The Dark Crusade

by Mordatorium

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Recorded in 2011 using one cheap microphone, a 3.5mm adapter, and a drum machine, The Dark Crusade marks Mordatorium's 2nd release and the first full-length featuring all original material. It was a solo effort by Oosterbaan in both writing and recording, and features more melodic material and less overt OSDM influence than later releases.

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released October 11, 2011

Andrew Oosterbaan - All instruments.
Music and lyrics on tracks 1-9 by Andrew Oosterbaan.
Music on track 10 by Andrew Oosterbaan and Michael Moibenko.
Lyrics on track 10 by Michael Moibenko.
Produced by Andrew Oosterbaan.
Artwork and photography by Lauren Gornik.

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Mordatorium Chicago, Illinois

Mordatorium is a death metal band from Chicago, originally formed in 2007. Inspired heavily by Swedish and British acts of the early 90's, Mordatorium offers up some dirty, head-bang driven death metal.

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Track Name: Soulshriek
Now, I am alone
Treading this path of agnosia
Apathy has made me weak inside
As the empty shell grows stronger
Hate locks me unto myself
Close my ears to those around me

I try to look into my mind but it has slipped into the void
My spirit is lost, and my soul is shaking

Distractions, they comfort me
But ultimately they have no value
And as time draws on, when the world expires
I hope that I can find you then
And when time finally comes to an end
May you take me home with you

Soulshriek
Soulshriek!
Where are you now?
Where the hell am I?
If I could reach out from this dark chasm
The answers might come unto me

I try to look into my mind but it has slipped into the void
My spirit is lost, and my soul is shaking

Too long since doubt overcame me
Wandering faithless while hope is hard to find
My soul I have abandoned
Now I feel so empty, trapped forever inside myself
Drifting closer, to dimensia
Please come for me when life is gone
Track Name: Dead Masses
You're all the fucking same!

Surrounded by flesh but lost in utter darkness
My outlook has become so bleak
You will bleed forever, you'll make the same mistakes
Your lives are total failure, you're all still the fucking same

Forever, unchanging
Your death everlasting
Pathetic, still faces
Still rot down through the ages

Dead masses, living out their jaded lives
Cursed to tread forever on one straight path
Perverse, ill-fated, euthenized
Your happiness is artificial, it's just a fucking lie

Forever, unchanging
Your death everlasting
Pathetic, still faces
Still rot down through the ages

You're all dead masses!
Living, dead, masses!

The ghosts of the past haunt and control you
Their tortured spirits sprung from their cold empty tombs
The fear is rising up from deep within your soul that you may become
Nothing more than this

It's time to make a change
Or suffer everlasting pain
You think everyone is special, you think all are holy
The vain are nothing more than worthless dead

May you look to the light and free your souls
For there is not much time left
Track Name: Eradicate
The laws of nature are never wrong
You must heed well to what they say
Only the strongest species may survive
The time has come for the weak to be swept away!

Worthless swine, unclean dogs,
You are not good enough
It's time for your extermination

Ascending from the depths
The evil one arises
With words that cut like sharpened steel
He seizes power

Worthless swine, unclean dogs,
You are the vermin among men,
And now you face annihilation

Cower in fear, there's nowhere to run
All will be crushed beneath the treads of the war machines

Worthless swine, unclean dogs,
You are not good enough
It's time for your eradication
Track Name: Demon
Come forth and face me, great hellspawn
Arise, and fight, my abomination

My warriors, from hell
You shall be their leader

I now know my goal
To bring destruction across the earth
I will end the age of man
With you my demon

I opened up a great hole in the sky
Summoned you forth, to feast upon their souls

The earth will fall, before my absolute power
The army of the serpent is now prepared

I now know my goal
To bring destruction across the earth
I will end the age of man
With you my demon
Track Name: Bloodlust
Burning sulfur and gnashing of teeth
Pales to hell I have planned for you
My hatred is strong and my desire is growing
To consume you

Torture, I wait for you
Suffer, I crave your blood
Die - I'll end your misery
I'll become immortal

