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Thresholds

(1992)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresTechnical Death Metal
LabelsEarache Records
Album rating :  89.7 / 100
Votes :  6
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Thresholds Lyrics

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1. Climate Controller (7:51)
LORD ADDU, MASTER OF THE EARTH AND SKY
KAKODAMMU
I CALL TO THEE, HEARKEN AND REMEMBER
BRING FORTH THE MIGHTY STORM
THAT THIS WORLD SHALL TASTE YOUR FURY

LORD GIBIL, KEEPER OF THE FIRE AND FORGE
BAALAGNITARRA
I CALL TO THEE, HEARKEN AND REMEMBER
MAKETH SWORDS APPEAR IN THE SKY
THAT ALL SHALL FEEL YOUR MIGHT

COMMANDER LUGGALDIMMERANKIA, MASTER OF ORDER
BANUTUKKU
I CALL TO THEE, HEARKEN AND REMEMBER
DELIVER THE LEGIONS OF WIND AND DEMONS UNTO THIS WORLD
THAT THEY MAY SEEK REVENGE

ZI DINGIR ANNA KANPAI
ZI DINGIR KIA KANPAI

I SUMMON THEE, CREATURES OF DARKNESS,
BY THE WORKS OF DARKNESS

CLIMATE CONTROLLER
(the weather dominator)

(CHANT)

STORMS
manufactured to destroy
FIRE
striking down from the sky
WIND
sweeping all rocks and trees aside
LAVA
emerging out of volcanoes
QUAKES
shake the earth to split
DEATH
from the clouds

ARMIES
marching in to their doom
SPIRITS
plundering their very souls
IONS
displaced from deep inside
WEAPONS
of the Gods

FUSION OF THE ANCIENT WAYS
WITH MODERN TECH SUPPORT
BRINGING ATMOSPHERIC CHANGE
MASTER - OF - CLIMATE - CONTROL

CHANTING TO THE ANGRY GODS
SEEDING CLOUDS WITH ICE
CAUSING SHIFTS IN ETHER PLANES
MASTER - OF - CLIMATE - CONTROL

incantation finished
as the
armies start to charge

Suddenly the air
begins to
take on many shapes

Demons of the Legion
Swarm to take revenge

Sheets of blindness tossing
every human fool aside

NO - THING - LEFT - TO - COUNT
NO - BODIES
BLOOD - STAINED - EARTH - AND - STONE
LIE SCAT - TERED

FUSION OF THE ANCIENT WAYS
WITH MODERN TECH SUPPORT
BRINGING ATMOSPHERIC CHANGE
MASTER - OF - CLIMATE - CONTROL

CHANTING TO THE ANGRY GODS
SEEDING CLOUDS WITH ICE
CAUSING SHIFTS IN ETHER PLANES
MASTER - OF - CLIMATE - CONTROL

Aftermath of horror
sends a
message to the globe

Danger to the Empire
will result
in hells untold

Ripping both the flesh
and soul
of anyone who tries

To take with force the Realm
of the one
who rules the skies

NO - THING - LEFT - TO - COUNT
NO - BODIES
BLOOD - STAINED - EARTH - AND - STONE
LIE SCAT - TERED

STORMS
manufactured to destroy
FIRE
striking down from the sky
WIND
sweeping all rocks and trees aside
LAVA
emerging out of volcanoes
QUAKES
shake the earth to split
DEATH
from the clouds

ARMIES
marching in to their doom
SPIRITS
plundering their very souls
IONS
displaced from deep inside
WEAPONS
of the Gods

Keeping enemy troops in sight
High above
the fight
armies destroyed
watching with delight

Waiting patiently for an eye
to subdue
the sky
counting the dead
as they lie in waste

Keeping enemy troops in sight
High above
the fight
armies destroyed
watching with delight

Waiting patiently for an eye
to subdue
the sky
counting the dead
as they lie in waste

legions carrry off the souls of warriors
fighting as the tourtured souls still screaming
is there any room for peace or mercy
carries back in time and master serving

CLIMATE CONTROLLER
(the weather dominator)
CLIMATE CONTROLLER
(the weather dominator)
CLIMATE CONTROLLER
(the weather dominator)
CLIMATE CONTROLLER
(the weather dominator)

CLIMATE CONTROLLER
(the weather dominator)
CLIMATE CONTROLLER
(the weather dominator)
CLIMATE CONTROLLER
(the weather dominator)
CLIMATE CONTROLLER
(the weather dominator)
2. Tribal Vodoun (5:18)
From deep inside the islands
comes a
religious belief of
magical fate
Necromantic tribes of the secret societies

Conducting ceremonies of the
Vodoun faith
Revenge in store for
enemies they hate
Soon to die awaiting to arise

