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Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

(1986)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresEpic Doom Metal
LabelsBlack Dragon Records
Album rating :  92.2 / 100
Votes :  15
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Epicus Doomicus Metallicus Lyrics

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Submitted by level DevilDoll       Last modified by level Besi Karat
1. Solitude (5:37)
I'm sitting here alone in darkness, waiting to be free,
Lonely and forlorn I am crying
I long for my time to come, death means just life
Please let me die in solitude

Hate is my only friend, pain is my father
Torment is delight to me
Death is my sanctuary, I seek it with pleasure
Please let me die in solitude

Receive my sacrifice, my lifeblood is exhausted!
No one gave love and understanding
Hear these words, vilifiers and pretenders
Please let me die in solitude

Earth to earth
Ashes to ashes
And dust to...
Earth to earth
Ashes to ashes
And dust to dust

Sitting here alone in darkness, waiting to be free,
Lonely and forlorn I am crying
I long for my time to come, death means just life
Please let me die in solitude

Earth to earth
Ashes to ashes
And dust to .... earth to earth
Ashes to ashes
And dust to .... earth to earth
Ashes to ashes
And dust to .... earth to earth
Ashes to ashes
And dust to dust

And please let me die in solitude ...
2. Demons Gate (9:12)
Beyond all nightmares I met my fate
an ancient passage surrounded by hate
scared I was with my hand on my cross
I went into the demons gate
Across the Styx among the mists of Hades
a gate of stones marks the path
to soul's damnation and hell's wrath

Ancient evil is awaiting there
at the doorstep to hell
within it's darkness the demons dwell
From the dark age the passage hail
created by witchcraft and hate
where every sinner will meet his fate

The place is cursed by the hands of doom
unholy powers in reign
the devil's paradise of pain
Approach !
The Eibon opens for you
the choirs of damnation, call you on through
The twilight possesses, the heart of your soul
the starlight is fading to black, into the
Demons gate
3. Crystal Ball (5:21)
Black heart, your soul is mine
gaze into and the secrets you'll find
Just read the signs

Gaze into the crystal
See what it tells
It can bring you all fortune
do you so well

Visions and dreams you can see in the
Crystal ball

I saw the rainbows end
I am raptured I cannot pretend
I have found Atlantis
The talisman of Seth

Gaze into the crystal
See what it tells
It can bring you all fortune
do you so well

Visions and dreams you can see in the
Crystal ball

I have seen it all
dreamt away through
the crystal ball
Tell me more I want to know
please hear my call

Gaze into the crystal
See what it tells
It can bring you all fortune
do you so well

Visions and dreams you can see in the
Crystal ball
4. Black Stone Wielder (7:36)
The rain kept on falling and darkened the sky
the dawn was to come with the sunrise
Revealing the shadows that passed through the mist,
the torch light was flickering,
the storm was chasing them on

A procession of dark coats followed the star
foretold to come since ages
In silence they walked on
crossing the lands
on their way to Bethlehem, to break the chains of spell

Stone, they worshipped the stone
in generation from father to son
A star, a star is to come
to light them the way to the one who is born

The leader he knelt there to greet the new born
holding his pendant before him
tear drops were falling from his eyes as he said

"Take this stone and use it well,
don't do as I did long ago"

Into the sundown they returned
The moon was rising and heaven burned
Like shadows disappeared the men
and the black stone wielders were never seen again

Stone, they wielded the stone
in generation from father to son
A star, a star is to come
to light them the way to the one who is born

Black stone weilder is born

They came across the western sea
with powers greater than needed
The wizards commanded the lightning
every creature knelt infore their will

But they wielded the black stone with evil
and their evil was cast back on them
Condemned to praise God forever
'til his son was born to deliver

Stone, they wielded the stone
in generation from father to son
A star, a star is to come
to light them the way to the one who is born
5. Under the Oak (6:55)
...Deep was my anguish infor these words
they froze my blood and chained my soul
the master has spoken, the truth, not any lies

The Devil gives and evil takes
the thing in life that man forsakes
a throne in hell, a price or a sacrifice?

Still the wind was blowing soft
and gentle here under the oak
which gave me shelter and rest infor my trial

I'm not strong, weak is my mind
a new beginning, where to find?
I'm the last one on earth, please forgive us our crime

It was a time, when love was mine
now it's time to sacrifice

My heart, bleeding for my race
the traces of mankind sweeped out
by the hands of our Lord

I cried for the ones I have lost
Midnight in paradise, grief
away goes my hope

I cried for the ones I have lost

Hear my prayers
Climbing on the clouds above
Silent cry
reach the inner halls of truth

Give me a sign !

A crimson sky, bless my eyes
Up goes the sun, my time has come
6. A Sorcerer's Pledge (8:20)
Part I
Time stands still in these ancient halls
Only the castle itself can tell what it keeps
Dark are the secrets between these walls
hidden in shadows of death, while the sorcerer sleeps

Where is the morning
where is the sun
Thousand years of midnight
the sunrise is gone

An old man marked by a life so long
Is sleeping so sweet while his magic is growing so strong
Waiting still for new times to come
a thousands years to see if he has won

Where is the morning
where is the sun
A thousand years of midnight
the sunrise is gone

Part II
What has he done ?
Why is he sleeping so long ?
He wants to live for evermore

Soon is he young
When will he open his eyes ?
When he is strong enough to rule

Back in our time goes the legend
of a sorcerer so old
He drank the blood of the virgin to be reborn
Soon a tyrant will conquer
So spoke the wise
of the day when the sorcerer will rise

Blood is his wine
The sorcerer is cheating on time
and he'll be stronger than before

Cursed be the sun
the women will weep for his fun
In the name of his magic so strong

Back in our time goes the legend
of a sorcerer so old
He drank the blood of the virgin to be reborn
Soon a tyrant will conquer
So spoke the wise
of the day when the sorcerer will rise

Part III
A thousand years have gone
Armageddon hasn't come
Only the cry of a child, echoes in the dark

Backwards goes time
as the stars are passing by
and nothing remains of this foolish man except his fate
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