Testament

Days of Darkness tracks

Lyrics


1. HATRED'S RISE

Slashing through the fight before him dressed in the armor of the dead
Crossed fists can't deny the swift sword getting closer to their lair

"Follow me and I'll give you a king singing over talking
Fight with me and kill for your king, hatred was a man out to seek
Vengeance for the death of his father, for he is the one bears the mark
Of the great warrior king and no one can stop him"

Waiting for tonight, the ax swings into battle on the wall
Striking blows from life for my king - deathly victim of the blade

Stabbing and slashing when night falls they all must die
Beating and bashing with blood lust from hatred's rise

The high priest blessed the blood shed of defeat
The smell of death roams through the air
Rising flames of war shine through the night
Until the dawn the troopers storm

Stabbing and slashing, the nights gone, no one alive
Beating and bashing with blood lust from hatred's rise




2. JOHN DOE

He died on thorazine
Lost life and any hopes
Laid him down on a bed of steel
Laid downtown at the city morgue

John Doe! A man haunted by his past
John Doe! His lost soul will never rest

He was raised as an orphan
Abuse victim as a child
Dreaming haunting memories
Made John Doe take his own life

John Doe! A man haunted by his past
John Doe! Realize that you're dead!

He, who is victimized can never grasp
Never ever knowing what is love...
He was a bitter man, an only son
Never ever knowing what is... love, no love!

Take heed to my warning
Even though I might be wrong
Fulfill life full of love
Or you'll end up just like John

John Doe! A man haunted by his past
John Doe! His lost soul will never rest
John Doe! A man haunted by his past
John Doe! Realize that you're dead
John Doe! John!
John Doe! John!




3. RIDING THE SNAKE

Caged... and riding the snake straight down from the night
True love for the fix and she never been able
One minute to kick back the feelings enticed and you know it's never the same
Venomous poison constricting your life

Life... enough of the taste
Sweet demonic night raised up on her legs
Everytime you encounter the demon your future forever is lost
While riding the snake who suffers the loss

Is there no shame? Is life so bad without you?
So far away... and I still can't fight you!

Climb... straight into the veins
Ran into the cell, straight up to the snake
And it never will ever be hidding from futures of innocence lost
Will we ever escape from the clinch of the jaws?

Drowning in pools filled with lies... filled in with pain
Watch how the serpent survives... simmering hate!

Caged... and riding the snake
Love loss for the fix
Bit down on the snake

Fate sending her back
No place to go
Will she ever change her ways?
Spent to many nights and can not take raw emotions from others...

Drowning in pools filled with lies... condemned in pain
Watch how the serpent survives... simmering hate!




4. DOWN FOR LIFE

When I see my brother what I see is like no other
What we had forever lost
Can't deny our friendship
Feeling like it's time to end this bad relation ripped appart

When we're young and disaranged
We didn't know it any other way
Now we're grown, he's still the same
People see him suffering

I am not about to run away
Turn my back to him in his darkest hour
Give him will to fight, antagonize his thoughts
See him through his thoughest times, purify his weakened heart

All the friends, we feel the same
The way it was back in the day
The more we change, he stays the same
Will we ever see our friend again?

I... feel... that I can not protect my friend from himself

All I've got are these lessons learned in life
The lessons I've been taught, they still remain inside my thoughts
Even as we speak as troubled as it seems
He'll always be a friend of mine - that's the way it was and always will be

When we're young and disaranged
We didn't know it any other way
Now we're grown, he's still the same
People see him suffering

I... feel... that I can not protect my friend from himself

You... can't hear what I say
Never going away
Still friends down for life
Can you still fight?

All I've got are these lessons learned in life
The lessons I've been taught, they still remain inside my thoughts
Even as we speak as troubled as it seems
He'll always be a friend of mine - that's the way it was and always will be

Now in the end it plain to see
What kind of friend he has been for me
All along he could never see
Who he was and always will be?




