Exanimate

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Exanimate is the first full length album from Hollow World, with 11 tracks of sheer ferocity of their own take of Melodic Death Metal.

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released March 17, 2017

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Track Name: Defiling Paradise
DEFILING PARADISE

A paradise so sweet it could be called perfect
An ecosystem perfect in design
Microbiological through to mammoth in size
A state of balance and evolution
A planet of heaven-like greenery and colourful sights
An equilibrium bursting with life
Amalgamation of species that coincide
Of man and the earth - one and the same

It took the laws of balance
To maintain such a palace
Without a hint of malice

From the mountain to valley this balance existed
And paved the way for life to excel
It told a tale of prosperity in the sense of
Richness that nature provided to all
The foundations had been set for civilisations to build
Such a future upon
The evolution of human to planet was set to be
Magnificent

Enter the hand of greed
Of man-made Gods and depravity
A world now thrust into calamity
Demons now walked amongst the clarity

It only took one disgracefully sickening mind
To redirect the evolutionary chain
As easily swayed followers gathered together
The harvesting and bloodlust enslaved
It told the minds of the loving that killing and conquering
Were both necessary and great
It penetrated the psyche of natures plan
It made the earth an enemy of man
Track Name: Patient Zero
PATIENT 0

Send help - I'm screaming
There's ripples in my skin
The fever makes me sweat and shake
There's burning deep within
Kaleidoscopic visions cloud my awareness
I cannot speak
This thing has swollen my esophagus
My muscles spasm and twitch
My nervous system is glitched
Now hydrocephalus is causing me to writhe and fit

His body up on the slab
All around him are perplexed
Dry rings of blood around his eyes
And lesions on his neck
Doctors examine closely
The victim lays in rest
The horror spreads through all
As each of them inhales his death

Minds curious at the cause of the death
Which paves way for their intellect to put into effect
The studying of the virus
It's time to extract it's time to collect
It's time to modify and see the effects
This sickness swallowing the masses
This sickness purifying sadness

His body up on the slab
All around him are perplexed
Dry rings of blood around his eyes
And lesions on his neck
Docctors examine closely
The victim lays in rest
The horror spreads through all
As each of them inhales his death

The virus punctures all of them and multiplies
It hits them with the symptoms of a world on fire
The ripples it leaves in their skin as they shake violently
The terrified around them watching helplessly
Helplessly
Track Name: Systematic Refinement
SYSTEMATIC REFINEMENT

As minds expand I can see potential
I can reach into the darkness
I can see the pain of the land vividly
As I carry on pressing with the harvest
I witness the fruits of the land transfer
From the soil to the palm of my hand
I am hooked now I can't stop sucking on the teet
Filling me with arrogance
OH - I must continue to grow
Justifying stains that appear on my conscience
As I modify nature's genetic make-up
I continue to improve
I keep stretching the elements apart
As I cater to my compulsions
I am becoming Above, More than just the flesh and heart
You will worship what I've done
Systematic Refinement

Mother nature - I feel I have outgrown thee
I have become a god unto myself - an entity
The ground shakes as I rewrite the laws of the land
For what you've given me I am not content
I seek to conquer my surrounds - no equilibrium
Balance breaks as I assert my dominant hand

Gather round, See the altered state of reality
I've perpetuated
I've improved, I've advanced,
I have hurdled all that stands in the way of progress
I am the law of the land
Doctoring all that I can't stand
I have become more than man
Standing alone at the top of life's peak
Track Name: Wildfire
WILDFIRE

Stop all movement - life just fades away
As the failure of containment leads to epidemic spread
As catastrophy engulfs entire regions with its grasp
So contagious is this sickness as it levels town after town

Immune systems vulnerable
Attacking the genomes
It penetrates it replicates it destroys it kills
Such aggression that antibodies have
No chance to multiply and protect
Passed from body to body unfalteringly
Wings of death it spreads
And repeats each step

Wildfire - Penetrate Replicate Destroy

It leaves corpse after corpse in its path
It infects a new host with each breath
No amount of safeguarding could shelter anyone
Confronted with the force of its wrath
It consistently, unexclusively
Strikes down all it encounters conducively
It embeds in the spinal chord
Cranial hemorrhages then result

