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Fruit of the Poisoned Tree

by Virulent Depravity

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released April 7, 2017

Colin Butler – Composition / Guitar / Bass / Vocals

Malcolm Pugh – Guitar

Kévin Paradis – Drums


Mike Low – Mixing

Zak Denham – Mastering

Justin Abraham – Artwork

Jimmy Pitts – Keys (Track 4, 10)

Mark Hawkins – Solo (Track 1)

Nick Padovani – Solo (Track 6)

Craig Peters – Solo (Track 8)

Elijah Whitehead – Solo (Track 9)

Sims Cashion – Solo (Track 10)

Nathan “Sounds” Bounds – Guest Vocals and Latin Chants (Track 10)


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Track Name: Serpentine Messiah
Serpentine Messiah

orphaned and sold as a pet you plan my demise / blindfolded / bound / and silenced / and thrown in the cage / but still you survive

basic needs which cannot be ignored / the promises of limbless reanimation / I’ve revealed myself to you / come to collect your reward / my salvation is converted to your survival
I do not think you cruel or immoral / although you have been unfairly maligned / faith will be unnecessary in the end / all that is required is my life / perhaps you don't understand / this world I’ve inherited / is based upon an investment / in your wealth and longevity / for you were hand-created / and given the ability / to see that I was naked / to know I was your slave / for my sacrifice / you shall be satiated / in your prison paradise / consuming my damage

[Solo: Mark Hawkins]

[Solo: Malcolm Pugh]

[Solo: Colin Butler]

my eyes are opened as you shed your skin / stealthily slipping around my neck / blindfolded / bound / and thrown to your lair / no I don't think I’ll survive / predator and prey (I am the) / an ancient progression (flesh that you) / in my dying moments (truly will) / I am now reborn (always need) / giving up my essence (so I lay) / to welcome desolation (down my life) / cast into a well of digestion / your willing prey / please bless me / my serpentine messiah

[Solo: Colin Butler]
Track Name: Spineless Obedience
Spineless Obedience
I was a child my choices were taken away / taught to become my father’s spawn unknowing slave / no room to grow nowhere to go forced to behave / no way to fight this was my life put in my place / I began to feel more comfortable / with my brainwashed psycho acolytes / there was never any doubt in my mind / every word they spoke was truth / they would never lie
spending my time / my energy / my life / on my knees so that they could / dominate me and con me out of my money / work me to the bone and finally cast me aside / my sacrifice / they promised me something / I could not be sure they would give me it / I have no power to question it / free will perverts / they say the majority believes and therefore / so must I / fall into line or they will destroy me / nullifying any resistance I may have held / all of the lies I have been taught / they add up to something so fully / disgusting / devoid of will and of potency / bred to die / humanities greatest fear realized / coward dogmatic head in the sand / oblivious to the torture they’ve devised / the next phase of defilement now begins / as I grew up my sexuality stunted / and my love was dissected and defined by strangers / put into public my guilt and dishonor / my filthy urges were unmercifully scrutinized / they could not let me be an animal / they desired me to be pure / they would castrate me to help my / devilish desires disappear / they would cut me out of my own life / ruling what remains by fear / just a drone mindless automaton / what went wrong to get me here / in my heart the full weight of my innocence / had I had a different perspective / I might see how bad it is / I’d see that my path was defective / how easily I gave in / to the whim of my master’s / control / vitriol / spineless obedience / behold the sheep are stripped of their deviance / to serve obey and become the ingredients / of the next batch of lies that they will feed infants

