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The Call of the Wretched Sea

(2006)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresFuneral Doom Metal
LabelsNapalm Records
Album rating :  89.4 / 100
Votes :  23
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The Call of the Wretched Sea Lyrics

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1. Below The Sun (11:45)
[Music by Ahab, Lyrics by Herman Melville]

I turn my body from the sun
To follow the fading phantom into the deep
All collapsed
And the great shroud of the sea
Rolled on as it rolled thousands of years ago
Your malice is my vengeance
Pull me, into deep
My body - drowned
But my hate is immortal
Dark and silent
Deeper, darker
Below the surface
Below the sun
Ghost of the sea
I am God's assassin
My lifeless eyes
My tortured soul
I grin at the ocean, thou grinning whale
Dark and silent... deep
My body - drowned
But my hate is immortal
Ghost of the sea
I am God's assassin
My lifeless eyes
Deep
2. The Pacific (10:07)
[Music by Droste, Lyrics by Herman Melville]

Oh, ye great mysterious - Thousand leagues of blue
No one knows which mysteries are hidden
Beneath your surface

Your awful stirrings seem to speak of some
hidden soul beneath

The waves rise and fall
Millions of mixed shades and shadows
Lie dreaming and silent
All what we call lives and souls
Lie dreaming... Silent... Dreaming...

All what we call lives and souls
The ever rolling waves
Restless one
All what we call lives and souls
Lie dreaming
Oh, restless one
Your tide, the beating beast of earth

Oh, ye great mysterious shepherd of waves
Offer me your secrets
So he shall spout thick blood
3. Old Thunder (9:54)
[Music by Ahab, Lyrics by Christian Hector]

[Ahab:]
"Look sharp, marines!"
"Dead whale or sunk boat!"
"Hunt him 'til he spouts black blood"
"And rolls fin up!"

Old Thunder ye once was called,
Fulfill the prophecy

All but one shall be entombed
In the deep gulf of doom

Beware the white demon
Beware the blasphemous end

([Ahab:]
"I am Ahab!"
"I am the prophet and the fulfiller!"
"Who's over me?"
"So be it!")
4. Of The Monstrous Pictures Of Whales (1:52)
[Interludium, Sounds by Ahab]
5. The Sermon (12:36)
[Music by Ahab, Lyrics by Herman Melville]

The ribs and terrors in the whale
Arched over me a dismal doom
While all God's sun-lit waves rolled by
And lift me deepening down to doom

I saw the opening maw of hell
With endless pains and sorrows there
Elich none but they that feel can tell
Oh I was plunging to despair

In black distress
I called my God
When I could scarce believe him mine
He bowed his ears to my complaint
No more the whale did me confine

With speed he flew to my relief
As on a radiant dolphin borne
Awful, yet bright, as lightning shone
The face of my deliverer God

My song forever shall record
That terrible, that joyful hour
I give the glory to my God
His all the mercy and the power

[Ahab:] "Nevermore!"
6. The Hunt (11:13)
[Music by Droste, Lyrics by C. Hoffarth]

Flat and silent the ocean lies
Pequod's captured in a lull
No gentle breeze blows in the sails
Heated by a salty carpet from above
The crew's emaciated, survival tough

Giant billows bear a mighty whiteness
Screams from the lookout: Whale ahead!
I want this whale, I want it dead!

Hysteria on upper deck
Rabid flames in Ahab's eyes
Hustle and bustle, drag and pull
Panic affects the whaler's moves

Fire!

The harpoon slashes the water's surface
Diving into darkness - the prey escapes

Swallowed by the sea
Starboard lies calm
Portside full of wrath
Possessed by unhuman anger

The heart brawly pumps the blood
Through the marionette of rage

Ahab's visage runs red
I want this whale, I want it dead

A fin erupts from the abyss
Proudly undulates the flesh
Reaches bright horizons Inviolable, manorial
An arrow loosens
... and spirit's away.
7. Ahab's Oath (10:11)
[Music by Ahab, Lyrics by Herman Melville]

Now three to three ye stand
Commend the murderous chalices!
Bestow them, ye who now are made parties to this
indissoluble league
Drink ye harpooners
Drink and swear ye men that man the deathful
whaleboat's bow
Death to Moby Dick
God hunt us all, if we do not hunt Moby Dick to his death
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