Wildfire - Penetrate Replicate Destroy
Suffer - One and all suffer unto an organism settling the score
Spreading - Taking over the bodies of victims unwilling to perish
Wildfire - Penetrate Replicate Destroy

Unstoppable contraction
Unfathomable symptoms
No immunisation
Could prevent this sickness from being contracted
A crippling plague
Spreading it's rage
Attempts to control or contain its trajectory
Are all in vain

Perished ones are thrown on flames
An attempt to drive sickness away
Empty villages left in it's wake
Fallen bodies that couldn't escape
Fear now lies in the hearts of those
Who know that extinction's on its way

It accelerates in all directions
Carried by those who flee
Distributed by those who panic
Manic behaviour ensures that it spreads easily
Epidemic - It terrifies like a beast that's been summoned from beneath
To destroy everything
Wings of death it spreads
And repeats each step
Track Name: Infect, Replace, Disintegrate
INFECT/REPLACE/DISINTEGRATE

Corrosion, of environment
Sinking our tails into host genomes
To capitulate - Replace with our DNA
And implode the host cell

To deny culture and impose our own way
To infect the beliefs, minds and spirits
Of the conquered ones
Plant the seed within
Watch it fester and atrophise
See them change as we exclaim
You're one of us now!
You're one of us now!

We spread across the globe in search of host cells
To infect with dogma sickness and a sterile culture
We infect children, we poison reservoirs
We spread a toxic way of life and call it civilised
We drill into the earth, we suck the moisture out
Replace the life within with poison and corrosion

Poison and corrosion

Infect, Replace, Disintegrate
Shatter previous societal constructs to implement our own desires
Plant the seed within
Watch it fester and atrophise
See them change as we exclaim
You're one of us now!
You're one of us now!

Inject the earth with our poison
Infect their lives with our torture
Dissect and modify the orchid
Reject - Improve at natures torment
Inefect, Replace, Disintegrate
You're one of us now
You're one of us now
Track Name: Reverse Transcription
REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION

As science gains ground on the pandemic
Striving towards a cure seems imminent
Deconstructing the makeup to find weaknesses
Discoveries that they've made render them speechless
Before their very eyes the pattern changes
Retracing all of its steps back to the basic
As breakthrough appeared to be close enough to taste it
The genomes upon the screen start moving in reverse

Reverse transcription now
Leaves research stumbling down
This game of cat and mouse
While scores of victims mount

It takes the progress away
With pirouetting steps
Resultant scramble and panic leads to a loss of focus
It shows cunningness by taking on a new construction
Such resistance to treatment makes research nullified

A virus racking up the victims it seems
So daunting to control when makeup shifts
No positive outcome presently can be forseen
Every advancement has been met with trickery

Reverse transcription now
Leaves research stumbling down
This game of cat and mouse
While scores of victims mount

Cells rot away, No respite achieved
Host cells are penetrated
No sign of emancipation
Track Name: Pyres
PYRES

He's showing symptoms put a bullet in him
Bury the corpse now - Throw him in the ground
Annihilate his presence
Quick before it spreads amongst us
Let the earth swallow him
Give us all a chance

Disorder spreads amongst the villages
Disorder spreads throughout the towns
Unrest is rife in all the cities and now
The rich, The poor, Entire social breakdown
Some people beg, Others rape and pillage
Anarchy takes control across the land
A state of martial law has been declared
Safety can not be found anywhere

Line them all up - And gun them all down
The only chance - Of survival is to kill
Their lifeless corpse - Throw them on the pyre
Let all that burns save the rest of us

Disorder spreads throughout the villages
Disorder spreads throughout the town
Unrest if rife in all the cities and now
The borders closed - We are isolated
Control has dissipated - No one rules now
Anarchy takes control across the land
We act like savages as we hunt those down who
Carry the symptoms of the plague

Let all that burns save the rest of us
Let all that we have slaughtered set us free

The savagery in us - The will to make them bleed
Self preservation - Is all that we can see
We set them alight - We burn them all
In order to survive - They all have to take the fall

