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The Key

(1990)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresTechnical Death Metal
LabelsEarache Records
Album rating :  92.8 / 100
Votes :  18
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The Key Lyrics

(9)
Submitted by level Schizophrenia
1. Lake of Fire (5:04)
Bones crushing
skulls smashing
in the vice
of Hell
Demons shoving
tortured souls
in the lake
of fire

Lake of Fire
Lake of Fire
Lake of Fire
Lake of Fire

Spirits forming
ever swirling
in the abyss
of Hell
Souls screaming
for their lives
from the depths
of Hell

Lake of Fire
Lake of Fire
Lake of Fire
Lake of Fire

Lake of Fire
Lake of Fire
Lake of Fire
Lake of Fire

Demons swarming
corpses smashing
through the gates
of Hell
Satan flying
from his throne
towards the gates
of Heaven
2. Standing In Blood (4:20)
Now heaven is destroyed
by Satan
he will rule
the promised land

Now your soul will be freed
through the gate
find the KEY
to Hell
cross the river
known as Styx
Charon awaits
in his boat

Now your soul will be freed
through the gate
find the seven
Keys to Hell
cross the river
known as Styx
kneel before Lucifers throne

Jesus wept - Standing in Blood
Praying to die - Standing in Blood

Jesus wept - Standing in Blood
Praying to die - Standing in Blood

Jesus wept - Standing in Blood
Praying to die - Standing in Blood

Jesus wept - Standing in Blood
Praying to die - Standing in Blood
3. Visions From Beyond the Grave (4:09)
Visions - From - Beyond - The Grave

Communicate with the dead, after life
communicate with the dead, after death
asking questions, through my crystal ball
now we'll see, what lies, from beyond

The dead will arise
when I invoke

Communicate with the dead, after life
communicate with the dead, after death
asking questions, through my crystal ball
now we'll see, what lies, from beyond

The dead will arise
when I invoke
them through
my crystal ball

Follow me so you can see visions from the grave
Now become Nocturnal slaves
Follow me so you can see visions from the grave
Now become Nocturnal slaves

Visions - From - Beyond - The Grave
4. Neolithic (4:51)
Years of development
destroyed in days
begins the genocide
A great fire
from the sky
had affected
the earth, moon and seas

As the earth
began to tilt
all the polar caps
had started to melt
all the seas
had overflown
ripping the continents
apart

Neolithic
Neolithic

As the sky
began to turn dark
and the sun
faded away
all the climates
had begun to drop
and the ground
started to freeze

As the land
began to freeze
All the animals
were trapped inside ice
some animals
had moved to the sea
creating a new
form of life

Stranded on the rivers shores
fossilized in time

As continents ripped apart,
landforms moved to the sea
As continents ripped apart,
landforms moved to the sea
As continents ripped apart,
landforms moved to the sea

Rising, Soaring, Devastating, Annihilation
5. Before Christ / After Death (4:57)
Before Christ no one cared
evil was in everyone's heart
sins were committed every day of your life
there was no wrong from right

Then he came to change it all
he really thought he could do some good
the son of God sent to this Earth
but the Romans showed him what he was worth

Before Christ - I ruled the land
After Death - I will rule once again

Before Christ - I ruled the land
After Death - I will rule once again

At the last supper he was betrayed
by a friend he thought he had made
maybe he didn't know it all
like he claimed he did

Before Christ - I ruled the land
After Death - I will rule once again

Before Christ - I ruled the land
After Death - I will rule once again

Hanging on the cross
with a crown of thorns
the Romans just laughed
"Who is this son of God?"

He died like everyone else
he didn't change a thing
because today
evil rules once again

Before Christ - I ruled the land
After Death - I will rule once again

Before Christ - I ruled the land
After Death - I will rule once again
Before Christ - I ruled the land
After Death - I will rule once again
After Death - There is no more
After Death - There is no more
Jesus Christ - He is no more
6. Andromeda Strain (3:42)
Modern warfare of today
brings forth a new technology

Killing through scientific means
destroy the world with technology
Now we'll see what is to be
inescapability

Cloud masses concentrate
osmosis fills the sky, sky

Scattered remains, bodies left to decay
on this disease stricken earth, plague of Andromeda Strain

Affected by the gas
reduce them to subhuman form

As I glimpse at, swelled up corpses
infested with, radiated insects

Global chaos - Mass Confusion
The conclusion - of a dying world

Mankinds death is close at hand
the world is hanging by a strand
The key to an obliterated land
no one seems to understand

Andromeda Strain
7. Droid Sector (4:21)
ENTER THE DROIDS

Cybernetic crafts approaching
through skies lit with fusion discharge
androids from the Gamma quadrant
moving at the speed of death

Now the human race is so vulnerable
invasion set for the attack
"Enter The Droids"

Command - Mission - Destroy - Planet -
Three - From - Their Sun

Caught within my tractor beam
bringing the craft to me
disable the robot for my own use
to aid in my escape

ENTER THE DROIDS

Fleets of ships are now arriving, overtaking
physical evasion is my only demise
left to me for my survival

Gaining data from their systems, overriding
to complete my invention, the time machine
only question is "Will it function?"
8. Destroying the Manger (6:09)
Mastering the forces of teleportation
gaining the secrets to travel through time
approaching the vortex, chronometer reading 0 B.C.

What was the past will soon be changed
my first priority to destroy the manger
crushing the myth of paradox

Merging with the past
shock waves rip the continuum
How long can I last, travelling at millenium?

Following the North Star shining abright
to the place of the holy birth site
craving my need to kill the one
born of the name "The Nazarene Son"

Destroy The Manger
Destroy The Manger
Destroy The Manger
Destroy The Manger

DIE - BY - THE - SIGN - OF - THE - KEY
DIE - BY - THE - SIGN - OF - THE - KEY

Now that I have you into my sights, Nazarene child
pulling the trigger with no reconcile
blasting away Father, Mother, and Child
laughing hysterically all of the while

For centuries I have awaited this confrontation
in time I will bring them all down
Your savior has now fallen
my reign of evil has only just begun
9. Empire of the Sands (6:27)
Fortress of steel I have acquired
behold, the chosen one born of fire
victorious, death has won, ruler of cruelty
vicious experiments, creating synthetic slaves
computer hypnosis, cerebral override

Inventing new weaponry
building defense systems
force fields in operation
erecting radar dishes

Empire Of The Sands
Empire Of The Sands

Mapping global surface regions
graphing seismic active areas
establishing aerial viewpoints
charting several outpost stations

Empire Of The Sands
Empire Of The Sands

Testing elements in the ozone
mining useful mineral layers
drilling deep into the core
seeking power from the earth

Building metal walls of armour
forging massive iron thresholds
circuits surround inner cavities
vector brain controlling all

Empire Of The Sands
Empire Of The Sands

computer summons ancient evil
forces beyond recognition
evoking Gods of Sumerian origin
deeply buried in the sands

Obeying the matrix
the tyrant commands
submissive controller
armies of the Empire
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