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Testimony of the Ancients

(1991)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresDeath Metal
LabelsRoadrunner Records
Album rating :  85.8 / 100
Votes :  6
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Testimony of the Ancients Lyrics

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Submitted by level Sathanas
1. The Secrecies of Horror (4:56)
["An unknown dimension revealed to man"]

Within the realms unseen
The missing have returned
Deformed beyond recognition
Remains of bodies burned

When all is lost
Swallowed by depths of darkness
The gates to the kingdom of horrors
You've passed, now dwell in madness

Flames of eternity
Burn in immortality
Skin melts so horribly
Revealed surreality

Breathing blackened air
Within the walls of gore
Behold the view of disgust
The secrecies of horror

Eyes of fear, torture is near
Tearful cries, you hear

Discovering beyond death
Secrets you will find
The horror you'll meet
Will capture your mind

Secrecies of horror
Secrecies of horror
2. Bitterness (0:30)
3. Twisted Truth (4:02)
["Views from a twisted mind"]

A god before god
Summon the demons to enter your body
Ceremonies to attain the blessing
A faith in secrecy
No respect for the weak
The victim of hypocrisy
The philosophy chosen to live by
Has brought you your mortality

A reason to die
No remission of sins commited
When you were fighting the lie

Actions begged to be killed
A sacrifice chosen
Laughter at the sight of blood
That has spilled
Respond to the inclination within
A desire fulfilled
Pride, for the slaughter is done
While being thrilled
Praise who guards your soul
And for whom you have killed

Fools are the followers of masters they deify
Conversion does not save you from death, die

Twisted truth
Twisted truth

A juvenile mind mislead
In the name of your lord you lived
Serving, your death
A life full of sin, good is evil
Believing the unholy words you read
Commandmends are there to break them
Live by your own rules instead
Proclaim the salvation you met
4. Darkening (0:30)
5. Lost Souls (3:40)
["What happens to the soul after it has left a human body"]

Instinct of immortality
Become a part of eternity
Spirits of evil into the essence
The very creature of a living entity

Succeeding lives
A black soul's purification
A new being on the path of evolution
The way to it's destination

Cycle of rebirth
The spiritual law of continuity
Mirages of earthly existence
It shall not cease with the body

Survival of death
From one incarnation into another
Reflections of an unknown reality
Summons what can't be discovered

Fight to release from the cycle
To reach the divinity
From where it arose, once more descend
Into an inner mental unity

Birth into a new life
Loss of personality
The immortal element in man
Shall live a real life in infinity

Lost souls
Lost souls
6. Blood (0:29)
7. Land of Tears (4:47)
["Fear of all evil that controls mankind"]

Dark sides of life
Unspoken by those in search of the light
Darkness they will find
Rejecting all evil, taken possession of mankind

Fighting what can't be fought
Minds penetrated, souls will be taken
Days turn into night
Bodies are falling, hear death calling

Throughout the centuries
Attempts for protection, prayers, religion
Signs make you aware
Of it's mass domination, a divine dispensation

Land of tears

Indulge in the tempation
Your mind will show you the way
Ghosts of the damned will guard you
In this journey into decay

Land of tears
Land of tears
8. Free Us From Temptation (0:31)
9. Prophetic Revelations (5:21)
["Ancient wisdom in present reality"]

Philosophy of time
The knowledge of the unknown
Ages in which the future was seen
Visions of hell were shown
Nightmares foretell the unexpected
Gifts from the human minds
Mysterious spells, the art of magic
Obsessions of a frightened kind

Apocalyptic fears
Of the course this domain will take
Ancient insanity
Self-destruction we create

Gaze into a blackened void
In search of what you will see
The emptiness surrounding you
Reveals you the things that will be
Dominate the mystic powers
Through darkened skies they rise
Eyes behold the past and future
Where damnation lies

Revelation
Revelation

REVELATION!

Immortal ones watch chaos prevail
Decades of darkness will come
Taking over the lives on earth
There will be none
Truth for the quest
Not to reach by the mind of men
Prophecies for a dying race
Fear of the predictions from then

Revelation
Revelation

Burn!
Burn!
Burn! Burn!
10. Impure (1:00)
11. Testimony (3:51)
["Seeking life-answers by using dark powers"]

The gates to my subconscious, open wide
Hear and remember, the incantations I recite
Reveal the power, no longer known by man
Possess, before the ancients rule the earth once again

Beneath the seas and skies of the human mind
The abyss yawns wide before me
Uncertain what truth of lies I will find
Appear and share my wisdom, for I know thee

Descend into the foul places of death
I fear for my flesh, for I have seen my epitaph
The price I pay on this lonely journey
Is softened and I hope the gods will have mercy

From a time before a time a cold voice has spoken
From a land beyond the stars I evoke thee
In exchange for wisdom, what evil have I woken
What terrible faith shall consume me?

I've seen the future
I've seen the past
I've seen the sight of whom causeth horror
I've seen my place of rest

I've travelled on spheres, I've seen things
Beyond imagination
The things I have learned are the most pure revelation
Obliterated are the lines of my life
My blood cries out as I make my last sacrifice

I cannot see, I cannot move, 'cause sight is failing me
Knowing that the beasts of the spaces claim my blood
My blood turns black but frightened I cannot be
The bargain is sealed, the price to pay is to rot
12. Soulless (0:32)
13. Presence of the Dead (5:50)
["Seances to summon (and communicate with) the dead"]

Welcome to the realm of the dead
Back to where they wish to be
Messages from another life
No death lasts for eternity

Practicers of the sacred science
Seek the shapeless company
To reveal the secrets hidden in
Dimensions we cannot see... we cannot see

A language unheard before
Undead voices, explore
The treshold of death, I have met
The presence of the dead

You claim to have seen my destiny
So tell me what it is gonna be
Mislead my desire
All evil you admire... Liar! Liar!

Unconsciousness, take me to these
Places undreamt of awake
Face the mysteries
Manifestations of the deceased initiate... initiate

Hear me, I summon thee
From where all souls conspire
Speak and appear before me
Tell me my deepest desire
14. Mindwarp (0:25)
15. Stigmatized (5:23)
["Branded, for making the wrong choices in life"]

Open the book of life
To die a second death
Burn in the lake of fire
Next to the false prophet
Face the thrones of judgement
Decide who lives who dies
Glorify the priests of unholyness
Bring forth your lies
Die in your sin, weakling
End in sight by his might

No power over the sacred ones
Kings of a thousand years
Heavenly fires waste those
Who failed to see or hear
The words as old as time
Written and foretold
Marked will be their bodies
Their souls they have sold

There's no mercy, save me
From this purgatory

Stigmatized
Stigmatized
16. In Sorrow (1:11)
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