Line them all up - And gun them all down
The only chance - Of survival is to kill
Their lifeless corpse - Throw them on the pyre
Let all that burns save the rest of us

This fear it burns in all of us
This panic makes us fucking scream
We never planned to come across
The prospect of extinction

Set us free

The population shrinks as those we kill increases
We slaughter the infected to preserve ourselves
We pray that we do not contract the deadly sickness
Or else we have to face the fiery fate as well
Track Name: Everything Rots
EVERYTHING ROTS

Developing a wasteland to become a habitat
A land of scum and filth for all to live on
Extracting nutrients we cannot put back
As clouds of acid rain gather above

As a race we have infected the earth
Stripped it of its dew
Multiplied and sucked up all the life
Desaturated hues
Everything rots as we watch the mother spew
Everything rots as we reap what we are due

Choking on the fumes of the burning embers
Sticking to the skin like napalm
Engulfing all horizons with a blackened smog
Singing all the fibres of the earth's palm

As a race we have infected the earth
Stripped it of its dew
Multiplied and sucked up all the life
Desaturated hues
Everything rots as we watch the mother spew
Everything rots as we reap what we are due

The skies open - Acid rain strips our skin
The surface of the earth breathes the poison in
As flowers wilt the trees begin to drop their limbs
Everything rots as life is washed away

We lie lifeless under dissipating atmosphere
Layers of protection no longer there
As ecosystems crumble, Our factories still stand
A globalised depletion of the imperative

A bleak look for the world
Scattered bodies on its surface tell the story well
We now pray for the end
Everything rots - We lament what we became
Everything rots
Track Name: Desolation
DESOLATION

Light shines upon the shadows
Revealing the grimmest of sights
Wonder is there anyone left alive to show
Motionless victims lay, In pools of fluid they
Expelled mucus, Lymphatic and blood
Lifeless as they lay down
Attracting the rats and the mice
Who once they prey on them also expire
Body after body waits, In the makeshift mass graves
Laying rotting and festering

They didn't even have time to bury their dead
Dropping like flies as they came to their end
They didn't even have time to bury their dead
As the sickness spread amongst them they failed to escape

Light shines upon the shadows
Revealing the grimmest of sights
Wonder is there anyone left alive to show
Motionless victims lay, In pools of fluid they
Expelled mucus, Lymphatic and blood
Lifeless as they lay down
Attracting the rats and the mice
Who once they prey on them also expire
Body after body waits, In the makeshift mass graves
Laying rotting and festering

Scores of open graves now litter the countryside
The ones who escaped never made it too far
The anguish that they felt is clear to be seen now
All across the lands the scenes are the same

The harrowing sight of endless pyres
They tried to burn it all away
As evidence spread throughout - There would be no escape
They fled
Anyway hoping that some sort of sanctum could be reached
It struck them down as well
All engulfing
So clear there could be no emancipation from
The fate of all the others
It drives them to endure hell

Passing throughout the wasteland
A scene descript of pure agony
Hoping and fucking praying
That they would reach some form of sanctitude

Burn in hell

They didnt even have time to bury their dead
Track Name: Exanimate
EXANIMATE

The day had come when it all fell apart
Finally the resistance had crumbled
Mother nature had now given up
And conceded the humans had won
As she drew and exhaled another breath
She knew that she had done all she could
To provide us all with our own eden
SO we all stuck our knives in her chest

The rain had come and burnt all our crops
Tarnished our rivers and dulled all our hopes
It made the ground poisonous
Forced us to consume the wretched
Knowing the fault was all ours
We'd stained the tapestry and spoiled
All the beauty
We'd lost our right to remain in existence
All for another step in the name of progress
All moving towards the ultimate conquest

The writing was up on the wall
She has had enough of it all
And with one painful long drawn out breath
She would close her eyes for the last time

Exanimate

The last one buckled at the knees as he bled
Expelling his liquids all over his legs
Shaking and shivering and holding his head
Eventually slumped over motionless
His face bore the same signs as all of the rest
Blood from his eyes had pooled on his chest
An entire human race now extinguished
By a virus nobody could beat

The writing was up on the wall
She has had enough of it all
And with one painful long drawn out breath
She would close her eyes for the last time

Exanimate

The earth fell still