Altar of Oblivion

Sinews of Anguish tracks

Lyrics


1. THE FINAL PLEDGE

"All hell has broken loose upon the world
What we do today will send us to the depth of our own
Creation tomorrow"

Oh, we stand behind you with fortitude
We stand behind you in the midst of danger; you will sigh and weep
Oh, we have not vanished in the ending storm
We have not lost our saviour in the nightly fire raging storms

Now... we're giving you the death blow
Be wishing for the death row
My sorely-tested people

Now... we're standing on a knife's edge
Ready to give the final pledge
Much deeper and more profound

Oh, we are facing our own decay
We shall all face the force of hate and speed along the inner rot
Oh, we shall not waver nor shall we fail
We shall not fail under the pain we bear, defending our lands

Now... we're giving you the death blow
Be wishing for the death row
My sorely-tested people

Now... we're standing on a knife's edge
Ready to give the final pledge
Much deeper and more profound

Oh, my star is famished, threatening to crash
My star will never shine again; it's covered by dark clouds of rout
Oh, our fiend is forceful, breaking our will
Our fiend is fighting, burying all the hopes to live and die in peace

Oh, please take me back
To my chambers of darkness

Now... we're giving you the death blow
Be wishing for the death row
My sorely-tested people

Now... we're standing on a knife's edge
Ready to give the final pledge
Much deeper and more profound




2. WRAPPED IN RUINS

I'll take you by the hand and make you realize
That life is a close cry from death
Enveloped in perpetual fire
I'll lead you into the...

Winter's storm on this evil sinful night
Sweeps like a torrent in these hours of darkness
Tears are useless in this God-forsaken blight
Ripe for conquest, we are wrapped in ruins

Winter's descending with full force, devastating
Insane announcements from afar
The level of horror brings me to my ruin
It leads us into the...

Winter's storm on this evil sinful night
Sweeps like a torrent in these hours of darkness
Tears are useless in this God-forsaken blight
Ripe for conquest, we are wrapped in ruins

Hiding in crypt; a symbol of my wicked soul;
join ranks of death and disaster
Edge of spiritual bankruptcy, consuming, soothing void;
lost lives become the foundation
Suffering from vengeance in this Patriotic War;
twisted steel in warfare of torment
Makeshift graves, no swift break-through, a well of dying hope;
a monument of madness

Follow my path towards the end of dark ages
I'll lead you into the...

Winter's storm on this evil sinful night
Sweeps like a torrent in these hours of darkness
Tears are useless in this God-forsaken blight
Ripe for conquest, we are wrapped in ruins

GOTT!!!




3. BEHIND THE VEIL OF NIGHTS

Free me from these nasty chains, pull the same robe if tragedy
Don't forget what blind hate stole, bite into my hidden frontier
Rebel forces familiar with arms, fuming livid plots of despair
Interventions go wild with belief, overpowered by cagey disease

Torn apart by the blitzing thunderbolts
Screams are piercing through the dark
Speed-raging sharks of death and decay

Re-emerging from behind the veil of nights
We are burning out their might
Bring out the sparks of bliss and delight

Laurel wreath of victory, wilderness, sham prophecies
Nights of fire have cast a glow over sleeping humanities
Draw on forces to guard and shield, city of death and unity
Revolutions and playing God; drag themselves through calamity

Torn apart by the blitzing thunderbolts
Screams are piercing through the dark
Speed-raging sharks of death and decay

Re-emerging from behind the veil of nights
We are burning out their might
Bring out the sparks of bliss and delight

Save us from this tortured evil, deliver us from evil torture
Henchmen of the damned let loose the agonizing lurking glows
Lead us to the end of hell, lead us to the blessing well
Instruments of God; an after-echo of a worthless war

In the face of ghastly creatures, in the face of the feeble-minded
Fear of hounding, fear of pounding, fear of the preserving silence
Enmity in the ranks of peace, enmity in the breathing deceased
Marks the end of sheer devotion, radiation reigns supremely

Torn apart by the blitzing thunderbolts
Screams are piercing through the dark
Speed-raging sharks of death and decay

Re-emerging from behind the veil of nights
We are burning out their might
Bring out the sparks of bliss and delight

Torn apart by the blitzing thunderbolts
Screams are piercing through the dark
Speed-raging sharks of death and decay

Re-emerging from behind the veil of nights
We are burning out their might
Bring out the sparks of bliss and delight

Behold the night and witness your life, witness it all fade away
Take the blame and burn the flame for the state of emergency
Horror and caution, final dawn of precaution, the innermost circle of hell
Utter defeat has made us all bleed; the heart of the world is destroyed




4. MY PINNACLE OF POWER

Emerging from the skies of revulsion
Causing hurt and misery
Victorious powers become ever stronger
Haunted by suspicion

Robbed from my substance, provoking turmoil
Inclination to the cult
Practice the duty of obedience
Blinding pact of death

Lack of hope, worst case scenario
Unable to prevail
Consolidate our balance of power
Afflicted by the damned

Badly marked by raging rumble
Claims to death command
Find the strength in isolation
Out of sensation

Vital slip of waning judgement
Undefeated hopelessness
Strain of faces growing hard
Break determinations

It's the war of the flowers
We'll take what is ours
Our lone power ruler

Still alive and hunted
Seal the final triumph
The bitter fruits of evil

Lit the fuse, oh bearer of hope and bring the seeds of war
Call for order, resignation; bring us to the boil
Corpulent personality will crush you to the core
Restore in strength, sad winds will raise my pinnacle of power

