|NND / YT|
|Original||master of the hellish yard|
|Release Date||August 17, 2014 (CD)|
|Series||Four Endings Series|
|Preceded by||Capriccio Farce|
|Followed by||Ending Boy Hänsel|
- For other uses, see Master of the Hellish Yard (disambiguation)
- "I am master of the hellish yard, the destroyer of hell."
- ―Master of the Hellish Yard[src]
Master of the Hellish Yard is a song released by Akuno-P on August 17, 2014 in The Muzzle of Nemesis album. It is part of the Four Endings Series, serving as the leitmotif of the Master of the Hellish Yard.
The Master of the Hellish Yard stands before a box with a golden key to unlock it. Observing her surroundings, she realizes that she is in a hell. She plans to overthrow this hell, claiming it shouldn’t have existed and the time has come to reduce it to nothing. She continues to state how, as the sins had been branched off into seven and made the space into a hell, she has now been given the mission to end it. She notes how putting in the golden key will change everything from the forest, using a certain "boy" to create "Punishment". Declaring she would finally find death, she claims that the hell called Evillious shouldn’t have existed. With the assassin turned dictator letting loose her punishment, someone curses out everyone.
The song utilizes GUMI's voicebank from the VOCALOID2 engine. Notable instruments include piano, electric guitar, drums, bass guitar, and violin. The song begins with a simple piano melody, with vocals beginning at 0.09. The song gains accompaniment from the other instruments at 0.47, along with a pre-verse instrumental.
By 0.54, the vocals pick up again for the first verse, ending at 1.08, and then immediately going into the pre-chorus. The chorus starts at 1.27, preceded by a "Ma Ma Ma" melody. At 1.48, the chorus ends, and shifts back into the regular melody; the second chorus beginning at 1.57. The second pre-chorus begins at 2.11, going into the second chorus at 2.32, and ending at 2.55. A third pre-chorus begins at 3.05, and ends at 3.20. The "Ma Ma Ma" melody plays until the song's end at 4.20.
The Muzzle of NemesisEdit
The Muzzle of Nemesis shows the backstory of the Master of the Hellish Yard, showing the events that turned her from an assassin to a dictator as well as the events that led to her becoming Master of the Hellish Yard.
Seven Crimes and PunishmentsEdit
The end of Evillious threatened by the Master of the Hellish Yard is alluded to in Seven Crimes and Punishments as Nemesis remarks on her gunshot of destruction.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The song's events parallel the Trinity test conducted in New Mexico, USA, the first test of an atomic bomb by the United States army.
- The Master of the Hellish Yard's statements that she had become "Death, the destroyer of all" likely references J. Robert Oppenheimer's famous quote from the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
- Similarly, the song's unidentified quote towards the end likely references the same quote by Kenneth Bainbridge: "Now we are all sons of bitches;" it was stated to Oppenheimer immediately after the Trinity test was successful.
- Prior to the song's announcement, mothy posted a poem entitled "Nemesis" on twitter, seemingly alluding to the events portrayed in the song; at the end of the poem, mothy stated it was a late night work and didn't have any meaning.