Born of Tooth and Talon

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A self recorded revel in the violence and depravity of this world.

Recorded winter 2015 and first released on cassette as a split with TEETH.

Physical copies can be purchased here:

grimcvlt.bandcamp.com/album/barghest-teeth-split (Cassette Split w/ TEETH)

eldermagickrecords.bandcamp.com/album/born-of-tooth-and-talon (Vinyl)


"a grisly heartbeat that pulses with bile" - No Clean Singing

"hostile, virulent, and complex without sacrificing bullheaded intensity" - VICE/Noisey

"as essential as it gets (for) extreme metal fans!" - Wonderbox Metal

"a nasty, vicious sonic assault...that should please even the most disillusioned, snotty internet-forum critic." - CVLT Nation

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released December 28, 2016

Recorded by Barghest late 2015.

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Track Name: Born of Tooth and Talon
Empty shell casings litter the earth
Their sole purpose, reversing life's curse
There was violence in the beginning and it shall remain until our ending

Stones fashioned into knives
Hearts harden when taking a life
Fear's pheromone fills our nostrils
Let us be known "as salt to earth"

Crimson Landscapes, empty wounds
All of life's blood, flowed to the tomb

Stones fashioned into knives
Hearts harden when taking a life
Fears pheromone fills our nostrils
Let us be known "as salt to earth"

Empty Horizons, blackened skies
Listless wandering into the night
Fervor and ravenous light
Burns from deep inside

Instinct to conquer
Blood lust and justice
Flesh on the talon
Law of the Tooth
Track Name: Coil/Strike
Every movement is a weapon
A quickening preparation
A constant meditation
To find the weakest point and strike
The serpent slowly coils, collecting all the spoils
It contemplates the right time to strike

Your heartbeat knew, this would be your ending
As life withdrew, another world is waiting
End your life

A debt of blood must be paid
A pound of flesh is unmade
Worthless life is detained
In the endless maw of death

The heart beats faster in meeting
This companion of steel and lessons
Every part is knowing the fragility of living
As knowledge is imparted as a wound
The serpent slowly coils, awaiting all the spoils
It contemplates the right time to strike

Your heartbeat knew, this would be your ending
As life withdrew, another world is waiting
End your life

This wound is pouring bounties
The skin is getting colder
The world is seeming farther away
Track Name: Sterile Initiates
Weakness procreates inside these feeble veins
A voice of empty promises that loudly proclaims:
"Join us as ye are empty and full of sin"
"Join us as ye are hollow and rotting from within"

Emptying your coffer, into changing whims
Awaiting the whisper of the holy seraphim

Cloaked in the shadows of righteousness
Every page in this book of light
Dripping with serpent's venom
Clipping the wings of the sparrow's flight

Eyes fixed firmly on the sullen earth
Mouths sewn shut that cant express their mirth
Doctrines of sorrow
Spread to a myriad

Nothing is left, but this sterile man
Nothing is left, the initiate shall not transcend

To subjugate, seal a fate wanton justice
Man's folly raining down like blood
It is envy of the open eye
It is envy of a chainless life

Nothing is left, but this sterile man
Nothing is left, the initiate shall not transcend

Cloaked in the shadows of righteousness
Every page in this book of light
Dripping with serpent's venom
Clipping the wings of the sparrow's flight
Track Name: The Nameless Tongue
Pitch and obsidian laced within these words
Ancient malfeasance waiting to arise
Beneath blood and cryptic writings
A power untouched and unbridled

Open ye' gaping maw, Typhon
To swallow those destroyers of Gaia's young
May your will guide my movements and motions
To topple the hollow empty kingdoms

Becoming the hidden, silent meaning
Of every cry that's gone unheard
A life sworn, to wage war
To crush the gates of heaven, beneath a storm of sorcery assault

Worshipers of the formless void
Practitioners of the darkest light
For beyond death there is a throne
Where the empty one waits

Transcending this meaningless flesh
Through steel and fire
Burning away my frail humanity
With words the ancients spoke

Becoming the hidden, silent meaning
Of every cry that's gone unheard
A life sworn, to wage war
To crush the gates of heaven, beneath a storm of sorcery assault

The darkest light shines from these words
A place where life simply cannot grow
An empty, hollow altar...