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Ethereal Tomb

(2000)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresTechnical Death Metal
LabelsSeason of Mist
Album rating :  80 / 100
Votes :  1
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Ethereal Tomb Lyrics

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1. Orbital Decay (4:54)
Mist, like vapor
Creeping through systems
Searching for a host
Hungry, for extinction
A drifter through stars
With no signs of damage

Orbital Decay, Objective is infection
Invisible to prey, Life is no exception
Cellular Predator, Clinging to the hull
Orbiting outpost, circling the globe

Unknown world, No knowledge of presence

Orbital Decay, Objective is infection
Invisible to prey, Impossible detection
Molecular Predator, Clinging to the hull
Parasitic Lifeform, Is now in control

Space Station, confronting disease

Humans, in distress
Thrown into dysfunction
Captured is the vessel
Ailing, with uncertainty
Bodies liquified
Leaving scored bones

Burning us inside
Corroding the outside
Clouds raining down
Incubation starts on the surface

Orbital Decay, Objective is infection
Invisible to prey, Life is no exception
Molecular Predator, Clinging to the hull
Infesting life support

Space Station, unable to keep orbit
Crashing, spreading the disease
To the planet

Orbital Decay, Objective is infection
Invisible to prey, Life is no exception

All life, has been terminated
All terrain, turned to dust
2. Apostle of Evil (4:09)
Stalking the victims
Learn what they're about
Weaklings they all are
Come, I will tell

I am the conqueror
I am the one you fear
I am atrocity
Unbelievable sickness
In my mind

First, I get to know one
I'll let it think that it knows me
Once, you trust me, the nightmare will begin
You'll believe in me, I believe in it

Let the bludgeoning show my concern
My children
Pain is not real, only a dream
Fear not my blade
Fear not my blade

Hunting for the next one
I search for the scents
Your life my essence

I am the conqueror
I am the one you fear
I am atrocity
Unbelievable sickness
In my mind

Don't worry, I will keep you
Forever, and ever
I, I have a place
Safe, No one will hurt you here

You can't fathom these things in your mind
Feeble minded
I am a higher grade, sentient creature
You will never know
What I'm made of

It is imperative that I kill
Otherwisetheymaysimply, neverunderstandme
I will show them
3. Edge of Darkness (4:52)
Enter, into what, you think, is not real
An entity, appears before thee
To reveal, the end of everything
The mind bends and warps a twisted contortion
Of pain, and complete emptiness
Sanity abandoned as madness becomes
the pillars of reality
Edge of darkness

Peering in we seek a glimpse
Of what the subconscious mind controls for us
Knowledge will not stop us from swallowing
our delicate construct
And casting us over the edge

This world holds no secrets
To understand what is to come
When flesh, blood and bone, are gone
The spirit is left, and life, there is none

We wait and do not wish to seek
The jagged edge of insanity
Mouths will never speak what lies
Beyond the edge of darkness

Edge of darkness
4. The Killing (5:25)
To kill or be killed

Through the trees
Bodies and blades
Carving the pathway
To the checkpoint

Awaken the grass
Weapons and brass
Anticipating blood spill
From the killing, killing, killing, killing

Pelted by crossfire, covered by another
Enemy deterioration
Schooled from the get go, No sign of victory
Opponents shot in half
Shotgun peppered flesh

Back to the thick
Machetes are gripped
Soldiers marching back
To the killing, killing, killing, killing

Pools of blood, Ankle deep
Stain the grounds of battle
Scowls on the faces of the heads on stakes
Retreat, Never a question

Your resistance is nominal we shall rise
Infecting your existence
Revenge will be ours

Several of my men are dead
Marginal amounts completed the mission
The circle has been broken
Mission complete
5. Search For the Trident (7:40)
Ages ago, Sands of ancient time
Intrigue our minds, on this endless quest
Superior life forms from above
Carved the site beyond the outer islands
To know the truth. The origin of this wonder
Look through this window. See into the past
And you will find. A land of the unknown
Do you wonder what happened to this
superior race of giants ?
Search for the Trident, Above the cliffs
At the Bay of Pisco, A supernatural race

On with the quest, to find the answer
Soaring on, to the city, Older than mankind's existence
Our ancestors from the stars

Interpreting the glyphs, on the entrance to the sun
Intertwine the time, linking mind and soul
Encounter the land of the sun, inside the body of one

Within the city of monoliths
Former beings of this earth
Miles from the Trident, the city
Of intelligence, Magical alien race

Among the megaliths...
Signs from the gods...

Among the megaliths...
Signs from the gods...

Among the megaliths...
6. Paranormal States (4:10)
Energy of another plane
Interlaced with the physical world
Weak points in the field
Open portals

Through these doorways spirits enter
To taste, the life they once knew
Ectoplasmic intercourse
Between the mortal and the dead
Life and death integrate
Paranormal States

Energy exchanged through planes
Bridged the gap between
Ice cold kiss
Drains the color from her face

Through her doorway his spirit enters
To taste the life he once knew
Passing his essence
To the mortal from the dead
Life and death integrate
Paranormal States

Several months later cellular division
Gives form to the union
Immortal undead, Immortal undead
Alive again, Alive again
7. The Science of Horror (6:47)
FEAR !!!
FEAR !!!
OF THE UNKNOWN !!!
FEAR !!!
OF THE UNCERTAIN !!!
Haunted, plagued by horror from the beyond
Hideous forms, emanating figure, that lurks in the black
Nightmare, visions from the depths of your mind
Lost... left without way... standing, standing alone

Fallen, spiraling down, erratically, a labyrinth of time
Silence, tongues in this realm, speechless,
Words with no sound

FEAR !!!
OF THE UNKNOWN !!!
FEAR !!!
OF THE UNKNOWN !!!
FEAR !!!
OF THE UNKNOWN !!!
FEAR !!!
OF THE UNKNOWN !!!
FEAR !!!
OF THE UNKNOWN !!!
FEAR !!!
OF THE UNCERTAIN !!!

Burning, at the stake like a witch
Drowning, oh my god, I can't get a breath
Torn apart, on the rack, no one will help
Sharp teeth, dig deep in the skin
Falling, smacking the ground, shattered to bits, shattered to bits
Lost... left without way... standing, standing alone

Highest, order of damnation
Puts the, fear in the mind
Feeble, thoughts that we have
Why is this ? How can this be ?

FEAR !!!
OF THE UNKNOWN !!!
FEAR !!!
OF THE UNKNOWN !!!
FEAR !!!
OF THE UNKNOWN !!!
FEAR !!!
OF THE UNKNOWN !!!
FEAR !!!
OF THE UNKNOWN !!!
FEAR !!!
OF THE UNCERTAIN !!!

Is there, a remedy ?
A solution, to the dementia
That we possess, all of mankind
What are your thoughts ? I don't believe so !
8. Outland (4:18)
(instrumental)
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