I have come to unfold your mind
In my veins runs the poison wild
In the streams of mountains I flow
I have opened the doors for unleashed and endless hate
It will burn like the raging green flames
Inside a man dwell secrets so cold

Through the dreadful storms, across the frozen oceans
I have come from the dark lands with sorrow in my hands
The firewind rages in the sky
And my luminious sword hungers for more
I will leave no one alive
For I am the Slayer of Light

I... I will break your will
I... I will crush your faith
I... I will slay your dreams
I will reclaim the stars and I will tear your precious world apart
I will tear it apart

I will pull everything with me under the surface
And all the screams will fade into my dreams
Fall now! Dying light!
I will burn away the ground beneath your feet
And all will be vanished in the darkness
Dying light! Fall now!
And let the night arrive

Lyrics submitted by olorin

Slayer of Light Lyrics as written by Jukka-pekka Miettinen Jari Tapani Maeenpaeae

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment
    This song heavily reminds me of "The Darkening of Valinor" chapter from The Silmarillion.
    Azhnulon November 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    Yeah, you could draw similarities to Turin Turambar aswell.
    draugenon January 22, 2009   Link
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    General Comment
    Seems you guys have sort of picked it up. Both of the Tolkien stories you mentioned are heavily influenced by the Kalevala, which, in turn, is Ensiferum's prime influence :) There's a section in the Kalevala where Louhi (the villainess) steals the Sun and Moon and hides then away in a cave. She also sends a ravenous bear to go wreak havoc in Kaleava (the good guy's land). I've always taken this song to be about Louhi. (more precise detail on the Tolkien angle: Many of the details of Turin's story are directly lifted from Kullervo's story in the Kalevala [the rest of the details are from Siegfried from Norse Mythology] and the Darkening of Valinor shares far to many details with Louhi's stealing the Sun and Moon to be a coincidence)
    elvin_wizardon February 03, 2009   Link
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    I got a feeling it's about greed. the song is sung from the point of view of greed since it's poison, it's luminous sword hungers for more, until it crushes your dreams, etc. Also it burns with green flames, green is a color associated with greed.
    teddy11789on May 25, 2023   Link

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