Tales of Eastern Slaughterland

by Illusionary Funeral

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The debut album of Illusionary Funeral, written, performed, recorded, mixed and released by Austin "Gutwrencher" Krahl, formerly of Eminent Terror. After musical differences had Gutwrencher leave Eminent Terror, he decided to create music the way he wanted to in the only way he knew how to do so unhindered: on his own. A far departure from the hydrogrind technical deathcore that he came from, this Blackened Melodic Death Metal project is the result of over a year of hard labor.

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released December 25, 2015

Austin "Gutwrencher" Krahl - Guitars, Bass, Vocals, Recording, Mixing, Programming, etc.

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Track Name: Inanimate Spell
Powerful grimoire to unlock my form
Omnipotent I shall become
Decimate opponents with well placed strategy
Puppets of mine, eviscerate
I have ascended from human form to
Demon of demons to rule you all
None are worth more than a fraction of my power
Gensokyo, prepare to be dominated

Denial of my crown forfeits your
Vitality, through slow torture
Until you bleed crimson rivers
Then we'll see if you still rebel
I may have been human once before
But now I am a god
Prostrate your knee before me
Weakling slaves, or face early fate manifest

Merciless, sadistic, I am now known as
Masterpiece of makai cannot be subdued
My iron fist shall grip this Eastern
Wonderland and corner its denizens
With marionettes, this realm will transform
Into an Eastern slaughterland
High on the mountains and low in the fields
This land called Gensokyo must now burn

What is this? A dissenter?
Clad in blood red and snow white
No matter how powerful she is
I shall strike her down with ease

Maiden of the shrine, you dare wield your gohei
Against the strong will of me once again?
Be wary, for I may turn the residents of your land
To oppose you for the sake of revenge

Return Inanimate, inanimate spell
Hanged Hourai Dolls, go and fight my war
Sacrifice, Suicide Pact
Evil Light, Devilry Light Ray

Defeated despite my rainbow garb
And my newfound power
Must I concede before you, novice
Priestess to a dying god?
Very well, my empire has crumbled
Before it began
I will not seek vengeance for this
Loss, lest I be exterminated
Track Name: Superfluous Culling
A bastard race proclaiming peace within our territory
Zebesians, we must insist upon the pilfering of their
Goods that they've mined and lives they value so little
K-2L's ours now
There must be not a soul to survive from this battle
Today, we slaughter them with disregard, like cattle
We wish upon the human race to feel the death rattle
March forward, space pirates! Attack!

Feel the blade that cuts you
Down into pieces and
Slits your throat, guts you like
A fucking pig to die

Bleed them out, disassemble them, and shred their brains that they do not use
Sodomize, then you vaporize, leave not a trace of the filthy slime
Desecrate, eviscerate, and destroy who lie and disseminate
Torch and blaze what we cannot use, show the Federation we don't take abuse

We've annexed this planet as
Our own, deemed it as
Useless, so we glassed it
All to the core, naught left
Track Name: Artful Sacrifice
What is this divinity
A blessing or a curse?
Disavowed mortal coil
As time erases and erodes
Attachments to life
Intangible and inconsequential

Am I too weak to turn the hands of time?
Abandoned I am by the tides of eternity
Where is my salvation from this temporal torment
Eroded are emotions in enduring life
Flames of perdition reject my hollowed soul
Millenia will pass ignoring my sins
Creation of sin upon sin all in vain
Repudiate myself from this mortiferous kind

My serenity can only be found
In indiscriminate death
Disregard for the irrelevance
Of relinquished human life

Can you see voids in my eyes?
Reflecting the thoughts that only blood fills
Desolation of my mind
Purgatory, the price that I pay

Artful Sacrifice
Abjuration of vitality
Artful Sacrifice
Barren existence
Track Name: With Eyes as Cold as Corpses
The dream of two generations before me
Mired down by falling ill
But, fear not, my dearest grandfather
For evil shan't have the chance to live again

Vile red bile spilled by my hands
Vengeance for this reality
Not enough, I must spread my light further
With my sisters, forged not by
What runs through our veins
But through the pain we bear together

With eyes as cold as corpses
I peer into the opaque fog
Searching for the answers
Of how to rid the world of evil gone rampant

Through elegance and beauty
There's brutality and cruelty
No mercy for the wicked
For the blood of evil shall be frozen
Cursed forever by this passed down hatred

With every shadow purged by the light of justice,
The ebony of spite consumes me more
The noire of my ice emulates my black heart
Blinded are these blue eyes as cold as corpses
Hypocrisy is invisible to me with eyes as cold as corpses
With eyes as cold as corpses

I lead my sisters on the path of the shinobi, leaving trails of gore in our wake
There is no other solution but to raze the reprobate in this world and all those who stand in our way
Just as our grandfather dreamed and fought for long ago, we strive for a more perfect world
You're either beside us or against us! Those who stand idly by while the maleficent thrive are just as evil as them!

