This Wretched Machine

by Enchiridion

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Enchiridion's debut album "This Wretched Machine."

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released July 18, 2015

Music/ Arangement: Rob Koenigs, Stephen Oliver, Austin Schmelzer, Tommy Scott, Scott Tripp, Justin Williams
Lyrics: Scott Tripp
Lead Vocals: Scott Tripp
Backing vocals: Steve Jackson, Rob Koenigs, Stephen Oliver, Tommy Scott, Scott Tripp, Justin Williams
Guitar: Rob Koenigs, Justin Williams
Bass: Tommy Scott
Drums: Stephen Oliver
Recording: Corey Easterbrook, Jeremy Robertson, Justin Williams
Mixing and Mastering: Corey Easterbrook, Jeremy Robertson
Album art: Rob Koenigs

A "Hothouse" Production.

Special thanks to: All of our family, friends and fans, Corey and Jeremy of Hothouse, Diane of "All Graphics and Marketing," Joe and Jessi of "Fort Myers Print Corps," Nevin of "IFB Records," any bands we have shared the stage with - especially our good friends in Black Falcon, and you!

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Track Name: Bridesword
This is my revenge, Roots are planted deep
Blackest earth sustains it, Darkest soil to keep
Fostered in malice, Nourished by rage
It's thirst for retribution, Cannot be assuaged

Your betrayal will cost you dearly
Your choice has sealed your fate
You pay this debt in blood
You exsanguinate

This is my revenge, Trunk a sturdy oak
Twisted and perverse, An evil heart bespoke
Hardened by hatred, Tempered by disgust
Cultivated in calculation, A labor of lust

Your betrayal will cost you dearly
Your choice has sealed your fate
You pay this debt in blood
You will exsanguinate

This is my revenge born of blackened soul
This is my revenge born matchless in its mold

This is my revenge, Limbs reaching to the sky
Canopy encroaching, Assembled intertwined
Rising to unfold, Stygian and cold
Flowered in ebony,
Of obsidian victory

You will know pain
You will know pain
You will know pain
You will know pain

This is my revenge born of blackened soul
This is my revenge born matchless in its mold
This is my revenge born of blackened soul
This is my revenge brilliant to behold

Behold
Track Name: Orange Lazarus
Restless sorrow fills my soul exposing weakness
A restless sorrow fills my soul demanding redress
Dishonest, appalling, corrupted and vile
A species determined to destroy and defile
Unmindful, indifferent to harm it creates
Obsessed with occasion to accumulate
Broken, defective, spoil to succeed
Depravity outmatched only by greed
Wasteful and reckless, to point of disgust
Abject and empty, fated to rust

A burden, a sickness, the maelstrom of carelessness
A burden, a sickness, the maelstrom of carelessness

A culture
Of consumption
Compelled by denial
A culture
Compelled by denial

A burden, a sickness, the maelstrom of carelessness
A burden, a sickness, the maelstrom of carelessness

Human Disease
Human Disease

Mankind
Truly is
An incurable disease
Programmed
To exist
Through
Degeneracy
Programmed
To exist
Through
Degeneracy

Human Disease
Human Disease

Restless sorrow fills my soul exposing weakness
A restless sorrow fills my soul demanding redress
Track Name: Balgus
Each blow chips away. The pieces fall through clenched fist
No hand extends in assistance
I walk alone
When the mighty fall, a shell. Devoid of what makes us whole
We sit encased in silence. Remembering alone.
A wrench to my soul
In this twilight, A darkness ever greater looms
When you gaze to long into the void, you find yourself gazing back
This reflection is no fraud
This reflection cannot be fraud
Constant Sorrow
A scaffold built on a ballast of loss, awaiting the imminent fall
Track Name: Wing Goddess
Broken lie the dreams amidst the devastation
Of a world free from hatred and dehumanization
We have suffocated progress and encouraged decline
With a constant choice to tolerate those who turned a blind eye

A terror we have wrought on ourselves
For we willed this nightmare into being

Evil has now taken hold
This monster abysmal and cold
This Winged Goddess the devourer of souls
Rivers of blood to her flow

