Memories of torment strikes me. Attempts were made to suffocate me at birth. Fools, I was already ancient. Thou can not kill whats breeds within Thee.
Alas, this agony. The emptiness of earthborn pride. Hath stirred my faithful heart. Which guided me to darker paths, far away from their pestilent ways. Cleansed was I from deceitful grace. Yet, put to scorn was I, by those unclean. Enslaved by ignoance, they blindly spat upon the deity of hate. Awake is the darkest fiend.
By the fallen one I shall arise.
Upon bewildered masses. To whom the indulgence of my soul portray as sin made god. I shall revile and quell the source. Whence mockery of my kind derive. This I know. Facile shalt my quest not come to pass. Deathwish be my gift to all at last.
Honour. Commended no longer as virtue. Yet, shalt be extolled at light's demise.
By the fallen one I shall arise
Believer, speak not to me of justice. For none have I ever seen. By God, I shall give as I receive. Betrayer, speak not to me at all. You and this world ripped my fucking heart out. Again... and again... and again...


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    General CommentFucking epic, I cannot comprehend that noone has commented on this piece of art yet.
    Ddaduttaon December 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree. this is their best song.
    KosherGrrrlon May 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love those symphonic parts, so dramatical and epic!
    Emperor frickin' rules \m/
    DreamingInTheÆtheron February 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA masterpiece but what does it all mean? I think it has something to do with Christianity and betrayal not sure exactly what though
    Argos090on November 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMemories of torment strikes me. Attempts were made to suffocate me at birth. Fools, I was already ancient. Thou can not kill whats breeds within Thee.
    Alas, this agony. The emptiness of earthborn pride. Hath stirred my faithful heart. Which guided me to darker paths, far away from their pestilent ways. Cleansed was I from deceitful grace. Yet, put to scorn was I, by those unclean. Enslaved by ignoance, they blindly spat upon the deity of . Awake is the darkest fiend.

    I dont know when Ihsahn stopped being a ist but I think this is actually against ism. Especially the line "The emptiness of earthborn pride". Most of the theistic ists seek power in this world. Perhaps this line is about him realizing the vanity of this.

    The rest of the song however confuses. The last lines are more or less something against Christianity I think.
    Someone123on June 28, 2009   Link

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