The veil of nocturnal beauty
Drowns the daylight flames
And so IT broods beyond the depths
of the horizon never seen by the eyes of man
Awakened by the twilight's kiss
The nightly rebirth of evil
The paleness ITself has risen
From IT's slumber to reach out in IT's full shape

The midnight strikes again
The wicked ones has returned
December rises the damnation
Like a black burning dagger IT ripps the sky
Heaven weeps so feeble, as IT glows

Sunset has brought this shadowcast
Sunset brings the sign
Which causes the final summoning
of ravens, serpents and even the owls
The choir of wolves echoes,
the eclipse is now complete
Thousands of throats is howling to praise IT's supreme infernal glare

"Scarletburn... Evening mist...
Stormwinds of death come forth!"
The gathering of nightfall's beings
impaled the morning grace
The dawn lies raped, shredded and strangled
and so does the afternoon
Light's erased, and with the darkness IT lurks
smiling, glowing so proud...


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    General CommentWhat a pity, there are so few comments about Naglfar, one of the best and most underrated Black/Death Metal bands. When you love Dissection, you will like Naglfar as well.

    Anway, this song is my favorite from the album Diabolical. The lead guitar is amazing and Jens' screams are haunting. Naglfar are a perfect example how Black Metal can be extremely melodic without using keyboards all the time.

    It's hard for me to comment on the lyrics, since they seem more like a series of images to me. It seems to be about the coming of an ancient evil. If I wouldn't know it sounds completely stupid I would say it's about a lunar eclipse. Thats because of the lines

    "The choir of wolves echoes, the eclipse is now complete
    Thousands of throats is howling to praise IT's supreme infernal glare"

    since Wolves tend to howl at the moon. Also the line

    "The paleness ITself has risen
    From IT's slumber to reach out in IT's full shape"

    made me think about it...

    But probably its all metaphoric...
    Behemothon December 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgood point about how naglfar inject melody into their death/black music without using cliche' keyboards.
    Personally I think Children of Bodom and dimmu borgir are the only bands who know how to use keyboards effectively
    Ddaduttaon May 22, 2006   Link

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