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The Legacy

(1987)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresThrash Metal
LabelsAtlantic Records
Album rating :  88.5 / 100
Votes :  34
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The Legacy Lyrics

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Submitted by level Mefisto
1. Over The Wall (4:07)
I've been a prisoner trapped in by fear
Ordered for the rest of my life
Condemned in a jail cell, ain't seen life in years
Escape is the only way out

Restart my life or self destruction
To climb this wall of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom that beckons me

My sanity is all but gone, my patience is growing very weak
I need to get a hold of myself
I stare at the wall for the right time has come
Escape must occur on this night

Restart my life or self destruction
To climb this wall of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom that beckons me

Stand in my way and I'll run you straight through
There's no one to stop me now
For I'm on the loose and I'm ready to start
Torture and hell an this town

Over the wall!!!

The search will not stop and hounds will not rest
Till I am back in my cell
For if I am caught, I'll try it again
Over the wall I will go, I will go.!. Go!

Restart my life or self destruction
To climb this wall of dark construction
Holding the quest for freedom that beckons me
2. The Haunting (4:17)
Hear the screams, screams of fright: shrieks of terror through the night
Souls of old band to hold; the meeting for the haunting night
Headless ghosts fill the halls, shadow plays of grief and pain
Phantom speaks his final note; tenants of the castle slain

Black cats will appear as the witching hour nears
Lost souls will all be told for a haunting we will... go!

See their dreams come to life under pressure holding tight
Feel the cold grabbing hold to feed you to the haunting night
Evil witch black as pitch starts a fire with a flinch
Burning fire rising higher making music like a choir

Children of the night - they're howling at black skies
The ruthless calls within for the haunting now begins!

~Stay away!~ from the shining light; can't seem to find the answers there
~Bring back!~ the terror in the night that we all share tonight!

Hear the screams, screams of fright: shrieks of terror through the night
Souls of old band to hold; the meeting for the haunting night
Headless ghosts fill the halls, shadow plays of grief and pain
Phantom speaks his final note; tenants of the castle slain

Black cats will appear as the witching hour nears
Lost souls will all be told for a haunting we will... go!!!
3. Burnt Offerings (5:07)
Summoned to the house of seance to play the evil tarot cards
To find out what our fate will bring us before the war
Approaching now the hour of tiamat; evil feelings in the air
The chosen wait impatiently to find the...

Rituals of power come out of the fire
Making the legacy known
Takes its toll at last
Now knowing when it strikes

The endless feuding shows its fate, the people are all shocked with fright
They know the end is coming near - it's time to fight
The revolution holds on strong, the armies have all met their match
Entire world up in arms; destruction sees...

The spirits of anger come up from the gallows
Conjured my demons appear
Summoned to my cast, prey this deadly mass
Takin' by the fire you fail

The world became a vast wasteland, survivors turn to cannibals
Killing everything in sight: warfare tonight
The armies are all closing in, the populations getting small
The feelings are as cold as ice, survival names it's price

Starting to burn, the rape and violence grows high
A kingdom will rise to rule with contempt
They will surprise, kill and repent
The weakness in armies won't die! Won't die! Won't die!!!

Leaving now the house of seance, speculating destiny
Wonder if the cards were true, will wait to find out and will wait to see
4. Raging Waters (4:32)
Our ship sailed on through the violent burning sea
Not knowing of the danger, waiting in store for me
We wound up all in mayhem; the vessel tossed and turned
The compass that had led us - we watched it slowly burn

We'll never see our homeland: we know it all right then
That fate was on the second hand of borrowed time again
For that evil pathed our way

The men were being thrown from left and right they feel
The water was as hot as Satan's forge from hell
The questions that arose like where the hell are we
I had a good idea we're in the Devil's sea: the triangle
-- The Devil's triangle!

See what's become of your life left to live
No hope from this land of trust; hell's winds scream sacrilege
Death from above - the great white closes in

The corpses afloat, all shattered in rage
No hope for our piece of mind - Satan's vessels come closer and closer
He holds the seas fate in his hand

Violence, terror, raging waters
Dying has scare us, nowhere to go
Darkness prevails, no one to save us
Every one man for himself!

The red gem of Hades is shining too hot
Satan's power becomes strong
His armies have killed so many before us
A sacrifice must be done

The door of the chosen has opened for us
What sanctuary will we see?
See him panic, crying in lust
Screaming: "he'll get me!"

Violence, terror, raging waters
Dying has scare us, nowhere to go
Darkness prevails, no one to save us
Every one man for himself!

Our ship sailed on through the violent burning sea
Not knowing of the danger, waiting in store for me
We wound up all in mayhem; the vessel tossed and turned
The compass that had led us - we watched it slowly burn

We'll never see our homeland: we know it all right then
That fate was on the second hand of borrowed time again
For that evil pathed our way

Every one man for himself!
5. C.O.T.L.O.D. (Curse Of The Legions Of Death) (2:32)
Witches grow restlessm, the priests are impatient
My legions scream: "The gates must be open"
Our master repels a massage of hope
On through the gates we march
The sentinels await with their sabers in grasp
A vast group of locust attack!
...A vast group of locust attack!