5. DEMONIC REFUSAL

You take my hand and sympathize
You felt the flesh, you realized
You took my will, now I'm deprived
Save myself, just save myself

I can not be taken unto
All that I have can not be taken

She has ways mischievous
Takes your soul in pact
Demonic chants of Manatu
Save your soul, just save your souI

I can not be taken unto
All that I feel can not be taken
A strong will is my defense
For my future and past
I... feel what I feel
I... seen what I've seen
I... have what I have
What I have is from me

Yeah, he feeds on innocence
Dreams - the taste of war
Smells the fear that he has dreamt
Wake yourself, just wake yourself

I can not be taken until
All that I have can not be taken
The tarot cards on the table
They showed the future and past
I... feel what I feel
I... seen what I've seen
I... have what I have
What I have is from me

I am a prisoner of fate
I'm refusing all hate
I will cast it away
I will not be a slave

You take my hand and sympathize
You felt the flesh, you felt the flesh
You took my will, now I'm deprived
Save myself, just save myself

I can not be taken until
All that I have can not be taken
The tarot cards on the table
They showed the future and past
I... feel what I feel
I... seen what I've seen
I... have what I have
What I have is from me
I... in through out death I shall be
I... in through out death I shall be




6. THE BURNING TIMES

Back in time the punishment was burn
All you witches burn
Some mothers burned, burned alive
Hear the children cry...

Children crying... mothers dying

Some would die the innocent
Some would die a whore
Some so scared the children fled
Confused by this world

Why? They don't want to burn alive

Caught in the burning times
When all the witches died
Still hear the children crying
The burning times...

Some say when you float a witch
You set free their soul
I've always said: burn the bitch
My spoken words of old

Why? They don't want to burn alive

Caught in the burning times
When all the witches died
Still hear the children crying
The burning times...

Back in time the punishment was burn
All you witches burn
Some paid the price of their crimes
Caught in the burning times

Why? They don't want to burn alive

Caught in the burning times
So many people died
Still hear the children crying
The burning times...
Caught in the burning times...




7. TEN THOUSAND THRONES

Cast away by darkness
It's time to let you know
Voices of many soldiers
Arise ten thousand thrones

They're just turned away
They're told that they're OK
The spread of chemical warfare
Destroyed the human race

Life is darkening, sickening
Endless conscious slumber
Ten thousand thrones

Paralyzed, depression
Schizophrenic minds
New born retardation
A war they're born to fight

Life is darkening, sickening
Endless conscious slumber
Ten thousand thrones

Cancerous tumor invading the mind
~Leaving behind!~
Ashes are burning that fall from the sky
~Politically devine!~
Honor the code and defending the line
~Pretentious lies!~
The fighting of war is shattering lives
~The death of mankind!~

Why have we forgotten
A war, the holocaust?
What is the solution?
Ten thousand lives were lost




8. D.N.R.

Lies... broken dreams, dismal past
Is there more in life I should've knew?
Ending wars... ending pain
Ending of mankind is insane

And there's all the possibilities
Some will fail and some will achieve
Even though in my youth
I didn't know but what can I do

And I may not ever see
In my pain, my suffering
Can not live for the rest of my life
D.N.R. - Do not resuscitate me...

Life... lost unseen behind the mask
And with the open arms will I grasp
Open doors... open minds
Ending all the madness I hate

And I may not ever see
In my pain, my misery
Can not live for the rest of my life
D.N.R. - Do not resuscitate me!
-- D.N.R.

Wing of sadness will hold my prayers
All this madness will end my fears
Contempt in life, conceptualize
Wrong or right - the ending of life
-- God save me now!

Time... end it now, no going back
Can you see the light as you pass?
Ending wars, ending pain...
Waited all my life to be saved

And I will not ever see
All the hate and suffering
Can not live for the rest of my life
D.N.R. - Do not resuscitate me!
-- D.N.R.




9. 3 DAYS IN DARKNESS

In a world polluted inside let's pretend the nightmare is done
From the earth the magma will rise
From the sea comes cancerous tides

The meaning of life ends in prophecy
Premonitions bring tragedy
Is the hope for humanity?

Molten fire... flies thru the sky
Burning high - eclipse of the sun
Blackened skies - rites of the night
The days in darkness in 2012

Mother earth's been withered by time
Already dead and we didn't even know it
Watch the stars to give us a sign
From above all the angels descend

The meaning of life ends in agony raped by impurites
Not chance for humanity

Molten fire... flies thru the sky
Burning high - eclipse of the sun
Blackened skies - rites of the night
The days in darkness in 2012

Magma splits the earth and shifts below
Molten lava bursts and overflow
Rise as we wait, annihilate
Burning earth pulls to the sun
Rise as we wait, obliterate
Burning earth pulls to the sun

Three days of dakness in 2012!

Mega cities still blaze in the night
Burning the ashes they choke
From the earth the magma will rise enveloped in poisonus smoke

So the meaning of life ends in prophecy
Premonitions of tragedy
Still no hope for humanity

Molten fire... flies thru the sky
Burning high - eclipse of the sun
Blackened skies - rites of the night
The days in darkness in 2012




10. TOGETHER AS ONE

I was born into a womb so insane
Overcrowded as we share the same veins
You will not be more man than me
I will not be the other
I am the one, the chosen son
Who devours and smothers

Violence is not the way! What am I anyway?

