Split Tape w/ Cowardice

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Grst emerges once more to present two odious hymns begrimed with revulsion and dread. A split with east coast doom purveyors, Cowardice, this entry is available on pro-cassette manufactured by National Audio and released by Glossolalia Records. Limited to 100 copies.

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released May 1, 2019

Grst is Josh Vincent, Kenneth Parker, and Nathanael Kelley. Recorded by Josh Vincent and Stephen Parker. Mastered by Enormous Door.

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Grst (grīst) is a black metal collaboration with members in Austin, TX and Eugene, OR.

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Track Name: The Usurper Ascendant (Cowardice)
The hue that fled our countenance
Palor that takes its place,
We greet him with glass eyes,
Parted lips,
Empty mouths
The old king is dead
The usurper ascendant
Oh few are given to roaming
For days at a time
But his malice compels us
To set our paths awry
The old king is dead
The usurper ascendant
We greet him with glass eyes,
With our tears
Vitrified
Acquiesce to his guiles
His ridicule
And the torment
The old king is dead
The usurper ascendant
Oh am I not but a worm?
Beneath the foot of my master
Am I not just a link? In the chain of my fetters?
Am I not just a grain? In the sea of your coffers?
Won't I bare for you? The yoke of your only burden?
This is not what we are
One another
This is not what I owe
One another
This is not what we owe
To the future
This is not what we owe
To the past
How could it be so?
Track Name: None Shall Bear Them Away
In a whorl of matter
Thunderous searing gusts of flame
Dance a black trench across the planet’s face
A dry baptism
For a world made mute by thirst

There is only loss because we create
One should not mourn
That which hears its name sung
In tongues of fire and blisters and decay
When things reborn ascend in verdant shoots
The god of the two pylons
Falls prostrate and willing

Simpering Yhwh
Calling to be slain
Like a catamite starving for rut

“Even so will I break this people and this city
As one breaketh a potter's vessel
To never be made whole again
And they shall bury them till there be no place to bury.” - JER 11:19

Ferine, virile
The brute cordons
The swaying Christchild
In a lakeside wreath of rockrose
And sends up smoke in defiance
Curses boiling in the billows
To the cadence of bones
Cracking in the embers

All the world is Gehenna
It is our bodies that hang sizzling
From the daises of Tophet
It is our mouths which drip and crack
And herald the age of Hinnom

(וְאַתֶּ֖ם פְּר֣וּ וּרְב֑וּ שִׁרְצ֥וּ בָאָ֖רֶץ וּרְבוּ־בָֽהּ׃ ס - GEN 9:7)

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