Doomed to die by a
malevolent curse
Carnival of chaos
Symbolic designs
carved in the earth to beckon 'LEGBA'

(Rites of the Petro)

Reflections of rage and violence
Thundering drums echo unforgiving

Tribal chants grow louder
Dancers travel throughout the fire

Deity of fire 'OGU'
Protects skin from the flames

Divine horsemen arrive
mounting the initiation of possession

Tearing glass / utter pandemonium
spirits indulge in burning torches
Displacement to the ground
Spinning dancers wake to reality

Vodoun - cannot be abstracted from the
day to day life - of the Believer
All is whole - no separation between
material and spiritual

The Bokor
concocts the powder with the poisonous Datura
sprinkled upon the gateway of his victim
Body racked with terrible convulsions -
Mucus flowered from the nose and mouth shaking horrible

The edge of consciousness
criteria of poison
Lethargic coma
Indistinguishable from death

Comatose
Mentally alive / pronounced physically dead
Nails driven into the coffin buried prematurely
Mind slips / disoriented / complete amnesia
Three days fermented incarnation of Evil

Baron SAMEDI
Guardian of the cemetery
Preparing the victim's soul
for Zombification

The fear initiates the victim
Psychologically vulnerable
Powder does not secure
Fate / it's the mind
Baron unleashes cadaver
A soul trapped in a vessel
Blood spilt offering
Resurrection of zombie
body without character
Aimlessly wandering through time
servant to the Bokor
Le culte Des morts
3. Nocturne In Bm (2:51)
(instrumental)
4. Arctic Crypt (4:19)
Locked inside the ice below
Forgotten long ago
An alien object lies in wait
Lost beneth the snow

Seismic readings from the north
Lights above the poles
Curious humans drawn to the sight
staking camp in the frozen night

Legends told of the evil within
Still, forewarned, the men came in
Seeking knowledge forbidden to man
Bringing death unto their land

Nocuous emissions alert the team
The source is soon revealed
A strange capsule scarred by time
Covered with a foreign script
Anxious to unlock its secrets
They crack open the seal
Unleashing the beast contained inside
The frozen arctic crypt

Legends told of the horror within
An ancient traveller of the stars
Left entombed until disturbed by man
Bringing death unto their land

Legends told of the evil within
Still, forewarned, the men came in
Seeking knowledge forbidden to man
Bringing death unto their land
5. Aquatica (7:18)
In the year - 2023
Multinational warlords - build an aquatic colony
In the struggle for - total domination
Corporate powers - move in to take control

Stratagem inset
Manipulate the opposition
Wrath of devastation
to reduce life status

Martial law declared - surveillance over the colonies
Wage and mayhem - Put to an end momentarily
Resolving confrontations - over territorial disputes
Battles break out - when negotiations crumble

Charred remains
washing to the shore
Escaped ones flee
to the surface

Vessels patrol
the ocean floor
Maintaining border domination
Through the eradication of organisms

Sea and surface life
all is sacrificed
in quest for
Reign of the deep

Whosoever
masters the seas,
the last remaining frontier

Gains the wealth locked in the brine

Precious minerals sought - by the surface
Hostile takeover of - the mining communities
Stormtroopers of technology
Careful to maintain nitrogen balance
Surgically removing
the enemy within

New leaders create - order out of chaos
A civilization - beneath the depths

Arson of power
conquering the oceans - Forming imbalance
Particles react
Expires life from - the precious seas
Thresholds mend
Sludge chain reaction - melts them down again
Depth charge
Destabilizing crust - and floor
Instructed probes
Sear the water from - the toxic veil
Weapons system
Tear the living - from their glory
Vandal masters
carving up - the biosystem
Submerged deep
Fatal dictatorship - of the seas

(spoken verse)
Surface dwellers tremble
from a new superpower
Superior intellect choosing
base in the seas
Systematically eliminating
all who do not take heed
Stench of the aftermath
confirms Aquatica's victory

No longer shall there be
any separations between cultures
Remaining survivors cast into a
melting pot of conglomerate slavery
Absolute extinction of the once
praised heroic patriot
Lands of solid ground turned into
a biodegradable human wasteland
Pay homage to the ocean
where the kingdom now dwells
Aquatica, the submerged city
6. Subterranean Infiltrator (5:36)
Release me from the sky
onto marsh domains
Expose the parachute to
Ease - the - vicious fall

Unseen by those below
Preying on their blindsights
Shadows dance
About - the - jungle bog

Agent of espionage
Bearing north of the peninsular
Invitation to lay clear
Think - over - the strategy

