Civilization Is The Tomb Of Our Noble Gods

by La Torture Des Ténèbres

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Ben McKone A desperate dream from the chasms between looming skyscrapers. A prayer from a world that never will be, but always may be. Dizzyingly abrasive yet incredibly beautiful; mechanical and phantasmal yet deeply, poignantly human. This album is a marvel. I've never heard anything like it, and I doubt you have either. Favorite track: Into The Metropolitan Abyss; Final Movement.
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ScottishCadaver An Album honestly beyond most’s comprehension in ANY conceivable facet. This Masterpiece of Art & Intensity is unlike anything any *actual* Sub-Genre, no matter HOW nuanced, could EVER genuinely perform Proper-Justice to. Yes, you *could* call this “DisHarmonic, Layered, Atonal, Intense, Extreme, Experimental Post-BlackMetal”..... But as I said; Even THEN ~ You’re still not even *remotely* giving this Grandiose-Epoch of a Sonically-Emotional Metropolitan Abyss of a Journey that is an Album, the proper Credit it TRULY deserves... Thank you for this Jessica. I mean that with all of my Soul. You have created something *Sincerely* Unique that actually speaks to me.... Favorite track: Machine Flesh Of The City Girl.
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Behold the monuments of our predecessors and despair Colossal infrastructures within which we live out our pitiful lives A man is a cypher in these times His contributions redundant and insignificant in the face of millions of triumphs past The days of glory are long gone, swallowed by oceans of reverence Civilization offers us but one choice Conform to the collective architecture or perish beneath the weight of aeons Echoes of history resound through the cityscape, deafening and vast Suffocating us with the immense magnitude of their existence None shall stand against the work of centuries The framework of our modern lives that guides us through the infinite metropolis We must bow down to the towers of idolatry at the end of every year to appease the colossus residing within
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Communications have become our curse Their thoughts slowly became her own before she could even formulate her own perceptions of the world Streets flooded with centuries of rain and long clogged sewers forgotten Pooling into mires of popular corruption Broadcasts from the phantom district have found their way into our cities Invisible fingers reaching into the minds of our youth Damned to follow insidious trends Leading us all towards our untimely demise in their watery depths To drown in insidious trends There is a giant resting within these walls The great corpse of mankind lies encased within our concrete monuments Skyscrapers enclose gargantuan limbs reaching in vain towards the sky
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In a world drenched in splendor, you are afraid to appear as flawed You separate your organic, intangible self from the facade you present to the populace You must never let them see your true face or their derision shall rain down upon you You know that your scars are unacceptable and for this you despise them just as your detractors would You long to live free of this suffocating idealism that dictates your every choice You pray that you will find acceptance within these walls But you know that in a marvelous, mechanical world, there is no place for a less than perfect girl
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Forces beyond your perception are conspiring to mold you into an individual who will unknowingly allow extrinsic entities to command and drain the volitional velocity of her actions for the entire duration of her lifespan The concepts that delineated your understanding of the world are no longer products of your cognition but imprints of our collective architecture upon your impressionable mind Looming spires and endless cityscapes exist to remind you of the relative insignificance of your transient self in the face of centuries of lifeless industry Send your projections down into the machinery of this vast infrastructure and pray that they will somehow be integrated, as it is statistically certain that your individuality has already been lost to the molders of mind
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Perpetually in flight from an irreversibly regrettable lifetime of humiliations Events that still resound in your every perception to this very day Your view of this world has been irreversibly damaged by countless failures and disillusionments Why then do you still continue when your endeavors stand untouched and unfinished? Their construction has been suspended indefinitely in anticipation of floods of future trauma Oceans that may never come without structural shifts in your plane's current rendition Shifts that only you can bring about; but only by the hands of others will these calamities descend To counter the ascending monuments of your volition and prolong the astrological balance Yet this universal equilibrium transcends sociocultural divisions, extending its inverted benevolence to all wrought from our collective machine flesh Flesh designed by urban architects to serve the gods dwelling within us But to ensure the preservation of our fragile species We were not made to find salvation within But in the gods beckoning without

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Broadcasts from a future that will never come to be

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"PRISTINE AS IT IS MECHANICAL AND SINISTER"
www.invisibleoranges.com/la-torture-des-tenebres-broadcasts-from-the-phantom-district-video-premiere/

"DARK, ATMOSPHERIC BLACK METAL OF THE HIGHEST CALIBER"
www.thebrvtalist.com/broadcastsfromthephantomdistrict/

"A REALM OF DESPONDENCY AND BLACK METAL ANACHRONISM"
www.metalinjection.net/av/song-premiere/la-torture-des-tenebres-foreshadow-a-dystopian-world-on-the-doom-of-new-orleans

"THIS SPEECH RESONATES WITH LTDT AND THEIR AIMS WITH THIS ALBUM—NAMELY TO BE INDEPENDENT OF THE GIANT FORCES THAT SURROUND US AND COME TO OUR OWN CONCLUSIONS ABOUT OUR LIFESTYLES, IDEALS AND CHOICES"
www.lifeisnoise.com/blog/anger-management-la-torture-des-tenebres

"UNE FANFARE DE L'APOCALYPSE, UN CHAOS ABSOLU À LA NOIRE TRANSCENDANCE"
www.scholomance-webzine.com/2016/11/chronique-la-torture-des-tenebres.html#more

"IMMERSIVE AND MESMERIZING, INGENIOUSLY LAYERED WITH SHADES OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT, WITH ONE FOOT IN THE PAST AND ONE IN A BONE-CHILLING, CATACLYSMIC FUTURE"
www.nocleansinging.com/2016/12/31/an-ncs-premiere-la-torture-des-tenebres-civilization-is-the-tomb-of-our-noble-gods/

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released December 31, 2016

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