The Deficiencies Of Man (EP)

by The King Is Blind

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Mr. Melton Gutted I didn't catch them at Bloodstock last August, but I made sure I was front and centre for their set that kicked off Hammerfest VII on the Friday morning.

I was not disappointed and even more annoyed at missing them at Blodostock.

This is a 4 track e.p. of some quality, crushingly heavy Death Metal. There are some firm hat tips to the old school on this but they do not dwell too long in the nostalgia.

They have a bright future ahead on the UK metal scene. Favorite track: Revelation, Apocalypse.
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'The Deficiencies of Man' is streaming here in full and available to buy with free instant download on purchase.

"Bludgeoning riff-fests packed with deathly ferocity and doomy threat"
KKKK - (KERRANG!)

“The groove of old school death metal, yet appreciative of newer styles… with deliciously doomy riffs for good measure” (TERRORIZER)

“Drawing comparisons to Celtic Frost, but with the touch and heft of the best modern bands... powerful, aggressive Metal that embraces its heritage without wallowing in empty nostalgia.” (GHOST CULT MAGAZINE)

"Some of the most exciting tracks in death metal I’ve heard in a while." (ECHOES & DUST)

“Colossolly intimidating… The King Is Blind look set to dominate the British Metal scene” (METAL RECUSANTS)


"The King Is Blind already look to be one of the most exciting bands on the British extreme metal scene." (CACK BLABBATH)


"The King may be blind, but the music has 20/20 vision so far as I can see – definitely one to keep an ear out for" (AVE NOCTUM)

"What a versatile release, with the ability to maintain the quality of the musicianship and songwriting (HEAVY METAL TRIBUNE)

"This band could go places. Fast." (ABOUT.COM)

"If this band wants to give us more songs like this, I'm ready." (SEA OF TRANQUILLITY)

"Things shift from the fast and furious to the slow and doomy, without the band missing a step." (DEAD RHETORIC)

"A great collection of songs... ones to watch" (WONDERBOX METAL)

"Groovy death with a gritty tone" (INVISIBLE ORANGES)

credits

released September 1, 2014

THE KING IS BLIND:
Lee James Appleton - Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Stephen John Tovey - Pharynx & larynx
Paul Alan Ryan-Reader - Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Barnaby Joseph Monger - Drums
Ceri Monger - Bass

'THE DEFICIENCIES OF MAN' (EP, 2014):
1. A Thousand Burning Temples
2. Of Osiris & Execration
3. Thorns That Pierce The Skull
4. Revelation, Apocalypse

Recorded, produced and mixed by Tom Donovan at Tom Donovan Studio, Essex www.tomdonovanstudio.com

Mastered by Tim Turan for TuranAUDIO

'The Deficiencies of Man' is streaming here in full and available now to purchase directly from here or via MORDGRIMM


It is also being distributed via Shellshock,

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Album (2017): Coming soon...

Album (2016): OUR FATHER out now via Cacophonous Records.

EP (2014):
THE DEFICIENCIES OF MAN out now via Mordgrimm Records

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Track Name: A Thousand Burning Temples
A THOUSAND BURNING TEMPLES

Nehemiah
Guide Kathairein ways
Restoration
Purging the unclean
A scourge of human waste
The fire burns a thousand sins

Awakened in flames
I’ll raze a thousand temples
Sacraments unreconciled

Your temples, deficiencies as man
Ruptured from the stone of ten
The flesh is weak
The mind is weaker still

Reborn in flames
I’ll raze a thousand temples
Sacrament denied

Superbia
Ira
Gula
Luxuria
Invidia
Acedia
Avaritia

Immolate
Eviscerate
Conflagrate
Sear
I obliterate…
…the unrepentant soul

No solace in these words thus spake
No anger to ignite the sin
Baptised in the blood of Lamb
Salvation of the righteous man
Track Name: Of Osiris & Execration
OF OSIRIS & EXECRATION

Father of Kemet
Begotten of Ra
Desecrated by Set
The throne made thee whole and rode thy chariot
Du’at be thy realm
The falcon flies

Chimaera lust
Abomination
The child’s talons
Rip out the seed

The moon gouged from his face
An eye for an eye

A war of earth and sky
Osiris and Death reconciled

The flesh surrenders itself
Eternity takes back its own

A parade of smoke blackened altars
And the falling of the moon
Track Name: Thorns That Pierce The Skull
THORNS THAT PIERCE THE SKULL

Golgotha
Embrace thy fate
The skull that sups the wine that spills from the grail

Caiaphas
With fetid breath
Unleash thy passions
Cry “Insurrection!”

Roma
Nor blameless, thee
Your hands, though washed, drip with sanguination

Diadem
With daggered brow
Humiliations’ crown
To pierce the skull

TO PIERCE THE SKULL!

Through hands and feet
Through Man and God
Three nails divine
The whore’s tears flow
Under blackened sky

Eli! Eli! Lama Sabachthani!

Forgive them El, they know not why
Into your hands I commit
The Earth shall rent
Tear temples’ veil
The dead Saints rise

It is done

One Man’s Eschaton
Track Name: Revelation, Apocalypse
REVELATION, APOCALYPSE

I Am Alpha
And Omega
First, Last and That which thou seest

Seven are the angels
Seven are the trumpets
Seven are the bowls
That bleed for thee

The beast with seven horns and seven eyes

Worthy is the Lamb
He that once was slain
He shall be the one unleashed

A bow with which to conquer
A sword to take the peace

Three, the black horse rises
Then Death and Sheol released

The souls of the martyrs cry for their vengeance unfulfilled
A star falls from heaven
The saved have been chosen and marked

Seven blasts!

And the third times the seven is poured

Man falls down wracked in pain
Water bloodstained
Scorch the earth
Darkness remains

The End!

I Am Alpha
And Omega
And I claim Babylon