EP2: Hammer of Botany

by Botanist

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  • European Tour 2015 CD, limited to 250 copies
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    4-panel digipak with 4-page insert. Art and layout by Irrwisch Artdesign.

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Released to support European tour 2015. Limited to 250 physical CD copies.


released April 8, 2015

Art and layout by Irrwisch. Recorded in The Verdant Realm 2011 (drums) 2013 (all else). Production by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden, 2014. Special thanks to Justin Foley for inspiration and allowance of homage/ripoff on "Flame of the Forest."



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Post-black metal worship of the Natural world. Enter the Verdant Realm.

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Track Name: The Footsteps of Spring
Nature’s unseen behemoth
Plodding inexorable
Its invisible passing marked only
By the Footsteps of Spring

Dotting the landscape
Along coastal paths serpentine
Tiny yellow patches
Quintuple inriflorescent domes

Umbel borne flowers
Like jutting floral stars
Signaling Arctopoides’ perpetual journey
Sanicle Prince, He
With every step, heals the land
Track Name: Flame of the Forest
Ablaze in the woods
Shielded from the wind
Burning en masse
Claws of fire upturned to the sky
Mucuna Novoguineensis
From the foliage, hanging
Lambent necklaces light a path
Through the tropical night
Climbing the forest, high above
Tendrils of lava smoldering
Floral embers in combustion
Cascading in brilliant clusters
Track Name: Upon the Petals of Flowers
Perpetually walking upon the petals of flowers
A florid reflection of its surroundings
Orchid mantis
Floral chameleon incarnate
Hymenopus Coronatus

In floral pinks and whites
Blending into the sacred world
In veneration mimicking
Hiding in plain sight
Track Name: Stachys Olympica
Silky lanate hairs
Silver white
Adorn the ears of lambs

Floral fur soft
Staving off the Firmicutes

Petioles about the stem halfway wrap
Ovate teeth, apically rigid
Arm the jaws of the calyx
Whose invisible rivers of blood
Flow unseen to their source

Verticillasters bearing flowers
Borne of flowers themselves
Track Name: Pelargonium Triste
Palmately lobed leaves alternate
Upon lofty stalk the ciconia broods
Gazing melancholic at a dying world
Awaiting its passing to a greater glory