Oh, grandfather, forgive us for our sins!
We have failed you, as temptation has overcome us
But one cannot be without the other (as we've come to learn)
Just as order cannot be without chaos

Our murders of the sinners are just that, murders
As just as we tried to make them, no murder is right
No murder is right!

Destroyed illusions of truth, left to define on our own
A fork in the road to shinobi, we cast off the chains of abhorrence
Denial of fate bestowed upon us, we forge on this path all anew
To seek our own truths, define our justice true, and sojourn to the path of the Kagura

Through elegance and beauty
There's misery and agony
No mercy for the wicked
For malevolent flesh never rots
Cursed no more by this passed down hatred

I stand by shadows who show me more than one view
Yet, I shall stick to the true path of light
The noire of my ice echoes my somber past
I look to the future with eyes as cold as corpses
With eyes as cold as corpses
Track Name: The Maiden's Corroded Fantasy
Pregnant with the salt of melancholy
Until rivers exude towards jigoku when
The time of abandonment arrives
Whilst being watched by the epitome of chaos

Why must I serve a deity so cruel,
To have taken you both away from my life?
Conscripted into carrying
On your duties to a powerless God

To cast away the pride of the Hakurei clan
Is to reflect the demonic barbarism of this
Mountain range so tainted by the sins of man
Identity stripped of me before I can forge my own

I am the shrine maiden who protects dreams and traditions
Who's fantasy of a conventional life has been corroded
Bleed for me

Oh mother, learning of your demise by battle
So bittersweet is the glory you've obtained
Oh father, how I yearn for power and for peace
Until one day, we shall meet again
In Bhava-Agra or Hakugyokurou
You shall see that I have done so well
To quell the wars waged in Gensokyo
And carried on the legacy tied to our name
Tied to our name!

Corroded Fantasy
Corroded Fantasy
Corroded Fantasy
Corroded Fantasy

My rage and sorrow shall extend
Into the extermination
Of demons and wraiths
As I wield this gohei
Track Name: A Regal Life Lost (Featuring Michael J. Allen)
I've lived too long in this dismal night
Luminated by the glow of blossoms' flight
Gathering a fell gale most foul
Cloaking them in death's black cowl

Intricate and elegant is she
Noble daughter bleeds regal blood, you see
Alabaster skin so heavenly
Fairest daughter of the Saigyouji Family

My kingdom for a funeral
Hardened heart as Ayakashi stands tall
The right to life, stripped like a whore
What princess am I, so decayed at the core

Cessation of this burden, come to me forthwith
Retrograde this evil at last, ceasing its
Wicked plague of bereavement in my kingdom
Cessation of this burden cannot come swift enough

I've lived too long in this dismal night
My kingdom for a funeral rite
Oh, fate, oh death, I beg of thee
Rescind this lowly flesh from me

Blood will giveth voice to wish, to will
Sealed away forever, Ayakashi will be
Blossoms wilt and die, reflection of its past life
Descend, princess, for now you reign in the netherworld

No longer, she lives in a dismal night
Luminated her skin by death's pale light
The fell gale most foul has lost its might
Trading her kingdom away for a funeral rite
Track Name: Provisional Palanquin - Corpse Carrier
I, standing at a funeral,
Mourn the loss of my fallen kin
Atramentous clouds hang over
Symbolizing our grief

Fell tempests doth blow
Followed by demonic image
The casket with my kin
Forcibly relinquished from this ceremony

A kasha arrives in a feline's form
Equipped with a cart to act as the dead's dorm
Taken away in a provisional palanquin
The most fearful of horrors that I have seen (x2)

Fueling the pyres of former hell
Another tale of woe your soul will tell
Holy retribution for the depths you fell
I arrive at the toll of the bell

I carry the corpses for
My master, and for the
Fires that will otherwise
Die just like its kindling (x2)

A kasha arrives in a feline's form
Equipped with a cart to act as the dead's dorm
Taken away in a provisional palanquin
The most fearful of horrors that I have seen (x2)

We grieve two losses, one passing
One of body, and one of soul
Are we fated never to see him again?
Left to wander Gensokyo for eternity
Bereft of fulfillment in solitude
Truly, a fate worse than what jigoku offers
I kneel and bow to pray to Bhava-Agra
Spare him of this destiny of emptiness

Oh, Kasha, please, spare him this grievance
The gods will not answer my pleas
I offer my cadaver to your
Possession so I may join my kin
So I may join my kin!
Track Name: Absolute Desecration of Heretical Deities
Migrating to a world where us obsolete gods
Can hide from those who spite us and destroy themselves
Safe from the scorn, cursing and needless bloodshed
Beyond a barrier, there is only the same in medieval form

Breaking prostrated knees that kneel before selfish gods
Cast down heretical deities from youkai mountains
Save these meager souls from the same fate that lies with
Those outside these invisible walls that hide us here

I ask of you, humans who reside
Within this barbaric acreage
To put your faith not in these demons
But within yourselves and true reason

