IV: Mandragora

by Botanist

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released 13 February 2013

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Track Name: Arboreal Gallows (Mandragora I)
Pagan rite
Invoke the gods of the trees
Dangling in the boughs
Human prey held high

Their necks snapped irrevocably
Penance for their crimes
Atonement for their sins
From their death shall spring life

Death throes ejaculate
From the corpses plummet
Into earth imbibe
To sow the seed of the nightshade
Mandragore arise
Track Name: Nightshade (Mandragora II)
Solanaceae
Five fused conical flowers
Spawning dehiscent capsules

Stamens four by four
Polyploid chromosomes of twelve
Alkaloid

Hypogenous synacarp
Gynoecium oblique

Atropine fate
Cut the cord of life
Muscarine
Ataxia

Hyosyamine
Atropine anticolingenic
Acetylcholine inhibition
Ataxia smote
Proprioceptive hindrance
Tropane

Sinoatrial node firing

Hypogenous synacarp
Gynoecium oblique

Atropine fate
Death sentence passed
Hyoscine
Delirium

Atropine fate
Cut the cord of life
Muscarine
Ataxia
Track Name: To Amass an Army (Mandragora III)
"The Budding Dawn is war
And war requires soldiers
Soldiers to bring about
The apocalypse of man"

"Seek the briony root
And raise the mandrake legion"

Where fetus rests
'Neath the hanged corpse
Vernal equinox await
Upon the day of the moon, disinter
Confide on a field of human death
Within the tombs of men
Amongst sepulchral remains
Fetus holy place

"The Budding Dawn is war
And war requires soldiers
Soldiers to bring about
The apocalypse of man"
Track Name: Nourishing the Fetus (Mandragora IV)
Gestation in womb complete
From mausoleum unearthed
Conjuration's final phase
Shrieking horror to cleanse the earth

In bovine lactose drown
Faunal sacrifice
Of chiroptera three
Magic philter source of life

From wax to wane
Human figure root
Drink deep

At satiety's end
Before hearth ablaze
Crackling flames
Verbena fire's warmth

Mandragora awake
Track Name: Mandrake Legion (Mandragora V)
Behold, the Mandragora
Progeny of man
Now the engine of its demise

Mankind's ashes
Apocalypse feed
Each corpse give rise
Wailing horror
Mandrake legion

Shrieking soldiers amass
Extermination cries piercing
Wiping clean the earth

Behold, the Mandragora
Progeny of man
Track Name: Sophora Tetraptera
Fabiodeae
Styphnolobium
Doppelganger
Sophora Tetraptera

Calia amyloid
Within its veins
Rapidly coursing

Arabinogalactans
Gum plant constituent
Monosacharride salve
Seal the gashes in your flesh

To man, anathema
Polyneuropathic touch
Ruptured spleen
Hemoptysis
Arrhythmic curse

Petechial hemorrhage
Pupuric emission
Macroglossia
Choke on your own flesh

Fabiodeae
Styphnolobium
Doppelganger
Sophora Tetraptera
Track Name: Rhyncholaelia Glauca
Mountainous epiphyte
On cork bark grows
Oblong pseudobulbs fusiform

Aromatic sweetness
Fills the air

Atop inriflorence coriacious
Tubular sheath subtended
Solitary glaucous leaf epical

Rhyncholaelia Glauca
Noble orchidaceae

Gravid waxy substance
On flowers long-lived

Bright rays of the sun
Resplendent laelia

Within clement climes
Thriving orchidaceae