Morbid Angel

Altars of Madness tracks

Lyrics

1. IMMORTAL RITES

Gathered for a sacred rite, subconscious minds allied
Call upon immortals, call upon the oldest one to intercede
Rid us of our human waste, cleanse our earthly lives
Make us one with darkness, enlighten us to your ways

From churning worlds of mindlessness
Come screams unheard before, haunting voices, fill the room
Their source remaining undefined
Shadows cast, from faceless beings, lost for centuries

Lords of death, I summon you, reside within our brains
Cast your spells, upon our lives, so that we may receive
The gift of immortality, bestowed on those who seek you

Gathered for a sacred rite, subconscious minds allied
Call upon immortals, call upon the oldest one to intercede
Rid us of our human waste, cleanse our earthly lives
Make us one with darkness, enlighten us to your ways

Lords of death, I summon you, reside within our brains
Cast your spells, upon our lives, so that we may receive
The gift of immortality, bestowed on those who seek you

I pray.

Now immortal.




2. SUFFOCATION

Laugh at the tragedies, mock with disrespect
Goats under rule of father time
Leaches pass judgment on their fellow kind
And die when their inner self goes astray
Alas, I pay homage to the ancient ones, speak my name
Raise the staff of the morbid priest
Descend into the fires of the true law

Suffocating, evil smoke arise, cleansing the masses of iniquity
Cauldrons blaze in sanctifying ritual
Vile crematory burns my eyes

Mortals filled, with despair, they quest to foresee their fate
Caverns below await the wine to flow, rape the harvest of souls
I watch in awe as the crucifiers march
Killing time, killing all I see, another moon rise, human waste
Screaming, why hath thou forsaken me?

Suffocating, evil smoke arise, cleansing the masses of iniquity
Cauldrons blaze in sanctifying ritual
Vile crematory burns my eyes

It's the dawn of the crucifiers, suffocation (x2)

Suffocating, evil smoke arise, cleansing the masses of iniquity
Cauldrons blaze in sanctifying ritual
Vile crematory burns my eyes.




3. VISIONS FROM THE DARK SIDE

Dark eyes, shadows grim, they come for me
Midnight chimes, blackened earth, the evils rise
Pits of hate, open wide, chasm of my dreams
Last of chimes, minks arrive, and take my mind again

Waste polluted memories, acid rivers flow
Vigil for this land's decay, sounding from below
Dogs of war, Satan's own, plotting all their sins
Weapons aimed at liberty, my vision, no one wins

Take my mind, all the way, the darkside calls, I shan't resist

Men forever, rot in pain, mind machines control
Toxic rains, scouring brains, victimizing souls
Winds of war, suffocate, voodoo in the sky
Breathe the gases, breathe no more, my vision, all will die

Take my mind, all the way, the darkside calls, I shan't resist

Cut myself and release the blood, pains of a thousand years
Pathic sights, journey’s end, descent into another world
My time has come, to meet the masters
All the corporate lourds, I'm not afraid to face all their
Trials, slavery, in the end they'll, still have no power over me

Daylight shines, blind my eyes, waken to another day
Tribulation, now has passed, but the dreams remain
Walls of sleep, fade away, abandonment of wonders
Monks of knowledge, bid farewell
And leave me with these visions, from the darkside

Visions, from the darkside.




4. MAZE OF TORMENT

Life, betrayal, a warping rage
Evil ripping caverns through your mind
Immolation, in blood you've signed your soul away
Sickening life ends, but the horror has just begun

Vultures moaning, a funeral dirge
Walls await to cradle you and rip your soul apart
Incessant screaming, echoes through the maze
Insanity approaches, imminent demise

Maze of torment (x3)
Maze of death

Stricken from the holy book, deliverance to pain
Effigy of Jesus Christ burning in your mind
Voices cry out, bid you welcome
Locked within the dungeons, of darkness, no escape

Maze of torment (x3)
Maze of death

Passing through corridors embedded with scars
Of those who have gone before you, and left their marks
Warning comes too late to save you now
Visions of suffering, stab from the inside
You pray for death
Mourning does no good as you can only die once
Souls are being raped by the maze, lost in these halls, endlessly

War

Maze of torment (x3)
Maze of death.




5. LORD OF ALL FEVERS AND PLAGUE

Ninnghizhidda, open my eyes, ninnghizhidda, hear my cries
Plumed serpent, of the deep, plumed serpent, of the gate
I command, come before me, I command, bring the key
Rise from the depths, see the fire in my wand

Ia, iak sakkakh, iak sakkakh, Ia shaxul

I call forth, the God pazuzu, I call forth, the Lord of plague
I am, of the lost, creatures, spawn of hate
Rejoice, in the heaving earth, praise, the ripping sky
Rise, spread disease, consume their puny souls

Ia, iak sakkakh, iak sakkakh, Ia shaxul
Ia, kingu, ia cthulu, ia, azbul, Ia, azabua

Ride the wings of death (x3)
Ride the wings of

Ninnghizhidda, open my eyes, ninnghizhidda, hear my cries
Plumed serpent, of the deep, plumed serpent, of the gate
I command, come before me, I command, bring the key
Rise from the depths, see the fire in my wand

Ia, iak sakkakh, iak sakkakh, Ia shaxul
Ia, kingu, ia cthulu, ia, azbul, Ia, azabua.




