Of Plague Proportions

by Solarisis

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released August 1, 2007



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Solarisis Enschede, The Netherlands

Solarisis was a melodic death metal band from the Enschede area in The Netherlands, active from 1996 to 2007 and fronted by Gijs van Ouwerkerk. Similar bands: Hypocrisy, God Dethroned and Bolt Thrower.

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Track Name: Of Plague Proportions
Cancer explodes like a festering sore
This growth pushing out toward me
Social anxiety is taking form
It's building up rapidly
Paranoid, a distrustful repulsive force
Is taking control of me
Breeding, more mouths to feed, more complain
Just for economic gain

Politicians fail to instil
Awareness of what is about to be fulfilled
Prophecy that sends all mankind
Into a state of claustrophobic utter rage

It's a cancer of plague proportions
Root of all social distortions
Consider postnatal abortions
To clear the air for a man to breathe

Everyone wants a bite
When they fare well they procreate
Living standards are fading so fast
To crowd control through homicide

Consume, resources are taken by storm
Depleted inheritance
Pressure, they're pushing so hard but what for?
This rat race is clouding our
Judgement of people that walk out of pace
Effectively testing my self-control
An invasion of private space
Humanity spreads like a fucking plague
Track Name: Raising the Cane
We are a target for a tyrant of desert sands
He is part of the axis of evil that's grinding at us
We must have no second thoughts, but stick to our guns and bomb them to shits
Is what the leader of the free world is barking at us

There is only one way this could end now, for all to stand down
It is only for the better that both sides must sacrifice
It doesn't matter who started this conflict, but who shall make peace
In this spiral of reprisal, sense is overshadowed by excess of pride

Raising the cane
The will to keep policing their empire puts fuel to the fire
Raising the cane
Your war on terrorism is a war for terrorism
Raising the cane

We have no regard for the casualties
They are no match for the cavalry that busts their doors in
The eternity of this war, their world in smithereens
Why should they wish for peace?

Raising the cane
Raising the cane

We are entitled to this landmass of desert sands
It is part of promised land once rightly stolen for us
Instead of giving some back, we feed their bad blood and bomb them to shits
Is it strange that we become the victims of these wartorn impoverished minds?

It is but for the better that both sides must sacrifice
In this spiral of reprisal, sense is overshadowed by national pride
Raising the cane, not breaking the chain of war

Raising the cane
The stubbornness to keep your settlements, in a time you should repent
Raising the cane
If you cannot destroy your enemy, they will forever be
Raising the cane
Track Name: Meat is Obsolete
At one point in my life I awakened
Opened eyes, it occurred to me
All this slaughter takes place for no reason
We must put a stop to this cruelty
Declination of dogmas outdated
A new nutrition, now free of bloodshed
Incubation of treatment with respect
It's now in motion, towards abolition!

Meat is obsolete, superfluous and outdated
Its total abolition is nigh
There's one guarantee for those who try to stop it
Perpetual outbreaks, diseases, the end is in sight

You believe in our prowess as humans
They are weaker than you and me
What a fucked way to prove our dominion
To defile their nobility
Execution in point blank a fashion
Incarceration in tiny spaces
Impugnation of mankind's dignity
What a disgrace to behold the way we have evolved

Meat is obsolete
We are the ones who kill only to survive, so we don't kill
Meat is obsolete
We are the ones who take only what we need, so flesh we don't eat
Meat Is obsolete

I'm amused with the way you feel threatened
And your efforts to argument
I dismiss all your feeble excuses
There are none, just voracity
Declination of dogmas outdated
A new nutrition, now free of bloodshed
Incubation of treatment with respect
It's now in motion, towards abolition!
Track Name: Farewell My Serpentine
Introduced into a loveless tomb
An angel plunged from the sky
Doing time, emotional quarantine
These were feelings alien to me
A gracious unspoiled Rapunzel
She beckoned me with her song
Plaits entwined, love was reckless
Foolish to think she would fall for me

The glimpse of hope inside me
Shattered with certainty of defeat
Now released from this burden
To be thrown right back onto my feet
In this love of attrition, no more pain did predominate
Desire was feeding my serpentine
And cloud nine was lost to inferno

Purveyor of dreams
Beaten down I yearn to give not to take
My will is now to stand down
To stand down and share you with all of the world

Cast away inside a loveless tomb
Like thunderbolts from the sky
From cloud nine came crystal rains crashing down
Feeding feelings alien to me
Malicious coiled-up Mephisto vacated me with great force
Now enraptured with absence of jealousy
Here I see what festered within me

This leap above humanity
Triggered by certainty of defeat
Now released from this burden
To be lifted right up from my feet
In this infatuation no more pain did predominate
That time I said farewell my serpentine
And cloud nine did conquer inferno

This light awakened
Can't resist the body's repossession
Evil beckoned to return
Slave to the Yin Yang principle
Once evicted, but not forever expelled
My soul again is corrupted
It lurks, it lingers
It sleeps until another chapter begins
Track Name: Solar Metal
Deicide, Malevolent Creation
Hammerfall and My Dying Bride
Illdisposed, Diabolical Masquerade
Iron Maiden and Edge of Sanity

Feed me with strength, electric light
Let all my sorrows succumb to your might
Living the hardships of this mortal shell
But metal will heed us in hell

We're solar METAL

Sinister and Bolt Thrower, Samael
Hypocrisy and Paradise Lost
Benediction and Cancer fucking Cancer
The late Carcass and the mighty Slayer

Bathory and early Metallica
Helloween and My Dying Bride
Benediction, Diabolical Masquerade
Suffocation, Death and mighty Slayer