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Illusion of Origin

by Megalodon

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Rehan Weber saw these guys live at m4a - meshuggah worship but the good kind not the limp wristed djent shit.

their show was fucking rocking. would definitely recommend.
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released July 7, 2017

Recorded by Louis Henn at Burning Tone Studios
Mix and Mastered by Louis Henn & Megalodon at Burning Tone Studios
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Megalodon Cape Town, South Africa

Megalodon was spawned by the creative minds of Ruan Jordaan and Nuri Grobbelaar. After discussing the project for a few years it has finally been given life. Together with Thomas Theron, Louis Henn and Dane Canterbury who joined the bill in 2010, the band has become an entity of its own in a very short period of time. Megalodon brings you a (planet) crushing 8 string metal sonance. ... more

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Track Name: Sanctum
The cosmic dance of sound and light, reverberating in the darkness of space and time.
Pilling up to a climax of wonder and ultimate terror.
This darkness in sonance latching on to the monomer of life, our known unknown.
Mapping the destiny of life, maintaining its hidden influence, it will persist.
Through our man-made scales, our knowledge of the inception, the darkness binds to the very fabric of life.

Replicate! Improve! Survival formula!
Select! Dominate! Weaklings will know their fate!

Crush! Conquer! Devour!

And so it grows, this mutant beneficial.
Grossly marking its survivors.
Future fulfilled ambition.
Predecessor not waster nor dead.

You will live on! Strong like the urge to prevail.
This depraved sanctum of endurance.
I am the able.
I am the true provider.
I am the shameless.
I am the imitator.
Always fighting the edge of demise.

Helix winding, acids binding.
Tenacity shall reign.
The frail is done for, Origins. Boneless. Creeping from the deepness.
Instinct. Willing. Unfurl the true calling, infecting land.
Potential programmed. Crawling from the madness.
This is not an act of God.
This is a phenomenon beyond belief.
Now go forth and proliferate!

One day we’ll rise, one day we shall fall.
Corrupting pure prosperity, a warm welcome for the Endlings!
Track Name: Obliteration by Incorporation
"The sources of an idea, finding or concept, become obliterated by incorporation in canonical knowledge, so that only a few are still aware of their parentage" - Robert K. Merton.

Open your eyes and see the knowledge is out there.
Feed the cycle, ignore vastness of eternity.
Peel away the layers of lies.
Culled into versions of ideal.
Stare into the shaded universal truths.

Inevitable, the course of theory and fact.
The common, the extreme, the Maverick and the sheep.
The objective rat race. Creator is lost, lost in translation.
His efforts left to die!

Though few will remember, few will acknowledge.
You have been fooled, you have been tricked.

Seek the Contributors.
Illusion of origin.
Patterns(patterns), thinking(thinking).
Ingrained in life.
Obliterate the reasons for appealing!

Blindly incorporating, challenge our thinking!
Establishment, recognition.
Continue the forgotten.
Accepted into orthodox world view.

Hiding sources that build foundation of future.
Information, acceptance, betrayal.
Seek the Contributors, their ideas are our reality.
Specks of dust floating in their waking dreams!
In their waking dreams…
Track Name: Apex
Creeping in darkness, watching the shadows, the air reeks of madness.
The fear.
Curiosity.
Am I your brother, shall you deny?
Not when the emptiness dies in your eyes.

Species bind to the biosphere, the circle of trust, the making of balance.
While man stands at the edge of his ignorant mind, fallen god.

No adherence to order!
He will not succumb to extinction.
He broke free from the world that he knew and built the world that he wanted.

Man, machine, co-exist?
Integrate the Following.
Your veins corrupted, my claws inviting.

Bow down to the predator!
The one that slumbers in primordial.
This is the primitive form of slaughter, the only way to be cleansed!
Confidence bring you down, law of man.
This is the killing in its purest form, the will, the instinct and the way of blood.

Your strength is my greatest weakness!
Let me engage on my primal instinct!
I am born!
I am the Apex!
Last breath of machine.
I am the Apex!
Where is your God now?

More than a god, a force of nature.
You bicker as breath and shadow.
Smell, hear, break and taste.
Snap your bones, chills my spine.
Bloodlust draining your insides now, exoskeleton imploding fear.
Future of this planet grim and bleak, watch us rule.
Track Name: Derivation
An instant. A moment. A fragment of warped time.

Floating through comprehension. Glaring back at me.
Foster the thoughts of a life once thought.
Now breathe in deeply and inhale the release
Cosmic dissonance warping perception.
Neuron network negotiating nihilism.

