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Favourite metal poetry

Favourite metal poetry
February 27, 2011, 09:36:06 AM
Understanding metal vocals/lyrics is like discovering an encrypted impression of reality, some parts become immediately obvious while others help build both detail and structural complexity from a distance. I find certain lyrics drive deeper into the subconscious than others, and this is also true for one or two lines within a lyric depending on how it's phrased within the composition. Here are a few examples that always stood out to me as being the anchor of context within the song or even entire album.


"Kathaaria was built - world without end"


"...the mind was open like the sights in a dream, but the sword was like a stone around my neck"


"How feele thy man hast come forth unto us
 to thine blessed land, provoking his crucifixion"



"flesh crumbles in the real world"


"Humanity on the cross and nailed to the earth, humanity to be served as food for the master race"

Re: Favourite metal poetry
February 27, 2011, 11:33:05 PM
"How feele thy man hast come forth unto us
 to thine blessed land, provoking his crucifixion"

I would like to know the meaning of this.

And also, what would be the master race in the last one?

Re: Favourite metal poetry
February 28, 2011, 01:33:38 PM
"How feele thy man hast come forth unto us
 to thine blessed land, provoking his crucifixion"

I would like to know the meaning of this.

And also, what would be the master race in the last one?

It should be "How Feeble... if that helps.

Re: Favourite metal poetry
February 28, 2011, 11:07:14 PM
Stricken to live
Hell on Earth
Shackled and bound we lie

Praise of death
Life's a dream
We're only living to die

Maybe this isn't formally composed poetry but it is profound in substance.

Re: Favourite metal poetry
March 01, 2011, 01:46:15 AM
"Fiery the angels fell from the spires of my fortress of youth
Silent explosions in my universe of pain

Appease my hunger, defeat my solitude
And let me follow where daydreams go
When ambitions fall

Watch the sky, there is proof of your transcience
The stars that saw the birth ofour ancestors
Shall watch our descendants last steps on earth
So, unnoticed we will pass away,
Like a flickering in the perpetual chaos

The timebird rose from it's nest of bones
And thrust it's beak in my eye
With the beat of charging wings
My transcience was confirmed "
 

Re: Favourite metal poetry
March 01, 2011, 10:51:53 AM
"How feeble thy man hast come forth unto us
 to thine blessed land, provoking his crucifixion"


Maybe it parodies victim-blaming? and disconnects christ from anything sacred or natural (thine blessed land) while identifying him as a passive aggressive sociopath that planned his own martyrdom. anyway it's such an intense, thunderous way to start the album and it reads like an ancient script (or incantation).

"Humanity on the cross and nailed to the earth, humanity to be served as food for the master race"

The christ is a metaphor for those who shrug their shoulders and find comfort in human weakness. The master-race is probably the jews.


Re: Favourite metal poetry
March 03, 2011, 06:19:06 AM
Forgive my ignorance, but where is "Humanity on the cross..." from?

Re: Favourite metal poetry
March 03, 2011, 09:35:30 AM
None of this is poetry. Or at least very mediocre poetry full of abstractions that would get you ridiculed by your English professors.

Re: Favourite metal poetry
March 03, 2011, 09:47:48 PM
"Run thy mouth when I'm not around
It's easy to achieve
Thou cry to feeble friends that sympathize
Can thou hear the violins playing thy song?
Those same friends tell me thy every word

Respect - Walk

Dost thou talketh to me?
No way villain"


Re: Favourite metal poetry
March 03, 2011, 10:55:06 PM
No way villain

This made my day.  I may have to do a Pantera mock-up, now.

Re: Favourite metal poetry
March 11, 2011, 04:59:25 AM
I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate,
Those that I guard I do not love;
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan's poor,
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.

...it might still get you ridiculed by your English Professors.