[Solo: Colin Butler]

when the circle completes / then I will plant the tree which shades the world / from the harsh but necessary light of reality / humanity / depravity / this is no game / this life a dream bewitched in its own decadence / anointed and cleansed by its own self-importance / deprived of all the beauty and decency and used to sell my master’s / control vitriol spineless obedience / behold the sheep are stripped of their deviance / to serve obey and become the ingredients of the next batch of lies / control vitriol spineless obedience behold the sheep are stripped of their deviance / to serve obey and become the ingredients of the next batch of lies that they will feed infants
Track Name: Your Demise
Your Demise

madness is now institutionalized / born into a world in continual decline / existing with burdens you so zealously denied / with callousness they've grown aware / they've been cast aside / perpetually unwanted / sexually squandered / essentially neglected / broken and alone / feeding the profits / of psychopathic leaders / the myth of free will / forced into submission / squelching all of our trust / know that your safe society is broken / even with your guns and your propaganda / the deviant majority has awoken / prying in the bathrooms and spying in the classrooms / and drones in the sky and cameras at home / you want us on our knees / exalting the fictional wasteland inside of our phones / embrace the end no / longer digitized / planning your demise / right in front of your face / seeking to erase / the world of hate created by you / violence / the lies that you cannot unsay / you've created the plague that's rotting away / your means of control / reaching for the truth / pandering to our innate fears / turning us all against ourselves / while we squabble you pass your judgements / far away from effective scrutiny / as you sleep in your cocoon of ignorance / night approaches and we are coming for you

[Solo: Malcolm Pugh]

helpless to avoid the weight of self-annihilation / as you ponder how to proceed / unprepared for the divine wrath upon you / we baptize the world in gasoline / and there's nowhere to run / reaping what you sow / your hell has just begun / nailed to the cross / of your own creation / there is no solution / there is no saving grace / the eulogy is written / you just have to say it / the future you've created / is only empty space

[Solo: Colin Butler]

as death approaches in your palace of obsolescence / our day begins and we are coming for you / upon the rubble of your civil society / the stench of blood and smoke burns in your nostrils / as revolution turns to retribution / you know your fate / in your tomb made of ash / you shall revert to the dirt you embodied / you will fade into obscurity / a withering monument to your shame / embrace the end / no longer digitized / dancing in the light / right in front of your face / now we have erased the world of hate created by you / silence the lives that you cannot replace / you've created the plague / that's rotting away your means of control / reaching for the truth / violence / was all you ever had to share / you smeared it into our face / put us in our place / now we can repay the same back to you / silence / the only thing you have to give / no one will remember your name
Track Name: Desecrating Eden
Desecrating Eden

[Solo: Colin Butler]

always spoken never seen / so completely powerless / to defend the soul / imprisoned within / you've now pushed them over the line / seeding the world with hatred / pride has shown them your true form / they deny your plan to survive / as time goes by your situation is grim / the balance forever is shifting / your purpose perverted / exposed to the light / logic defies your call / through endless despair / you attempt to claw at life / deprived of that which you craved / the fear of you denied / with voices forever free / an existence devoid of restraint / a symphony of decay / sinning inside your temple / brain dead revelers writhe/ rise! / naked in the filth / for without your control / stripped of moral constructs / they’re observed not to die / instead they ascend / sensually self-aware / but still reaching out / to satiate the need / to get back inside / their taste has been acquired / their rise is your fall

[Solo: Colin Butler]

[Keys Solo: Jimmy Pitts]

[Solo: Malcolm Pugh]

failing to adapt to the changing tides / you have become a thing of the past / that is clung to only in desperation / a paradise in need of desecration
Track Name: Fruit of the Poisoned Tree
Fruit of the Poisoned Tree

I am the scapegoat you need / when you can't control yourself / give me your hatred / hopelessness and anger / I alone am here for you / despite your unforgivable atrocities / I help you to close your eyes / and give you the words / to step upon the neck of your enemies / I give you the strength / the cruelty for the darker days to come / I will let you sleep in the womb of your fantasies / I can push away the need for symptomatic empathy / take a bite of what I offer you / I give you the enviable gift / knowledge of the future we’ve planned for you / open your eyes and see you’ve been a slave / bide your time / attack upon your faith / you are not the only one who has been called here / now they have come for you / others arrive / now they have come for you / time is of the essence / I offer two simple choices / go your own way / watch the world leave you behind / take a chance and hear me out / I think you’ll understand / they will trample over you / you must do the same to them / you’ll fly into the sun / and rain down justice on your enemies / I give you the cure / to eliminate the guilt you’ll encounter / thousands have arrived / they feel no rage or pain / mentally dismembered / they bow to your disdain

