me mad now, it’s really driving me mad now
Back from death, my black hammer forged in anger
Bludgeoning, I pound the living neath my hammer

Heaving hate hammers

Crushed skulls upon the shoulders
Of the ones we hate the most
Vanguard, we are the soldiers
Who blindly swing our weapons at anyone we see

Heaving hate hammers

We are smashing your faces and then you will learn
By the swing of my hammer all you fuckers can rot
In the heat like the trash that you are and for a fucked eternity burn
Burn
Track Name: Portal Escape
Now make your escape
Escape before it’s too late
(quick) Portal escape

Overwhelming numbers, the damage has been done
Turning tides of battle change and put you on the run
Anywhere is better, not caring where you’re sent
Immediate exit strategy, you must live to fight again

Now make your escape
Escape before it’s too late
(quick) Portal escape

Wounded very badly and trophies have been gathered
Return again in time to kill, in death there is no honor
Cast into the portal, intersubplanar travel
Wormholes transport you someplace else as your fate unravels

Escape!
Now make your escape
Escape before it’s too late
(hurry) Portal escape

Destination unknown but to turn and flee this world
Among the stars so vast you fly with cosmic wanderlust you burn
Deep within

The grandeur of the gateway
The scope of the journey unfathomed and in no time at all
Far and how alien an act
So strange, magic not a man-made thing
Far and how foreign this trip
Wizards fly untamed through cosmos