Together, with Suwako, the mishaguji and Sanae
I shall advance us all to a higher state of being
But this will come to conclude that all the selfish celestials
Shall be eliminated if they refuse to join us on our quest
This perennial advancement shall mean the absolute desecration of all heretical deities
Track Name: Naught But Dust
Artificial organism
Invincible predator
Your life force is just nourishment
Attack so swift, defense is too late

Naught but dust (x4)

Syphoning your energy
Within seconds, dead, you'll be
No mere power can set you free
From the metroid's grasp, you cannot flee

Naught but dust (x4)

Imperfect still are these creatures
With ice, they will shatter and break
But can you freeze them before it's too late?
Undeniable bioweapon

Naught but dust (x8)
Track Name: Judgment Harbinger
Standing at the Sanzu River, Shinigami lie in wait
Aiding wandering, bewildered souls, ferrying to shores of Higan
At the culmination of the journey, Yama abides for you
Rod of Remorse in her right hand, cleansed crystal mirror in the left

So, you partake in earthly pleasures? Judgment Harbinger, I plead for mercy
Leading your life in such iniquity
This rod of mine is growing heavy I promise I will lead my life correctly
Reincarnation is no longer an option for you
My mirror reflects your true nature Prostrating before you, the almighty
You're unable to lie about your evil
No matter how hard you grovel to me Spare me of this judgment, I beseech thee
Your fate is decided, and you shall now be sent down to Hell

Immoral filth cannot not be spared
As they soil the ground of Higan
With the weight of your sins behind it
You'll be beaten and broken with this rod (x2)

Not a single soul has passed through her judgment without castigation
The width of the Sanzu is merely foreshadowing your final fate
Unclear line between good and evil is made visible by the Yama's skill
Unbiased, but her words are cold, No appeals when your destiny's been told

So, you partake in earthly pleasures? Judgment Harbinger, I plead for mercy
Leading your life in such iniquity
This rod of mine is growing heavy I promise I will lead my life correctly
Reincarnation is no longer an option for you
My mirror reflects your true nature Prostrating before you, the almighty
You're unable to lie about your evil
No matter how hard you grovel to me Spare me of this judgment, I beseech thee
Your fate is decided, and you shall now be sent down to

Fires of Enma consume wicked spirits in Hell
Or isolation and gray in the Netherworld
The lights of the sun or heaven are in obscurity
Perhaps you'll ascend with the gods in the next life

Ethereal punishment (x4)

So, you partake in earthly pleasures? Judgment Harbinger, I plead for mercy
Leading your life in such iniquity
This rod of mine is growing heavy I promise I will lead my life correctly
Reincarnation is no longer an option for you
My mirror reflects your true nature Prostrating before you, the almighty
You're unable to lie about your evil
No matter how hard you grovel to me Spare me of this judgment, I beseech thee
Your fate is decided, and you shall now be sent down to Hell
Track Name: Witness the Scarlet Mist that Christens the End
From across the sea
I have come to seek asylum
But with these others so weak
Appears the opportunity to rule

Humans and demons alike, behold my ultimate power
Witness the scarlet mist that christens the ending of your own free will
Blotting out the damned sun, as I curse its name and light
No longer shall I be relegated to the obsidian of freezing celestial bodies

Scarlet Devil Mansion
I am not alone in my efforts
Servants bound to me infinitely
Shall end the lives that dissent
Deathless maid, archaic mage
Keeper of the gate shall defend me and my race here
Hunter in the night, banisher of light
Cower before my might, gaze upon the crimson sky

Humans and demons alike, behold my ultimate power
Witness the scarlet mist that christens the ending of your own free will
Blotting out the damned sun, as I curse its name and light
No longer shall I be relegated to the obsidian of freezing celestial bodies

Vampirical conquest
No gods, not even a god can save you
Manifest destiny
I have this mountain side in my clawed grasp
Impregnable fortress
My lakeside manor is described as such
Only one threat remains
Vassal of a god who is but a myth

What a lovely night to have a lunar eclipse
But a bloodied sky stains the soil with shadows
I must return Gensokyo as it once was
On my honor as the Hakurei shrine maiden

Attack, my loyal drudges, no survivors! As a part of the duty I uphold,
Congeal her blood for my nourishment Abolishment of this annexation
If she won't disavow her obligations, What's left of our natural sanctuary
Then the pain inflicted upon her will prove unrelenting May wither away and pass on
She shan't bring ruin upon my nocturnal haven With its inhabitants included
For my will and those who serve it are powerful I mustn't lose against you
In the end, whether she forfeits or is subdued My bloodline culminates down to our battle
In reverence, she shall speak my name In reverence, she shall speak my name

Vampirical conquest
If the others fail, I have my gungnir
Manifest destiny
I have victory within my clawed grasp
Impregnable fortress
Is no longer a label to be used
Only one threat remains
Vassal named Hakurei which is to be feared

Your strength is no fluke
For now you stand before me
There is no forgiveness or mercy
Once you've incurred my wrath

Come forth my blazing halberd to
Deliver this priestess to the Shigan shores
With the sun blotted from the sky,
I am invincible, incapable of defeat