Re: Favourite metal poetry
March 12, 2011, 08:30:38 AM
PRIMORDIAL [The Gathering Wilderness](2005)

End Of All Times (The Martyr's Fire)

Is this all I've been left
Broken oaths and betrayals
The empty words and dead rhetoric
Of my sold and broken culture

And I said once before
That time heals nothing
I feel like a wounded animal
In the dying throes

I am near to death
Yet with teeth bared
Heels dug in the dirt
And the graves rabid stare

Waiting for one last struggle
If I have one (desire)
Mark my words
And gather your thoughts

Well these might be my last days
Because I am about to eclipse my sun
Collapse my star
Snuff out my flame
And reach into the void

Well these might well be my last days
But maybe, just maybe
I'll take you down with me


SLAYER - The Antichrist

Screams And Nightmares
Of A Life I Want
Can't See Living This Lie No
A World I Haunt
You've Lost All Control Of My Heart And Soul
Satan Holds My Future
Watch It Unfold

I Am The Antichrist
It's What I Was Meant To Be
Your God Left Me Behind
And Set My Soul To Be Free

Watching Disciples
Of The Satanic Rule
Pentagram Of Blood
Holds The Jackals Truth
Searching For The Answer
Christ Hasn't Come
Awaiting The Final Moment
The Birth Of Satans Son

Screams
From A Life I Live
Torment
Is What I Give
Torture
Is What I Love
The Down Fall
Of The Heavens Above


INFERNAL NATURE - Dark Seraph

The light in me is dying,
fading slowly to dark,
departing from life, eternal...
collapse the world of my life, away...

joining the forces of decay.
the servants of Maveth obey.
the darkest of the Seraphs

sanity lost its way,
devour me

And the uprising darkness.
Summoned the flames of death
The troops of hell tremble the deeps
The hate is strong, yet we march

Towards the realm of night,
Awaiting darkness to strike.
Death of Elohim

The delight of the End.
Maveth embracing darkness
The illness in me - strengthened
Pulling me into the deeps

Parting me from life
Decay of mankind
Killing impulse within

Massacre of mine
Stabbing my soul with madness.
Bleeding rivers of blood

Vacant void of nothing
Hollow abyss, I fall...
My Dark seraph,
Forever a servant of you...

Re: Favourite metal poetry
March 12, 2011, 04:47:30 PM
Order from Chaos - Plateau of Invincibility

Hear unto my voice this prophetic sound
Retreat into sacred solitude
Symbols and signs bear fruit to the wind
Horizons yield seething towers of hate
Insular strength- Invincible
Pay homage to the coming fall

I am the Bringer of Fire to the people
A sacred Entity against mass
Journey the ways that soon be followed
The rebel titan Prometheus
Plunging into distant Fears
Incandescent and alone

Crowning myself with bloodied hands
Standing out amongst the fallen
In defiance I shout a caustic cry
Invoke invisible Power invincible

The Star shattered Dawn
The beholden Spirit of Destiny
I am He...

One is Strength and One is Wisdom
One thwarts the bleak collapsing fall
One attains the gifts of Reason
Empowered with the bitter Truth
Through suffering perseverance to the end
One Strength emerges Frozen in Steel

Dark brooding ways come close at hand
Bearing the Light of a new day
Tribulate occupy the decayed thrones
As sweet as fire
Glorious Dawn upon the Plateau of Might
Now burns

Straining laughter forth from my mouth
A peal of chimes crowning death
I will bear the children of the world
Carry the Wise on the shoulders of fools
Spite and spit guide sight to the rest
Who in the distance wither and die

Bolts of Fear (of pain, of disease)
Father Struggle awaits in ambush
Winds buffet with no known recourse
A challenge in Glory and Force...

Sabbat (UK) - most of the Dreamweaver album...

Re: Favourite metal poetry
March 12, 2011, 06:47:57 PM
NUCLEAR WAR GODS OF WAR, NUCLEAR WAR GODS OF WAR  x5

Re: Favourite metal poetry
March 23, 2011, 10:48:22 AM

"Life has no meaning, unyielding obsession
Grasping at strings of a life I once knew
Death by my own hands, achieving objective
Blade to my throat, I calmly greet death"

"Stricken to live, Hell on Earth
Shackled and bound we lie
Praise of Death life's a dream
We're only living to die"