Tracks

01. On The Wings Of A Dove
02. To Fabled Lands
03. Son Of Perdition
04. Ars Moriendi
05. Once We Were Kings
06. Of Splendid Worlds
07. Dying Embers
08. Misterium Babel
09. The Bazaar



01. On The Wings Of A Dove

Ravishing children in perilous times
Mother of harlots recanting her vice

Maelstroms...On the wings of a dove

Innocence lost
In for the kill'

Galloping thunder waving its sword
Brother to Death in darkness is born

Perish...In the bludgeoned presence of foes

Innocence lost
In for the kill

No glory for sorrows
No solace in harlots
No sunlight in shadows
No comfort embracing the dead

Fiery red fury unleashing its might
Drowning the laughter of ages to come

Silence...As the megatons fall

Ashes to ash
Dust turns to dust

Nuclear winters yearning for dawn
Stealing the life out of every last breath

Vanish...In the mist of a gangrenous gaze

Ashes to ash
Dust turns to dust

No whispering sorrows
Find comfort in harlots
Unveiling the horrors
Consumed by conflict and strife

And now as the trees start to tremble
Deepening damnation, the rolling bell
Running with wolves, moribund conscripts are waiting to die
Lest cowards may horde the sunset that fades in the west

Ashes, ashes, ashes
Dust turn to dust


02. To Fabled Lands

In the path of good fortune
Yet another leads astray
In the midst of abundance
Woeful songs sung in vain
On a hill fervid cavalier
Spills no blood upon his scales
Weighs the flesh of my brother
Weighs the flesh of my foe

Hearts cursed with hunger
And the hollow gaze of fear
Grieving souls this dreadful hour
Barren lands spread to the north

Blind as the vulture that its final feast awaits
Judgement passed deliverance lies morose
Futile demise, thirsting swallows are singing my praise
Singing my praise

Death throes escaping the silence of untimely death
Judgement passed, deliverance etched in stone
Carry my corpse far beyond to fabled lands
To fabled lands

In fields of famine
In fields of dread
Forsaken reapers
Harvest emptiness

Flight takes the swallow
To journey's end
Singing their last dirges
To immortal stars flying high

Children
Shadows of their graves
Watch them die

Wistful
Winds of staid regrets
Hear their cries

Brethren
Fleeing memories
Pass them by

Sullen
Darkness blinds the sky
Darkened soul

In the path of good fortune
Yet another leads astray
In the midst of abundance
Woeful songs sung in vain
On a hill fervid cavalier
Spills no blood upon his scales
Weighs the flesh of my brother
Weighs the flesh of my foe

Hearts cursed with hunger
And the hollow gaze of fear
Grieving souls this dreadful hour
Barren lands spread to the north


03. Son Of Perdition

Dreadful visions
Of seas turning black
Silent conquests masked
In mortal white
Rolling thunder
Mountains of brass
Marching one by one
To steal the light

Howling mongrels
Forewarning doom
Seeping poisons
From the serpent's kiss
One-eyed liars
Spewing at the mouth
False pretences linger
Hiding in the clouds

The deceiver
Sowing seeds of death
The apocrypha

The deceiver
Digging endless graves
Reaping fallacies

Dying embers
Burning at both ends
Blind indifference
Gorging promises
Fragrant sorrows
Weeping to the wind
Blissful ignorance
Until time stands still

Lonesome solace
Riding out the storm
Fearless paupers
Stand on shallow ground
Fading shimmer
Dueling beasts of vice
Stoic hopefuls battle
Scrambling at dawn

The deceiver
Digging endless graves
Reaping fallacies

The destroyer
Rising in the East
For the last crusade

Light is fading
Worlds collide
In the last hour
As words become lies

In darkly worlds
With wielding swords
Wild beasts await Remorse and Sin
Death's angels freed
From Hades' dark side
Damned be the children, cursed the land

Between two worlds
Where Death lurks near
A wailing song to Fate's last breath
A valiant steed
A crown and bow
Son of perdition and false pretence

From blackened seas
Ascending dead
In chains their souls
In flight their pride
(Death lurks the corners of the earth)
And one by one
In endless demise
Relive their death with no reprise
(Son of perdition and false pretence)


04. Ars Moriendi

Eerie calling
In the pale moonlight
Carrying darts of death with Hades at his side

Wretched conquest
A rogue's delight
Stealing dawn's first kiss, craven thief of night

Pallid slaughter
Riding storms
Hungry oceans gain on kingly shores

Reaping angel
In grim delight
Greenish tinge upon his countenance

Stealing the life from our eyes
Standing still black as the night
Eternal companion of kings
Reaping rewards of our sins