Advance into forbidden marsh
scope all in the infrared
Create offensive
Resistance - from the - river banks

searching,
stalking,
Mustard
gas,
released
Enter
smokescreen

Dodging
lasers
sailing
through the
smoke
and
debris

Tracking
hidden
fortress
sighted
under
ground
entrance found

Begin
clearing
operations
Thermal
scan
revealing
activity

Entering the concealed passage
corridors extend beneath the surface
Maneuvering through the
radar - beams - alarm reaction

Progression is slow under canister discharge
targets locked at the ends of the turns
Awaiting any enemy to
approach - infrared - identification

once inside the target's range
seize the moment by squeezing the trigger
Single lead injection
intentions to wound - not to kill yet

Movement gives away strategic position
A regiment responds to the action
Trip wire set, suckered into the trap
They lay decapitated

Explosions
under
ground
send
shrapnel
throughout
the air

Metal
fragments
lodge
beneath
heavy
military
uniform

Excruciating
pain
dealt
with
bandage
cuts
circulation

Limping
severely
mission
must
be
accomplished

Moving quickly
towards goal
Stealth the key
Clear path
to achieve
lethal detonation

Flares of
weapons burst in synch
Give way
delay charge
Chemical timers are now set

Once on the surface
reconnaissance
picks him up
on the scope
Subterranean
specialist
Looks down below
as the mountain lies in rubble
7. Alter Reality (4:28)
YOUR UNIVERSE IS ONLY A
PRODUCT OF YOUR MIND

No escape
once the threshold is crossed
Life and death
hold no meaning

Hidden doors
Interdimensional shifts
A dreamy state
of paralysis

Bands of mass
convert into energy
Forms of light
where no light exists

Time dilation
ad infinitum

Linear chaos
Internal distortion

Once inside
a dual state of being exists
Nonsequitor
Traveler of the continuum

ALTERED TIME
ALTERED SPACE
WAVES OF GRAVITY
ALTER REALITY

Entropy
nonexistent in this place
Macrocosm
situated in parallel space

Constant flux
warping all that spins throughout
Elements
Sharing outer valence shells

Identity
Blends into waves of shock
Haze of reasons
Shades of deformity

Correlation
on an atomic level
Portal ajar
He stumbles into the unknown

Overwhelmed
by free association
Twisted region
shown to the journeyman

Overload
All is dissipated
Displayed
violently unto the senses

ALTERED TIME
ALTERED SPACE
RELATIVE DEFORMITY
ALTERED REALITY

Entering
Travelling
unwittingly
part of it, one with it

Lost inside
Identity
scrambling
memory override

Entering
unraveling
Regrettably
part of it, one with it

Lost inside
Infinity
Insanity
memory override

Lost in the mix
nonsequitor

movement is
dimensional
no escape
part of it, one with it

ad infinitum
part of the whole
reduced to nothing
as infinitum

Lost in the mix
nonsequitor
as infinitum
part of the whole

time and space
perpetual
labyrinth
memory override

Entering
Travelling
unwittingly
part of it, one with it

ALTERED TIME
ALTERED SPACE
WAVES OF GRAVITY
ALTER REALITY

Nonsequitor
Ad infintum
part of the whole
reduced to nothing
8. Gridzone (6:06)
From the edge / of outer regions
Far beyond / our solar zone
Exists an altered / sphere of power
Earth and metal / machine of war

Planet's crust / pierced by cables
Linking networks / beneath the surface
Titanium plates / shield the globe
Cohesion of / the infrastructure

Friction of / electromagnets
Simulates / centrifugal force
Massive gyros / beginning to turn
Enforcing / acceleration

Thrusters fire across the region
Spewing forth nucleic plasma
Worlds consumed - astral threat
Perpetual horror - termination

GRIDZONE
GRIDZONE

Brutally constructed / designed warfare
Perpetuating evil / awaits no more
Intruding on / peaceful isolation
Conformity crushed / Death is near

Neutralize - chosen targets
Essential suffering - terrorized

Worlds consumed - astral threat
Perpetual horror - termination

GRIDZONE
GRIDZONE

Deceptive diversion / blinded satellites cannot trace
Mechanical malfunction
Deteriorating system by the interface
Initial confrontation sieged by catastrophic annihilation
Inferior worlds destruction
Laser gouging / penetration

From the edge / of outer regions
Far beyond / our solar zone
Exists an altered / sphere of power
Earth and metal / machine of war

Light years traveled - forming an elliptical path
Eons of galactic destruction
Creating a vacuum / crushing the globe
Devouring the energy dispersed
Seeker of impending doom
Completing an eternal cycle

Worlds consumed - astral threat
Perpetual horror - termination

GRIDZONE
GRIDZONE
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