Fires Of Destiny

by Countess

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1.
Runenlied 05:35
Aan de boom in de wind hing Hij Negen dagen en negen nachten Drank en voedsel ontbeerde Hij Een beproeving van al zijn krachten Aan de boom in de wind hing Hij Gegeven aan Zichzelf door Zijn speer Omlaag turend in peilloze diepten Greep hij de runen en keerde weer Leesbare, krachtige, sterke staven Geritst door de grootste der goden Leesbare, krachtige, sterke staven Gekleurd door de heer der doden Ons Zijn volk schonk Hij de runen Rood kleurden wij de heilige staven Eeuwenlang wierpen wij de runen Gadegeslagen door twee zwarte raven Lang werd ons geloof wreed onderdrukt Toch bleven de runen altijd bewaard Door Zijn gruwelijk offer verkregen Sleutels tot onze verloren aard Der staven wijsheid zal ons leiden De oude kennis zal onze zielen laven De macht der heilige runen hervonden Weer werpen wij de sacrale staven
2.
History is written always by the victors Behind their walls of lies the truth lies hidden Yet the past shall not remain forever obscured Even when the symbols of verity are forbidden (bridge) Raise the sacred banner Remember those who fell Fly the flag of defiance Shout out the rebel yell (chorus) Fly the flag of honour and pride Raise the banner for all those who died Fly the flag of the brave and the bold Remember the glory and heroes of old Throughout the bloody pages of mankind's past Always the brave stood against impossible odds The Greeks at the gates, the sons of the south The children of Europe who were true to their gods (bridge) (chorus) Remember the heroes who stood against oppression Honour their legacy and speak their names with pride Fly the flag they valiantly carried into battle They stood against the tyrant and gloriously died (bridge) (chorus)
3.
The walls of the city - are slowly crumbling Once again Europe's fate - hangs by a thread For two long months - the siege has now lasted The garrison weakened - filled with dread Another bloody chapter will be written In the endless struggle 'tween east and west Like so many times in history before The steel of Europe shall be put to the test Supplies depleted, in the grip of fatigue Desperation behind old strong walls Bonfires suddenly light the night sky The allies arrive before the city falls (chorus) The fires of destiny burn in the night For freedom, for glory, for Europe we fight The enemy forces shall meet their fates They shall not breach the city's gates Never before were we pushed back so far Destiny unfolds on this field today September 12 never forgotten Ten thousand enemies shall we slay Like the Spartans millennia before us We stand against invading eastern hordes They fight well with all their might Yet shall fall 'neath our shining swords (chorus) Infantry and cavalry now attack the enemy A massive bloody battle that lasts all day The crescent moon is engulfed by clouds By nightfall our foe is forced to give way Our foes destroyed, running for their lives A victory achieved unheard of before Many the spoils of this glorious triumph Centuries ahead shall see much war (chorus) The fires of destiny burn in the night For freedom, for glory, for Europe we fight The enemy forces have met their fates They did not breach the city's gates The fires of destiny burn in the night For freedom, for glory, for Europe we fight The enemy's expansion brought to a halt The steel of Europe withstood their assault
4.
The evil ritual has been completed Now the 7 priests' work is done All shall hail the chosen one Far away the wolf cries evil The sons of Abraham doomed to die Slaves shall serve the end is nigh (chorus) Rise of the horned one Evil shall now prevail Ascent of the chosen son All hail the unholy grail The horned one rises from the sea All shall worship the scarlet beast Forces of destruction are released He reigns over the kings of earth The second coming never to be The dragon rises for all to see (chorus) The world takes the mark of the beast Behind his banner armies assemble In fear saints and angels tremble The horned one's revenge is complete The holy city reduced to dust Heaven torn apart by wrath and lust (chorus)
5.
Watch them pray, watch them kneel See them crawl before their worthless god Hear their slander, hear their lies Listen to their vile self-righteous cries Their false god does not hear their pleas They'll die as they lived, on their knees May the plague strike the holy Pestilence and death upon the believers Devout Worship is of no avail Their pleas powerless, their prayers fail Plague upon the pious Like a fist of wrath from their vengeful god Plague upon the pious See the holy drown in a lake of blood Their skin decays, their bodies spasm Vomiting blood in excruciating pain Clerics and believers suffering alike Powerless against this wrathful strike Their just fate for adhering to lies Persisting in ignorance, scorning the wise May the plague strike the holy Black death and famine upon the believers Cries to their god are of no avail Holy writ is powerless, their lies fail Plague upon the pious Like a storm of steel from the ancient ways Plague upon the pious See the holy perish in a gruesome blaze Plague upon the pious Like a sea of rage from the gods of yore Plague upon the pious See the holy decay in agony and gore Plague upon the pious Like a force of vengeance from times gone by Plague upon the pious See the holy crumble their end is nigh
6.
