Poureth Down Water From the Heavens
Tremble the Stars
Quake the Bones of Aker
Those Beneath Take Flight When They See
Unas Rising

The Akh of Unas Is Behind Him
The Conquerer Are Beneath His Feet
His Gods Are In Him
His Uraei Are on His Brow
The Words of Unas Protect Him
Unas This Bull of The Heavens
ThatTrusteth With His Will

Living On Utterances of Fire From
The Lake Of Flame
Unas That Devoureth Men and Liveth on The Gods

Behold Amkebu Hath Snared Them for Unas
Behold Tecber Tep F Hath Known Them and
Driven Them Unto Unas
Behold Her Tbertu Hath Bound Them
Behold Khensu The Slaughterer of Lords
Hath Cut Their Throats for Unas
Behold Shesemu Hath Cut Them Up For Unas

Unas Hath Ingested Their Spirits
Hath Feasted On Their Immortality
He Hath Consumed their Shadows
Unas The Slayer of the Gods

Unas The Sekhem Great
The Sekhem of the Sekhemn
Unas The Ashem Great
The Ashem of the Ashemn
Behold Orion
Unas Riseth

Unas Hath Taken Possession
of the Hearts of the Gods
Unas Feedeth on their Entrails
He Hath gorged on their Unuttered Sacred Words
He Hath Assimilated the Wisdom of the Gods
His Existence is Everlasting

Behold The Souls of the Gods are in Unas
Their Spirits are In Unas
The Flame of Unas in Their Bones
Their Shadows are With their Forms
Unas is Rising
Hidden Hidden


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    General CommentApparently Unas was a pharoh, who was so feared as a warrior, that people believed he had taken the power of the gods, after slaying them.
    quiffpornon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think Unas was ever a pharaoh...But I do know that he was the most intimidating god to the Egyptians. It was said that he feasts on the gods that no one worshiped anymore and that when people were losing faith he would cast the dying gods into his fire pit. He had the image of a gargantuan bull (think the Minitar). What Nile wrote here is essentially a bunch of lines from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which I recommend to all fans of Nile or just Egyptology in general. It's funny because you won't want to put it down, hahaha...Those Egyptians sure were good writers...
    Silent_Hitman009on December 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI realize that for most people this song is a meaningless spout of neo-egyptian and sadly they'll never really appreciate the depth that this song goes to. Be it because of lack of education, lack of reading comprehension or something else entirely.
    The epic and dark overtones undershot with choice oriental instruments make this an excellent song. It's just about 12 minutes in length but I never feel it gets stuck in pointless repetition. The vocals are powerful and convey the brutality of the subject excellently. The droning growls are my favorite.

    Nafzger:
    The song is not about hell on earth, so your claim of them "ripping anyone (Candlemass) off" is baseless and childish.
    This sing is about how Unas, a 5th dynasty pharaoh, devoured the flesh of men to absorb their strength and their spirit. Unas went so far that he eventually started to devour the gods, abosrbing their essence and power thus becoming a god himself.

    I'd suggest reading the booklet that came with the CD (If anyone buys CD's anymore =P) since Karl gives a quite good account of how the song came about, its contents and the sources he references in it.
    Dreihaddaron September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUnas was the ninth and last Pharaoh of the 5th Dynasty. He is said to have lived from 2375 to 2345 B.C., but some Egyptologists date him as far back as
    5330 B.C. The internal structure of his pyramid is known for incorporating several innovative features, but is most recognized for the inclusion of vertical lines of hieroglyphs on the walls of the vestibule and burial chamber. When Maspero opened the Unas pyramid in 1881, he found texts covering these stone walls to be extremely difficult to decipher, because of their archaic characters, forms, and spellings. These were magickal/religious texts, designed to ensure the safe passage of the Pharaoh into the next world. They are known today as the "Pyramid Texts." According to these texts, Unas became great by eating the flesh of his mortal enemies and then slaying and devouring the gods themselves. Those gods that were old and worn out
    (Egyptian gods aged and died) were used as fuel for Unas' fire. After devouring the gods and absorbing their spirits and powers, Unas journeys through the
    day and night sky to become the star Sabu, or Orion. While this is certainly not the first reference to cannibalism in Old Kingdom texts, what is notable is
    the method by which the Pharaoh Unas achieves deification and immortality; by turning on the gods, slaying and then devouring them, and thus ascending to
    the heavens to become the star Orion. The concept was remarkable to Maspero, who found the idea to be of "absolute savagery." Maspero seemed to be reeling from a confrontation with a symbolic revival of pre-dynastic cannibalistic rites - which are suggested, according to Maspero, by the gnawed and disconnected bones found in certain early graves. Professor Petrie suggests that at the original Sed festival, the tribal king appears to have been sacrificed and devoured, so that his people might derive from his flesh and blood
    the power and virtues which made him great. This practice was based on a belief in contagious magick. Bulls and boars were eaten to give men strength and courage, deer to give fleetness of foot, and serpents to give cunning. The blood of slain and wounded warriors was drunk so that their skill and bravery
    might be imparted to the drinkers. Similarly, Unas feasts after death on the spirits of the gods, and on the bodies of men and gods. He swallows their spirits, souls, and names, which are contained in their hearts, livers, and entrails, thus, Unas becomes all powerful.
    MedinaSodon July 13, 2013   Link
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    General CommentWhile I hate Death Metal, I don't hate this song, (I just play it with the vocals muted,lol) The lyrics are really good, I think it makes a change to see a death metal band thinking about the lyrics instead of just writing a load of stupid anti-god crap (Deicide) or crappy repetative gore lyrics (mortitian).
    I like the way they read like a story, not just a bunch of crap.
    quiffpornon April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't hate death metal, haha, but yeah I love this song. Personally I find it to be their best track, alongside "The Black Flame".
    6th_sadistic_sniperon September 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIf you close your eyes during this song, you can totally imagine that you are in the middle of some kind of egyptian ceremony.
    quiffpornon February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song once on a digital cable metal channel and I have to say that that low pitched scream is incredible. I'm hoping to get this cd soon. I can't say that I'm that into egyptian stuff but the song names and lyrics here are pretty interesting, and I agree with guiffporn because all the anti-god and gore lyrics are what cause metal stereotypes. As far as death metal goes, really to me metal is metal so whether it be death or hardcore or black its all pretty much the same outside of black which is pretty easy to point out, and its all pretty cool. But I'm weird because i listen to rock, alt and alt pop as well. I'm sorry I got carried away, but this song seems to be about Unas and his story, and my guess is that Unas is someone they made up, but I dont know much about this stuff so I'm gonna leave it at that.
    ZionsVillageIdioton May 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAll i know is the cuts in the song are kick ass
    music_machine_88on September 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAs far as I know silent hitman, Unas was a Pharaoh, at least as far as the legend goes. Most of the egyption gods were said to be pharaohs or parts of the royal family before they became gods. For example, Osiris was a pharaoh, Isis was his wife, and Horus was their son. I could be wrong but Im pretty sure thats what it was.
    paper_doll_decayon February 13, 2006   Link

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