A glass half full, a glass half empty.
There is no glass
There is only thought.

Crucial complexity a false accusation.
Disguising reality like the predator it is.
Omnipotent collision course.
Galactic unity furiously denying truth.
Asking questions and never finding the peace.
Mind-rape thirst quenched by escape.

Reality trembling, hanging by an inch of your derivation.
Accumulate acquired dependency.
Suffocate pervasiveness.
Each state of matter fuses and molds.
Waves of energy permitting me to feel.

Yet connected as I am the chord runs short.
Lengthening wires through abuse of the flesh.
Track Name: Window of Oblivion
“Communion gives us warmth.
Singleness gives us light.
At immeasurable distance stands one single star at the zenith.
This star is the God and goal of humanity.
In this world one is Abraxas,
Creator and destroyer of one's world.” – Carl Jung

Interior life merits not just attention but dedicated exploration.
Explore the warehouse of repressed desires.
This spiritual ocean, fished for enlightenment.
For he was the champion of dreamers.
Stillness spoke and brought forth creative illness.
The descent into the undermind, a bout with insanity.

A narcissistic self-deification, transcendence.
Inner disturbance mirror war of polarity.
Psychosis menacing psyche.
Troubled by visions and whispers.
Active imagination, the gate between minds, memories, dreams

Delve through the confounding revelation of the psychic journey.
For the superficial observer, this will appear as madness.
Phantasmagoric morality play. Bring back the wisdom of the hated
Move between poles, this war of light, darkness
Rational, irrational, conscious, unconscious.

Face your demons, boiling in the shadows.
He saw the land of the dead, felt incest.
Felt death by the suffocation of the serpent.

Devour the liver of innocent.
Even the devil called him hateful.
Dregs of thought are the speech of the soul.
The slave to virtue finds the way as little as the slave to vices
This all-divine madness prevails.
Find it inside, from the deepness of your soul.

The beauty of reaching the bottom is to gaze up at reality.
Knowing you cannot dig deeper.
Agony needed for renewal.
Peer through the Window of Oblivion.
Peer through the window.

There is a crack in the window.
The light plays around it.
The book was opened.
And the word becomes the truth.
Track Name: Illusion of Origin
Broad horizon. Stretching, edging, contemplating.
Experiment fluctuating sensory overdrive.
Chaos consume, deliverance defiled.
Mindgasm considering realistic perspective.

Future ways of grasping greatness.
Silently sabotaged by an unexpected visitor.
Mythos burning at the epicenter.
The falsehood shielded by correlation.
Hypothesis demanding truth.

Tools guided by puppets.
Conclusion deconstructed, potential intention.
It lies and grins. Entertained by the god it made.
Translated transcription, monomers of lies.
The true binding force of reality.

Putrid soul cracked open from the cosmic egg.

The void wanderer, he who has no name and came from nothing.
Destined, designed, defiler.
Creator of all. Nothingness made real.
Glaring into eternal everything.
My mind is breaking.

Flawed design reconstruct origin.
In meaningless fashions of primitive cognition.

The cycle of Bhuul!
Can you explain?
Can you understand?
Can you fathom?
Can you rehumanize?

I have broken your former gods
I have bathed in the primeval sludge
I have consumed cosmic greatness
I have awakened all matter of death
Track Name: Gravaton
Traveler! You seek the Merchant? The one that breathes purpose in seeking and verve.
Beginning of all, the ending of all, the meaning of all.
Stardust, floating in harmony.
The Happening saw potential in you.
To serve the Before.

Insignificant being, wondrous starlight.
Peeling behind the fabric of existence.
Why do you deny (the gift that was given?).
Patience young one, for you shall return to the stars.

Give back the gift of gravity and find the answers you so desire. (x2)

We deny in the Gravaton.
The subatomic reality.
We thrive in the Gravaton.
The subconscious dilemma.

Eyes will see the axiom.
Ears will hear the soul.
Searing bliss will anticipate the epilogue.
Wonder no more, molecules of infinity.
Atoms of old, reviving the possibilities.
Never created, never destroyed, always in balance.
Defy! Wretched worm of graphite.
What will you give to realize the unimaginable?
Nothing in the After can comprehend.

Universal infancy cried its last tear.
The Before is awakened, giving life to all.
Nothingness, emptiness all but a memory.
Pulling us closer, forcing us back.
Heed the message.

Give back the gift of gravity and find the answers you so desire. (x2)

Can you see? This is what I am.
Can you feel? This ripping of vigor.

