War Prestige

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Malice, a characteristic
Encoded in our genes
All of this hate and aggression needs directing
Throughout the annals of our history, we've glorified conflict

Settlements form in defence
Safety from the bandits
With the ever-bigger threat
Fortifications constructed
Agriculture thrives
Nourishing the soldiers
Populations explode
Resources depleted

Neighbouring towns exposed
Violently invaded
Surpluses stockpiled
Populace deleted

And so they strive for conquest with their empires
The infamy of war prestige

The mythic tales of the monarchies forged in battle
Dynastic rule claimed sovereignty

Dominion gained by expansion
Discord ensues

From chiefdoms to kingdoms
We've pillaged and plundered
Punished the enemies
Pre-empt the aggressors

Inclined to obtain any asset beneficial to the state
Evolving the weaponry of infantry
Resulting in fire
The shield and blade yield to gunpowder

The introduction of the iron canon unleashed horrors unimaginable
Redrawing borders
Forcing nobility into nation states

And so they strive for conquest with their empires
The infamy of war prestige

The mythic tales of the monarchies forged in battle
Dynastic rule claimed sovereignty

With colonisation
Artillery brokered modernisation

The mercenary
Marching to combat wilfully

The craft of metallurgy
Recreated at an industrial scale
Create a coalition and wealth will accumulate
Rebuild what you have destroyed, strife is lucrative

Remove all signs of dissidence, install their constituents
Riches are ripped from the land. Gold, oil and iron ore

For centuries incursions orchestrated, fooled by the common foe
Brothers in arms, bound together
Unaware of the causality, as they unleash an epoch of nuclear winter

Famine befalls as life fades to ash
The aftermath of blotting out the sun
Smoke rises from our burning cities
Fallout envelops the stratosphere
Spreading the darkness of night
Mass extinction at our own hands
Total annihilation until the light returns
To a barren earth devoid of life

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from Fictitious Obsession, released March 1, 2017

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Insidious Reign Johannesburg, South Africa

In 2015, at the southern tip of the dark continent, a storm was brewing. The dawning of a new era and the birth of a new plague, Insidious Reign. Five individuals bound together by a mutual lust for the extreme. With their mid-2015 Live Debut as supporting act for the internationally recognized band Aborted on their tour of South Africa, serving as only a taste of this band's capabilities. ... more

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