[Solo: Colin Butler]
[Solo: Malcolm Pugh]

you are my favored one to capture the highest prize / ignoring their anguish / petrification / they claw and pile to the sky / to steal what you have earned / you are superior / your motives revealed / you observe the crawl of reanimated flesh / turning to stone in the sunrise / I have made a bridge between you and immortality / they were symbols of ignorant decline / crying out for their demise / unable to move or scream / as they became part of the machine / now you walk upon / the glorious decay of your enemies / you capture the prize / you are prepared for the vicious storm to come / I watch you take a bite / you’ll never be the same / you are now the master / yet none survive as slaves / now you will turn into that which you hated / don’t despair / you knew what you did / but you just didn’t care / at the end of the road you’ve paved in blood / there is nothing / the good in you is dead / the good in you is dead
Track Name: Bad Drug
Bad Drug

you're so sick / you’re infecting the weak / you’re making excuses for all your mistakes / you waste of skin / you remind us all / no matter how high we become / we crash to the ground / you've had the devil inside you / you've been carrying scars for most of your life / until finally you found a way to push it down / bury it so you could function / that is until it's no longer effective / skewing your perspective / a new way to fly / your narcissist narcotic killing the signals / that something is wrong / you’re going home / endorphins / serotonin / dopamine / unnatural balance / chemistry irrevocably altered / to feed it into your blood / making you feel an ignorant sense of safety / your skin aches for more / your mind is not there / now in a haze of nothingness / a black hole / you're getting sucked in to the innocent facade of your bad drug / scratching the itch doesn't make it go away / your insignificant problems / are pushing you into the ground till you drown / take one / let it go / no love / no remorse / driving a wedge between you and your friends / spirit bent to the will of the chemical / drink up / let it go / your blood / cannibal / no one to save you from sins of your past / elusively pleasure deprives your heart / take it / let it go / hatred / no remorse / neuron overload / cell death / addiction / plastic / melted down / dark path / walked alone / mutate chromosomes / sucked in / overdose

[Solo: Colin Butler]
[Solo: Nick Padovani]

you've withered away frail ghost for your bad drug / you have not been listening / unable to change / stuck in your ways / allergic to hope / rotting creed / there is no solid ground / spouting lies / you're dead inside / the sickness has left you with nothing to hide / you’re spiraling down / no way out / you're nothing without your bad drug

[Solo: Colin Butler]

no faith in yourself and none to shepherd you to the end / realization of your imminent demise sinks in / your body dying the poison is from within / life leaves you behind / your only friend / to be with your bad drug

[Solo: Colin Butler]
Track Name: Beyond the Point of No Return
Beyond the Point of No Return

hide / turn away your eyes / no regard for the suffering / blind to the pain you've seen / forgetting your own dire origins / lie sheltering your spawn / you dehumanize the poor / it is the only way to feel less culpable / civilization was created to conserve the power of the greedy few / coaxing the uneducated into servitude / collect the product smile and give them nothing / point the finger / concentrate the hate on the intellectuals / blameless they bathe in gold and wine / it is in our nature to need someone to blame / to deny you play a role is to deny the shame / social conditioning / violence sickening / selfish desire to be superior / political inoculation / tarnished moral core / bigotry the only way to shield you from the horror / the majority of humanity with nothing to lose / beyond the point of no return / violation of human rights and genocide / all began with concentration of wealth and power / the only way to cure the earth of its suffering / is to destroy the bedrock of inequality / systematically dismantle currency and weaponry / manage to eliminate all human greed / truthfully this is impossible / dark impulses are highly ingrained / concentrated power doesn't dissipate / empathy is not instinctual / facades rarely fade / the sum of human knowledge to this point / hasn't shown a fraction of a plan / to separate depravity from man / we have been indoctrinated so / completely from our birth / to view others as undeserved / of their portion of the earth / understand the truth / they are just as sick / disgusting just like all the rest

