Wretched Host

by Dystrophy

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    New Brunswick, NJ based technical death metal band DYSTROPHY has just signed a deal with Selfmadegod Records to release their new full length entitled “Wretched Host”. The band including Peter Lloyd (guitars), Peter Brown (guitars, vocals), Gregory Bueno (vocals, bass) and Matthew Thompson (drums) tracked and mixed the album at One Stone Recording Studio, and mastered it at West West Side Music.

    “Wretched Host”, the 2nd full length, was initially self-released by the band this last June with small amount of copies made available directly from the band. Few months later the release caught attention of Polish label Selfmadegod which lead to signing official deal and proper worldwide release.

    The follow-up to 2010’s „Chains Of Hypocrisy” is set for November 16th 2015 release on CD/digital. “Singularity” is the first song from the upcoming album available for listening and can be streamed at Selfmadegod Records’ SoundCloud or YouTube channel.
    Formed in New Brunswick, NJ in 2007, Dystrophy spawned from a DIY ethic that has stuck with the band to this day. Progressing from the rapid technical approach of their first album, “Chains Of Hypocrisy”, Dystrophy have since refined their style on their next release, “Wretched Host”; an intensely personal tale of mental health woven into a dissonant style of technical death metal.

    DYSTROPHY plays progressive and technical death metal that will appeal to fans of DEATH, GORGUTS, ATHEIST, VOIVOD, RIPPING CORPSE, HUMANS REMAINS, DEATHSPELL OMEGA and the likes.

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released November 16, 2015

Peter Brown: Rhythm & Lead Guitar

Greg Bueno: Bass & Vocals

Peter Lloyd: Rhythm & Lead Guitar

Matt Thompson: Drums


5 String Electric Violin on "Apex" & "Nadir" performed by Ben Karas.

Produced & engineered by Peter Lloyd at One Stone Recording Studio, New Brunswick, NJ.

Assistant engineer: Thomas Murphy. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, New Windsor, NY.

Cover painting by Dan Alex Rivera.

Layout by Kristin Holzer.

Wretched Host is dedicated to the memory of Steeve Hurdle and Denis “Piggy” D’Amour.

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Track Name: Apex
The construction of the ideal world is complete
Arrogance cloaked in progress
The epoch of complacency begins
Drink deep the poison of enlightenment
The collective will has been realized
Hopeful, we orbit the rotting sun
Yet on the cusp of immortality
Humanity falls to every sickness

Numbed and blind to the covert genocide
We are the bloodless shells of man

The creations best their masters

With machine-like precision, they feed
We are the bloodless shells of man

The creations best their masters

A return to the state of nature
Reduced to a feral monstrosity

The apex has been reached at last
We climbed Jacob's Ladder
and wide-eyed, tasted the infinite
We now fall from the peak of the edifice
And feast upon its foundation

Eyes shut away from true salvation
The heaven we seek is a lie
Track Name: Singularity
Anatomical limitations defied
The shells of humanity
are no longer needed for life
A new vessel is forged

Exploit the rapid growth
and influx of technology

Exocortexes created to hasten the process
Cognitive breadth increased beyond comprehension
and freed from all constraints

More machine than man
Innate humanity now denied
Mortals protracting death
time's but a myth
Written in tomes of the past
and spoken in hushed rasps

Arrogant nature ensuring collapse
Rendered inept with the languishing earth
Revelations borne of perfection
Transformed from elation to shame

Worldly knowledge eradicated
With no mercy the memories are destroyed

The singularity has been reached
Behold intelligence beyond perception

That which remains beyond the veil
Will shatter the walls of time.