Statement of solidarity
Spartan way of life
Will to endure, subside in rubble
No reality behind it

Macabre climax, raging battle
Steam-rolling hell
Frail attempt to stop the grief
Spear-headed devil

Faint domain of bliss forlorn
Mystical defeat
Rob me from the will to die
Summon the second coming

It's the war of the flowers
We'll take what is ours
Our lone power ruler

Still alive and hunted
Seal the final triumph
The bitter fruits of evil

Lit the fuse, oh bearer of hope and bring the seeds of war
Call for order, resignation; bring us to the boil
Corpulent personality will crush you to the core
Restore in strength, sad winds will raise my pinnacle of power

Marching through the ghostly madness
Draw the backdrop to reality
Watch the end of cultivation
Climax is showing

Risky blend of resignation
Nationwide unconsciousness
Block by block and hand to hand
Saintly stop; relapsing decline

It's the war of the flowers
We'll take what is ours
Our lone power ruler

Still alive and hunted
Seal the final triumph
The bitter fruits of evil

Lit the fuse, oh bearer of hope and bring the seeds of war
Call for order, resignation; bring us to the boil
Corpulent personality will crush you to the core
Restore in strength, sad winds will raise my pinnacle of power

Lit the fuse, oh bearer of hope and bring the seeds of war
Restore in strength, sad winds will raise my pinnacle of power




5. A RETREAT INTO DELUSIONS

The fear is closing in on us
Let the carnival of Cain commence
We'll never see the end of days, submit to the pain
We shall no longer hold the cards, shatter all rules

Hatred confronting hatred
Making room for the final clash
We're setting foot on a soil that once destroyed our homes
Now the panic is changing side; brief shining flash

Adapting to hardships and boundaries
Hung in the balance, directing our doom
We have fallen prey to the lackey of death
In order to paint us as invaders, we fall

Slow agony of starvation
Open eruption of hostility
We shall drag the world into destruction with us
No prospect of peace raining down from the sky

Close your eyes, my friend
Leave the twinge behind
Close your eyes again
I'll never leave you

Smug and arrogant
Bound to throttle us
Earning world-wide acclaim
Age of diffidence

Rigidly holding out
Battles of argument
Men of illusion break
Fall of an idol

Summoned to coup d'├ętat
Distant from the deed
Fear marching with us

Retreating into delusions x 3




6. CASUS BELLI

Seeing the growth of the frightening suffering
Pain puts on claws, we're streaming westward in disarray
Dragging a dead man's greatcoat over onto my soul
Falling into a deep sleep waiting for silent times

Recommendations in a dying world
See the terror and hatred unfurl
Stern display of the horror show
The sight is the same wherever you go

Frame of mind is taking lives
It cannot be altered
The misdeed of strangers
Inflaming the giants

Groaning bodies are dressing wounds
We're the sideshow to the main event
Giving injections to infinity
Casus belli; they will not repent... their sins

Leaving the dead in the rear of my tangled dreams
Oncoming fever fills my body with twisted thoughts
Standing on top of hell, watching the men who fell
Forces of pain take on a new and alarming face

Gloomy foundations are all that remains
Fortifications brought to disarray
Representations of a falling race
Disintegration and permanent wounds
Frame of mind is taking lives
It cannot be altered
The misdeed of strangers
Inflaming the giants

Groaning bodies are dressing wounds
We're the sideshow to the main event
Giving injections to infinity
Casus belli; they will not repent... their sins

Overlord, vanguard of secrets
The answers out of reach now
Vainglory right before my eyes... keep drivelling on

Semi-zombies bound to throttle
Opinion makers' nightmare
Activity deep in the night... political sham fight
Tell me how and we shall conquer
The bloc will rule no longer
They are supremely insecure...in a world of wreckage

Safeguard, rampart, shattered backbone
Revenge in gesture of kindness
Attention to the plight of prisoners... stunned to disbelief




7. STAINLESS STEEL

Rushing along the smooth road after the great purge
Sentenced civilian saboteurs
The idealism of the men fades away now
Brought to a halt by endlessness

Leading us all into the noble disaster
Rejoin the battle; no respite
Outmanned and out-gunned, pile of staggering victims
We're playing a part in widespread lies... please lead me

Come and save me from agony
Bear a wreath to my cenotaph
And before long you will see
That history will ambush us

All the years we spent in vain
All the years we spent in pain
True believers, follow me
Come (and) taste my stainless steel

We're taking part in executions of millions
Caught up in circumstances' maze
Mass deportation, squads of terror on duty
In order to reach the goal of victory

Adapt to a lifestyle; hardship, horror and hatred
Personal instrument of death
Doctrines of conquest from belligerent powers
Ultimate cataclysmic showdown... please lead me

Come and save me from agony
Bear a wreath to my cenotaph
And before long you will see
That history will ambush us

All the years we spent in vain
All the years we spent in pain
True believers, follow me
Come (and) taste my stainless steel

The stalemate goes on with bodies stuck in the streets
But this unspeakable moment will not last
Burst over borders, stop the three-pronged offensive
No one will find salvation; tension's high

The premise for war will make the first move to strike
No longer bound by oath, lightning campaign
Yet neither side dares make the first move to strike
After collecting the dead, a shot rings out

Come and save me from agony
Bear a wreath to my cenotaph
And before long you will see
That history will ambush us

All the years we spent in vain
All the years we spent in pain
True believers, follow me
Come (and) taste my stainless steel