“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law?”
The whole of the flaw!
A declaration with no beginning and no end,
somehow looping on itself,
you can hear echo ad infinitum,
in the empty halls
of man-made precepts.
Slipping between the painfully felt concrete,
and the abstract qualities of the Deathstream…
Transfixed and made obsolete,
as Eternity and Flesh finally clashes in my innards.
As I, unprepared,
am forced to suffer its unbearable evolution.
The ‘self’ perishes in throes of upheaval,
as the Soul blossoms amidst the ashes!
The contortion in permanence,
‘I’ so graphically despise.
‘I’ consume without remorse…
Only to spew out new life!
New angles, and new paths,
produced from my rejection.
And yet this utopic vision is (partial and) lacking,
as most refuse to dislodge
the vestiges of the old world.
Like a soreness in the mouth,
A malignance gnawing, gnawing at the gums,
Like rust stuck in-between our teeth!
Making the entire experience/experiment
“Do what thou wilt [might] be the whole of the [f]law”
If the Formula
is to remain incomplete!
The Soul blossoms amidst the ashes
Elsewhere & Elsewhen.
~G. McCaughry [BLIGHT].
Willpower alone is not enough!
Or rather it would be if Intent
was not always out of focus!
Desire tarnishes the Holy,
and our deeper understanding of Attainment!
it rules supreme over the Ego-Sapiens!
O' Lord! In your mercy!
Strip us of our Flesh,
for we do not know!
Start the world afresh,
Verily, make it so!
For we to behold
resplendent rays piercing through
the ruined cupola,
clearing a path that rips through
the Empires of Meaninglessness...
to ‘Step into Placelessness.'
Lord of the Wild-Within!
In your mercy!
Strip away our Flesh,
for it matters not!
Inside-out, and acquiesce,
to make it rot!
Make it so! Make it right!
Shineth forth the brightest of lights
A Violent Light!
We are made absolute
if only for a moment,
just enough so to witness
the rise and fall
of Ontological Reforms!
~G. McCaughry [BLIGHT].
Enter the Temple of Wounds, unleashed from the clandestine Canadians Blight. Rising out of obscurity to share their violent, radical, and illuminating vision, Blight’s nine song new album is a 52-minute exercise in galvanizing, and relentless Black Metal. Temple of Wounds will find a home within the ashen hearts of listeners of luminaries such as Behemoth, Marduk, and Rotting Christ, while also embracing the contemporary, underground zeal of bands such as Bölzer, Cobalt, Light of the Morning Star, and Kriegsmachine.
Yet the sound that Blight shapes out of chaos and calamity is uniquely their own: grand choirs and fiery chants pepper the band’s powerful and dynamic approach to Black Metal, where claustrophobic, menacing riffs threaten to suffocate, percussive elements merge violence with technological prowess, and vocals are delivered with a cathartic intensity.
Formed in 2008 in Montreal, Blight released several highly sought-after tapes into the underground during their early years. It was only after a brief hiatus, from 2010 to 2011, that frontman Gabriel McCaughry (ex- Unquintessence, Ion Dissonance, Vatican, Anathema Publishing Ltd.) made a pact with current-members Pascal Pelletier, Cedric Deschamps, and Rob Lapalme (ex- Insect & Ontôs On) to solidify what stands as today’s manifestation of Blight.
The band were discovered by the sub-arctic worshippers of blackest vinyl at Svart Records and after a short and fruitful period of communication, the parchments were inked and a covenant was made to release Blight’s new album Temple of Wounds on the 5th of June, 2020. Blight’s lyrical themes explore deep facets of inner alchemical transmutation, which lends their music substantial literary weight. Temple of Wounds is allied with a higher intelligence, creating a state-of-the-art sound-war of Black Metal that is at once fresh and familiar, primitive, and epic in scope.
This current incarnation of BLIGHT formed in 2011, Gabriel McCaughry (ex- Unquintessence, Ion Dissonance, Vatican, etc.)
made a pact with Pascal Pelletier, Cedric Deschamps, and Rob Lapalme (ex- Insect & Ontôs On) to manifest a singular vision of Luciferian Gnosis, as an ongoing project....more
supported by 6 fans who also own “Temple of Wounds”
A bit of a tonal shift from Chapter I, over all a good album, but this to me seems to dial down the more brutal parts and opts for a more "post black metal" style in some of the songs.
Its a great album, but listening to Chapter I and II after each other make it a bit jarring. But hey that's just me. Daniel Nielsen