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    The Great Mortality

    Artist: TIMŌRĀTUS
    Label: Christian Metal Underground Records
    Release Date: May 22, 2018
    Genres: Black Metal, Blackend Death Metal, Death Grind Metal, Death Metal, Doom Metal, Funeral Doom Metal, Grindcore
    People: David Napier, Courtney Napier

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    Album Reviews

    "The brilliance of this album is simply that it answers the number one problem with extreme metal, listener fatigue. Without decipherable vocals, if the music does not change and vary, the listener quickly tires of what he/she is hearing. The style changes about every 4 songs, so if one is not to your liking, maybe the next will be."

    Chris Gatto - Heaven's Metal Magazine

    Tracklist

    1. Of Human Bondage
    2. Eternal Loss
    3. Intermission (2 Years Later)
    4. Confrontation of the End
    5. No One Left
    6. Intermission (4 Years Later)
    7. Slumbering Vision
    8. Realization of Purpose
    9. Intermission (8 Years Later)
    10. Questions
    11. Coming Into Her Own
    12. Father
    13. New Love
    14. Winding Down
    15. Deathbed
    16. Kafla's Soul Leaves His Body

    Lyrics

    Of Human Bondage

    What is this death?
    Spread through the people
    The corruption of the air
    Light your fires and ward off the evils
    Pray to God to heal the flesh,
    Blackened and bruised
    Oh my brothers, Oh my sisters,
    Why do you suffer in torment
    Oh my father, Oh my mother,
    Start your praying and repent
    What have we brought upon ourselves
    So we sing and scream and cry to the One up on high
    Red skin and darkened lungs weep the sorrow of the ages
    What is this death?
    Spread through the people
    The corruption of the air
    Has made us soft to weakness and we shall fall on our knees
    Who is He? Who is He? Who can save us?
    Jesus Christ, the Son of God
    Call upon His name! The corruption of the air
    So we sing and scream and cry to the One up on high
    Red skin and darkened lungs weep the sorrow of the ages
    Who is He? Who can save us?
    Jesus Christ, the Son of God
    Call upon His name

    Eternal Loss

    The pain of living in this place
    The Great Mortality, The Pestilence
    There is no safely for Kafla Serlaro
    My family dies with a fear in their eyes
    Please Lord God take this away from me
    Take it away to the furthest of seas
    Please don't test me in this way
    How could I make it through
    How could a God do this to his people?
    How could He truly love me?
    Holding my tongue I desire to curse your name
    Who has safety for Kafla Serlaro?
    My Family cries with this fear in their eyes
    Please Lord God answer me this question
    Why have you done this to me?
    Demons now holding my mind in contempt
    Butchering my dreams in the night
    The solace I once had now completely gone
    How could He truly love me?
    Holding my love I can do nothing for her
    As She just lays in my arms, dying
    There is no love for Me
    I look up to the heavens clutching her with my arms
    Please Lord help me in my grief and sorrow
    This land is dark as the sickness continues to breed
    Everyone that I loved, Everyone that I cared for is now gone

    Intermission (2 Years Later)

    (Instrumental)

    Confrontation of the End

    I have become too numb to find
    My whole life in a line
    There must be a reason for what my God has sent before me
    If this is who I am
    Nothing but a filthy man
    I don't deserve to live
    I have nothing in my life to live for
    I have nothing in my life to die for
    I have nothing in my life to live for
    I have nothing in my life to die for
    Would it be better to die?
    To just douse my soul in fire
    Just to take a blade through my own flesh
    My mind races with thoughts
    But wait, Who is that who approaches
    I shadow, a figure, a void of emptiness
    Fingers extend just to meet with my face
    Pulling back with ghastly terror
    Maggots Now crawl from his side
    I linger as I try to comprehend
    The air is stale and cold
    He calls to me I can take your pain away
    The meat of his hand is rotting away
    Dry and lean he reaches to touch me
    Let me help you and you'll see
    I try to resist with everything in me
    I have become too numb to find
    My whole life in a line
    There must be a reason for what my God has sent before me
    The rats crawl through the naked streets
    The stench clouds with festered heat
    Could this man really take it all away?
    I MUST KNOW
    I, Kafla have nothing in this wretched land
    All my family has been taken away
    Could it really be worth it without my love?
    Something deep inside of my heart tells me
    This man is something to beware
    The light is thin just as the all the air
    I just can't move my feet to know
    Take the hand of he who wants me to go
    To some foreign land away from everything I know
    Patiently the man holds out his hand
    I start to reach but the voice inside of me
    Pulls me away as I fall on my heels
    Disappointed he falls back as well
    The figure disappearing into the haze

