Deadly Inner Sense
A sea of twisted shapes
Seek salvage from this carnage
Frustration deep inside
Writhe in utmost rage
A tortuous embrace is embedded in their minds
As hands from above grasp
Emptiness they find.
Paralysed from neck down
Like fluid drinks
Pressures increase on flesh
These mindless thoughtless fools
Corrupted in mind
Crying out for the death
Innocence they find...
The silence looms before us,
Free of trouble and strife
While bodies pile in hundreds,
Free from the gift of life.
Drown in misery
Deadly inner sense
This place of doom
a sacred shrine
eternal punishment for all time
The deadly inner sense
(1) Claws of death, grips my life
Empty my mind and my knowledge is deceased
Mindless and dumb, instinct gone.
(2) Running in circles
Not knowing where my fate lies...
(3) Blinding, running through the eternal maze
Surrounded by people the same
Not knowing this place as the darkness falls above...
Will we ever see the sun deteriorate away?
(4) Feelings disappear
Your eyes stare blank
Another world to greet
Life now ends......
(Repeat verses 2 + 3)
(1) Kneel on the ground and pray to the Lord
But will he hear your prayers
Will hear your call,
As you sit in the church
And the madman speaks...
Listen with awe at the lies he'll preach.
(2) Only the mindless.. will listen and obey
Worldwide wars... are caused by this uproar...
(3) Pray.. to... rest... your conscience - for the sins you
Where is your god now as you're dying alone
Brutal wounds cut deep
No miracles to heal
Watch your life now fade
He's not there to help you die...
(4) Raised upon repulsive lies
From the time we were born
Driven into heads, holy laws...
Cast into a circle of preaching vomit
All decent holy people
Their conscience free
Massive neurosis and impending doom
And the holy power will be silent.
(Repeat verses 2, 3, 4)
Unleashed upon man
Their poisoning brains
An empty grasp - a threat to all those sane.
The daggers poised
For shallow minds
Disrupting all mankind
This rotting misery
The beggars are all gathered
No others rule supreme...
Brought before us
Their pointless lives
As all their faith is lost
Of these poor souls
Now must die to exist no more
I lay in the darkest room,
The door is locked, at chains I grasp...
The chill runs through my bones
In panic I grief. Oh please help me die...
The walls close in on my existence
Unreal illusions re-appear
Darkness increases still...
I lay in the darkest room
As images appear once more...
The chill runs through my bones
My body is stiff as my soul departs the earth.
Staring down into the depths
Subconscious has taken my life
Breathing this foul and dank air
Eyes cannot penetrate the light
No room to panic or move
I pray my death will come soon.
My sorrows are breeding on my fear.
The tombs of 1000 lie near,
Soon to diminish am I?
Lying here, minutes from my death
The nausea breeds on my fear
Calling to the victims of fate
The dead cannot answer my calls.
My body falls to the depths
And darkness has engraved my mind...
No visions or solution
Gagged for air, deeper below I sink...
Internal Torment II
(1) As you stare into the depths of darkness
Illusions of your mind pressured by horror
Standing on a plain of desolation
The streams of frozen mist are shattered by the sun
Travel through the uncaring skies
Prepare for this defeat
Once you're dead your eyes are shut forever
Is it just the darkness that greets our pleas?
(2) Trapped in my skull, sanities locked inside
Can't express my feelings, the pain I must hide
My body possessed by an unseen force
Crippled for life
As I try to speak my voice...
No physical pain you will feel
Is this mental insanity real?
No future an obscenity
Why was I chosen to suffer?
Hoping I wake up and the curse has left my soul
(3) Attempts at speech are drowned in laughter
I writhe and grit my teeth in anger... why...?
Not allowed to make decisions
If only I could tell them all I can think
(4) In my afterlife, I'll rise again
Destroy all the ones who laughed
Kill them all...
Able to think, flex my limbs, talk and socialise, live my life
Lyrics in plain text format
Nick Holmes - Vocals
Gregor Mackintosh - Lead Guitar
Aaron Aedy - Rhythm Guitar
Stephen Edmondson - Bass
Matthew Archer - Drums
Recorded at the academy, winter 1989
Engineered by Pat Grogan
Produced by Hammy
Female vocals on Breeding Fear by Key Field
Key Field appears courtesy of Major Records
All songs composed by Holmes / Mackintosh
And published by Vile Music (PRS) UK
Cover illustration Duncan Fegredo for Exploding Head Design 1989
Photography Porl A. Medlock
All titles published by Vile Music (PRS) UK (c) 1990
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Peaceville
(c) 1990 Peaceville
Thre are a lot of good death metal albums at the time Lost Paradise is released. But Paradise Lost have given this album a different kind of sound. Most of the time it's pretty fast and brutal, but there's enough melody to keep it interesting. Especially the slower parts give it a doomy feeling. Personally I think it's one of the best doom death albums I know.
Rating: 8 out of 10