Songs can be somewhat sorted, judging by perspective of narration, in two categories : individual mourning (at present or beyond time at all) and world downfall (from its cause to consequences chronologically, past to future) but both are placed in the same reality.
Status quo is being showed:
It seems at first as a desire for, or maybe nostalgia about values that was represented by God (at least as a idealized symbol of old=healhy times)or his safe,warm illusions, but it's used only to accent how empty cult of individualism of "self nominated gods" corrupted reality. Human is now detached from its context. Only death can bring ballance to our lives and put us in right place, thus we are seeking it artificially in this twisted, confusing realm. But hovever sadly it is, godless years seem to show us who are we and what is our predestination, destroying concept of human purpose created by many relligions.
Then concept of seeking knowledge about life reveals itself:
Alchemist of some kind begun his faustian quest(is it a sample from some movie?).
Journey begins from finding your own "voice", then you must be prepared for battle against all others, whose path is wrong. Some verses express truth that humans cannot exist without conflicts and are blinded by their passions. Heroic values seem to be destructive and affecting our free will, but paradoxically they made us sane in old times, through our aspirations toward dominate over our (even if selected by wrong factors) enemies. But even if so, it is rather a thesis about our motivations that would be later clarified by conclusion of album, than something deceitful that we should rebel against (this album gives some answers).
Next there are shown disturbing images of cycle we inevitably following but also how we are weakening ourselves by that. It seems that there is nothing else left than resignation and passive following. Or isolating from it, seeking absolute perfection of death. Knowing the truth about reality is a torment, which makes living on (dying)earth unbearable (or maybe it is accuse of modern world, socialization and its false, confusing ways which tries to separate humanity from its true nature and that causes inner suffering?). And then comes enlightenment...
Alchemist tried to escape the death but he only realizes that it was deceptive aspiration because afirmation and understanding of death, its role in nature and our lives (so called death impulse acting as a motivator to progress) is necessary to be trully alive (it sounds like that knowledge made him insane). Knowledge about life is useless without conception of death.
Like on their previous concept album wich was more or less extract from "Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo"(with darker but also stereotypical psychological background, like someone needs excuses for taking drugs) Atrocity on Longing for Death maintain same fatalistic and suicidal atmosphere. I hate concept behind Hallucinations because lyrics is being wrote in primitive, very literally style of emotional yelping about "Abyss of Addiction" (albeit guitarwork is inspiring). Same with their Blue Blood. I just can't accept their socially engaged lyrics about how world gone bad (at least not on level they have presented there). It's closer tied with punk or grindcore than death metal (which usually don't condemn, or estimate but rather show you reality leaving valuation up to your judgement).
Can somebody translate latin sentence in Introduction?