Implantation as they ripped us apart
Joined together 'cause we share the same heart
You will not be more man than me
You will not be the other
I am the one, the chosen son
Who devoured his brother

Hurt! Help! Hell!
And now you will see...
That we will be always together as one
Always together as... one
Will not be half a man
We're joined together as... one

The dominant son, who was joined as one always wonders why
The unborn son, who lives inside his head can never die

Violence is not the way! Damaging vows I take
The one who was built of rage! Bow down before I-

Prayed forgiveness from the father above
Joined together but not bonded by love

I will not be more man than he
We will not have each others
I am the one, the burden son
Who devoured his brother

Hurt! Help! Hell!
And now you will see...
That we will be always together as one
Always together as... one
Will not be half a man
We're joined together as... one




11. LEGIONS OF THE DEAD

Chant! Incantate!
See his legions march in trace
Destroy! Desecrate!
Church of lies
The priest awaits

Paralyzed by what they believe... to be

Right in this world by fate the host of hate arose from a whirl
Sealed the earth from all it's sins, from fire that he spreads
Where's your God to save you now from the hordes of the undead?

Hear the locust roar!
The legions of the dead envoked in this world
The legions of the dead!
Envoked all hell on earth
Choked this world dead

Paralyzed by what they believe... to be
Unholy! All evil! Immortal!
Unholy! Infernal!
Unholy! All evil! Immortal!
Unholy! Infernal one!

The legions of the dead envoked all hell on earth




12. FALL OF SIPLEDOME

Melting ice beneath the waves
Frozen ice sheets slowly start to break away
Another cycle has begun
The ice is flowing, the meltdown has begun

Fall of Sipledome
The core reveals the past of a world once lost

Shifting ice plates below
Without warning inter glacial sudden death
Land of ice, free to roam
Global warming - the sea will overflow

Sheets below float in time
Arctic death, millenium
Melted ice, it floods the earth
In twenty thousand years the process will repeat

Under ice the river flows
Swiftly moving, falling earth into the sea
Death is slowly on the move
The level's rising and there's nothing we can do

Fall of Sipledome
The core revealed the past of a world once lost

Man will find the climate change
Mandatory: extinction of the human race
Apocalypse, millenium
We'll get colder to meltdown by the sun

Sheets below float in time
Arctic death, millenium
Melted ice, it floods the earth
In twenty thousand years the process will repeat

And in the end you will find:
Under the sea earth will rise
Freezing! Melting! Oceans! Rise!

Tidal waves found the shore
Destroying cities no longer can be recognised
Devastation to us all
The sea will rise and a world soon to fall

Fall of Sipledoom
The core revealed the past of a world once lost
Fall of sipledome!




DISC 2

1. FIRST STRIKE IS DEADLY

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




2. INTO THE PIT

Deep in the pit and lying alone
Where death has reared itself a throne
We're all the good, the bad, the worst and the best
And where they land is their eternal rest

Foul plays of passion at twilight's dim
In joy of woe, of good and sin
Winds of storm and fates overcast
Darkly my presence is now your past

Join the insanity or die as you fall
~Into the pit!~
The mass production and the killing of all
~Into the pit!~
The future screams for help are fading away
~Into the pit!~
The world tomorrow - will it die for today?
Into the pit!

So in the sad silent watches of night
The lonely pathway envisions my sight
Echoes of laughter and boundless cries
So here I wander under infinite skies

Join the insanity or die as you fall
~Into the pit!~
The mass production and the killing of all
~Into the pit!~
The future screams for help are fading away
~Into the pit!~
The world tomorrow - will it die for today?
Into the pit!




3. TRIAL BY FIRE

Accuse you of a crime, sentenced to endless time
The price you have to pay won't get away!
Sworn in by the stand: your rights are gone, the system's banned
They think you are a liar
-- A trial by fire!

Hey! This is what the people say:
A new way! - A trial by fire!

Locked in an empty cell - your life becomes a living hell
The river of fire flows - time only knows!
Trapped by flames of fury, ordered unto by the jury
Death is their desire
-- Thrown in the fire!

Hey! This is what the people say:
A new way! - A trial by fire!

Quiver by the fiery light, Cringing as your soul ignites
The book of law's been thrown away starting today!
The system before the war is gone for now and evermore
There is no sentence higher
-- A trial by fire!

