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Theatre of Tragedy - Velvet Darkness They Fear
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Velvet Darkness They Fear

(1996)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresGothic Metal
LabelsMassacre Records
Album rating :  92.2 / 100
Votes :  19
7. Black As The Devil Painteth (5:26)
Track rating :  88.3 / 100       Votes :  3       [ ]
An artist is what is call'd the self that the brush holdeth -
Though hath it then caringly caress'd the Canvas of to-morrow?,
O Canvas! for thee I hold my tool - still! passionless it quivereth,
Minding not that my hands are more than apt;
My Muse,

Where is hidden
The blue-huéd arch'neath the High Heaven's rich emblazonry,
The flowery meadow, embrac'd by the horizon - snowflakéd and aery mountains,
In which the barebreastéd maidens dance to the lay o' midsummer,
Aloft the distant lazy flapping of the doves in vainglore.

O Canvas!, wherefore canst thou these images not allow? -
I deem a projection of my Theatre they should be! -
Then, I challenge thee the wisdom of naysaying the yearns o' mine -
What is this unforseen that not enjoineth light shades to be skillfully paintéd?

The raven sky prey'd on by the snowfill'd, blustery clouds,
Unadornéd the meadow - hunger driveth the wolf out of the wood,
The maidens chainéd and whippéd within a dreary dungeon -
And, lo! 'twixt the wizen roses a mossy grave:
"The Devil is as Black as he Painteth" -
O Canvas! wherefore?...
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Velvet Darkness They Fear - Album Credits
Members
  • Raymond I. Rohonyi : Vocals
  • Liv Kristine Espenæs : Soprano
  • Tommy Lindal : Guitars
  • Geir Flikkeid : Guitars, E-bow
  • Eirik T. Saltrø : Bass
  • Hein Frode Hansen : Drums
  • Lorentz Aspen : Piano, Synth
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