Exploit the rapid growth
and influx of technology
Track Name: Within The Mind
Psychic torture made flesh
Born of an idle existence
The subconscious eats at the greater self
The pitiful ego defiled

Agonized into self-immolation

The first waves of nausea take hold
Vital tissue necrotized by bile
Mental torment matched by physical pain
A being turned on itself to wither and die

The catalyst is within the mind
Bodily decompensation follows

We dwell deep in the throes of madness
Forced to despise the natural human state
Chemically lobotomized in vain to stall the decay
The physical degradation is never-ending

The delusions are unleashed at last
The rot freed to consume anatomy
Acknowledgment of the rise of disease
Precedes the vascular infestation
The final remains of consciousness
Fade away

The catalyst is within the mind
Bodily decompensation follows

The eyes of the mind betray
The instincts for self-preservation
Track Name: Exoparasite
Edifice of wisdom eroded
The time of the fall begins
Worms present in human form
Behold the sickness ensnare

The will to exist exsanguinated
on bended knee the joyless yearn
Ignorant unwashed masses of flesh
Howl and moan as the towers burn

Liquifying flesh and bone
The artifical plague takes hold
Impervious to obsolete defenses
The time for resolve is now

The exoparasite multiplies

The biomechanical swarms divide
Complete subcutaneous destruction follows

Days pass before death is realized
A harrowing fortnight of corporeal decay
Every second forces panic

Silence pervades
Track Name: Wretched Host
Isolation breeds disdain
A War of attrition
Turned within

The eyes of the world
Watch eternally
Asphyxiate and bleed
Tear at the true self

To labor for every breath
Is a sin of omission

Pushed to a cavernous existence
Empathy for mankind forever extinguished
All that remains is the cult of the self
The bonds of empathy have been severed

To labor for every breath
Is a sin of omission

Celebrations of misfortune
Are the prime joys felt by us now
Piercing others with detached stares
but learning nothing at all

Kneel before the new cathedral
High priests beckon with forked tongues
Choke down the wretched host
Concede that your humanity's lost

Remain consumed by the basest trifles
Deaf ears prevail as blood is shed
Ignorance abound where the bodies lie

Integration breeds despair
A revelation drawn before all

The heads hang in shame
For each day dead and gone
Awakened to the disrepair
But no recourse remains
Track Name: Demise
Behold the majesty of tragedy
A gruesome sight from time forgotten
I place my rage upon its mantle
From blackened seeds its roots will grow

I long to drain the life from your gaze
How I despise your ways
You starve me from all that is righteous
Yet to your will I remain enslaved

There is nothing left but a distant memory
There is nothing left to blame
I see the world with eyes stained by pride
I bow my head in shame

I have slain the visions from my true dreams
My will shall not be done

Every step that's taken
Is a step towards certain madness
Trapped in deliberation
I punish the world around me
The growth from aspiration
Is destroyed by abject blackness
No time left to heal the rifts
I let the cancer grow

This is the demise
I scorch the earth without reprieve
I've become a tyrant
I now live to spread misery

The demise of the pure at heart
Is clear for all to see
I drain you now of all your worth
Track Name: Anhedonia
Witness the propagation
of false consciousness

Lied to from the start
Kept from the origin
of the affliction
Deceit underlies every act of man
I am cursed with an anhedonic fate
Attacked at the core in the embryonic state

Emotions dulled to absurdity
A searing malaise casts its shadow again
Brainwashed to crave the suffocating roots
and rip the threads that connect the world

Cognizant of the specter of death
In which dread and despair become one
The will to achieve full realization
Is cast out at every turn

Witness the spawning of a wrath with no dawn
Shatter the borders and tear at the seams
I cling to life with every act of rage
Rebel against the foundational screeds
No longer enigmatic and ever present

Empathy exists no more
Track Name: Nadir
We are the hate that hate created
Eviscerated by a novel disease

The chosen few amass in darkness
Shrouded for moments from the impending plague

Discordant howls pierce the void
as they feast on the remains of their young
With no messiah to light the way to salvation
An alien frost snuffs out the landscape

Survival depends on the death of the other
An iron will prevails among the ruthless ones
Persistence secured by the flash of the blade
Existence is brutish and short once again

Reduced to a feral barbaric state
The nadir has been reached at last

With the remnants of enlightenment destroyed
History will be preserved but dishonored
Utter disdain for slovenly ideals
Useless screeds are cast into the pit

The fires burn on in the face of extinction
Charred human remains feeding the wretched flames
The wrath of nature reveals its rightful course
As it corrects the untenable visions of man

Lifeless eyes lost in bereavement
Sacred tongues reduced to chants of rage
Memories dim as the violence ascends
Heartless, the victors of a terminal war