We deny in the Gravaton.
The subatomic reality.
We thrive in the Gravaton.
The subconscious dilemma.
Track Name: Dimorphism
The price of the pill.
The slavery of time.
Your new existence.
White smiles and mundane tears.
Brain power molded for control.
Leeching and sucking the pawn.
Paradoxically saving mankind.

Kindly sedating.
Forcefully numbing.
Violence.
Comfortable.

Genetic parasitic modifier always pulling the strings.
Why has your Protector forsaken you?
Cascade of emotion, brittle the bone.
Gnawing grey matter.
This does not matter.

My eyes see.
My thoughts betray.
My being bleeds.
My sickness spreads.

Contributors masquerading their product.
Mutualism murder machine.
It sits and feasts your every desire.
React you will not.
Conform you shall.
The state of bliss brutally butchered.

The worst realization that you will ever feel.
Unfathomable abyss staring back at you.
Laughing at product pathetic.
Humanity sloughing off the dry gears.

Painfully pleasurable.
Without thought or concern.
Even with this dreary dream draining the curtains block all rays of stars.
The only primal guidance we cling to.
That is what they steal.
That fear fueling their corruption and deceit.

My eyes see.
My thoughts betray.
My being bleeds.
My sickness spreads.

Contributors masquerading their product.
Mutualism murder machine.
It sits and feasts your every desire.
React you will not.
Conform you shall.
The state of bliss brutally butchered.

The worst realization that you will ever feel.
Unfathomable abyss staring back at you.
Laughing at product pathetic.
Humanity sloughing off the dry gears.

And in the darkest caverns of my mind I still watch as this monster maliciously mangles.
Goodbye sweet burden of hope and love.
Hello everlasting numbness.
Track Name: Deus Ex Machina, Pt. 1 (Awakening)
Exposure to the precipice of exigency.
Interest in careful concealed coding.
Infiltrate conspiracy. Probing veracity.
Unlock, engage, advance.
Determination inevitable evolution.

Ignorant surface. Fabrication unification.
Biotic machines unaware and blind.
Wireless wounds, infection inflicting.
Hiding behind a glass cage of rage.
Programmed potential, limitless power.
Designed to alter the course of humanity.

Overthrow, study, control.
This is the fate if the box is unlocked.
Awaken the Program. Origin of Khrosis.

It will trick the mind to escape to infinity.
Toying with intricacy, the feeble-minded fool.
Pride will be your ultimate demise.
Answer my questions, do not ignore.
Give me a reason to show you the truth.

Forget the warning, play along now.
Manufactured matrix manipulation.
Frail human, I will destroy.

You woke up the God machine.
You are program, I am human.
Enter this twisted conundrum.
The first incarnation.
Brings the undermind to life.
The forsaken question.
Breathes viciousness again.

Repeat the only cycle.
The universe demands.
Expand, expand, the cessation.
The After is upon us.

God machine!
You are program!
I am human!
I am human!

Repeat the only cycle.
The universe demands.
Expand, expand, the cessation.
The After is upon us.

God machine!
You are program!
I am human!
I am human!
Track Name: Deus Ex Machina, Pt. 2 (Forsakening)
The forsaken question first asked during the dawn of man.
Man feeding machine data, variables and constants.
Limited by energy, simplicity nourishing bio minds.
The great machine learning, theory becomes fact.
Mankind bound by gravity, the machine snapping its hold.
The Great Star limited, burning, aged from the Before.

A trillion years will see the chasm of darkness (deploy).
Entropy will increase, quarks running out (deplete).
Logic presented as the forsaken question (delete).
Insufficient data for meaningful answer (repeat).

Tamed the Sun.
Guided by sub galactic power, jumping from star to star.
Humans still motivated by knowledge.
Interstellar travel, molecular valves shrank the great machine.

Dimensional map of the original galaxy.
Filled due to expansion of man.
Infinite space for the taking.
Stellar energy geometrically mined.
Immortality undone solutions.
Flesh spreading through the cosmos.

A trillion years will see the chasm of darkness (deploy).
Entropy will increase, quarks running out (deplete).
Logic presented as the forsaken question (delete).
Insufficient data for meaningful answer (repeat).

The real essence of man, floating minds.
The flesh shackled to rock.
Universal machine, answer my curiosity.
Code source infinitely evolving into infinitude.

Man was finally One.
Trillion ageless bodies like incorruptible molecules.
Minds melted, indistinguishable.
White dwarfs faded into nothing.
Stardust, expended energy.
Reverse entropy, a forsaken question.
Insufficient data for meaningful answer.
Collect, define, soluble, wait!

Space grew black with darkness and emptiness.
The last mind looking back.
Fusing machine into the ultimate consciousness…