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V Empire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein

(1996)
TypeEP
GenresSymphonic Black Metal, Gothic Metal
LabelsCacophonous Records
Album rating :  91 / 100
Votes :  31
Lyrics > C > Cradle of Filth Lyrics (180) > V Empire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein Lyrics (6) >

The Rape and Ruin of Angels (Hosannas in Extremis) Lyrics

6. The Rape and Ruin of Angels (Hosannas in Extremis) (8:52)
Track rating :  92.5 / 100      Votes :  2     
Hosannas in extremis, invading tempestuos skies.
When Inanna rose, bringing angels repose,
and Narcissus' date as their prize.

Blinded by Diana's mirror!
Wherein coffined truth struggles, forlorn.
And covetous stars out their eyes to deceive,
the horrors performed on her shores.

As jewelled Ishtar, in darker aeons,
Trespassed Ereshkigal's grasp.
Her ravening twin, wreathed in whispers and wind,
now inspires catharsis to dance.

Through the weave of white vaults,
where the shadows revolt.
At the incest of spiritual love,
Castrata choirs, bereft of such lusts.
Spatter virginal breasts with their blood!

The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelwe.
Thirst-ridden wolves serenade a moon.
Who seems no mistress of Herself!

Heavens pour forth vast casualties!
Thy host given up for me,
thou which wert once and then ceased to be.

Art now ensconced to chapters of a lengthening tragedy,
whilst we scream free.

Deep forests impale the sinister mist,
their sorcery taught to the clouds.
Who muster like mountains, a fountainous wish,
to vex the sweet dead from silk odious shrouds.

Storm-woken sisters of Judas unfurl,
as psyche to sapphic lament.
Wrapt in thy tresses and taloned caresses,
whisper me secrets beheld beyond Death!

Desires, I was loath to lose,
to the virgin-bloodied priests.
Whose lord fantasied on Magdalene,
and sought to savour her as a beast.

Her aching sex, a rose undone.
As mine in tears and spasms wrung.

Ebon Nemesis, slain Jericho's stone,
has built thee a marbled stair.
By candlelight to Eden and serpentine throne,
where ravens rape the tenanting angels there.

Hurry, else Death may spy us here,
and quicken the pulse of dawn!
Embering flames writhe to life again!
The starry brow threshed with poisonous thorn.

Huntress, draw back the silvered bow!
Thy dogs set upon the manger, the enemy in throes.

Whilst drifting forgs devour,
all hallows witching hour,
On this long, dark séance for the soul.

Through malevolent Scylla, Charybdis graves,
our conquesting spirits pour forth, unassuaged.
Occultnesses watch us and Seraph, afraid.
Like fireflies lunge to her maw, midst crashing black waves.

Remember with pride what thou art.
Lest we forget in awe of our terrible past.

When dark royalties drank of despair,
idols hewed down 'neath a desert God's stare.
In thrall to revenges sworn there,
what dreams could we farther,
when farther we fell to nightmare?

Well versed in misery,
We have lain naked in darkest ravines.
Now the sun has set in slumber,
we delight like serpents in arousal,
coiled to strike at the light.

Now abyssed Lucifers master the earth,
uncloister jaded harlots once served.
Enthralled by cruel raptures, rehearsed.
Kiss slumbered beauty and weapon our thousand year curse!

The laughter of Khaos,
Gatekeepers flee the onslaught.

Hurry, else Death may spy us here,
and quicken the pulse of dawn!
Embering flames writhe to life again!
The starry brow threshed with poisonous thorn.

Huntress, draw back the silvered bow!
Thy dogs set upon the manger, the enemy in throes.

Whilst drifting forgs devour,
all hallows witching hour,
On this long, dark séance for the soul.

A World enslaved to flame, bondage in Phallustein.
Pleasure temples for my bride!
Nubian grace swiftly seize, thieves blood-divine.
Empires thrive on sacrifice!
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