Bolt Thrower - Spearhead/Cenotaph

Artist: Bolt Thrower
Release: Spearhead/Cenotaph


1. Spearhead

Spearhead marching onward
Take my soul sacrificial offering
Your initial strike taken by surprise
Now left alone, condemned by my pride

Drained of all emotion
Body now an empty shell
There’s nothing left
You’ve taken all away

Adrenaline flows
Now filled with anger
Just what will be the outcome
Mass confusion tears my mind

Spearhead, no victory sublime
Another fallen victim
I will not beg to you
Spearhead to which I cannot hold
With clear perception my destiny unfolds

I look to the reflection
Fail to recognise what’s seen
A figure clothed in hatred
I pray that this cannot be

Faced by this total stranger
Aware of your creation
No vision of the former self
Controlled by your instruction
Onward you advance, left in a mindless trance

Hypnotised by your will
Desire is now instilled
Now staring face to face
Your eyes filled with hate
Held by your contempt
Both by weakness and by strength

Adrenaline flows
Now filled with anger
Just what will be the ourcome
Mass confusion tears my mind

2. Crown Of Life

Rising from mundane existence
A new world seen through your eyes
To deception, give no resistance
All your hopes and dreams are now sanctified

Blind to the hypocrisy
Goodness is all that you see
Your past life is cast aside
In false truths you now confide
Pledged to a life of divinity
Superior through your own piety
Holier than thou, alone you wear the crown

In your private asylum
Look to what you have become
Condemned to misery and strive
Alone you wear the crown of life

The crown of life

3. Dying Creed

Fallen are the people of a decaying race
Now proclaiming the legacy inherited too late, too late

Mankind, the dying creed
Reared on ignorance and greed
On suffering we feed
Devouring all beyond our needs

A path of self destruction they cannot see
Regarding their only interest in profitability
They cannot see
Open our mind before it is too late
Unlock the chains of confinement that we create

Grasping all that you can, overloaded capacity
Nothing can conceal instinctive rapacity
A movement to disaster could this be the final plan
Blinded by our avarice
The closing chapter, extinction of man

Mankind, the dying creed
Reared on ignorance and greed
On suffering we feed
Devouring all beyond our needs

4. Lament

The time has come to leave this place, never to return
Nothing’s left but ashes
My body now is spurned
Your sorrow will subside in time
My one, true, only friend
There is one thing we can do to avert this bitter end

Up amongst the stars I dwell
Tranquillity is found
I look upon the earth to which all human life is bound
Alone I wander aimlessly
For now my spirit’s free
My soul exists within you as I guide your destiny

The tears of grief you weep for me through uncontrolled emotion
You have given me your all
A lifetime of devotion
So come my friend take my hand
Together we shall see the pathways through the darkness
For all eternity

Eternity

5. Cenotaph

Alone you stand
The final parody
Destined to silence
A memorial to mortality

Carved in stone
A tribute to the dead
For nameless victims
Whose litany is unread

Never forgotten
War’s memory lingers on
A dark reminder
To mankind’s oblivion

This solemn image
Constructed with resolution
A monument to war’s terminal conclusion

Cenotaph

6. Destructive Infinity

You never thought life could come to this
Man reborn to die upon the altar of war

And now we stand, to face the truth
This world now enslaved, bound by hate

In fear of life now that the mindless control
As the flame of hope for mankind now burns away

For now you stand alone to die
Whilst visions of horror infest your mind

Destructive – man’s lust for power
Infinity – a lifetime of war

Destroying your world, again and again
Suffering in torment, through agonising pain

Killing for pleasure, only the strong shall remain
An arising slaughter, as hatred and terror now reigns

Now reigns

Destructive – the world ripped apart
Infinity – a never ending fear

Destructive infinity

7. Prophet Of Hatred

Look to the sky, the time has come
Stand and be brave, your body feels numb
Face the atrocity at what you have become
Twisting your mind, it’s only just begun

Fear of religion, war, insanity
This decision – die for my deity
Power to those who question destiny
Man destroys untamed animosity

Blood – the taste of death is sweet
Death – my victory is complete
Devour your soul now we’re as one
Mercy – in this world I give you none

I am the carrion lord
Bow to me and give my praise
Sacrifice the blood of a thousand souls
Only then, your life I will save

You’re my living warrior
My strength shall be my revenge
You shall have no remorse
As you slay for my right to control the downfall of man

Fear of religion, war, insanity
This decision – die for my deity
Power to those who question destiny
Man destroys untamed animosity

Blood – the taste of death is sweet
Death – my victory is complete
Devour your soul now we’re as one
Mercy – in this world I give you none

Only the insane have the strength to prosper
And only those that prosper judge what is sane

8. Realm Of Chaos

Enter the realm of chaos, your nightmare has just begun
You may wake up screaming, but there’s no place left to run

The ancient prophecy of dominant supremacy
Find strength through your salvation, the need for domination

Past life you deplore, present life abhor
Future life is so unreal, intense despair now you feel

Mutated creatures round you stare at your limbs they all tear
It’s too late now to say a prayer, for your gods have no care

Welcome incursions of chaos, you know you cannot resist
To serve, worship, obey them in the only way to exist

Your foretold destiny of perpetual lunacy
The final requisition is no longer your decision

The obscure depravity blinds you, now you cannot see
What they’ve made of your world as your blood is turning cold

Now it’s time to pay your price, the ultimate sacrifice
Gasp at your final breath
Cleansed now in your death

Your death