"King of Terrors" as written by and Michael/pinnella Michael/allen Romeo....
I awake, without the sun
Encased in walls of steel
Terror so real, it blinds me

Rancid darkness steals my breath
The Pit, on the edge of death
The wells of Hell know not my name

I slip away, into black I fade away

Terrified, to the left and to the right
Spirits of the Damned, iron shadows cast
Hear my desperate cries
Shrieking demon, far and wide
Praying for this breath to be my last

Awake again, paralyzed
I'm shackled to this alter
Sacrificed to their God

'Inch by Inch and Line by Line'
The Blade, descending lost in time
The fiends of Doom they call my name

I slip away, into black I fade away

Terrified, to the left and to the right
Spirits of the Damned, iron shadows cast
Hear my desperate cries
Shrieking demon, far and wide
Praying for this breath to be my last

"The Inquisitorial vengeance
Had been hurried by my two-fold escape,
And there was to be no more dallying
With the King of Terrors"
[Edgar Allan Poe, The Pit and the Pendulum]

Terrified, to the left and to the right
Spirits of the Damned, iron shadows cast
Hear my desperate cries
Shrieking demon, far and wide
Praying for this breath to be my last


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"King of Terrors" as written by Michael Lepond Jason Rullo

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    General CommentIt's obvious and totally based on Edgard Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum"
    And the melody of this song is very agonizing...
    You actually could see the pendulum...
    AerithBRon June 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIn the song, you can hear "The Inquisitional vengeance had been hurried by my two-fold escape, and there was to be no more dallying with the King of Terrors", which is a direct quote from the last page of The Pit and the Pendulum. Having just done English Literature coursework on that story, this song makes more sense and increases it's awesome by 4 =D
    Fade 2 blackon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA lot of Symphony X's music is inspired by Poe's work. Half of Michael Romeo's solo album (The Dark Chapter) seems to based on Poe, as well.
    HoratioCaineon December 18, 2007   Link

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