6. CHAPELS OF GHOULS

Ghouls, attack the church, crush, the holy priest
Turning, the cross towards Hell, writhe, in Satan's flames

Crush the priest, the feeble church

Dead, your God is dead, fools, your God is dead
Useless, prayers of lies, behold, Satan's rise

Crush the priest, the feeble church
The family of dog, lust upon my, altar

Demons, attack, with hate
Satan, in the fires of Hell, awaits
Death, against, you all
God, hear, my, death call

Crush the priest, the feeble church
The family of dog, lust upon my, altar.




7. BLEED FOR THE DEVIL

Come to me, Lord of filth, hear my cries, princes of nightmares
Touch us with, your morbid lips, let us taste your foulness

Bleed for the Devil, impious mortal lives
Feel the enticing power, fill the chasm of your soul

Fill the air with the smell of death, grace us with your magic
Fill the night with the stench of evil, I summon forth the beast

Bleed for the Devil, impious mortal lives
Feel the enticing power, fill the chasm of your soul

Cold look, in his eyes, he holds the gleaming knife
Girl cries, as he cuts way the strips of flesh

Bleed for the Devil, impious mortal lives
Feel the enticing power, fill the chasm of your soul.




8. DAMNATION

Evil Minds, grievous sins, pagan lives, have no place for law
Twisted worship, exhume the dead, minds unite for evil cause
Death corrodes, the book once strong
Evil Lord destroys his foes
Plague has spread, throughout the land, revelations have begun

Call of evil's, mastermind, Christians flock to the beast
Burning crosses, burn souls, exterminate the altar of laws
Atrocities, of a new Reich, holy war and holocaust
God weeps, and turns his back
The time is right, to destroy the world

Damnation, fill the world with plague
Force of devastation, tyranny, from above

Damnation, fill the world with plague
Force of devastation, tyranny, from above

We laugh at the cross

Churning of cities, lust so profane, driving the will to destroy
Crippling powers, I'm forced to partake, unholy rituals
Crimes of a world, barely alive, melting debauchery
Ashes to ashes, so must I be, lost in this misery
There's nothing left here for me, I know of no other way
Even death cannot change my ways
I'm first in the line, to Hell we shall go

Call of evil's mastermind, Christians flock to the beast
Burning crosses, burning souls
The time is right, to destroy the world

Damnation, fill the world with plague
Force of devastation, tyranny, from above.




9. BLASPHEMY

I am the God of Gods, master of the art
I desecrate, the chaste, writhe in the flesh

Blasphemy
Chant the blasphemy, mockery of the messiah
We curse, the holy ghost, enslaver of the weak
God of lies and greed, God of hypocrisy
We laugh at your bastard child, no God shall come before me

Blaspheme the ghost (x3)
Blasphemy of the holy ghost

Do what thou wilt, shall be the whole of the law
Rebel, against the church, drink from the chalice of blasphemy
Rise up, against the enslaver

Blasphemy
Chant the blasphemy, mockery of the messiah
We curse, the holy ghost, enslaver of the weak
God of lies and greed, God of hypocrisy
We laugh at your bastard child, no God shall come before me

Blaspheme the ghost (x3)
Blasphemy of the holy ghost

Chant the blasphemy, mockery of the messiah
We curse the holy ghost, enslaver of the weak
God of lies and greed, God of hypocrisy
We laugh at your bastard child, no God shall come before me

Do what thou wilt, shall be the whole of the law
Rebel, against the church, drink from the chalice of blasphemy
Rise up, against the enslaver

(Face one with blasphemy)

Blasphemy.




10. EVIL SPELLS

Caught within my evil spell, now it's time, to burn in Hell
You were fooled, no return, you're just a doll for him to burn
See the reaper, in his eyes, messenger, prince of flies
Brain washed with sin and death, time to burn, my evil wrath

Evil spells (x2)

Bring the children, down to burn, once you fall, no return
Sin, takes you by surprise, on this backwards, Hell-bound ride
Gates of Hell, drawing near, Satan loves the taste of fear
Quenching all with black desirem
Burn your souls in furnace fire

Evil spells (x2)

Evil spells, of the dead, messengers, of your death
Falling endless in your tomb, locked within, infernal doom
See the reaper, in my eyes, messenger, prince of flies
Warlock's voice surrounds your dreams
Baking soul, within your screams

Evil spells (x2).