Acceptable Level of Misery

by DeathCrawl

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released October 27, 2017

BMD - drums. throat. nord.
JSN - bass. throat. moog.
DAMONOWSKIVICH - guitar. throat.

all songs by deathcrawl. copyright © 2017
recorded june - november 2016.
bad back studios - cleveland OH.

recorded, mixed, and mastered by dave johnson.
photographs and layout by jason luchka.

this album is dedicated to jim konya and gene fikhman.


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DeathCrawl Cleveland, Ohio

DeathCrawl has been delivering apocalyptic sludge from the rotting carcass of Cleveland, OH since late 2006. Powered by 3 throats, 19 vacuum tubes, 1887 sq. inches of speaker cone, and 1739 sq inches of drum heads, they unleash a pummeling soundscape of failure, apathy, and violence.
DeathCrawl is BMD (Drums, Throat), Jsn (Bass, Throat), and Damonowskivich (Guitar, Throat).
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Track Name: False Oracle
holding a skull up to the sun
navigate by shadows it casts
light a fire deep inside it
carve a path through the night
not blind, not blind
the inner eye sees all
search for meaning in columns of smoke
it's easy to justify the means
send a message to all who are watching
let them have no doubts
a spire ascends from the ashes, built with bone
its blackened gaze upon all it purveys
malevolent stars overhead, graves below
signed, sealed, delivered, we're gone
let there be no superstition
it should be no surprise
every chapter's been written
there’s no turning this tide
Track Name: Zenith
coming to on a rooftop
watch the contrails expand
shield eyes from the sun
how long has it been?
tear it away, tear it down
shed this false skin
hoist up the true mantel
let the blood flow again
we're overcoming
our intrinsic controls
dormant urges awaken
exploding forth
brain surging, heart pounding
this amoral machine
the apex predators
pick all the bones clean
Track Name: Universally Diminished
zero warning
blinded and burned alive
for thousands of miles
every living thing
is on fire
run for your life
what a cruel joke
the ash cloud consumes
we will all choke
a darkness stretched to the sky
impossible to cope
to die off suddenly
your only hope
good riddance
failed existence
no more life support
no more life to support
no more life
zero meaning
there is no legacy
left by us
no more life
Track Name: Entombed by All the Things We Seek
buried in plastic, cough up a lung
all of this rubbish, weighing us down
every day we're getting sicker
they say we're doing just fine
we're throwing up, we suffer
we're fine
entombed in promises, fragile minds bend
useless trinkets bloom, like weeds on a grave
we suffer
entombed by all the things we seek
Track Name: Corrupted Earth
deep in the hills, lost for years, there's a church of whitewashed pine
its steeple bearing a cross, inverted, its grounds unkempt
surrounded by tombs of its flock, the crypts lay empty
ghouls walk the country by day, and by night, devouring what they find
this place, is full of old ghosts
so much, has gone wrong
evil lays just below
so much, will go wrong
the forests are empty of game, only vermin and branches remain
this darkness lays unmapped, unknown, no roads lead in
remembered only in myth, in the stories of the old
"beware corrupted earth, where the sun refuses to shine and death reigns"
beware the evil
influence withering all
nothing good can be sustained
corrupted earth
bereft of people
evidence slowly dissolves
nothing good here will remain
corrupted earth
Track Name: No Good at Living
daylight breaks
illuminates the struggle
another day
they're all the same
fluorescent depression
what's the point?
distracted existence
wasted days
we live in a trap of our own design
darkness falls
pavlovian response
disconnected minds
to pacify
tortured dreams
the nightmare never ends
daylight breaks
nothing will ever change
we live in our own trap
we're born we die broken
Track Name: Derelict
approaching the wreckage
origins unknown
stumble forth misguidedly
so far from home
bold egos not listening
as warnings are raised
surrounded by skeletons
of man and machine
catastrophic failure
so easy to see
what is this we stand before?
what ancient plague beyond these doors?
corrosive evidence
mistakes made plain
the echoes reverberate
of pain and fear
anxieties creeping in
we are already dead
a demon awakened
deep in its hold
chaotic abandon
betrays escape
this once great vessel
will be our tomb
drunken with fear
flailing and scared
what was set in motion
was our self-desctruction
she’s coming to undo us all
one after one will visit his fate
Track Name: Perpetually Damned
sitting in place, watching the world slip away, there's nothing to say
every dawn a reminder that there's no point, we are perpetually damned
so what if there's something worth holding onto, it's destined to fail
get accustomed to defeat
poisoned ideas engorge on the vine while the good just wither
there is a harvest coming, a reckoning, ruin
collapse in place, everything's gone, only shadows remain
the world is no longer a beautiful place, it's assumed our ugliness
every hopeful thought that's been had has been drowned in the blood of innocence
welcome to hell
we’re damned
this is the hell we have made
this is the hell we deserve

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