With forty legions we march into battle Amidst rivers of lava and walls of fire On through a hot, smouldering canyon An honourable death is all we desire I hear my brother chanting a battle cry His eyes bulging with revenge and hate His blade takes down two dozen men Many fall on this day of darkened fate We stand tall in a lake of blood Our warrior souls do rejoice Walls of fire and rivers of lava All we hear is our war god’s voice Today is a good day to die We stand against overwhelming odds Our ranks thinning ‘til but three remain To stand against our foe’s entire army But our fallen brothers did not die in vain Three great warriors from legends of old Fighting an army a magnificent sight Taking the high ground the sun in our back Forcing them to battle against blinding light We stand tall in a lake of blood Our warrior souls do rejoice Three men against an army All we hear is our war god’s voice Today is a good day to die Our swords are axes soar like the wind Enemy heads and limbs fly through the air Drunk with battle frenzy we are invincible Bent on destroying our foe in his own lair After a day and a night of glorious battle Victory is ours no more enemies to fight The mountainside is covered with dead Not a square meter of ground in sight We stand tall in a lake of blood Our warrior souls do rejoice A mountainside covered with dead All we hear is our war god’s voice Today is a good day to die Our enemy’s body we find by the river Its waters running red with spilled blood From his torn carcass we cut out his heart For us to feast on in honour of our war god Today is a good day to die
7.
On the misty battlefield Many fallen warriors lie When eerie chants of woe Slowly emerge from the sky As the ghostly chanting swells The chosen slain slowly rise Leaving flesh and blood behind While two ravens circle the skies (chorus) Hear the choir Of the valkyries sing Hear them call All the slain to the hall See the host Of the valkyries fly Watch them bear All the elect to the sky The chanting goddesses carry The chosen fallen from the field To their father's glorious hall And again steel they shall wield (chorus)
8.
Our sacred rulers, those born of the blood Themselves descendants of the great one-eyed god Our worship they guide, into battle they lead To our kings loyal and true their call we heed When to western shores came the alien god Many kings saw use for this vile exotic fraud Embracing the cross they turned from our path All refusing to comply would face their wrath (chorus) The kings betrayed their ancient gods For wealth and power forsook their blood Deceit for honour, hypocrisy for pride The lies embraced and the gods denied The kings betrayed their ancient gods To serve foul lies from far away The soul they tore from their loyal kin Casting chains of guilt and sin Not all kings forsook the way of their blood Some stood proud in defiance of the one god Many a pagan king died for the ways of old Refusing to bow to the foreign faith's hold (chorus)
9.
Kinship will be defiled The sun's beams shall turn black An age of axe and sword The tree shall shudder, the giants attack Harsh it is in the world The earth turns red with gore Siblings slay each other Shields will be cloven, monsters will roar (chorus) See the ravens fly Across the northern sky Hear the ravens cry The end is nigh Hear the loud horn call Soon the gods shall fall See the flames devour Man shall cower Blood thirst is everywhere The world's fate is revealed An age of wind and wolf The gods know sorrow, soon they must yield Prophecy will be fulfilled The heavens engulfed by fire Ship of the dead sets sail Earth is in chaos, desperate and dire (chorus) Do you still seek to know? Flames shall consume the world The earth and mountains shake An age of greed and gloom The stars will vanish, all bonds will break The rainbow bridge shall crack The gods slain by their foes The earth sinks into the sea Death and destruction, hear the death throes (chorus) See the ravens fly Across the northern sky Hear the ravens cry Now the end of time is nigh
10.
Ik ben de bard van het verleden Luister naar mijn tragisch lied De nevelen van het vervlogene Gaan uiteen als ik dit gebied Ooit waren er chaos en leegte Tussen vuur en ijs ingesloten Tot een grote reus ontstond Goden kwamen onverdroten Gedrieën velden zij de gigant Uit zijn enorme kolossenlijf Schiepen zij de Midden-Gaarde Eer zij bouwden het godenverblijf Uit zijn vlees de aarde Uit zijn bloed de zee Uit zijn botten de bergen Uit chaos creëerden zij orde Zon en maan, dag en nacht Dwerg en mens schiepen zij De Azen-Gaarde in al zijn pracht Veel nut hadden wij van de goden Die zich vaak onder ons begaven Immer beschermde Donar ons Wodan gaf ons de sterke staven De goden leerden wijze lessen Lachen deden zij ons ook vaak Het zingen van de daden der goden Was een geëerde en heilige taak Te hunner ere verrezen tempels In Midden-Gaarde al was goed Duizenden jaren aanbaden wij De ware goden van ons bloed Tot een vreemd geloof ons knechtte Onderdrukking ons lot van vele jaren Amper konden wij de herinnering Aan de goden van weleer bewaren Ik ben de bard van het verleden Mijn verzen doen de goden ontwaken Uit de mist treden zij tevoorschijn Nimmer meer zullen wij hen verzaken

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released June 30, 2016

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Countess is a Dutch band that has been unleashing metal music upon the world since 1992.

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