Pallid slaughter
Riding storms
Hungry oceans gain on kingly shores

Reaping angel
In grim delight
Stealing dawn's first kiss, craven thief of night

Stealing the life from our eyes
Standing still black as the night
Eternal companion of kings
Reaping rewards of our sins

Death seeks Life
Through seas of blood
He rides

King of dire
Flames and pyres
Dawn in pieces
Night closes in on the morn

Bells toll ice-cold
Lost souls forlorn
Damning bells, spirits dwell
Earthly hell, farewell


05. Once We Were Kings

Fire...I hold the mythic flame within my palm
Fire...Wildly dancing in the still of night

This dream that fades before it soars
A frozen lake of blood and guilt
Abandon hope, who enter here
My love has died so long ago

Cowards...You preached from temples made of flesh and bone
Envy...She was the poison torturing your souls
Gorging...Devouring killer gnawing at our scars
Fury...A beast in bondage rotting in the ground

And my heart and my soul flee with the flames
Once we were kings

Before your throne
We tasted death
For promised stars in skies we longed
Yet stars don't shine, where darkness reigns
May fiery hope deliver us

And my heart and my soul flee with the flames
Once we were kings
And the wind gently sings
Of the lives we have lost
But once we were kings

And as the fire sears our weary flesh
The seven rays have lost their hold
The slaves of yore rise with the smoke
This reign shall fall and rise no more

Your wrath remains, your pleasure wretched
A wayward child lost in the storm
Forgotten feats return to haunt your doom
I will not be the last to go

And my heart and my soul flee with the flames
Once we were kings
And the wind gently sings
Of the lives we have lost
But once we were kings...


06. Of Splendid Worlds

The secrets of cities fade
The wail of cretins cease
Enveloped by waves of shadows
As armies of locusts charge
Devouring our hell
Fateful days lay twisted and in ruins

Morning dew, a dying soul
As flowers fade to black
Forget-me-not's remember well
The call of darkness brought by the lonesome wind
Fatal whispers and tears of death

Void, formless, fear-breathing
Ill fury
Will damn you
To never see the light

While the souls of martyrs mourned
As the cries of chaos plagued a dying world
We stooped down into the depths
Of a splendid world
Blinded by the haunting depths
Hand in hand with sinners
Until soon all was lost


07. Dying Embers

I drown in ashes
As demons thrive
Unsightly faces behind the mask
Sweet embers hide my dying eyes
The smell of amber
And weary lies
Evoke the ages
Of humbly times
To cloak the sorrow in virgin white

Few fought back the darkness
The eternal black
In the midst of the terror
As the tyrants reigned
In ensuing violence
And pandemic rage
Taking their wrath home
With the words of a prince

On the brink of destruction
Most vile race
When the sound of the trumpets
Never found their way
Drowned out by laughter
Now the cross is ablaze
Hell-bent and hellbound
Hallowed downpour of plague

Damnation unleashed
On desolate plains
On oceans of sadness
The tempest howls

As time stands still
And torment takes shape
In the wake of doom

With open arms
Lorn saving grace
For pest and friend
In darkness dwell

Fire...Deliverance


08. Misterium Babel

Wistful temptress
Scarlet-clad and decked in gold
Baneful muse
Fallen whore

Moaning siren
Drunken with the blood of saints
Reign of vice
Nevermore

Within these walls of naked hare
The beast awaits to consume her flesh
The waters tremble in fearful disdain
While she burns in her fiery bed

Within these walls
No music sounds
Misterium Babel
Her luscious charm...Unveiled

Unfolds
Recoils
Fades

Wistful temptress
Scarlet-clad and decked in gold
Baneful muse
Fallen whore

Moaning siren
Drunken with the blood of saints
Reign of vice
Nevermore

Within these walls
Of naked hate
The beast awaits to consume her flesh
The waters tremble in fearful disdain
While she burns in her fiery bed

Within these walls
You led a stray
With sweet caress
Your magic spell...Unveiled

Unfolds
Recoils
Fades

Within these walls
No light will shine
Your naked flesh
In darkness dwells


09. The Bazaar

Silence swimming in a pool of dreams
Beneath its depths the forgotten streams
Above, the city of the evening star
Behind its walls, the grand bazaar
As she walks through its endless maze
Cursing those who mistrust her ways
Please my friend no matter what she sees
Tell my lover come back to me

Doorways spilling out their sombre light
Casting shadows that will raid the night
Along the alleys of her ruling fears
Walk the visions that will cause her tears
Lying still as she wills her glance
Through the eyes of a charmers trance
Please my friend no matter what she sees
Tell my lover come back to me

And on the walls
Shadows play
Twilight souls
Anguished ways
Lost adrift
Severed seas
I await you
Come to me