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The Return Of The Horned One

by Countess

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Aleidis 03:09
I came to the old house in the dark night I felt only a dark sensation, but no fright The strange old man's words ran through my mind In this unholy place, what would I find? I entered the mansion, thinking I was alone I saw a strange, ancient gravestone Suddenly a woman's voice whispered my name Or was the old man playing a silly game? Aleidis came to me unimaginably beautiful Dressed in white, while the moon was full Suddenly I felt overcome by an unholy desire But was she just young or an ages old vampire? Maybe she was just a portrait, or a figment of my sick mind But whatever the truth, she was the best wife I'd ever find I loved her in a way I had never even known But would the blood my love needed soon be my own? She used to kill animals and suck their blood She belonged to Satan, her soul lost by God One day at last, she made my neck her unholy teeth feel Now we are joined for eternity, but is this all real?
Fire & Blood 04:17
Mountains engulfed by darkness Campfires blazing in the night Ten thousand warriors gathered The fires their only light Now let the sacrificial blood flow To appease the war gods A great battle is at hand We must fight against the odds The enemy awaits us Ahead lies victory or death Steel cuts through flesh Breathe your last breath Blood flows everywhere The woods are turning red Spears fly and hammers clash My sword severs your head Force of life and omen of death Blood colours my sword red We find glory on this battlefield Where so many fought and bled Once every man must die If not by the spear by old age Worthy are only honour and pride So on the battlefield I rage
Blasting through the blackened sky Knowing not but knowing still Lost all sense of place and time Yet filled with an evil thrill Awakening in the black cathedral Departing the dimensional gates No need for any explanation Knowing the task that awaits Full moon shines in utter darkness The hour of midnight drawing near Tonight 13 the bells will chime Tonight the holy tremble in fear Behold the 7 innocent maidens Behold the 7 velvet altars Behold the 7 southern crosses Behold . . . Behold the 7 evil priests Behold the 7 silver chalices Behold the 7 silver daggers Behold . . . Sacrifices have been made, thunder and lightning appear Rejoice in hideous blasphemy, know that the time is near The chosen hail the Master well, lusting for hate and scorn Crying out in evil ecstasy, "the Antichrist is born!"
Into Battle 03:05
Straying through the dark forest The night so black, the mist so cold A lonely path to destiny Feel evil's desperate hold Feel the presence of the wolf As the hunter roams the silent woods A fire burns, close yet so far away Men they dance in robes and hoods And the wolf cries . . . evil The wolf cries evil A thick blanket of fog covers all Feel the darkness all around Breathe the evil, be the darkness Forever and ever and ever Hellbound Become one with all darkness and evil Join the pack, howl in the night Hail the Master for all eternity No more fear, no more fright And the wolf cries . . . evil The wolf cries evil
Tread the Path of Destiny Walk under the Sign Guided by the light of Set Will the moon ever shine? Eternal desert lies ahead The smile of Azazel Whisper an ancient incantation Cast an unholy spell Descend into the darkest chamber Celebrations of sin Worship of Evil so much older Than Prometheus' kin Weird reality surrounds the chosen Deep in Midgard's womb Taste the smell of absurdity In this infernal tomb Manifestation on the altar Pray to eternal truth Sacrifice through fear and lust Virgin flesh so smooth Awake in forest of nowhere Symphony through the haze Innocent blood drowning your soul The skyline is ablaze
Since man has wielded swords Man has gone to war Since man acquired speech He has lied for evermore Since Abel was struck by Cain His brother man has slain Since man has wielded swords Man has battled for power and fame Since man acquired fire He has set the world aflame Since Eve led Adam to sin Man's dark desires will always win
Oude toortsen zijn opnieuw ontstoken Onze ketenen voor altijd gebroken Niet langer door valse moraal geknecht Halen wij met vuur en staal ons recht (chorus) Bloed vloeit in de sneeuw Hoort 't gebrul van Neêrlands leeuw Ziet de laffe verraders beven Beter vrij te sterven dan geknecht te leven De slavenkoning en diens volgelingen Zullen wij verslaan met magische ringen Tot Wodan bidden wij andermaal Onze zielen en zwaarden hard als staal (chorus) Door mist en regen, wind en kou Rijden wij trots, gelaten zo grauw Grimmig en o zo vastberaden Ditmaal kennen wij geen genade Donar zal ons weer beschermen Onze vijanden zullen kermen Onze zwaarden rood van bloed en roest Nu gebeurt wat gebeuren moest (chorus) Het rijk van Jehovah is gevallen Ziet de lijken van zijn vazallen Gezuiverd is nu onze geboortegrond Ziet de nieuwe heidense morgenstond


released December 1, 1994


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