Attacking with force as we show no remorse
Obstructing our victims fate
The blood in the chalice saluting the fight
All virgins must die this night
Psychotic reaction from a serpents kiss
Is taking the life from our soul
And leading a train of destruction from hell
Finding our way through hell's hole! Hell's hole!!!

Curse of the legions of death
Curse of the legions of death
Curse of the legions of death!

Curse of the legions of death
~Provoke the dead!~
Curse of the legions of death
~Provoke the dead!~
Curse of the legions of death!

Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
Curse of the legions of death
6. First Strike Is Deadly (3:43)
Prisoners of the venom master
Guilty for what you've been charged
Sit in cells condemned to face
The deadly snap of their jaws
Terror stricken you lie and wait in the final hour
Knowing of your wretched fate and the serpent's power!

First strike is deadly!

The evil path that you must take
Is filled with the slither of snakes
Their hiding and waiting for the time to lunge
For your flesh and your fate
No one escapes or comes out alive
For the snakes, they'll never lose
For if they hit you just one time
You have just faced your doom

First strike is deadly!

~Deadly strike!~ Bred to kill
The venoms howling in your veins!
~Psychotic spell!~ A gift from hell
The sound of a deadly lead remains
7. Do Or Die (4:39)
Living my life on borrowed time, watching my dreams disappear
My fists slowly clench as my mind seeks control; my body trembles in fear
Life was looking up for me when I left home, seems like yesterday
Now I'll never go back there again, here is where I'll stay

Nobody can hear you scream or shout
Once you're in you, won't come out
You will never see the light of day
I'm hunter you're my prey!

Watching the clash between the forces below, from up in the planes we're flying!
Survivors are taken as prisoners of war, the others are slowly dying
I shiver as we strap on our parachutes, we line up to jump out the door
We're already here and there's no turning back; I fall to scene of the war

Nobody can hear you scream or shout
Once you're in you, won't come out
You will never see the light of day
I'm hunter you're my prey!

~You~ can see me flying right over you head
~Try~ to stop me - You can't 'cause your armies are dead
~To cross~ blood red, trenches of the dead below
~Do or die~, hell's the place you'll go!

Living my life on borrowed time, watching my dreams disappear
My fists slowly clench as my mind seeks control; my body trembles in fear
Life was looking up for me when I left home, seems like yesterday
Now I'll never go back there again, here is where I'll stay

Nobody can hear you scream or shout
Once you're in you, won't come out
You will never see the light of day
I'm hunter you're my prey!
8. Alone In The Dark (4:05)
When I was but very young
Sorcerers came to claim my mind
Leaving death and hatred to unmask
The master of the game had won
And let his final sin be known
Killing those who stand in his path

Alone in the dark where the demons are torturing me
The dark passages of revenge is all that I see

Armies of witches are called in from the north
Murders of elders occur
The high priest of evil has lowered his iron fist
Thousands of people will die

The slaughter of the innocent
The house is burning that lights the sky
My nightmare has begun to unfold
The hissing of the cobras tongue
Sound and feel of ripping flesh
Fall two thousand feet from the sky
My terror has controlled my life and
Let my only weakness known
I got to rid this hell from my head
I fight off evil sorcerers
Rid my mind of his torture and
Meet the falling angel in his realm

Alone in the dark where the demons are torturing me
The dark passages of revenge is all that I see

Faustus prepares the legions of the night
Diviners from the far north arrive
Aimlessly people there huddled in a pack
Wreaking deadly havoc on mankind

I fall in my deepest sleep
To meet the evil asteroth
His title is the grand duke of hell
I fight until the end is near
To rid my mind of hopes and fears
My destination lies in my dreams
-- Set me free!

When I was but very young
Sorcerers came to claim my mind
Leaving death and hatred to unmask
The master of the game had won
And let his final sin be known
Killing those who stand in his path

Alone in the dark where the demons are torturing me
The dark passages of revenge is all that I see

Armies of witches are called in from the north
Murders of elders occur
The high priest of evil has lowered his iron fist
Thousands of people will die
9. Apocalyptic City (5:51)
Born into a world of hatred; nothing to live for
What started with a simple match turned into something more
The pain I felt inside my head; came on my day of birth
Now the time has come for me to burn the planet Earth

I can feel the fire burning inside of me
The powers at my fingers waiting you shall see

Burn! Ignite the population
Burn! Causing mass cremation
Burn! Feel no shame or pity
Burn! Apocalyptic city

Years have passed as I stood still to plan the final blow
I'll make the town go up in flames, a hellish death they'll know
As I pour on the gasoline I listen deep inside
I hear the cries of all my victims, nowhere to run or hide

I can feel the fire burning inside of me
The powers at my fingers waiting you shall see

Burn! Ignite the population
Burn! Causing mass cremation
Burn! Feel no shame or pity
Burn! Apocalyptic city

Now my great assault is over and my life is done
Staring at my great infernos was my only fun
So I leave you with my tale; here my conscious falls
Victim of myself, so now I'll end it all

I can feel the fire burning inside of me
The powers at my fingers waiting you shall see

Burn! Ignite the population
Burn! Causing mass cremation
Burn! Feel no shame or pity
Burn! Apocalyptic city
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