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1. Promethea my darkest mask of surreality 2:15 1. Promethea my darkest mask of surreality 2:15
2. The crimson thorns (my immortal dreams) 4:26 2. The crimson thorns (my immortal dreams) 4:26
3. A graven winter 7:30 3. A graven winter 7:30
4. To feed upon thy dreams 6:44 4. To feed upon thy dreams 6:44
5. An ode for a haunted wood 7:15 5. An ode for a haunted wood 7:15
6. Through spellbinding branches (deepest witchcraft) 2:09 6. Through spellbinding branches (deepest witchcraft) 2:09
7. Danse macabre (new version) 5:15
8. Luciferian death code 2:23
total time 30:19 total time 37:57

Promeathea - Thy Darkest Mask Of Surreality (Intro)

"The darkest clouds are forming,
Remove my mask of serenity from my tortured face,
We are as one desire,
Beneath the infinity of the majestic sky,
Arise my darkest entity,
From the domain which I dwell,
Our time has come,
This is our kingdom,
We are the essence of warm winters."

A Graven Winter

Through the Darkening Tranquility,
the Entwining of Twin Passion in Deepest Love,
of one Vision of the Immortal Graveyard.
Centuries of Sleep on a Journey to my Rapture,
as I gaze up through Spellbinding Branches the Deepest Snow
falls thick Scorching into my Heart.
The most Supreme Vision of all, for the Sharpening of Deepest Midnight
in the Essence of Perpetual Winter... is my Journey complete?
The Breeding of Witchcraft shall Consume the Night, to Unite as One -

A Living Immortal Monument...

Luciferian Death Code

I hear my angel weeping silently amidst the graves
A glorious yet mournful veil, yet in whose name is she slain
Behind the truth the strength conceals twisted faith of Christian fools
The memoirs rekindled daylights last foray

Rekindled daylights last foray

A delicate balancing of two worlds
Embraced with the guardian death
The crest of our years somewhat fainted
Esteris, thy lingered opeth
Where two shores lay overlapped and time lay inter bracing
Many folds revealing facets, each for futures passing

The enochians of timeless earth
For thee, in sinful obscurity
Brought forth thy pleasures and languidity
I rise in amidst thy fear
To collate the precious faith and penultimate tear
To weave, thy starry ultimus
Set in gentle precious flame, nor to awaken us
Lemuria, at the edge of the graveyard
A lurid pale of seeking as she haunts in despair
I serve as the angel of death
Slept in dusk of the gravestones, in castles despair
Take grave solace in thy wisdom told
For the centinal alone could only be so bold
Innocence succumb to grieving majesty
Light auroral incarnations of sobriety.

Lyrics in plain text format

Line up

Nigel : Guitars
Jon : Vocals
Marc : Guitars
Craig : Percussion
Paul : Bass
Michael : Keyboards

Eternal dark wishes for Andy, Mark and Steve who played with us on this recording,
best wishes for your futures.



Recorded summer 95, remixed winter 95 at Academy Studios, Dewsbury, Yorkshire.
Engineered by Mags, Produced and Mixed by Mags and Hecate Enthroned.

All music by Hecate Enthroned. All lyrics by Jon.
Art Direction by Hecate Enthroned and pod communication


There's a few ex-Cradle of Filth bandmembers in Hecate so I've heard, but they don't sound very much like Cradle I think. Though you can hear some influences. It's just great melodic black metal, lots of cool relaxed parts varying with more even cooler fast parts. The vocals are both high black metal grunts and very low grunts, which is a very cool combination. Too bad it only lasts for half an hour, but this promises a LOT for future releases...

Rating: 8 out of 10

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