1. Emerald

A single word was written: "Rache!"

Tyrants have arisen from the seas
And descended from the stars
An ancient royalty returned
To what is their rightful dominion

The most complete form of submission

We embraced their domination
As if we ever had a choice
We have our freedom, as long as they will it
We have our minds, as long as they permit it

All hail the new royalty!
All hail the old royalty!

They will feast upon the minds of the innocent
'Till there's nothing left but skin and pit

There is a price that we must pay for peace and prosperity
All it takes is two blind eyes to deny our impending doom
Our doom!

Tyrants have arisen from the seas
And descended from the stars

Yet this might still be the better of evils
For there's something stirring in the east

2. Walpurgis

Will-o-the wisp, don't glad about on Brocken's summit you'll lead our way
For I'm the master of this place and I will blow your lantern out
We'll now attend Walpurgis night, experience lust on a higher level
We'll mix with daughters of the devil, depraved bodies of such delight

And fire, such fire!
Its beauty unmatched
A glorious prelude to Satan's arrival

Dies Irae, dies illa
Solvet Saeclum in favilla
Judex ergo cum sedebit
Quidquid latet adparebit

Nil inultum remanebit
Quid sum miser tunc dicturus?
Quem patronum rogaturus?
Cum vix justus sit securus

[English translation:
Day of wrath and terror looming
Heaven and earth to ash consuming
Then the judge will sit, revealing
Every hidden thought and feeling

Unto each requitel dealing…
What shall wretched I be crying?
To what friend for succour flying
When the just in fear are sighing?]

He speaks in tongues and yet they understand
Of he-goats and she-goats, of phallus and cunts
They bow at his altar, give ear to his words and kiss his backside
Vassals: good and true

"I don't know what they're stewing and brewing.
A witches' coven. Ride on! Ride on!"

Ad Majorem Satanae Gloriam!

3. The Great God Pan

I have seen her transform from woman to man
From man to beast and from beast to worse:
The daughter of Eve and Pan

A spawn of nature, amoral at its core
Surpasses concepts of good and evil

...and still I witnessed pure darkness in her eyes
She took every ounce of joy from my life

I have seen the great god Pan!
Witnessed its true form, neither man nor beast
Aaaargh! I have seen Pan!
Left me corrupted, both body and soul!

Should we realize the horrors that lay lurking
Through the cracks in the walls that protect our world
And the shadows in the cave of our perception
With an origin of pure malevolence

And the shadows in the cave of our perception are breathing pure malevolence

And still I witnessed pure darkness in her eyes
She took every ounce of joy from my life
Aaaargh! Lost, never to be regained

Even though we're convinced that knowledge equals power
there is comfort in not knowing the shadow's origin
Often ignorance is the greatest bliss

4. Aklo

It was revealed to me, in darkest of nights, amidst the filth
the heirs to the mongrels that once crowded these streets
At the Red Hook, where the stench of murder still reeks
Of infants young; mere lambs for the slaughter

I've been shown, been told, been made to feel the Ur-Syntax
The glory of AKLO
This knowledge mends and shatters my brain
Pure clarity! Fhtagn no longer!


"It's the end and the beginning. He's beneath the waters now, but soon, in (only) a few months, he will come forth… and until then he sleeps… and until then he sleeps and dreams."

I too have been shown it's ways, in a city so old, guided by the crawling chaos
He showed me the error that one finds in interpretation, and the terror that lies ahead

That is not dead which can eternal lie

I've been shown the nature of (the) seed inside this womb
And the future of ill-fated mankind
Of aeons that are yet to come.
The time is nigh
How strange those times will be!

5. Cold War

Here we are…
Here we'll discover which one, one of us, is not what he seems

We brought it upon ourselves, by touching what shouldn't be touched
And unearthing what should have been left to rest
Some secrets should remain buried

It came from another sun, a star beyond stars, from a world with a bluer sun.
(But) now it dwells here, unleashed from its ice-cold cell
With no other purpose then to procreate.

There is no co-existence
If it survives, we die
Unprophesied extinction

Shape shifting horror, awoken from your catacomb
Buried for millions of years
In the shadows of these cursed mountains of madness
May your kingdom never come

6. Eater Of Worlds

If you were ever to witness my true form
You'd find your sanity shattered to pieces
For I am evil incarnate, manifestation of nightmares

I am the eater of worlds and my hunger is endless

And since I'm eternal I will not stop 'til all is consumed
'Til nothing remains, 'til all flesh is ripped and the last fear is drained

Let my disguises fool you into believing,
That joy and happiness lie just around the corner
Ignore the faint, rotten stench that you might smell
And instead focus on the promises of laughter

And there will be laughter!
Yes, there will be laughter

"He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts."

Stare into my deadlights and behold my true form
I couldn't care less for your well-being

For I am driven by an endless hunger for fear and flesh an endless hunger for fear and flesh

That which was old when the earth was young...
That of which horrible songs were sung...
Deeply ingrained in this here soil…
Since long a part of us

Stare into my deadlights and behold my true form
The flesh tastes better when you're scared

7. Red Death

Welcome, my honored guests
Please enter these chambers
And rid yourselves of somber thought
For this plague has been locked outside these walls
That lowly peasants will find impossible to breach.
We'll feast throughout the months
And let decadence carry us away
While death reigns outside

A feast to lighten the mood.
Such frivolity and joy! Oh, it suits this place
One chamber for every sin.
We indulge ourselves, in the pleasures of this earthly life
But the sounding of the clock
Reminds us of the fragility of our mortality

An unwanted stranger appeared!
His aura foreboding. He's here, he's here!
A red masked stranger appeared!
His aura foreboding. He's here, he's here!

An unwanted stranger appeared!
His aura foreboding. He's here, he's here!

Behold red death's mask
He entered our sanctuary like a thief in the night
No nobleman, landlord or king will be safe
From these cold hands, so eager to snuff out our lives

8. Dagon

I'a Dagon! I'al sacred Mother Hydra!
The time has come for me to take the secret oaths!
A first oath of faith, a second oath of servitude
A third oath of procreation. Our bloodlines, forever mingled

And I shall gladly rid myself of my human shell

A first oath of secrecy, a second oath confirms my subjugation
A final oath promises the continuation of your bloodline

In thy name let us behold, the father who inhabits the depths beyond the Devil's Reef!

Depths that I've haunted in feverish dreams
Hail to the ancient dreams!

The Esoteric Order of Dagon, the only way to enlightenment
Through it I discovered past, present, future and the fate of mankind
Not a fate that will be fulfilled on land
The true evolution lies under the waves

In thy name let us behold the father
From the depths of the water I come and from the depths
The Deep ones also have come!
Hail to the ancient dreams! Hail to Dagon!

Through black abysses, to Cyclopean and many-columned Y'ha-nthlei
…and in the lair of the deep ones we'll dwell, amidst wonder and glory forever!

9. Carcosa

Along the shore the cloud waves break
The twin suns sink beneath the lake
The shadows lengthen in Carcosa

Strange is the night where black stars rise
And strange moons circle through the skies
But stranger still is Lost Carcosa

Songs that the Hyades shall sing
Where flap the tatters of the King
Must die unheard in Dim Carcosa

Song of my soul, my voice is dead
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in Lost Carcosa

Kevin De Leener — Drums
Dennie Grondelaers — Vocals
Reinier Schenk — Guitars
Dries Gaerdelen — Keyboards
Jonathan Vanderwal — Vocals, Guitars

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