"Crypts Of Eternity" as written by and Kerry King Jeff Hanneman....
Devious to those unknown
He walks below the land
Alluring victims to their death
Perish to the sand

Master of the blackened arts
Living his decree
Thrives amongst the Seven Gates
Searching for the keys

I have seen the darkened depths of Hell
Sorcery beyond the witches' spell
Robbed the crypts of Death's eternity
Killed the priest and cursed him endlessly

Chants of evil incantation
Fill the murky night
Free the Devil's knights of Hell
Unleash their growing spite

Directing power forcibly
The fire of Hell is cast
Resurrect from crypts of Death
A demon from the past


Cringe with fear
Violate the unbroken seal of Hell
Death will come searching for
Your mere soul
Still you are eager to seek your fate
All that lie here are remains of Death

Grinding bones, screaming skulls
Broken by the lapse of time
Decay to powder, ashes to dust
Diminishing, disintegrating
Man's soul and mind


Empty space tracks throughout
I make my claim

Darkness covers the world
My Kingdom, my Domain

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"Crypts of Eternity" as written by Kerry King Jeff Hanneman


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    General CommentI'm surprised no one has commented on this one, this is a great Slayer song. Definately one of their most progressive, too. Hanneman's lead in the middle of the song is creepy and haunting, and I honestly think Tom's scream at "All that lie here are remains of death" is one of the best in metal. Or, atleast, my throat feels like its going to explode whenever I try it >.
    Communist_Redon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell the lyrics are a tad wrong
    it's "All that lie here are remains"
    Without the death part after that
    I am also surprised no one else has commented on this one because it's a very powerful song and Tom's vocals kick ass (as always)
    It's just an overall great song.
    fixxxer7on August 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentno he does say death listen really closely he says it just at the end of the screamlike while its still going wich reminds me ther are lots of overdubs on that scream still awsome though!
    thrashguitar1on April 10, 2009   Link

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