We fought hard for deliverance
Breaking shackles of poverty
Though our rise left a few behind
None deserve our apology
We have seen their pity
Turn into jealousy
It's only fair
Eat or be eaten
But all the fortunes that you have made
Will breed impatience
For your desire knows no rest
Although your toil has passed, long passed!
Get on the hedonic treadmill!
Once we had nothing but a dream
You were desperate, you were in need
You were lead astray, you were deceived
Still trusting wealth to bring us ease
You are corrupted, you are diseased and weak
released November 30, 2018
Music by Mattias Engström.
Lyrics by Henrik Hedelund.
Less sludge and more death metal, anchored in a progressive metal framework, with even more hilarious lyrics about slugs than ever before, what we have on Esoteric Malacology is Slugdge at the peak of their songwriting powers. Is this gimmicky? Sure it is, but much like Nekrogoblikon play amazing melodic death metal with a fixation on goblins and bears, Slugdge do the same here with an angrier, progressive death metal lens to express the joys as well as sorrows of the world of slugs. Heavy as hell, quite varied from song to song, and full of compelling riff craft and surprises, do not sleep on this one. Ippocalyptica