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"It’s a good time to jam a band like Maltheist. Not only does the Portland-based duo blast and grind everything in their path, but their lyrics read like notes of insurrection scrawled on a shred of paper passed between prisoners of a panopticonic society."

Decibel Magazine

"The chaos which lies at the foundation of this demo is spat through broken teeth and clenched jaws. The vocals dip over louder guitar riffs and while I am usually not swayed by minute long tracks but Malthiest seems to have purpose rather than flippancy for conventions. "

Tape Wyrm

"(T)he songs are gut-punch quick, the guitar riffs rip, and the drums are heavy, rapid-fire monsters. There is a level of thoughtful content here as well: stark artwork and song titles that indicate a rather unkind view of organized religion and audio samples that stick out suddenly like a sliver of glass in a shag carpet . One hits about half-way through the b-side of the cassette where a woman seems to be protesting the separation of church and state, while a group of people try to quiet her. It’s still not unclear what statement was being made with that but it uncomfortably bumps up against the rest of the album in a way that keeps you going back to it. That’s the kind of thing that sets a piece of music apart, right?"

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released November 12, 2016

Executed by Shane St. Clair and Matt Sullivan

Recorded in summer of 2016 in Portland, OR.

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Track Name: Midian
Midian is vanguished
The five kings are dead
The women are plunder
Children are slaves

Lord spake
More death
No youth
Pure slaves
Track Name: Maltheist
Plagues and blights
Prey on weak
What salvation?
What mercy?

Bended knee, praise his name
God wants you dead
Firstborn slaughter, years of pain
God wants you dead
Divide and conquer in his name
God wants you dead
How many years? How many slain?
Track Name: No Lords
Dogma, blind faith
Mindless submission

There's no fate, no providence
Only actions and consequence

No will, no thought
Mindless traditions

With weak flesh, dependency
You forfeit your agency

No lords
Track Name: Apostate
Towns laid waste
Death in streets
Faith's no peace


Blind to interpretation
Apostasy is all you see
Fundamentalist, simple-minded
Broken dogma, poisoned spring

Track Name: Gibeah
Beset by men with foul intent
Appeased by flesh
Used up, discarded
A broken soul, a consolation

Abused, betrayed, dismembered, displayed
Repeated countlessly with impunity
Track Name: Boiled Flesh
Plague surrounds me
A faithful man, I'm cursed
Death comes for all my household
A pawn in someone else's game

Health escapes me
My body seared with boils
Death knocks but doesn't answer
A pawn in someone else's game

God's love has killed my children
God's love has killed my wife
God's love destroyed my family
God's love won't take my life

Covered in boils
Track Name: Flood
Creatures that swarm the earth on dry land, submerged
Perished, the will of god, the son of man, unholy ghost

Two men, working the field
One will be taken, the other left
Women, grinding a handmill
One will be taken, the other left
Track Name: Demagogue
A fool's ascension
Hoisted up by a hateful mob
A laughing stock
Inarticulate demagogue
Our country's downfall
Decimation of a generation
We've found our Nero
Burn it down and start again

When were we great?
Track Name: Oligarch
Whims of the privileged class
Won a lottery by being born
Siloed, detached, and clueless
Make the rules you can't afford


Cut off the head
Blood trickles down
Track Name: Reason
No God
No Allah
No Yahweh
No Vishnu
No temples
No churches
No altars
Track Name: Burnt Flesh
If Ammon should fall by my hands, be delivered
Then what will leave my house will burn in triumph
A daughter comes to greet me in Mizpah
Her fate is sealed in blood, in ashes

Two months to roam the wild in sadness
Weep for a wasted youth, no future

Nameless, ageless, senseless