The Serpent's Root

by KNAAVES

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Carlos Parlos (cp49) You know you need a David Koresh themed metal album full of noise, aggression and creepiness. A blast from first track to last my only complaint is it's too short. Favorite track: The Serpent's Root.
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1.
The end is near They’ve come on pale horses But these sheep don’t fear wolves Our path has been revealed We’ll shed our skin The innocent lamb will spill its blood Slaughtered by the sharpened sword And now the world will have its own front row seat to the becoming His people are to accept that judgement No matter what the devil tells us No matter what the devil tells us No matter what the devil tells us The innocent lamb will spill its blood Slaughtered by the sharpened sword And now the world will have its own front row seat to the becoming As the fire rains down, can you see his intent now? Evening wolves abound, can you feel his intentions? Can you see the power now? Can you feel the glory?
2.
The Sermon 01:11
3.
Beaten and broken With bloodshot eyes Giving in to the martyr Now I realize I carry all of this weight The crushing weight of the crown We built this up Just to tear it all down I don’t want your cardboard dreams Bound for glory you will be Manufactured guillotine Poised to create a legacy Torn between hope and ruin Torn between hope and ruin I carry all of this weight The crushing weight of the crown We built this up Just to tear it all down TEAR IT DOWN! Everything that I’ve known Was smashed to the ground I’m beginning to break Struggling to remove this pain I’m beginning to rise Take the throne seize my rightful reign
4.
Sanguineous 03:47
Welcome to East End A city impoverished and spent Where the destitute go To indulge in sin From Hell he came Playing the Devil’s game Preying on the weak Five harlots from the street The Gates Broke Open Terror Began East Side Madman Strikes Again London Screams With Rife Anger The Devil Works Under Cloak & Dagger Brush strokes from white to black The chapel went dark forever Your Star was born to serve This epicenter of torture Did you get your headline? Have you satisfied your drudge? Stacking pounds as streets run red You profit from their bloodshed From Hell he came Playing the Devil’s game Preying on the weak Five harlots from the street The Gates Broke Open Terror Began East Side Madman Strikes Again London Screams With Rife Anger The Devil Works Under Cloak & Dagger Did you get your headline? Have you satisfied your drudge? Stacking pounds as streets run red You profit from their bloodshed
5.
Matriarch 02:58
Look at all the blank corpses With synthetic addictions Like parasites on her skin Walking the line of extinction How do you sit by and watch This forceful violation? I bring your actions into question Such reckless destruction Drown out this infestation Eliminate this ruthless plague Wage war against this contagion Defend this matriarch Look at the sounder of swine Without an ounce of conviction Tuned in to their own frequency Stampeding over affliction How do you sit by and watch This forceful violation? I bring your actions into question Such reckless destruction Drown out this infestation Eliminate this ruthless plague Wage war against this contagion Defend this matriarch Why do you sit by and watch This forceful violation? I bring your actions into question Such reckless destruction Why do you sit by and watch This forceful violation? I bring your actions into question Such reckless destruction
6.
It’s 4 a.m. I can’t sleep Reflecting on all my flaws Hopelessness. Restlessness. Just how hot do the embers burn? I wrote a note and exhaled The flames with the strongest light Will arise from the darkest ash It’s 4 a.m. I can’t breathe Afraid to face the unknown Terrified. Petrified. Just how hot do the embers burn? I wrote a note and exhaled Set these wings ablaze I’ll set these wings ablaze and ignite uncertainty If it means I can escape this constant suffering The flames with the strongest light Will arise from the darkest ash Burn these thoughts and be free Burn these thoughts and be free
7.
Ouroboros 03:18
Take these thoughts from me Coiled up in uncertainty Lost within myself Please just let me sleep Help me shed this skin Help me shed this skin How do I shed these feelings of nothingness? How do I rid myself of these feelings of worthlessness? My biggest fear is that I'll drown in the waters of content Where the fires of conviction have long been extinguished Take these thoughts from me Plagued for eternity Withdraw this venom Please just let me sleep How do I shed these feelings of nothingness? How do I rid myself of these feelings of worthlessness? My biggest fear is that I'll drown in the waters of content Where the fires of conviction have long been extinguished Help me shed this skin Help me shed this skin HELP ME SHED THIS SKIN HELP ME SHED THIS SKIN

credits

released September 3, 2019

Recorded, edited, and mixed by Jamie Kerwin at Davidian Studios

Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege

Album artwork by Scott Shellhamer

Cassette and compact disc release by Confluence Records

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KNAAVES Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Knaaves

/nāvs/
(n.) Dishonest or unscrupulous men

We are surrounded by deceit and destruction—lies from the media, corruption of our planet and even our own minds shifting thoughts within. Our music is drawn from the media’s manipulation and sensationalism of cults, serial killers and murders, while others are drawn from anxiety, depression, abuse, neglect or the destruction of our planet.
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