"At War With Satan" as written by and Anthony C. Bray Jeffrey Dunn....
The dark silouette of the creature
Poised, crouched on the corner of a cliffs edge
Waits eagerly, eyes glare patiently.
Red eyes filled with fire and torment

Gleam in the frenzied brightness
Across the shadowed vallies below.
A crack of thunder breaks the deafening silence
Which once ruled the planes, the creature is unmoved

By the commotion and the noise, and the blinding fork
Of lightening which strikes only a few yards from where
Lays it wait for something...
Satan laughs, wings spread to magnificent fullness,

The creature stands at full glory, inhaling deeply
The ice cold air each tender muscle rippling in
The almighty stench of the great dimensional diety...
Lucifer smiles, from the far far west a chariot of fire
Emerges travelling at a tremendous speed toward the

Creature, the creature laughs as if in an immense
State of frenzy the creature leaps up off the ridge
And hollers with dignity in the now cloudless sky
Its long red hair blowing freely in the wind...

The chariot emerges and with a sharp swift movement
The creature takes the reigns and flies up into the
Night, howling out immortal cries, a prediction
Of war,

At war with Satan!

The warriors gather slowly around
The sacred city, Hell
Satan screams a vengeance
On the land as the angels fell

Tyrants pray disaster for the
Land of love and trust
Demons plot a way to turn
The Heavens into dust.

The standard bearers chosen
From the mass of Satan's dogs
To hold the flag of Hades high
Defying all the gods

Satan laughs the words of war
The Heavens shake with fear
Armageddon sings his song
The battle's ever near.

Let the joyous celebrations of Hell begin

Who holds the keys to the seven gates?

Lucifer's demonic laughter
Assist our quest, Belial prays
Free from Hell who serves the master
Sound the charge on Sabbaths day.

Charge!

Crest the demon's souls
Show yourselves in power
Angels fear resist
Nothing holds the storm

Inform the grand master of Hades

Storm the gates!

Free from the pits of Hell
Slaves emerge the mountain
We shall destroy the accursed Heavens
Advance great legions strong
Crush the gates and enter free
Our lord of Hell must take God's throne
Heavenly inferno
Spread the message far...

Take to the skies!

Come on...

Frenzied demons - Angel's cries
Lucifer commands the orgy
Molten mayhem, one thousand lies
Heaven fails to hold tranquility

The brides of sin are wed
Their price, nine holy heads
White marble walls bleed red

Fuck the Bastards

Come on...

God's creation - all must see

Heavens Hell
God has fell
Sound the knell

Where time and space collide
Mortals sit and watch the tide
Of Angels crashing up against the sacred shore

Without the holy grail
Only evil can prevail
The church of God can't hide the truth no more
Can't see the light no more

Light up the skies...

The Demons ring the Sabbath bells
Rejoice the witches chant
Preper the sacrifice - by fire
The blood runs black through heavens shell
Declare the witches dance
Nothing shall suffice
The souls of Christ

Drag him through the whores!

Come on...
Come on...

Orgies filled with joyous laughter
Alters of the flesh
Equinox eternal glory
El descends in death

Satan's empire
A new born flaming star
Children screaming out in pain
Destroy the priests
Destroy their reign

Tyrant pledge the souls of legions
Sullen and remorse
Tana turns the key of life
To hear the thunder roar

Ancients gather amidst the stars
Mortals stare in fear
The Earth is damned beneath the mist
A veil of angels tears

White clouds of life are turning black
The virgin pure she fears attack

Come on...

You are damned...

Children of pleasure move
Appear amongst us
The dark Lord has opened his jaws
Raise for Satanic queen
Ye sons and daughters
Take heed the flame forever learn
Now is come salvation
Strength and the kingdom of our
Satanic majesty
You'll always learn!

Are you damned in Hell?

Damned in Hell

Lilith holds the black heart in her hands
The blood flows
Desecration of God's holy shrine
Armageddon

Hahahahahhahaha

Pandamonium burns in the night
The Hell spawn
Celebrations at Sabbats galore
Unite with mother whore

Take that bitch
We shall not be destroyed...

Satan laughs, damnation has sunk its talons deep
Into the womb of utopia spilling forth great streams
Of virginal purity and bliss.
The golden throne of the tetgrammaton is ablaze,
Satanic majesty sits proud, the joyous drones of celebration

Enact scenes of blasphemy, lust and destruction.
Raping the holy trinity the Sabbath chimes the tunes of bless
And sanity, the Heavens in their last throes of death.
Gabriel and his arc angels falling ever downwards through the

Fires of pandemonium to the dark deserted depths of Hell
Their broken bloodstained wings scorched the by raging inferno
Lay battered by the shores of the styx.
Weary from the battle they seek refuge, bathing their wounds

In the blood of a million matyrs while celebration ringing
In the heavens grows strong the keys to the seven gates of Hell
Lie momenterally unguarded.
Raging flames carved by the innocence of the angel's hearts

Will release forth their wealth of centuries of God loving
Souls once wronged of their destiny of Heaven's golden palace.
An unseen presence breaths never before pangs of mortal hatred
And anger deep into the pounding hearts of the angels.

