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Defender, Redeemist

by Behold! The Monolith

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Mitchfynde
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Mitchfynde Take the big dumb doom of their debut, mix in some thunderous High On Fire-isms and boom. A feast of riffs from start to finish. Favorite track: Redeemist.
Old Man Doom
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Old Man Doom Dig the riffs from these weed smoking L.A. bastards. Drawing their power from the bands that have shed the fine microparticles of Riffage Dust from previous Gods, these guys are snorting it up and using it to power their battle armaments of riff destruction. Favorite track: Redeemist.
Rhokeheart
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Rhokeheart Phenomenal progressive sludge. One of the best metal albums I have heard in a while. Definitely something Sludge/Doom Metalheads will want to check out and a band to be aware of. Favorite track: Halv King.
SabbathJeff
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SabbathJeff Hear the Behold! The Monolith.
Bred for my ears.

Second and last of a great band that took High On Fire's sophomore album and ran with it.

Very sorry for your loss; never did get to see you live, but this will have to do. Still spin that s/t too, 5 years on. Killer albums. Thank you. This is a really great, more intricate and fleshed out sophomore than usual. Get this.

Recieved. Spun. Loved.
SebMorane
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SebMorane It grows on me after every listen ! Favorite track: Desolizator.
Francis Usher
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Francis Usher \m/etal as a sword made of blood Favorite track: We Are the Worm.
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Halv King 04:17
Fear me, son of the red priest fire for eyes Sent down from the cosmos Paid with untold lives Demonic wave from the sky Halv King is crowned Softly quietly I creep In through your thoughts Won't see me roaming this land I swarm from far below Cracked aura searching through your soul Cerebral felt in your hands and toes Life source grey and white are one Gift for your sins to wage the toll Lifeless body floating stiff and cold Vicious knight of mace and blood Cleanse failures wash these hands of sin Halv king the meek is so revered Breathe in the air spit out the fire Fall to your knees and worship the king Lurk out the front creep in the rear Feel the knife thats pressed on your back Severed the stem and soaking his hands Nothing is left but body-less skulls
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Desolizator 06:26
Inside the fire I will grow Stuck in the mire far below Stuck in the light born of shit Past mortal realms I don't exist Portal-Gamma-Outland-Beasted Eternal force sent from behind Monster of man and outer realm Claimed for the one fast and fierce Can you feel? He's already here Can't grab their guns Dislocated in the rapid fire Dug in the dirt Their bodies buried In the tears they've cried My battle's won I just came back to see How far they'd run You'll know my name I cast a shadow in the dead of night Sent forth from his body He closed his eyes to believe I cast a shadow on his dormant body And took his life for reprieve Fell on desolization The judgement sent from unknown
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Redeemist 11:06
Sun and fire scorch the earth Demon scourge has given birth Barren black sand where nothing grows Come my saviour which I don't know Clad with broadsword And helm of steel He heads raging where others reel Call it bravery or fateful course This shining warrior in rising force Our people this terror Defender redeemist At out throats unsheath Defender redeemist Circle of illumination Don't know whence it came Overlord cast his brood These minions with no name Reseemist beckoned from burning rivers Heading forth on bridled wyvern Vengeance cometh and faith restored The book has spoken their rivals warned Sortie commences through burning gates The slow hand of doom Redeemist arises through smoke and fog The victor he rides Crowned demons swarm feel them coming Crushed demons fall praise our defender Decapitated through flesh and spine They're covered in blood Bring us your master from cowardice throne Lay him to die Beast take your helmet off Be, see in his eyes There's no honor in enslaved lifetime Taste cold steel Beast you're no tyrant now Beast be with your kind They await you in their peril They await
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Slither from frontal to spine Myriapod the breeders the one Latching to progress and sucking the skin Gnawing through eggsacs How gruesome the sight We are the worm skullfucked and forged We are the worm helminth unseen Spasm in cranial fits A flood from the stem in colors so bright Perpetual the dream never ends We've taken this husk in chemical fire We burrow through your mind Slip and slither through dead end dreams This spinning world ain't what it seems Like a tree branch, the limb we need Our lives now become one we are the worm
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Burn the with at the stake burn her for this spell Take the scarlet letter take it straight to hell Blame her for your problems don't look at your own Keep your children locked up keep them safe at home I believe in a witch hunt she's the one to blame For the problems here now all this suffering and pain And you say it couldn't happen here I always knew it would I say you never say never
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Sworn aside past the solar burn Beckoned from my home with an hourglass Space quells my scream stardust in the wind Light a flame for the weary hearts The ones lost in the stream A flare cast on the black Desires kept from the flesh Shine a light on my path I've reached terminal mass Hold me close to your radiant warmth I've left behind all I know To learn the source of the call Followed swiftly and blindly Through sands of time These tales of vile sorcery And the powers you hold Enamored by these synthetic ghosts Just fall in line and join in the race (lost in sin) The glow of lust against the sky A signpost to truth and unrestraint (unified) Enamored by these opening arms Just fall in line and join in the prayer (lost in faith) the glow of rage against the sky A signpost to war and futility (horrified) Enamored by these demon wings Just fall in line and join in the fight (lost in peace) the glow of power against the sky A signpost to end the heretic search (vilified) Haunted by the sound of silence Guided by the southern cross
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Bull Colossi 08:08
Burning linger in flight Constellation red beyond white Bask in the glow the glory beneath Almighty force of evil besieged Cloven hoof crimson eyes Furrowed brow heinous soul Cracked and burning with light Fortified in the reach Kissed on the ground and held to release Fingers restrained with terror and fear Blind embattled with pride Slice through the flesh and witness the light Bleed release to shine Follow the path cast in the tide Seeth breathe the angst One with the light in eternity Rest in glassy eyed gaze Seek pity for none and throw down the cross

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released January 24, 2012

- Recorded/Engineered by Billy Anderson
- Co-Engineered by Bill Metoyer at Skull 7 Studios, North Hollywwod, CA
- Mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx, San Francisco, CA
- Cover Artwork by Dusty Peterson
- Inner Artwork by Brendan Rowe

- All music and lyrics written and arranged by Behold! The Monolith
- The song title "Bull Colossi" by Kristin Brokaw
- Additional vocals by Scott Werren on "Cast On The Black/Lamentor/Guided By The Southern Cross

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Behold! The Monolith Los Angeles, California

New album, From the Fathomless Deep out July 15 on Ripple Music.

"The BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH of 2022 is not the same band we knew all those years ago: grizzlier, rougher-hewn and more technically visceral than they’ve ever been. A welcome reward for their decade-old following, and a ear-splitting surprise for those unbaptized." ... more

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