Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure

by Subterranean Disposition

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Metallurgical Fire
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Metallurgical Fire Wow. A surprising album this is, one of the most unique and compelling death-doom records I’ve ever heard. There are so many layers and elements to this that you can forget what genre you’re in at times, and I love that. Dan Nahum is a very adept drummer, and helps give drive to songs that you might otherwise get lost in. I’ll be returning to this regularly. I have to say also that the lyrics are well written and thought provoking. Favorite track: Embittered.
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JaXuN I like it! lots of influences here. Unlike others, I won't pick a single element and call it off putting right after I praise it. Keep up the good work ☠️
Whisdoms End
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Whisdoms End I always liked projects who experiment with the music they do. In this case I appreciate the wide range of "uncommon" instruments for metal which are used. The album gathers a bitter, harsh atmosphere all manifested in wonderfull, long tracks. Favorite track: All Roads Lead to Perdition.
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Wallow Within Gotta admit this was an instant buy, because I really liked the harshness and the punch they deliver and that outstanding voice/ voices. Unfortuantly it loses a lot of it's power due to the excessive use of psychedelic elements. Great for those who like it certainly, but it really puts me off. Pity.
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Nearly four years after releasing the debut self-titled album, Melbourne based Experimental Death-Doom band Subterranean Disposition returns with a massive new full-length album entitled “Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure.” With over two decades of experience in various projects, (including in bands such as Cryptic Darkness, The Eternal, and Insomnium Dei among others), Subterranean Disposition founder Terry Vainoras brings with him a plethora of writing and recording experience, and has used that to his advantage, in crafting an unmistakably bold, creative, and forward-thinking album that incorporates as many elements and techniques outside the doom metal genre as within it.

Asides from a wide variety of guitars, bass, and vocal styles, Terry also plays saxophone on the album, and enlisted the help of Dan Nahum (Bleakwood, The Veil, Dead River Runs Dry) on Drums, Gelareh Pour on Kemancheh, Qeychak Alto and voice, and Daniel Lucas on guest vocals. All-in-all, a wide variety of sound textures, dynamics, and emotion are incorporated into this album, ultimately crafting an album drenched in atmosphere and post-apocalyptic fervor with subtle and careful deliberation in every aspect of its writing and recording.

“Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure” was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Adam Calaitzis at Toyland studio in Melbourne Australia, and the album cover was crafted by acclaimed New York artist Coby O’Brien (whose cover art also appears on past HDR compilations). This album will be jointly released by Hypnotic Dirge Records and BadMoodMan Music on June 13, 2016.


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released June 13, 2016

Terry Vainoras - Guitar, Bass, Saxophone, Vocals, Lyrics
Dan Nahum - Drums, Percussion

Gelareh Pour - Kemanchech, Qeychak Alto, and Voice on "Embittered"
Daniel Lucas - Guest Vocals




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Track Name: Wooden Kimono Fixative
Like the hungry ghosts that haunt this rotten soil
Insatiable appetites for the impossible
Raped, defiled and plundered her abundance in spades
The detritus of a failed landscape remains

In the throes of an inherent annihilation
Atrabilious to the very marrow

Steadfast to displace a pagan past
Worshipping the Inorganic
Until the Skyscrapers mark our tombstones here

Mouldering away in shallow self tilled graves
Collective coffin culture hits that final nail
Skeletal lords of the debris never appeased
Bleed the stone in the name of unrivalled avarice
Like contagium it crawls through decaying urban sprawls
This death wish fixative, hum to the tune of our Requiem

Headfirst into a Draconian impasse
Perpetuate this war pandemic
Until the Skyscrapers mark our tombstones here

Witness our ways return to naught
Skies torn asunder as the oceans boil

Castrate her impotent
A century of petty theft has robbed our cradle bare
Until the skyscrapers mark our tombstones here
Track Name: Embittered
Soured by the years of systematic denial
Embittered to the rotted core
Perils of the mirror bane conspires
A soul's deprivation disrobed
The very front that saves enslaves
Content to bathe in wretchedness
Self negligent to breaking points
Perpetuate the preferred state of duress

Delight in spiteful self resentment

Bear this crux of self disgust
Paint the four walls black, Let the eyes roll back
Adhere to the redux of mistrust
Paint the four walls black, Let the eyes roll back

Transmute moral weakness into some twisted symbol of merit
Defecation upon the hand that provides
Negating a way forward as if in self defence
Vulgar tongue undercuts the mouth that utters
Floundering in a paradoxical pretence
Thwarted by the blaze of your own self hatred
Seduced by the degradation trails

Seduced by the degradation trails

Resent life beyond the grave
Embittered to the core
Track Name: All Roads Lead to Perdition
Wretched souls intrinsically bound to the grindstone
complacency toils away
chain gangs on the ever expanding miserable topography
economic prisons rise in the blink of an eye
tethered one and all
paving the black rivers that lead to a collective decline

Failing the very thing that nurtures survival
As our levee breaks Disorder slips through the cracks
No hope to sustain when we've outgrown our home
No longer able to stave off a tipping point towards collapse

All our roads lead to perdition

Feeding the Sheeple a steady diet of compelling distractions
Paving the roads leading to new middle ages
Track Name: A Lifelong Slumber
To sleepwalk one thousand lifetimes and beyond
The stillborn catatonic and adrift, ill prepared to row
Never to reach the shores of dawn
Cataracts on swollen eyes, ever so wide shut
Aimless Societies of samsara
We comatose creatures dream as one

A Life long Slumber

Strangle the common ape with the hands of a clock
Each at a loss to move forward, frustrated, anxious and apart
Ever resentful of life's mistakes, The dull ache that seldom abates

Tear the source asunder

March en masse to the geographic arrhythmia
Simulacrum of a once abundant soil
This land sadness permeates the landscapes of failure
So slowly it has severed the tethers off
The door to our perceptions but barely ajar
with a lifestyle that invites extinction absolute
Track Name: Aggressors Clothed as Victims
To pass through the eye of their needle and arrive at some gate of reward
To live at odds with the truth - blinkered, bound and gagged

To rest, work and play inside the barricades and facades
Forever under watchful eyes

Inside the straight and the narrow, ceremonies of opposites
No slim pickings for aggressors clothed as victims

To view the skewered through each filtered lens
and not sense the vultures amongst the plebes

To their very marrow, usurp all dissidence
lost to smoke and mirrors when the masters look like victims

To defeat the spirit, subsumed to the innermost
Our fatal flaw inherent, a weighted consequence

hegemony hammer home illusions of consent
dystopia ad nauseam aggressors clothed as victims

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