Audioblog: Doctrine – Rationale For War

In 2014 brothers in arms Dennis Moerkerk, Wouter Florusse and yours truly recorded some tracks at the infamous Triptych Studios in Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands, under the name of “Doctrine”.

Disaster struck somewhere in time destroying the Cubase files of these recordings. Murphy’s Law dictates no recent backups were made in the process. However some MP3 files of pretty raw mixes of a couple of tracks were still in existence.

While digitally cleaning my hard disks – a frequent occurrence in these lockdown days – I stumbled upon these MP3 files. Since we all need our daily dose of new metal tracks we decided to put the tracks online for everyone to enjoy. Mind you, this is raw material and wasn’t supposed to be the end product. In our opinion it’s good enough to bang your head to.

The first track is called “Rationale For War” and is about the invasion of Poland by Germany (1st of September 1939, known as “Fall Weiβ”) and the Soviet Union (17th of September 1939) and the fierce resistance by the Polish people they met.

Listen to the track here:


Rationale For War

Countries are sacrificed, soil occupied and remilitarized
Failure of the policy of appeasement as depression strikes
The League of Nations crippled by its own flawed design
Expansionist desires fuel the assembly lines

Interbellum ends, call for revenge
The cause we fight for, our rationale for war

Fall Weiβ ends hope for a diplomatic settlement
Deterrence could not prevent military engagement
Fully mobilized and ready to invade, concentrated as a swarm
Witness a full demonstration of a Blitzkrieg storm

Panzer divisions break through defensive borders
While mechanized infantry receive their attacking orders
Mass encirclement, annihilating deliverance
Combined arms attacks meet fierce resistance

The cause we fight for, our rationale for war

Fall Weiβ ends hope for a diplomatic settlement
Deterrence could not prevent military engagement
Fully mobilized and ready to invade, concentrated as a swarm
Witness a full demonstration of a Blitzkrieg storm

An enemy unprepared, betrayed by empty promises
As Bolshevik hordes rape eastern premises
Lebensraum obtained, a proud nation dismembered
Determined minds, refusal to surrender

No surrender

Overwhelming superiority wipes out fragments of armies
Evacuation, in exile they’ll pull through
A cataclysm: World War II

Marching on to Fall Gelb

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