The hunt for you is gaining pace and my thirst is rising
The taste of you is dripping from my teeth
I imagine piercing your skin and it feels so good
You will satisfy my bloodlust

You cannot hide
And you cannot run from me

Torture, I wait for you
Suffer, I crave your blood
Die - I'll end your misery
I've become immortal

There's nowhere to hide
And you are hopeless to run from me
I crave your blood!
Track Name: The Whore
Everywhere I look, I see love all around me
But when I look inside myself, all I have is hate

Beaten down by the weight of world, I drag on in apathy
I don't feel anything anymore

Hopeless and dead I see the world,
Their drowning in their own despair
I look to hold myself above the degradation
But nothing is sacred anymore

Love has become lust, friendship - adultery,
Caring - extortion, the earth has become the great whore

Hatred has become the only justice
For nothing is sacred anymore
I look to hold myself above the degradation
No nothing is sacred anymore

Everywhere I look, I see love all around me
But when I look inside myself, all I have is hate

The love they have is rotten and empty, a hollow dance of self-indulgence
No! Nothing is sacred!
Track Name: Hate
So sick and tired of the human condition
Wasting life on hate and hyprocisy
Stand up and show me who you really are
Prove to me that I'm not wasting my time

You don't know us
You don't respect us
Now is our time
Your hate is meaningless

Harboring a pointless hatred of all things
That are outside your narrow frame of view
You are the scum we cleanse from our feet
Unaware of your agony, brought from your own despair
Track Name: Catastrophe
Master of demons and rapist of souls
He travels these lands in service to hell
Killer, destroyer, the servant of Satan
The earth is put to the flame

Once he fought for an Ancient army,
Left behind and taken prisoner
Betrayed by his captors and put to death
A heart of vengeance was born

His army now walks the earth
Hell is coming here
Catastrophe - The devil's
Necromancer blinded by hate

Thirsty for blood he summons the undead, an evil ritual
Flayers of flesh and devourers of life
They leave the lands defiled

Each and every town in their path
Slaughtered and burned in the night
There's no time for torture, they all must die
His evil desires carries them on

His army now walks the earth
Hell is coming here
Catastrophe - The devil's
Necromancer blinded by hate

The army of evil, corrupts all the earth
But an unlikely hero is rising
Inspired by the death of his beloved crusader
the Guardian will take his head
Track Name: Hellfire
Its time to die!
You awaken, to the heat of hells fire
Frantic you run, its all burning
Everything you love is drowning in flames!

Your flesh drips from your bones
Agony overtakes you, your entire existence
All you know is pain now!

Now I laugh as I gaze upon your suffering
You worthless human garbage!
I have shown you your greatest nightmare!
Now you're burning in hellfire!
Panic is gripping you, but there's no escape
The heat in the air ignites your body

Your flesh is dripping from your bones
Agony overtakes you, your pathetic existence
I laugh at your pain
Track Name: The Dark Crusade
When the flames free grip on my heart
Then the hatred will bloom
When the world is torn apart
I'll bask in its hellish doom
I've been waiting for a reason
To be set free

I killed man's hope
I killed his faith
I killed his knowledge of me
Invisible, a phantom I've become
Now time is here for dark tyranny

Hell's Guard's at my feet, demons lead my way
Ground turns black beneath my steps
Becoming closer to death every day
My eyes are saturated in hate
My soul, no longer there
Man is so foolish... they no longer care.

See the nobles scream
Hear the warbells ring
Oceans run red with their blood
The blood pools start to flood

All around all we see
Are bodies in the mud
Marching, endlessly,
To consume all of the earth
Hopeless, and ignorant
Man's hell is finally here

Hell's guards at my feet, demons lead my way
Ground turns black beneath my steps
Becoming closer to death every day
My eyes saturated in hate
My soul, no longer there
Man is so foolish... he screams from despair

This is my dark crusade
Kill man while he's weak
Watch the demons and the devil's parade
On our city streets.

Man is dead
His soul dead
His legacy dead
This world... dead!