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We Only Love You When You're Dead

by Encephalon

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Sound. A faint mechanical hum interspersed with pulsing electronic murmurs. Bodies shuffling. A gasp. Language. A human voice cries out: "By God it worked!" But I remember now a peaceful death. So why am I opening my eyes again? Stitches hold together a mangled mess so what is this? what is this if not my new flesh But I digress, Guess I'm alive again. Why can I not ascend? Their pitch elevates They spew some vomit about progress Progress?? For Who?! Someone tell me 'cause I just want to... TEAR YOU LIMB FROM LIMB TRY TO BREAK THE SPELL TORN FROM THE AFTERLIFE DENIED MY PLACE IN HELL With only hatred for my resurrector I will fulfill the role of his dissector BLEED HIM OUT TEAR YOU LIMB FROM LIMB TRY TO BREAK THE SPELL TORN FROM THE AFTERLIFE DENIED MY PLACE IN HELL Why have you reawakened me? Everything was as it's meant to be Time will never let me go My soul has nowhere else to go All I see now is shades of black As I came to be the reluctant Lazarus but I'm bring Lucifer with me IT'S HELL ON EARTH, BABY! TEAR YOU LIMB FROM LIMB TRY TO BREAK THE SPELL TORN FROM THE AFTERLIFE DENIED MY PLACE IN HELL
2.
Dial lock agony station I rawk eternal damnation in a sub-dermal Armani(™) bio-suit. Rolling down red carpets in my brand new Bugatti(™) bi-pedal exoskeleton. Without a heart, Apple(™) iPace maker I need a Kickstart from all you mangled mutants. Stumps in the air! I wanna hear you wheeze gasping for a prayer of this heir. Each day I'm livin' it neurosis imminent. The implant fetishist still psychin' my genesis Name drop nostalgia cash in and cash out Suffering sad simple sapiens still singing their safe word Time to shout! Bionic Frankenstein(™) I'm too cool to be kind I'm modded to the nines the Calvin Klein(™) of slime We're the GQ(™) of Modern Dracula(™) Prada(™) sluts with Gucci(™) guts line up for our bazookas Robotic ocular lens by Ray-Ban(™) I'm the new Mercedes Benz(™) Ironman(™) Running quad-core exahertz processes from the brain I'm your Bio-punk martyr, baby BRING ME YOUR PAIN Bi-pedal exoskeleton. without a heart. Apple(™) iPace maker I need a Kickstart from all you mangled mutants. Stumps in the air! I wanna hear you wheeze gasping for a prayer of this heir.
3.
Something in your dialect Something in the way you move Somehow your eyes do not connect somehow I knew... it wasn't you who learnt the hard way through the maze that I fell into Never know the wars that I knew You'll never bleed like I do You never learnt the hard way through the maze that I fell into Never know the wars that I knew You'll never bleed like I do An uncanny resemblance but the flesh feels too new My burning piece of evidence My proof that this facsimile it wasn't you! Is it not as easy to face me as it is to replace me? You can only mime my memory from this moment on... And so you'll always know you were a fraud
4.
Naraka 03:58 video
Old blood Cold as ice Feasting Consuming Just the best flesh will suffice A habitual battlefield is raised where no one knows the stakes An endless cycle of consumption for the liberty of snakes. Dark angels know your name Tempting. Corrupting Ending your game. Drain the blood out Fill the hole in Pierce the heart valve with your toxin. I would not complain a second if this is the end I've waited...
5.
A life alone A life unknown you created blindly and feverously. unaffected by the world around you you could not stop working. You were a function with no off bristles whittling, clay cracking, keys hammering, strings snapping all fuel for the fire that would otherwise engulf you. And then it did. And though your time was short you did what you needed to. Left us with honour and an eternity of treasure. And once we dug it up we just couldn't let it go After all, nostalgia is our nature... Few decades would pass and then we could dig up the ultimate treasure: Our posthumous, solipsistic, artistic deity. Slapped you together with the finest corporate sponsored body parts. Inked a book deal And a tour Reality TV show all waiting for you before you even opened your eyes again. But now it seems for all the wealth we bathe you in and for all the love we drown you in You are somehow ungrateful You don't accept the fame you don't respect the power but all of this can change... We can take back all the gifts we have given you We have erased Gods before We shall take you back piece by piece and limb by limb And maybe it's better this way Maybe we have known this all along Maybe it's really time What we've been thinking should be said Maybe its better this way What we've been thinking should be said: WE ONLY LOVE YOU WHEN YOU'RE DEAD WE ONLY LOVE YOU WHEN YOU'RE FILLING THAT HOLE WE ONLY LOVE YOU WHEN YOU'RE A DEAD MAN WE ONLY LOVE YOU WHEN YOU'RE DEAD
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Lunacy 04:30
A frozen hand A silent face A Watchful eye The perfect place The right condition lined in position A door to unknown worlds opens your vision An endless portal to a realm beyond your view Will you know what to do when it takes you? When it breaks you? When it reveals all the noise inside you And after what you see will you retain your sanity or become lost in lunacy?
7.
In Plague 05:32
Life oscillates so fast Cycles overlap Can't catch a single freeze frame Before it's shattered by the next wave And all seems fine but all will end in time Eclipse the world in plague In this eternal abyss is there one consciousness shared biologically? Feeding on itself, Yet starving eternally But all seems fine but all will end in time Feel the curve turn exponentially Twist your spine back until it breaks All will align in totality Eclipse the world Eclipse the world in plague
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You know nowhere to hide so come out. Scanning. Pursueing. I'm stalking. I'm hunting you. You can't waste my time I'm here 'til the end You will pay the price in flesh and blood until the last breath rattles from your lifeless body, broken, head smashed open wide You fell from favor Your Godliest gifts You owe us back You will pay the price a debt of flesh and blood until the last breath
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A light snaps me awake from this pitch black cage My relief quickly fades I know the surgeon awaits The filthy floor my feet scrape as guards drag me away How is it possible I'm still purposeful What more can they take? I'll never know... Which part of me dies? Which part survives? Which part of me dies Into the chamber I'm sterilized Ready to harvest So tell me... What part of me dies? What part survives? Surgeons mask hides a grin He surely knows I'd kill him but I'm too tightly strapped in and so the cutting begins... What part of me dies? What part survives? To know somebody's out there wearing my flesh to waste It's like watching someone you love fuck someone you hate This world was always sink or swim So I'm saying fuck off With my phantom limb I'll say it again What part of me dies? What part survives?

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Delivering their debut album in 2011 on Artoffact Records, Encephalon returns to the Toronto-based label this Fall for the release of their third and most polished work to date, the double CD We Only Love You When You’re Dead.

Encephalon was formed in 2005 in Ottawa, Canada by Alis Alias, Matt Gifford, and Sam Mainer and self-released a number of demos before getting the attention of labels, most notably the German label Dependent (who put out the band’s first commercially available track), and Artoffact Records, who released the band’s debut, The Transhuman Condition. That record went on to receive album of the year nods on music blog I Die: You Die, who noted that Encephalon are “squarely ahead of most of their peers.”

After an eventful half-decade spent playing gigs and festivals, Encephalon return with their third record, a double-album of stupendous, incredibly well-conceived music. The new album will continue to inspire and awe fans of cyberpunk industrial, while still drawing on the epic mixture of symphonic-metal, EBM, and, yes, Meatloaf, that we’ve all come to love.

RIYL: Fear Factory, Necro Facility, Front 242, Meat Loaf, Sisters of Mercy, The Mission, Prodigy, Nitzer Ebb

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released October 13, 2017

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