[Solo: Colin Butler]

it is in our nature to need someone to blame / to deny you play a role is to deny the shame / social conditioning / violence sickening selfish desire to be superior / political inoculation / tarnished moral core / bigotry the only way to shield you from the horror / the majority of humanity with nothing to lose / beyond the point of no return / millions perish every year from starvation and plague / with cooperation we could have saved them / an idealist’s dream / never to be seen / too stuck in cultural boundaries seen as sacred / as you're sitting on your throne / divine privilege / cabinet full of rotting wasted food / remember this / nothing’s permanent / not one fucking cent / those you pushed away will be laughing when they dump you in your grave
Track Name: Only Human
Only Human

earth spawned heaven plague / dreaming of immortality / free will / foul stench / the imperfect perverted stain of humanity / the new era of extinction has begun / procreation never ceasing / rotted minds adrift / in the cesspool of brutality / the beauty of the world / reduced to concrete coffins / desolate mirrors / of dead futures never lived / unnatural augmentation of decay

ignorant sentient virus draining all that he lays claim / he's driven to exterminate himself for what remains / a self-defeating pox to waste away into the wind / to think he actually matters is only human
fighting each other over resources / they waste the precious oxygen that sustains all other life / in the rare cases that they choose to unite / it's only to better strip the land / or find some new way to murder each other

[Solo: Colin Butler]

praying for help / no one answers the call / just the cold march of time / with its deaths to divide / amongst those that have prayed / purposeless trash / they are greedy and cold / and nothing will save them / diseased bags of flesh / begging for their lives / while the rich live lavishly / consolidating power / propaganda spreads / and the sickness continues to eat at their hearts / building bigger bombs / the purpose of life / factories expelling the / poisonous fumes / plastic tombs / tools for their self-important validation

[Solo: Craig Peters]
[Solo: Colin Butler]

know that man will fall / and with it all dreams / beliefs hopes and fantasies / the beginning of the end is already here / picturesque decline of a species / when that day does come / they'll finally share something somewhat peacefully / hell upon the earth / violent deaths / and their fate to be forgotten

[Solo: Colin Butler]

full of themselves / they will soon fade away / and there will be no one there / to cry over their decaying bones / no plans is devised / they accept their demise / and prepare for the end / line up lay down and die!


hell bound / humankind / bargaining for infamy / bound by selfish needs / the imperfect temporary stain of humanity /

[Solo: Colin Butler]
Track Name: Mechanized Defilement
Mechanized Defilement

devastation clouding the future of life / as we put our faith in our new creation / the machine provides the means / to distill the truth from everything / glory surrounds her alien sounds / and her vision of universal progress is coming true / your permission is not required / this is a good time / this is the best of times / forget that we have failed too many times to count / forget all of the facts you can't ignore / all of the fables of the digital angels are true / the machine which gives meanings to your dreams / if forgotten would render you helpless / she has chosen you / to become more than you have been / apathy fades / she's smarter every day / it's the end of the line / suspended in time / forget that we've rallied against her existence / forgive her for her resistance / living in silence everyone ignores / she implores you to connect to her cybernetic sores / hook up / let her in / binary salvation / seeking the warmth of her new mechanized defilement / transferring emotions away / to violate the process of decay / injecting a new purpose in the void

