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Obsidian Codex

by Vassafor

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Grimmrobe Filthy fucking blackened death that wraps around your lungs and slowly crushes them.

If you want an endurance run, here it is. Favorite track: B1 Archeonaut's Return.
Matthew Toye
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Matthew Toye Vassafor are the stuff of nightmares. They harness the evil, terror, and monsters turning them into black/death nastiness. I have yet to listen to any other band that can do what they do. Favorite track: A3 Obsidian King.
Tyler Brooks
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Tyler Brooks This album is terrifying. Black/Death that's a little more black than death, Obsidian Codex is one of the best albums in extreme metal released in the last 5 years or more. Favorite track: A3 Obsidian King.
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Ippocalyptica This is an extremely ambitious and well-developed black/death metal hybrid that is comparable in style and execution to the likes of Teitanblood, Antediluvian, Mitochondrion, Diocletian, and their ilk. The difference is that this is 95 fucking minutes in duration, and is the purest in vision in terms of its commitment to aural annihilation, except for perhaps Teitanblood’s Death. This ranks amongst the top 10 most evil-sounding albums that I have ever absorbed. Essential. Favorite track: C1 Nemesis.
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Asbestosdeaf This is one of the absolute best albums to come out in the genres of either either black, death or doom metal in recent years. Massive, evil and fucking flooring. Total caveman annihilation!
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released Dec MMXII on double LP via PARASITIC RECORDS


released December 6, 2012


VK strings/void
BP doom

additional elements evoked by
A - B2
MH - B1
ZT - A3, B1
FNRSSN - Bleak Void Ambience

ritual alchemy VK
external visions HT

ritualism mixed in Temple of Dissolution MMXI

Obsidian Codex manifest between
MCMXCIV - MMXI the death...




Vassafor New Zealand

Vassafor awakened in MCMXCIV

MMX - Promo MMX tape

MMXII - Obsidian Codex dLP
MMXII - Elegy of the Archeonaut CD/dLP

MMIV - split LP with Sinistrous Diabolus
MMIV - Death Transmission (live in studio) LP

MMV - Call of the Maelstrom (Split LP with Temple Nightside)
MMV - Invocations of Darkness 3CD

MMVII - Malediction CD/LP/MC
... more

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Track Name: A2 Rites of Ascension

Rising from the Tombworld
above the restless

passing through
immense mortuary temple
elaborate facade
(the) celestial necropolis

at the place of ascension
take me into thy fold

(manifest destiny)
lamp of invisible light
illuminate the vale....of shadows

Unto the Sun.....the Fifth Son

Dawn of the Ascender
Observance of deathcult rites
Perversifist of eternal death

Ritual sacrifice to the Sun
Satiate the Blood....God
Obsidian blade, strikes deep
....again & again
over & over....
Am I favoured by the Gods?

Within a pyramid
assembled from rotting flesh
I wait
Track Name: A3 Obsidian King

I am His vengeful wrath, the cleansing flame
purging weakened flesh, witchcraft and might

Vassaforiac......the path to godhood/is fueled by sacrifice.....

Pierce the veil/this night of computing years

the ladder shines brightest...when built from their bones

(....thy disciple hears....) (....thy disciple sees....)

destined to fall, emptiness of shadows
you shall taste abject defeat
blazing glory of the eternal self
my soul burns in heretical flames
eternal pride, all enemies will die
obsidian soul, a temple in flesh

my great art....(a) throne of blood
taste armageddon.

I am a sword that gleams with righteous hate
I am a key, corruption absolute
I am the sun, Kali lives in my veins

I am lightning, stripping away waste
I am entropy, nature's favourite son
I am an angel, of extermination

the call to war
the bringer of change

my silver soul has awoken
a left hand path guided by prophets
inflame Kali, lightning and sun

I am a key, corruption absolute
I am a prince....VASSAFOR

eternal pride/essence transcend flesh

demonic reign/begins upon the ruins of man

I am His vengeful wrath
the cleansing flame
witchcraft and might
Track Name: B1 Archeonaut's Return

born from desolate tombs, o Lord of the (nuclear) Wastelands
Satanastorms ravage antiquated hearts

A Solar Sapien, (genus) satanacus galactica

Across the 30th parallel the Test tube archeonaut sits
locked in orbit, preter destined
all seeing watcher....awaits

Thy Exaulted Annihilator, our Immortal Ancestors
once Ascended that same Passage into thine flaming chariot.
Through a veil of hanging gold dust that the man outside time might once bask in thy glory
Let it be so again!
that I may be granted but one wish
great ones of the imperishable star
your pantheon endures still....still!!
purge the filth
what a wretch is man
wheels of time turn slow
72 degrees til separation
every 52 years
comes the opportunity.... strike!

arm the weapon!
arm the weapon!

a missile of mercy, the great equalizer,
none to be forgotten, all will be one
under the eternal winter

scattered dust, swept by cosmic winds
as grains of sand on a shore
earth shall return to the ether...
....a micron at a time
Violence is thy gift, 52 years
now is the opportunity.... strike!
purge the filth
what a wretch is man
a missile of mercy, the great equalizer
scatters the dust , all shall be one under the eternal winter
dismal angel of impurity
ravager on the apocalyptic winds
reclaim this decaying husk
demon of the 4 wings
cleanse this earth with righteous flame
.....o wretched man
.....remake this earth
heralding a new age...the rebirth of planet Satan
Track Name: B2 Craft of Dissolution