Hey! This is what the people say:
A new way! - A trial by fire!




4. DISCIPLES OF THE WATCH

Cast to the fire, banned by the light worship and listen to me
Condemned in his mind, in his evil place your fate is all that you'll see
I am the one to show you the path - salvation is in the fields
Listen up children and follow me or I'll let you pay the price of Malachi!

Disciples of the watch ~obey!~ or I'll burn you to that cross!

Holding the mass, the demon is cast to resurrect your soul
Calling to him is like an evil sin - a prophet is what they're told
Taking the land under command killing friend or foe
Feel the might of his evil wrath desecrate your soul!

Disciples of the watch ~obey!~ or I'll burn you to that cross!

Disciples of the watch, disciples of the watch... watch...

Obey!

Cast to the fire, banned by the light worship and listen to me
Condemned in his mind, in his evil place your fate is all that you'll see
I am the one to show you the path - salvation is in the fields
Listen up children and follow me or I'll let you pay the price of Malachi!

Disciples of the watch ~obey!~ or I'll burn you to that cross!

Disciples of the watch...




5. THE PREACHER

The Preacher!!!

In days of old when the books were untold
Speak of a world crushed by sin
"The people will mourn of a war to be born"
Nobody would listen to him
Think back in time when the future you find
Is so faint that it's too hard to see
Don't disavow his word for the truth must be heard
'Cause the preacher tells visions he sees

In 1906 like the future predicts
The city will crumble to the bay
Then what's in store when the worlds go to war?
Peace will have come another day
Then came the one in the year of '41
Warfare would light up the sky
He beckoned the call of the future for all
Blinded by what's in his eyes

In days of old when the books were untold
Speak of a world crushed by sin
"The people will mourn of a war to be born"
Nobody would listen to him
Think back in time when the future you find
Is so faint that it's too hard to see
Don't disavow his word for the truth must be heard
'Cause the preacher tells visions he sees

Listen to these words I preach
Catastrophic lessons they shall teach...




6. BURNT OFFERINGS

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




7. OVER THE WALL

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




8. THE NEW ORDER

Takers of humanity, elders paranoid
The time is now, give up this world you once destroyed
Society versus the underground, their battles fought and lost
The time has come to rule the world at any cost

For the past it's too late
'Cause the world can't control fate
Shadows cast loud and clear
Tell the world the new order's here

Cities turn to battlefields, a deadly spell is cast
Corpses falling one by one until the last
The preacher speaks of prophecy so many years before
No one escapes their punishment - The gods of war

For the past it's too late
'Cause the world can't control fate
Shadows cast loud and clear
Tell the world the new order's here

Death is like an empty space, fell no thoughts of fear
The future cries as mother nature sheds a tear
The world becomes a prisoner, a victim of its crime
The human race is now a race against time

For the past it's too late
'Cause the world can't control fate
Shadows cast loud and clear
Tell the world the new order's here




9. THE HAUNTING

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!!!




10. ALONE IN THE DARK

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




11. REIGN OF TERROR

Marching our way through the crypts of the dead
Taking his land by command
Killing our victims and taking no slaves
Hitler's final Third Reich
Engines are roaring, the warheads a blast
The destroyer claims their fate
Hell's legions armies, they march to defy
Lucifer takes his wait

Obeying this task by our leaders will
Death camps have taken their toll
The cold winds of winter are present forever
Destroyers claim their fate

Fighting our way through the mist of the night
Taking the life from young souls
Marching our armies prepared to fight
The cities all laid destroyed
Machine guns are firing, the tanks are a blast
Bombing our way through Hell
Generals smiling, destruction strikes
Our armies have done well

Obeying this task by our leaders will
Death camps have taken their toll
The cold winds of winter are present forever
Destroyers claim their fate... their fate!

Though the dead have trapped us in
We'll break the pact a deadly whim
Faisoned hammers wielded straight
Cursing us back to Hell's gates, ah!

Black magic force thats taken it's course
The world lives in fear, the death calls are near...
Awaiting this task battle at last
The worlds left to defy; now's the time for you to die...
Marching our way through the crypts of the dead
Taking his land by command
Killing our victims and taking no slaves
Hitler's final Third Reich
Engines are roaring, the warheads a blast
The destroyer claims their fate
Hell's legions armies, they march to defy
Lucifer takes his wait

Obeying this task by our leaders will
Death camps have taken their toll
The cold winds of winter are present forever
Destroyers claim their fate