phantom hate

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When your eyes meet my flesh
The blood of past generations
Comes dripping down
My father's hands

Ignorant shell
Living, breathing lies
Our fathers have died
Along with their pride!

Wearing the badge of past
A stain, a curse, a mast
This flesh was not chosen
An arbitrary shell cast

Evacuate my shell casing
To rob you of a chance
Chance for karmic retribution

The lure of blame
Reduced to the soulless face of a shadow
Free play of identity games
You are the face card dealt
Mask of obfuscation
Ever-tightening shell
Bolted into what was once a spine
All you have is all you are
All I am is all I have

The sin is alive in the blood
On which the reflecting beast feeds
Its hunger can only be satiated
By our own evil deeds

I am not the sum of my ancestry
You're not a victim of the past
Even as our mirrored hate burns
Like a lake of fire
The bloodied page will not turn
Until the conversation expires


from Hymns of Ahriman, released January 11, 2014



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ONTOGENY San Francisco, California

Ontogeny is a progressive death metal band from San Francisco started in 2002. After many demos Ontogeny released the first full length album in 2005 "Pillars of Perversion". With the additions of Keith Grimshaw, Sam Zuerner and Chazz Mcconnell Discord and Disillusion was recorded and released. Ontogeny is currently seeking label representation for the 3rd full length Hymns of Ahriman in 2014. ... more

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