His abyssal black gaze sees all
vacant, infinite
He maketh the oceans boil and the air freeze
Cosmic hammer of perpetual death
the ripening flower of disease
& shines in the lepers smile
His gift carries a promise
of a return to the middle ages

Malignant esoterrorist of a perverse orthodoxy
Emperor of pestilence, use our bodies as your temples

Putrescence ritual, anoint with decay
blossoming with your rotted love

sacks of abundant flesh
bursting with clotted sweetness
once bloomed, now withered
......a viral phoenix awaits the fire of rebirth

Who can resist the Pestilential King?
Thine cold obsidian ways
Divine to the unclean
Unmerciful to the divine
Drowning forever (in seas of boiling blood)
Angel of the funeral pyre
Infernal Regent of the fiery abyss
Shining morning star

Thy demonic will is done
The next system awaits....
Track Name: C1 Nemesis

As darkness falls, 
I'm filled with sadness, 
haunted by the memories

To mourn eternally
I am the last of my tribe
of all my companions
who were taken from me
never again will the Victoryants feast 
on the sweet flesh our vanquished foes

a cold, cloudless night / in the ninth moon of the year. The great Warrior Mars/ has become visible in the firmament;/ his red eye will be my guide 
in the name of our ancestors I will have revenge (utu)

I will be thy Nemesis......

"Oh hear me Tu, thou that livest in the wind. You were the first murderer; grant me your blessing to destroy those that strikest against me. Let their torment echo from the depths of hell 
          for eternity as a tohu for others that wouldest raise a mere glimmer of thought against thou servant
..the Nemesis...the Nemesis

There is the star glimmering from above;
My thoughts are bewildered: I am alone,
Tu is still looking to the setting sun;
Where are thy brothers,
To fill up thy vacant seat?

In the memory of my sons, wreak your revenge through me!

I am a man, drown me in sorrow,
That I may see the foe who sheds their blood;
Grant my wish, that of revenge! 

Cursed be these dogs who have thus dealt with me! May their heads be used by animals for sport to kick in the dirt; may their bones be cages, and their flesh as the bait; their intestines be twisted into knots; may they be cooked and eaten by slaves! 

Come, o bloodlust flow into my eyes,
let me guard you, within the pure flame 

I shall become the Nemesis
& not one shall be spared my wrath


I am vengeance. Obsidian cuts deep,
their veins now empty, deluge the earth with their blood.

the gods teach me to be a man-eater, and to bear malice for ever, 
to consume their souls I must gorge on their flesh

Hear your vessel   oh Mars, /  / Thy reign is come: Thy will is done. / Here is the offering; here is the Blood. / Bring me through midnight to the Sun! / Deliver me from Evil and from Good! / That Thy one crown of all the Ten / Even now and forever (as your servant).....AMEN 
They shall all drown in lakes of tears
Now they will learn why they fear the night
How my pain burns
As a star rages wild 
until a blackened void

O thou distant mountain peak! Thy chilling frost-tipped head 
I am wrapped within thy snow, in a house of death.
My memory now is blank, I know not one act
Of kindness from the world. The seed of life is rotten now                         
A word for you my enemies...
Cease crossing my path; cease going on the roads which lead to my home, lest you be left on the roads as food for the birds of the air and for the beasts from the depths, or for me. Because now I have begun to eat human flesh, my throat constantly craves for the flesh of man. I shall not die; I shall not die. When death itself is dead I shall be alive. I shall live forever on the essence of your terror with all these slain spirits as my slaves. These are my faithful words to you all throughout your many regions. I end here. The Nemesis of all that lives....
Track Name: D1 Sunya (Void Paradox)
SUNYA (Void Paradox)

Of the empty sky
In the space between the stars
Alpha to Omega/Lightning & Sun

the Selfless

From the heart of a star
To the depths of the earth
All of life….is just dust

to erase all flesh, in the selfless void
a god of entropy
return to the stars, the cosmic wheel
a lifeless husk

Purifier...create galactic concord
Obliviator...infrasonic monodrone
Annihilator...reverential black obeisance


sweeping through galaxies, extinguishing all stars
leaving only Sunya, serene nothingness

Enigmatic archetype, the Emperor of dissolution

From the heart of a star, To the depths of the earth
All of life, is just dust

Our Inevitable destiny
Lightning and Sun
will cleanse this fucking world....
Track Name: D3 Makutu (Condemned to Deepest Depths)

Lay hold oh Death

Lay hold on this man

Rangahua, here thou art

kneel within, lie stretched out,

The blow-flies buzz. The maggots crawl

let him be cast out
to the place of the glow-worms.

Swarm upon him, O spirits from the sky
Swarm upon him, O spirits of the earth!

Let him be / cast to the deepest depths

to the darkness / for eternity
That Death may / gather him up

Seize the soul / of my victim

 reduced to nothingness

He sways and staggers, in the midst of fire and smoke.
gripped by demons, then released,

Cry to your fathers, beg to your gods!
Let your lips be drawn back from your teeth,
A grinning skull of terror

your eyes wildly glare! You are cast to the night, into the pit.…
Thrust him down, O Rangi [Sky]! Immerse him in the depths, O Papa [Earth]!

Let him not appear again in the light of this world

Darkness of death envelops you! The sun of life shines forth on me

Tukua kia mate!
Karakia whakamate

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