    No One Left

    Stumbling throughout the streets
    Nothing quite makes sense to me
    A child cries in despair
    No one left for her anywhere
    As I come to approach her I ask her why
    Have you come for me o' death?
    Like you've taken those close to me
    I welcome your sweet release
    Please just let me see them again
    I can't believe these word come from the mouth of a child
    The beat of the heart like an endless drum
    Can't soften the heat of this endless sun
    But, why is this child so lost in despair?
    What can I do?
    Come to me little child
    I am not stricken
    With this sickness
    Fear permeates her face
    As she looks at me with unending grace
    My mind still in a haze
    I've already lost too much
    Why should I care for this child?
    She has no one to call
    Is this a test from God?
    Please tell me oh Lord please tell me
    Why, help me she softly asks with innocence
    Because, you are the same as me with no family
    I know the pain and great tragedy that comes with being me
    Do not cry, just take comfort and dry your eyes
    Down inside
    The loss still eats at me
    God guide me

    Intermission (4 Years Later)

    (Instrumental)

    Slumbering Vision

    The years are rolling
    Tripping over themselves
    In the twilight
    I lay my head down
    Counting all as lost
    And dream of you
    Oh, my love
    Wrap your arms around me
    Fill my soul with yours
    Don't dwell on the sorrow
    Don't be burdened
    Know that I am with you
    Watching and waiting
    He has plans for you
    I wake with memories of you
    Driven to continue
    I love you
    I miss you
    Burning with new purpose
    I love you
    I miss you
    You are with me, always pushing
    You are inside of me, always growing
    This child, she grows in this world without you
    All I can do now is continue to dream
    Oh my love
    Wrap your arms around me (Oh, how I miss you)
    Oh my love (Oh how I love you)
    Don’t dwell on sorrow
    He has plans for you
    My dreams may end but the memories remain
    Filled with vision
    Filled with purpose
    I'll see you again, my love
    I'll see you once again
    Death knocks at my door
    Death extends his hand
    But, I quickly refuse

    Realization of Purpose

    This life means everything to me
    The world is lost without it's King
    With the crushing weight of this sound
    Please of Lord, send my dreams by angel light
    The child has grown, furthering in love
    Your power shows through, my peace improves
    Days, upon days, upon days... waiting
    Your love, shines through
    Your servants, stay true
    My love, I'll see again
    For now I have been trusted
    To guide and protect
    The times always seem to be changing
    Changing, always changing
    But they never really do
    You my God, never change
    The sins of man have broken all our homes
    But, Your love has formed our souls
    The mountains and the seas speak of your beauty and your power
    God, give me strength

    Intermission (8 Years Later)

    (Instrumental)

    Questions

    The fool said with his heart that there is no God
    But, father...
    Don't be corrupted by those who want to destroy you and take your blood
    God looks down from the heavens
    Upon His children
    Corrupted then forgiven
    Those who lead me to my death how no way to save me
    Child, you must go and prosper
    I have loved you as my own

    Coming Into Her Own

    To Christ He holds the truth
    To life He now leads the way
    Judgment, it comes to all
    Kafla, father, help me please
    Child, what do you need of me?
    The world crumbles beneath my feet
    Trust in the Lord to save you from this wicked world below and it's unrighteousness

    Father

    She is now dreaming
    Blotted in memory, let the water flood my soul
    Lord, please fill this gnashing, gaping hole
    She wakes
    Father what does it mean
    Don't cry, just come, to me, sweet child
    The loss, of those, I love, pains me
    A knock at the door
    Who could it be?

    New Love

    The door opens as a man just stands asking for her
    What do you want?
    I saw you earlier and just had to know
    Your beauty is remarkable
    Your beauty is amazing
    I must know, what is your name?
    My name is Lucia
    I am Simon
    The lamplights warm the night
    The streets are pale and white
    Her hand in his as nothing passes their sight
    Love

    Winding Down

    My life rides on wings
    As we walk down the street gazing in each others eyes
    The peace of the Lord came upon them
    I know now that I do not have long in this Earth
    I just can't wait to go home

    Deathbed

    Father don't go please
    I must go child, my body is not meant for this world
    Panic sets in like a knife
    I've lost too much in this world
    You've met a good man
    Now, go with God
    I will always love you for what you have done for me
    Child, I have done nothing, for the Lord, He saves

    Kafla's Soul Leaves His Body

    (Screams)

    About Album

    This is a story of a man named Kefla Selaro living during the time of the Black Plague. His tale of loss and rejuvenation of purpose and ultimately death, but not without living a life of charity and help.

    This album is a collection of previous EPs (Black, Death, Doom & Grind), rerecorded, rewritten, remixed and remastered with 3 new additional “Intermission” tracks linking the genres together (Black Metal to Death Metal, Death Metal to Doom Metal and Doom Metal to Grindcore).