"Thy Horror Cosmic" as written by and John Kempainen Trevor Strnad....
Lord below, your abysmal horrors we call forth
Awaken -- rise up and cleanse this earth with fire

The taste of victory awaits our wicked tongues
As you sleep beyond the light your blessed idol acts agent to your will

For vast aeons has slept, lurking 'neath the haunted deep
Sea soaked perversion, arise
Named of the foulest tongue, his will ebbs within me
Beckoning -- what was shall once more be

In the house of the dead you lie and wait
Oh lords of black earth
Controlling the minds of the meek
Staining this planet with visions of murder and hate

For vast aeons has slept, lurking 'neath the haunted deep
Sea soaked perversion, arise
Named of the foulest tongue, his will ebbs within me
Beckoning -- what was shall once more be

We pray for the earth to open
Free you of your ageless tomb
Our knees bent in your worship
Oh great gold one, I scream for your return

Madness unhallowed
Ascending moon of darkness never to wane
Lurking without end
Behind life in time and space

An evil so vast
Beyond man's power to bear
An essence insane
Dethrone the sovereign -- and with your might reclaim

I serve allegiance to your will
I scream the incantations
Lord unholy, your horrors I invoke

Come forth my lord
In praise we sing of your return


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"Thy Horror Cosmic" as written by Cory Grady Brian Eschbach

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    General CommentNo, this song doesn't have anything to do with Satan. It is about the Great Old One Cthulhu.

    Elements that confirm this:

    1. The Lord below is *sleeping*, and the cultists wish he could rise from his eternal sleep - Satan, in christian mythology, is not sleeping, he's active

    2. He has beeing sleeping for vast *aeons* - a word frequently used by H.P. Lovecraft in his short stories

    3. He stains this planet with *visions of murder and hate* - Cthulhu, in the short stories, drive many people all over the world insane through dreams

    4. *Sea* soaked perversion - confirms he inhabits the ocean, unlike Satan who inhabits Hell

    5. *We pray for the earth to open, free you of your ageless tomb* - this confirms the Lord Below inhabits the Earth *physically*, unlike Satan who, according to christian mythology, is in Hell, which is not a physical place on Earth. Cthulhu lies trapped in his pacific sunken city of R'lyeh

    6. And last - *Oh, Great Old One, I scream your return* - Cthulhu *is* a Great Old One, perhaps the most powerful of them, he's a priest of Azathoth.
    Steinon November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about the dark lord or satan coming up from hell to reign on this earth. they probably wrote it realizing that most of this world is run by the devil anyways with all the wars and prejudices and all that shit. this song is fucking amazing and anyone who thinks otherwise should try and play the intro on drums. only then can you talk shit
    fuckthemachineon October 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song on this cd, i love the beggining
    darkxromanceon March 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCompletely agree with Stein, very well put. The song is most assuredly about the "Cthulu Myth" by H.P. Lovecraft. I thought exactly the same when I first read the lyrics.
    Behemothon January 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat ever its about, the start sounds like he really is calling satan or cthuloo or whatever
    Josueon February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentH.P. LOVECRAFT REFERENCE!
    TheRiverDragonon May 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"named of the foulest tongue"

    "ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"

    So awesome hearing Lovecraft references. THese guys own.
    Plantmiesteron July 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYep, its about Cthulhu. Nice too see another lovecraft song, but id love to see something other than Cthulhu.
    And Stein, its mentioned in quite a few places that he is NOT one of the strongest, and actually quite weak compared to the other ones. hes rather the most well known and worshipped on earth.
    DeadlyHeadbangeron November 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBurtal ass intro, thats all i have to say
    xMandoForgottenxon March 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentomfg...!!! unbelibable intro.....!! definetly not impossible to play nor the fastest or anywhere near you see but what i like bout them is their harmony to carry the guitar riffs and drums all in an increadebly orchestrated way...!!! i fuckin love this band...!! and for the record this is most definetly bout cthulhu educate urself and read for all those others out there that have no idea.... l8tz!!
    morocotopoon March 22, 2007   Link

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