Once more the creature is summoned to deliver a decleration of
War,

At war with Satan!

The angels gather slowly around
The sacred city Hell
Gabriel screams a vengeance of the
Land as the angels fell

Matyrs prey disaster for the
Land of hate and scorn
The Angels curse the day the antichrist
Was ever born...


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"At War With Satan" as written by Jeffrey Dunn Anthony Bray

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    General CommentOn lots of coke.
    DEATHCUT_666on January 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Hell...? These don't look like the lyrics to me.
    Zughiaqon September 13, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThe inspiration for writing a track comprising an entire side of the album came from Rush's 2112, one of bassist Conrad Lant's favourite albums of all time. The epic title track was actually never played live until bassist Conrad Lant rearranged it, shortening it by more than half, for his solo project Cronos. It has since then been played live several times by the reformed Venom.

    It's a monster of a track which moves from rumbling thrash to doomed-sounding slower riffs almost reminiscent of 'Heaven & Hell', and is a case of Cronos' bass sounding great throughout. He does pretty much the whole thing all the way through, a simple chug that colours the bottom end of the song, but the mix was good enough on this album that it really adds to the elegant carnage of Mantas' riffs. During the first half of the song Venom constantly switch up the tempo, racing at one moment before going back to slower sections with a better approximation of epic than is to be found possibly anywhere else in their catalogue, while the indulgent series of solos get the heart racing as if Satan himself was inside it. Of course, what with Piece of Mind and Holy Diver, epic, layered sounds were all the rage that year, but 'At War With Satan' can stand toe to toe with any of it and still look mean as shit. It does pretty much everything it possibly good in the runtime, atmospheric and sharp as nails at the same time.

    "At War With Satan" is an epic metal masterpiece of hellish proportions, a gore-soaked take of war between demons and angels. From the thunderous intro and gritty thrash riffs that intriduce the song, the feeling of tension begins to build. The frist scream emitted from the lungs of Cronos is like a murderous release. This is absolutely the most ambitious work ever composed by this blasphemous band. The lyrics could not be any more perfect and read like a fantastic story:

    "The warriors gather slowly around
    The sacred city, Hell
    Satan screams a vengance
    On the land as the angels fell"

    The atmosphere of the song becomes even more hellish and dark as things slow down and Cronos screams in demonic fury:

    "Lucifer's demonic laughter
    Assist our quest, Belial prays
    Free from Hell who serves the master
    Sound the charge on Sabbaths day"

    The song speeds up to a chaotic pace for some time, yet there is a definite structure present here that shows a band that has matured (to some degree) since Welcome To Hell. Cronos sounds absolutely possessed here and his bass is filled with doom and plague. As the song progresses, the fury of Hell is unleashed as Cronos screams, "Take to the skies!" The guitars are thrashy and unrestrained, yet with focus and determination toward a single goal: total and complete destruction. There are so many changes in riff and tempo that the song truly feels like a lengthy journey through the mists of the past. Venom really put everything that they had into this epic song and it shows. Sadly, there are a couple of brief moments where it seems like a riff is building and then never quite gets unleashed in the most satisfying way, but this is a minor concern for something so monstrous. The melodies and solos near the middle, right before the evil spoken word part, really show the NWOBHM sound at its finest, as much as Venom may have wanted to deconstruct this style. After about thirteen minutes, things get very quiet and eerie, leaving only an acoustic guitar and a bit of somber wailing in the distance before the guitars return to crush and kill all signs of life... as if, on a miserable journey through desolate wastelands, a sign of hidden beauty was found in the middle of this emptiness... You see something strange and foreign, so you gaze upon it with curiosity for a few brief moments before determining that it is utterly useless and stamping it out forever. Life, light and beauty have no place here. As the song continues, the instruments seem to be emitting random sounds as they burn at the fiery depths, while Cronos, demonically, tells the grim tale and a funeral bell chimes in the background. This is the culmination of the darkness and evil that Venom wished to convey and it is something that really has to be heard to be understood. No mere review could ever do this justice as this isn't just something to listen to; rather, it must be experienced. It cannot be unheard and the subconscious changes can never be undone.
    sepultura1987on May 07, 2012   Link

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