1. Somnambulant Teethgrinder 3:35
  2. The Soil Has A Thirst For Blood Teethgrinder 2:19
  3. Isolation Teethgrinder 3:58
  4. The Pain Exceeds The Fear Teethgrinder 3:44
  5. Force Fed Ideologies Teethgrinder 1:51
  6. Carnist Teethgrinder 5:19
  7. Sicarius Teethgrinder 2:55
  8. Pale Flowers Teethgrinder 3:20

Lyrics

Somnambulant

When I closed my eyes I had a vision of the earth that was burning.
Imagined that the limbless bodies of those who set it ablaze were trapped inside.

The air was pregnant with the stench of their smouldering flesh.
As they bursted into flames.
One by one

Doom for Doom
Scorn for Scorn
Greed to ashes
Denial to dust
One by one

Vultures striking down
Ripping pieces of flesh from the decay
One by One

Doom for Doom
Scorn to Scorn
Greed to ashes
Denial to dust
One by one

When the the last body was laid upon the pyre
I woke up and stood there
I stood there smiling for an hour.

The Soil Has A Thirst For Blood

We have lied to the truth and slept in burning beds.
Contemplating the distance between uncertain life and death.
Chained to an existence that consists of eternal strife.

A black veil of endless suffering begs to clothe me.
Through which i perceive the emptiness of reality.
Bereft of emotion.
A dying whisper of a dying life.

My mind is poisoned with visions of the end.
As i drag my heels through the dirt to which I am condemned.
A shred of bliss, remains untouchable still.
Struggling with hopes the future can’t fulfill.

A black veil of endless suffering begs to clothe me
Through which I perceive the emptiness of reality
Bereft of emotion
A dying whisper of a dying life.

The soil has a thirst for blood.
Return my body the earth.
Baptize me in fire
Commit me to the ground.

Isolation

My body aches with each sigh that confesses to sin
As my hate claws through my chest.
What follows me is my own illusion.
A constant reminder of hell.

The knife forgets but the back remembers.
Salted touch ruptures rotten tissue.

Each shrug a passive sentence.
Every memory of you slips out of shape.

Each excuse breathes an atmosphere of sorrow.
Impregnating the air with guilt and regret.
You faded away, left me pleading for what I know.
Condemned to a memory.

Hatred has brought me further.
Than your love ever could.
I have lived with your lies long enough.

When burning bridges fails.
You’re the hammer and not the nail.
Rather be forgotten than be remembered.
A coward’s ship that has sailed.

You can’t take me but i can take myself.
Erosion of conformity.
The agony you call life.
The emptiness I call me.

Isolation.

The Pain Exceeds The Fear

A life behind broken windows of missed chances.
From where mistakes and faults.
Are imposed upon the world.
Where days feel like forsaken aeons
And nights taste like shame.

Where no blessings can be counted..
Or ties found uncut.
Where despair is transcendent.
And life unloved.

Dreams are burned by fires lit through your words.
The charred remains of what I’ll never be.
Drown them in tides of remorse and dismay.
Leave me longing for the void’s embrace.

Where no blessings can be counted..
Or ties found uncut.
Where despair is transcendent.
And life unloved.

The pain of existence exceeds my fear of death.
Take me away.
The pain of existence exceeds my fear of death.
Let me decay.
The pain of existence exceeds my fear of death.
Take me away

I can no longer endure what I self inflict.

Give me cold. Give me pain.

Force Fed Ideologies

The eyes of a thousand led astray.
Illuminate the path of the disarrayed
Clouded judgement, Force fed thoughts.
Clouded judgement has consumed them all.

Gaze through the layers of established lies.
It twists the mind and it shapes the will.
Fill me with the spirit of emptiness and regret.
Show me the truth.

Embrace the dark, transcend the light.

Gaze through the layers of established lies
It twists the mind and it shapes the will.
Fill me with the spirit of emptiness and regret.
Show me the truth.

Forever, a fight without an end.
This struggle will never end.

Carnist

Cowardice hides behind illiterate mouths
That spill false claims of empathy.
Ignoring mothers cry as children bleed.
You claim the life and admit the death.
And you still claim they can’t feel?
The cancer of humane slaughtering
Is that of capital safekeeping.

For each axe that falls.
You owe them life.
For each drop of blood.
For the fear that you inflict.
And the tears that are shed.

Rape the earth and claim all life.
Within every excuse hides bloody betrayal.
Behind the Hypocrisy, senseless murder and lies.
Is where the innocence dies.

Sicarius

Compared to Judas you are far beyond the pale.
Hollow words and indifferent acts.
The sense of being isn’t coming back.

Betray, deceive, suffer, repeat
Bare open to me your soul.

I’ll show you a thousand ways to die.

Phobias have become my fate.

Release me from this heritage of eternal dysphoria.
Escape. Escape from this anguish.
You’re Keeping me at bay.
I know you’re afraid.

Betray, deceive, suffer, repeat
Bare open to me your soul.

Indifferent and obsolete.

May these words haunt you and push you over the edge.
Think of me when your teeth meet the concrete
You were my hope for better days. Phobias have become my fate.
Phobias.

Pale Flowers

The bitter aftertaste of every lie I have told
Chokes me like a mouthful of razor blades.
The agony of every word tears me open and
Leaves me drowning in a flood of self disgust.

Slowly wither
Pale flowers grace this awful world.

The sun fails to break through the clouds of decadence.
Years of rain couldn’t wash clean my conscious.
The bleakness of my life fades to nothing but a fragile web of loathing.

Slowly wither
Pale flowers grace this awful world.

This nightmare no longer waits for sleep.

Slowly wither
Pale flowers grace this awful world.

This nightmare no longer waits.

Bite The Hand That Feeds

We crawl to the rivers but they have been bled dry.
Skies rain ashes upon this society.
We have become a cancer to this world.
Sentencing our host to die.

Wolves sit upon thrones of capital.
Preying on the weakness of worthless sheep.

Abuse of power.
Masters of greed.

Pseudo morals spread through consumer poison.
Elected Snakes convey deceit.
Forked tongues dictate the act.
Compelled to follow with hands tied behind our backs.

Wolves sit upon thrones of capital.
Preying on the weakness of worthless sheep.

Abuse of power.
Masters of greed.

To overthrow a system that feeds on our insecurities. That uses our fears against us. That keeps the sick sick and the poor poor. That denies us free will and pulls the strings of our brainwashed minds. There is no point to survival if we can’t find the will to live.

Taking all you fucking need.
Is there no shame to be found in the betrayal of your own kind?
It’s time for you to stand your rotten ground.
And time to take back what is ours.
Let them revel in fear and let us become one. One voice. One act of defiance.
There is no point to survival if we can’t find the will to live

Story

Nihilism marks the second full length of Teethgrinder. The vinyl has a gatefold cover, with amazing artwork by Marald Van Haasteren. Available in three colours of vinyl (Limited), cd and tape (Limited).

Released November 18, 2016

Music: Teethgrinder
Cover art: Marald van Haasteren

Cover layout: Jabe Faber
Recorded and mixed: JB van der Wal
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Nihilism

Title : Nihilism
Release Date : November 18, 2016