R.I.P.  (1987)  

RIP

While somewhat less focused and mature than its successors, Coroner's first full-length album remains essential listening not only for the group's fans, but for all who like their metal to go down fast, slippery and blistering. Coroner virtually reinvented the boundaries of late-Eighties speed metal on R.I.P., with Tommy T. Baron's fluid riffs and leads soaring above the jazz-influenced bedrock of Ron Royce and Marky Marquis' rhythm section. Despite lackluster production values, the album is rich and varied in textures, making excellent use of keyboards and acoustic guitars to create a mood of genuine dread that few bands can match. The kickoff track, "Reborn Through Hate," was an instant fan favorite and a concert

mainstay throughout Coroner's career. R.I.P.'s lyrics occasionally leave something to be desired (especially a lyric sheet!), but Marky Marquis would address this flaw on later releases. Without question, this is one of the strongest debut albums any band has ever unleashed--and things would only get better from here.

Review by Geezo


Note: The currently available lyrics have been provided by an anonymous Coroner fan. Please note that there are still some gaps and stuff we're unsure about in these lyrics. Text included between "..." are words or sentences we're not sure about and the ** refer to stuff we couldn't figure out at all. YOU ARE WELCOME TO FILL OUT THESE GAPS or correct the stuff you think is wrong! :)
Just send me an email at mentalvortex at designvortex dot com if you can figure it out

Tracks:

  1. Intro [1:22]*
  2. Reborn Through Hate [4:50]
  3. When Angels Die [4:39]
  4. Intro (Nosferatu) [1:10]*
  5. Nosferatu [3:31]*
  6. Suicide Command [4:16]
  7. Spiral Dream [4:02]
  8. R.I.P. [5:33]
  9. Coma [4:13]
  10. Fried Alive [4:37]
  11. Intro (Totentanz) [0:50]*
  12. Totentanz [4:11]
  13. Outro [1:15]*

* instrumental

Produced by Harris Johns and Coroner
Engineered and mixed by Harris Johns
Recorded at Music Lab, Berlin in March of 1987
All songs written and arranged by Royce/Baron except:

Cover design by M. Marky
Available on NOISE INTL. - WK 45186


Reborn Through Hate

For now they're gone
But they'll be back
To hunt for your life
An aggressive attack
Almost down on you
Unknown death
Waiting for your
Destruction and death

They've been waiting for years
Years bound with hate
They've been waiting to see again
They kill with power and ?fun?

Watch marching ** ** ** ** **
Now leaves you there crying for help
Almost endangered you are selected
All you feel is the wings of death

They've been waiting for years
Years bound with hate
They've been waiting to see again
They kill with power and ?fun?

Reborn through hate!
We'll slash your necks until you die
Reborn through hate!
Commands that the death shall rot your life
(x2)

SOLO

Reborn through hate!
We'll slash your necks until you die
Reborn through hate!
Commands that the death shall rot your life
(x2)

So drag them down
Down in their graves
Cover you with wet mulched dirt
Now you lay there dead and done
Forever done with time to sleep

For now they're gone
But they'll be back
To hunt for your life
An aggressive attack
Almost down on you
Unknown death
Waiting for your
Destruction and death

They've been waiting for years
Years aligned with hate
They've been waiting to see again
They kill with power and ?fun?

Watch marching ** ** ** ** **
Now leaves you there crying for help
Almost endangered you are selected
All you will feel is the wings of death

They've been waiting for years
Years bound with hate
They've been waiting to see again
They kill with power and ?fun?

Reborn through hate!
We'll slash your necks until you die
Reborn through hate!
Commands that the death shall rot your life
(x2)

When Angels Die

Darkness covers the place we live,
And children ask for reasons why.
When acid rainburns your skin to shreds,
And children die with open eyes.

Disfigured faces, bleeding disease.
Mutilated bodies - sill alive or almost dead.

Time to realize what they've done to us.
It makes no sense to protect yourself.

Disfigured faces, bleeding disease.
Mutilated bodies - sill alive or almost dead.

Chemical holocaust, invisible death.
Destruction as far as you can see.
** ** ** ** die right off.
Breathing deep, killing death winds.

Nuclear fall-out, comes down like snow.
And the radiation begins to kill.
When the whole history of this planet,
Seems to be forgotten.

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Suicide Command

Now I'm up,ready to die
** ** ** ** ** **
Gun in my heart, death in my brain
My home is death, is now.

Killing and dying ** ** is **
The old death's gone, die.
My stake is high, the price to die
The one way ticket to Hell.

Hunting, seeking, finding, destroying - die.
Praying, pleading, cannot wait - for death. 2X

solo

Again 2X

solo

There's no return,
"he snakes inside"
I'm racing as fast as I can.
The sun's on my back,
And death's in front.
Sweat on my forehead's - burnin'

The moment is right, to go down and die,
And make a request for my heart.
Waiting for it, deliverance is here.
See you in Hell my friend.

Hunting, seeking, finding, destroying, die.
Praying, pleading, cannot wait for death. 2X

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R.I.P.

Now I lay here.
Surrounded by darkness.
And I really don't know,
Is this reality? Or is it just a dream"

Smell of death - morbid smell. What else can it be?
No breath anymore, my lips are blue. Nothing ** ** **
Walls are moving, deep inside. I don't care about death.
The sun's far away. No hope any more. No chance, I can't get out.

Everything I needed before, is unimportant now.
I don't need no prayers now, just give back the light.
I won't cry - not anymore. Nobody can give me help.
Rotten flowers between my hands, remembrance of my life.

Tears are rolling it's time to say goodbye.
Death brings a smile and R.I.P.

Forgotten time, forgotten sense, my mind is paralyzed.
Rats and worms, left as friends. They're eating me away.
Spider webs on my hands, all wrapped up in chains.
I am sure I'll see again. Your days are numbered too.

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Coma

Falling down, entering no-where,
Between our world and the realm of death.
I'm a drifter through unknown lands.
Search for an exit out of this place.

The gift of life, so fragile it was.
Squeezed between ** ** and machines.
** ** ** ** and plastic tubes.
Want to talk but I can't.
Want to move but I'm nailed to the ground.
** ** ** ** **

Child of the moon, coma of light.
See myself from above, await for a final decision. X2

Falling down, entering no-where,
Between our world and the realm of death.
I'm a drifter through unknown lands.
Search for an exit out of this place.

So I lay here, going insane.
What was in the past?
No one knows how to get me out.
They just stand around my bed.
Fill me up with all kinds of drugs
But I know there is a way.
Switch off the machine to let me go.
Let me sleep this time for real.

Child of the moon, coma of light.
See myself from above, await for a final decision.

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