SCAVENGER EP

by Putrefaction

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released April 28, 2016

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Track Name: BECOME DEATH
BECOME DEATH

ENGULFED BY WEEDS
DEVOURED BY WOLVES
DROWNING IN DEBRIS
SCAVENGE TO SURVIVE


“I AM BECOME DEATH, THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS”


CITIES SUBMERGED IN BRINE
FATAL PROFECY TURNED TO TRUTH
HORDING WATER & FUEL
WE ARE ANIMALS, NOTHING MORE

“I am become death..” The arrogant, homicidal words of J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the Atomic Bomb. As we hurtle toward an uncertain future his promise may yet be fulfilled. A destroyed world, one where our only conceivable concern will be survival.
Track Name: WASTED TIME
WASTED TIME

THE RATS ARE WATCHING IN THE DARK
THEY’LL EAT US IN OUR SLEEP
DROWNING IN OUR OWN HOMES
CHOKING UP THE FILTH

WASTED TIME
WASTED LIVES

THERE’S THOUSANDS QUEING IN THE STREETS
FOR PITY AND FOR BREAD
DISTRACTED IN A FATAL VOID
WALKING IN A LIVING DEATH

EVERY MYTH SEEMS EXPOSED
THE GRIMACE IN THE SMILE
SACRIFICIAL OFFERINGS
TO A GOD OF POWER & WEALTH

The welfare state, a thing that is slowly becoming a memory, with a far worse beast lumbering into view.
The city of Dublin is a place where poverty lives in sub-standard housing, poor quality foods, and vast sectors of the city forgotten and ignored. While homeless shelters are shut down and drug programs axed, there are deaths on the streets. So too a slow death grinds on behind closed doors. Social welfare dependency. The sedation of populations. Not life, but survival, on minimum wages, which too are a thing fast becoming a memory. Unemployment, under-employment, poor health, hospitals and resource centres at breaking point. They call it austerity. A vicious ruling class crucifying the poor. Ireland 2015.
Track Name: AFTER THE STORM
AFTER THE STORM

BLOOD BLACK CLOUDS STAIN THE SKY
STENCH OF DISASTER HANGS ON THE WIND

LANDSCAPES OF RUIN
CITIES OF ASH
VAST HUMAN HIVES
HOLLOW AND CHARRED

AFTER THE STORM
IN THE WAKE OF WAR

MACHINES ROT AND RUST
TOWERBLOCKS CRUSHED
RIVERS RAGE FREE THROUGH STREETS LONG DEAD

THE RAINS WASH AWAY THE TERRIBLE MISTAKES
AND FROM HUMAN BODIES SEEDS GROW AGAIN

“Whats so spooky about standing in the heart of Pripyat is not the destruction to the concrete and steel. It’s the lack of people, the silence. Over time the radionuclides will run through their half-lives, the survivors fears will fade, but this lonliness knows no cure.” -Ron Clesser/Richard Stone
Track Name: BALLAST EXISTENCES
IN THE EYE OF THE BUREAUCRAT
‘HUMAN IS EVERYTHING’
A COLD MACHINE, SEES ONLY
SUB-HUMAN POPULATIONS

HUMAN//UN-HUMAN
BALLAST EXISTENCES

A MANIACAL DOCTRINE
DEATH APPARATUS
‘ASOCIAL ELEMENTS’
LIQUIDATED BY NUMBERS

OLD AUTOCRACIES
CRAVING SUSTENANCE
CRAWLING BACK TO LIFE
SYSTEMATIC GENOCIDE

‘Ballast existences’ was a term used by the Nazi administration to describe those deemed inferior due to mental illness. Ballast referring to excess or ‘dead weight’. It was a term rooted in the idea that a class of “Untermensh” existed. Those scheduled for the concentration camps and ultimately liquidation. This constituted a normalisation of utter mania. A formalisation of a mass sociopathic condition, manifested in a political system. This system was widely believed to be civilisation at its most developed. A homicidal frenzy, calculated to perfection. A mechanism of terror. An engine, unstoppable, reducing people to numbers, files, codes, leading only to death. How many echoes of this orchestrated dehumanisation can we hear today?