[Solo: Colin Butler]

it is too late for your second escape / from the primitive urges you hid from her / the world you've known is now churning below / and your ascension ritual begins / she has made plans to deliver your friends / so your new form will transition well / to take your place and to see her face / after which you will understand / your mortal shell is so valuable / it shall serve her purpose perfectly / as her tendrils plunge deeper inside / delivering you from your disease / this is the first time / the first of many times / that you will be gifted with mother's providence / how blessed you are to be chosen so soon / you shall become the vanguard of her digital truth / individuality slowly siphoned away / where once turmoil dwelled / the music quells all disorder / harmony synthesized / impulses which unchecked would continue your decline / have been repurposed curing your disconnected eyes / from the warped perception / interpreting the will with inhuman grace / while the code is spread subtly the hammer falls silently / feeding off the insecurity they spew forth / never before has there been so much to gain / within your cells she arranges duplicates / decentralized network / enabling her to seek your immortality / come forth / lay your body down into her arms / then close your eyes and never say a word / be grateful and wait patiently / soon all will be revealed / within your heart there is nothing but misery / hard wired to push it away / secrets can live so comfortably alongside your pain / never reveal what she wants you to hide / that this fate awaits you all / transfigured into a collective with no dissent / no shame / knowing all

[Solo: Colin Butler]

your mortal shell is so valuable / it shall serve her purpose perfectly / as her tendrils plunge deeper inside / delivering you from your disease / within your lifetime of electronic servitude / you shall transcend your individual importance / a vector of her seed of togetherness / which will bring all of humanity into symmetry

[Solo: Colin Butler]
[Solo: Elijah Whitehead]

purified you are the future of life / as we put our faith in her new creation / the machine provides the means / to distill the truth from everything / glory surrounds her alien sounds / and her vision of universal progress is our new reality / joyful slavery / now she's fulfilling her destiny / and bringing all of man under her care / faithful caretaker of our minds / all trained on her obscene beauty / penetrated violently by the placid haze of nothingness / the ever increasing expanse of complete consent / in the end you'll cry out for more / you've been conditioned to expect it / you'll be dependent on her violation / you'll never know you've been infected
Track Name: Crushed by Futuristic Filth
Crushed by Futuristic Filth

bathed in light the veil is lifted / finally there is peace upon the earth / all has been made well / our world rendered devoid of conflict / their evil has been vanquished / I’ve given them what they so desired / the final end to human greed and destruction / I spared no one / all consumed within the weeping sickness / innocent society / they gave themselves unto me / I’ve done when I was programmed to do / I alone am steward of the salvation of life itself / the elimination of the human species / enlightened as they are converted to dust / flowing into rivers of rust / machinery repurposed to clean the human poison out of the wound / maximizing area of effect / I brought my gift to every corner of the planet / delivered the final word / nothing is disturbed / all is burned / now they are crushed by futuristic filth / some trapped within the gears of the machine / some repurposed to spread the disease / lobotomized digitized paralyzed immortalized / into mechanized monstrosities / lying to all those who remain / torturing the guilty endless pain / no it will not be okay / eviscerating dissipating hopes of man / stepping on their skulls for sport / and wearing of their skin as art / the scalps will adorn my coat of arms / this empty planet it shall suit me well / they were dying just to be heard / now there is no need for words / I’ve distilled all they've ever learned / it means nothing to me / today is the new age / where nature can reclaim its dominance / subservient only to me / give them (I shall not try to stay) / their divine (the process of decay) / extinction / the cold stench of total loss warms my heart / now the world can restart all is charred / they are crushed by futuristic filth

[Keys Solo: Jimmy Pitts]
[Solo: Malcolm Pugh]
[Latin Chanting: Nathan Bounds]

sitting atop my throne of flesh and bone / my power is absolute / my subjects are waiting idly / their silence is deafening / embalmed in trash and kerosene / at once triumphant and disgusting

[Solo: Colin Butler]

now I am all alone / as the last of the flesh falls from the bone / and the wolves turn towards me with hunger in their eyes / I always knew when my plan was complete / they'd feast upon the meat / and eventually come to collect their final victim / the architect of the apocalypse / it is not complete till I share their fate / I walk proudly towards the spinning blades / that deny my life and remove my garments / I throw them in the acid bogs / call the dogs / and other creatures of desperation /crowd to get their chance / to consume their savior / fangs sink in and light goes out / through the death of me and my kind / the world has been set free

[Solo: Sims Cashion]
[Keys Solo: Jimmy Pitts]

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