Awakening The Elder Gods

by Despondent

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Despondent returns with a bone-shattering EP entitled "Awakening The Elder Gods". Inspired by Lovecraftian mythos "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" and "The Mountains of Madness"

Each song has a different vocalist on it.

Sample at the end of Track 1 taken from Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of The Earth
Samples on tracks 1-4 taken from The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft. Audio reading by "Muted Vocals"

Tracks 1-3 written by Tyler Merendino
Percussion on track 3 written by Johnny Zazo and Tyler Merendino
Track 4 written by Sam Vang


released January 26, 2015



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Track Name: I. Awakening The Elder Gods (Ft. Matt Snyder of Erasing Never and Brandon Imiolo of Seek Shelter)
In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu lies dreaming.
Yes! Yes! Cthulhu dreams!
Cthulhu dreams in R'lyeh

The ancients no longer trapped in incubus.
Awakening from a seemingly endless slumber
We have ushered in a golden age

Relinquish your minds

Filtering down from cosmic infinity
Non-Euclidean structures rising from the sea
Hideous, Monolithic Tombs Harboring intellect far beyond our comprehension

The sunken city breathes
They speak in our dreams

We have returned to extinguish all traces of humanity's existence

Behold, the desecration of man
I am the beginning and I am the end
I am the creator and I am the destroyer
I am the Sculptor and the beholder
I am the everlasting god trapped in sleep
I am incomprehensible and of deceit
Track Name: II. The Madness From The Sea (Ft. Duncan Bentley of Vulvodynia, Ben Duerr of Shadow Of Intent and Liam Totton)
Watch as entire cities fall within minutes
The structures collapse upon the very foundation that they were built

Hand over your minds

I have claimed your hollow shells as mine

Vaporizing your minds and claiming your bodies
to live out the remainder of your days as my slaves

Feeble human minds will never be able to understand

I intend to devour this fucking world

Send your prayers into the sky as you watch your families die
Hopelessly trying to resist my will

The Human Corpse Pile lies still
Earth becomes a holding ground for rotting flesh

i have returned to remove all traces of life
to remove the human parasite

curse my name and doubt my reign
you will see the devastation
that an elder god can bring

pandemonium spreads:
the earth itself trembles
Relinquish all thoughts of resistance

Fall to your knees and bow to me
Be thankful for life given to you from me

I, Humanity's King,
I, The Great Unforeseen.
I, The Dark Being,
I, Extinction

The Flood
Engulfs the world
Inhaling the corpses to


With my minions
Spilling from my open mouth,
We spread throughout earth
To cleanse this plague
Track Name: III. Succumbing To Insanity (Ft. Tommy Rouse of Necroexophilia and Austin Chaloux)
Feeble minds unable to comprehend
Lines have blurred between reality and pretend
those who have survived have lost their minds
Better off dead than helpless inside

Worthless humans reduced to vermin
the alpha predator has lost it's throne
They have retaken the planet that we thought we owned
Removing the threads that humanity has sewn

And the cultists revel in their victory
they have brought extinction to their own race
Used as pawns, they will join their brothers in flesh

To look into their eyes is to turn yourself blind.
horrific and with relentless malignancy,
They drive the human cattle into their open mouths,
devouring this useless world for their own

"That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons, even death may die."

The star spawn have arrived to do their lord's bidding
reshaping our failed cities in their own image
reclaiming what is left as their prize
Parasitic life created to die

Worthless humans reduced to vermin
the alpha predator has lost it's throne
They have retaken the planet that we thought we owned
Removing the threads that humanity has sewn

Relinquish your minds
Your lives are mine
Rebirth brings your ruination
Unrelentless Expiration x2

Eyes cast upon an unimaginable catastrophe
Those that remain hopelessly wander in blasphemy
Abandoned by the gods that they gave their lives for
You all placed your faith in puppets of our creation

insignificant and unable to understand
They bring their wrath to this forgotten land

The Great Old Ones rise from their stone houses
Rising to the surface to reclaim their crown
Waging their war against mankind
Driving these pathetic lifeforms to extinction

Succumbing To Insanity
The End of Humanity
Refit for reprogrammability
Enslaving those with asininity

Great Cthulhu has awoken from his slumber
Plunging Earth into inexorable thunder