Evil has now taken hold
This monster abysmal and cold
This Winged Goddess the devourer of souls
Rivers of blood to her flow

Flow

And the just bleed too

None are safe, Nothing exculpate


Evil has now taken hold
This monster abysmal and cold
This Winged Goddess the devourer of souls
Rivers of blood to her flow

Evil has now taken hold
This monster abysmal and cold
This Winged Goddess the devourer of souls
Rivers of blood to her flow

Flow
Track Name: Great Calamity
Only darkness awaits marching, marching into the madness
The fetor of death hangs thick, in its grisly putrescence
Sounds falls rawly emphatic in the presence of death
These burdened souls push forward into the horror

Sheer terror grips, an unknown certainty awaits
To parade into the void populated by souls breed for death

No favor!
Herded single file as the march through the ranks to their death
No fortune!
Herded single file as the march through the ranks to their death
Inhumane Humanity!
Herded single file as the march through the ranks to their death
This Great Calamity!
Herded single file as the march through the ranks to their death

Sheer terror grips, an unknown certainty awaits
To parade into the void populated by souls breed for death

No favor!
Herded single file as the march through the ranks to their death
No fortune!
Herded single file as the march through the ranks to their death
Inhumane Humanity!
Herded single file as the march through the ranks to their death
This Great Calamity!
Herded single file as the march through the ranks to their death

Countless lives

Mindless Murder

A pool of claret holds the tales of so many wasted lives
A parable netted in consternation often falls on deafened minds

Sheer terror grips, an unknown certainty awaits
To parade into the void populated by souls breed for death

No favor!
Herded single file as the march through the rails to their death
No fortune!
Herded single file as the march through the rails to their death
Inhumane Humanity!
Herded single file as the march through the rails to their death
This Great Calamity!
Herded single file as the march through the rails to their death
Track Name: Marooned
I am no one, nothing.
Decisions I made have condemned me to pain
What was once a proud, strong soul,
Has been taken to task by my fears and regrets
No respite from this torture,
nightmares when I sleep the cold truth when I wake
Always haunted by the ghosts of
Those whom my weakness has failed complete

To live with this pain is to live with defeat,
Admitting to self of a failure so replete
There is no escape from this torment agony,
Marooned and deserted in a sea of misery

I have broken my back
To fix the defects that tore us apart
I have spilled my water
Both tears from my eyes and sweat from my brow
I have talked in circles
Attempting to bind all the hurt I have caused
But it's all for nothing
If you can't let go mistakes of the past

To live with this pain is to live with defeat,
Admitting to self of a failure so replete
There is no escape from this torment agony,
Marooned and deserted in a sea of misery

We have reached an impasse in this childish play,
The only way forward for me is the day
I warned you through salt would eventually come,
The day I'd be forced to choose me over son
When you stood there and stared as though I was lying
Do you understand now what I said, was implying
The only way forward I can stay sane
To cut out my heart
To shut out the pain

Marooned and deserted
In a sea of misery
My last apology
Track Name: Balrog
Forged! Forged in the fires of rage
A soul! Now devoid of compassion and pain

No options of failure exist in these bones
Death take me now before defeat be known
Vengeances plotted internecine
Hatred the fuel that drives this machine

Forged! Forged in the fires of rage
This soul! Now devoid of compassion and pain

Directed by madness, possessed with spite
Hatred the venom animosity might not
Free me from horrors of hostility
Abhorrence my answer to duplicity

Forged! Forged in the fires of rage
My soul! Now devoid of compassion and pain

Remorseless and cruel without pity
Unburdened by weakness of sympathy
Emotions that balanced long have gone cold
Detestation and rancor have now taken hold

Forged! Forged in the fires of rage
This soul! Now devoid of compassion and pain

Forged! (Forged!) Forged in the fires of rage
Forged! (Forged!) Forged in the fires of rage
Forged! (Forged!) Forged in the fires of rage
Forged! (Forged!) Forged in the fires of rage

Rage