Tracks

01. Innocence And Wrath
02. The Usurper
03. Jewel Throne
04. Dawn Of Meggido
05. Eternal Summer
06. Circle Of The Tyrants
07. Beyond The North Winds
08. Fainted Eyes
09. Tears In A Prophet's Dream
10. Necromantical Screams



01. Innocence And Wrath

Music by Celtic Frost
Instrumental.


02. The Usurper

Music & lyrics by Celtic Frost
Lend me your steel-bearing hand
So I may reign the Jewel Throne
My soul feels the gods' demand
As the lost kings uphold my side

[Chorus]
Blood and sand
Mark their way
The usurper's tears
Guide my sword...

Fantasia slept in my thoughts
As I was a son of infinity
The emperor, forgotten, rests in my dreams
As, back to the wall, I start the conquest

Innocence and wrath
Now lie far beyond
As we cross the deserts
To reach the fortress' gates

Tragical serenades
Are whispered in the wind
As eyes in fury
Grant us our strength

(They're) throning on the dignity of might
But the successor is to enter the hall
False truth saw them climbing the steps
But I remain the Jewel Throne's choice.


03. Jewel Throne

Music & lyrics by Celtic Frost
Once prayed to my gods, searching for the whistled memories
Empty eyes are staring now, to my feet a land of sorrow
I'm the king, sitting in the dark hiding from the shadows of the wind
Wafts of might, wine of fire, I was called to taste

Silver horses brought us here, to the edge of the universe
We left the falling walls as the stars' collapse began
Now I rest on the highest steps, revealed the eternal frontier
As I gaze from the Jewel Throne to the portal of infinity

Fallen have the "chosen ones", debris remain in the dust
Far behind, beyond the sands, the wind sings to those who fell
Forever now, my hands laid down the poisoned weapons
I will pray to my gods, searching for the mysteries.


04. Dawn Of Meggido

Music & lyrics by Celtic Frost
Humilated in human form/We have to die to be reborn
Awaiting the final judgement/The dawn now lifts
Subjects of flesh/Slaves of lust
The cross has failed/You won't see the coming fall

A diviner's fire and soil
Flames, like flowers, like blood
Fires of freedom, flowers of doom
A surface of hateful hope

[Chorus]
Oh subjects of pain
Lovers of death
You will feel
The yearning flames

Flames like tongues - like cries
Pant for kisses - For bites
Seven steps - And we're one
Humilated - In human thoughts

The frost, it bites/Your inner heart
Frozens the flame/ln every eye
The lord will come/Broken ice
The fire will burn/Gleaming ways

Well never be reborn
Prenatal death's redeemed (our lives)
(Into his hand) we demand our hearts
The lord and we are one.


05. Eternal Summer

Music & lyrics by Celtic Frost
The pyramids tremble, darken the sun, (the) sky tums red
They reached the wall of no return (and the) breeze has stopped
Who wore the crown will never be known - might is broken
For all we'll drown into the sand - what will remain?

Inverted horizons, denied truth and blinded eyes
The Titans arise, the monuments fall, we cannot halt
Wishful pleads at last came true, some always knew
The clouds burn - or is it fire?... the gods wince

Human pride and megalomania - The Titans watched it all
The trace led to nowhere - Wrath had to come
As ushers at the gates - To ecstasy and excess
All turn their backs - They won't give us any rest

(The) fires won't redeem, illuminated's the night - the eternal summer
When they came high from the sphere on shrieking wings...
Now they're trapped to the ground, to heat and dust
And the eye is glowing above...


06. Circle Of The Tyrants

Music & lyrics by Celtic Frost
After the battle is over
And the sands drunken the blood
All what there remains
Is the bitterness of delusion

The immortality of the gods
Sits at their side
As they leave the walls behind
To reach the jewels gleam

The days have come
When the steel will rule
And upon his head
A crown of gold

Your hand wields the might
The tyrant's the precursor
You carry the will
As the morning is near

I sing the ballads
Of victory and defeat
I hear the tales
Of frozen mystery

The new kingdoms rise
By the circle of the tyrants
In the land of darkness
The warrior, that was me
Grotesque glory
None will (ever) see them fall
And hunts and war
Are like everlasting shadows

Where the winds cannot reach
The tyrant's might was born
And often I look back
With tears in my eyes
Grotesque glory
None will (ever) see them fall
And hunts and wars
Are like everlasting shadows.


07. Beyond The North Winds

Music & lyrics by Celtic Frost
On days of northern wind, (past) illusions surround my dreams
Drops of mute oceans breath in the palm of my hand
The sound of silent waves still caresses all my thoughts
Where warm, mystic floods dominated the upper hemisphere

[Chorus]
(And) dark ships sailed beyond those lost realms
Through gates to eternity, above the sleeping mind

Forever inconquerable seemed the walls of time
To those who always feared and always fled the dawn
But then, the guardians growl invited the thirst for steeI
Part god, part man, if I walked by their side

The old man's dream now has ended much too soon
Forgotten rests the wisdom that brought them once so far
Vanished until rebirth, we sleep the endless sleep
For one who knows never tries to reappear...


08. Fainted Eyes

Music & lyrics by Celtic Frost
Try to see through fainted views
As reality disappears in haze
A journey between eternal walls ...

The senses unfold before my eyes
As the endless dreams begin to reign
And my hands slip off the edge

[Chorus]
The waters grow dumb
While they descend (behind)
Fainted eyes

Drifting in the streams of wisdom
While recognizing all those banal tales
Sin beyond truth, (I see) glimmering splinters

Encountering my past in flickering whispers
While they drown behind their frontiers
And the rulers sink in agony

Fallacy and false idols
Unbelievable is the human direction
But the screams die away in the distance

Try to see through fainted views
But the dust still covers all my dreams
I wouldn't tell you anyway...


09. Tears In A Prophet's Dream

Music by Celtic Frost
Instrumental.


10. Necromantical Screams

Music & lyrics by Celtic Frost
Necromantical screams
Only you are deaf
Is there life beyond death?

You entreated death, the answer will come
Oebris of faith, even you are false
Immortal morals, catch up with time
Vault of darkness, filled with hate

[Chorus]
Deny life, addiction to death
Procession of damnation, expulsion of light
Hazardous ways into the rush
Soul is frozen and flesh is weak

Necromantical screams
Only you are deaf
Intelligence is mute...

Respect and thoughts, buried long ago
Pleading for the end, blind and dumb
We won't feel, there could be more
I will remain alone in the dark

...only you are deaf.