Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness

Artist: Morbid Angel
Release: Altars Of Madness


1. Immortal Rites

Gathered for a sacred rite
Subconscious minds allied
Call upon immortals
Call upon the oldest ones to intercede

Rid us of our human waste
Cleanse our earthly lives
Make us one with darkness
Enlighten us to your ways

From churning worlds of mindlessness
Come screams unheard before
Haunting voices fill the room
Their source remaining undefined
Shadows cast from faceless beings
Lost for centuries

Lords of death, I summon you
Reside within our brains
Cast your spells upon our lives
So that we may receive
The gift of immortality
Bestowed on those who seek you

Gathered for a sacred rite
Subconscious minds allied
Call upon immortals
Call upon the oldest ones to intercede

Rid us of our human waste
Cleanse our earthly lives
Make us one with darkness
Enlighten us to your ways

Lords of death, I summon you
Reside within our brains
Cast your spells upon our lives
So that we may receive
The gift of immortality
Bestowed on those who seek you

Immortal rites

2. Suffocation

Laugh at the tragedies
Mock with disrespect
Goats under rule of father time
Leeches pass judgement on their fellow kind
And die when their inner self goes astray

Alas, I pay homage to the ancient ones
Speak my name!
Raise the staff of the morbid priest
Descend into the fires of the true law

Suffocating evil smoke arise
Cleansing the masses in iniquity
Cauldrons blaze in sanctifying ritual
Vile crematory burns my eyes

Mortals filled with despair
They quest to foresee their fate
Caverns below await the wine to flow
Rape the harvest of souls

I watch in awe as the crucifiers march
Killing time, killing all I see
Another moon rise, human waste
Screaming: ”Why hath thou forsaken me?”

Suffocating evil smoke arise
Cleansing the masses in iniquity
Cauldrons blaze in sanctifying ritual
Vile crematory burns my eyes

It’s the dawn of the crucifiers
Suffocation
It’s the dawn of the crucifiers
Suffocation

Suffocating evil smoke arise
Cleansing the masses in iniquity
Cauldrons blaze in sanctifying ritual
Vile crematory burns my eyes

3. Visions From The Dark Side

Dark eyes, shadows grim
They come for me
Midnight chimes, blackened earth
The evils rise

Pits of hate open wide
Chasms of my dreams
Last of chimes
Monks arrive and take my mind again

Waste polluted memories
Acid rivers flow
Vigil for this land’s decay
Sounding from below

Dogs of war, Satan’s own
Plotting all their sins
Weapons aimed at liberty
My vision – no one wins

Take my mind
All the way
The dark side calls
I shan’t resist

Men forever rot in pain
Mind machines control
Toxic rains scouring brains
Victimising souls

Winds of war suffocate
Voodoo in the sky
Breathe the gases, breathe no more
My vision – all will die

Take my mind
All the way
The dark side calls
I shan’t resist

Cut myself and release the blood
Pains of a thousand years
Pathic sights, journey’s end
Descent into another world

My time has come to meet the masters
All the corporate lords
I’m not afraid to face all their trials
Slavery
In the end they’ll still have no power over me

Daylight shines blind
My eyes waken to another day
Tribulation now has passed
But the dreams remain

Walls of sleep fade away
Abandonment of wonders
Monks of knowledge bid farewell
And leave me with these visions
From the dark side
Visions
From the dark side

4. Maze Of Torment

Life betrayal, a warping rage
Evil ripping caverns through your mind
Immolation, in blood you’ve signed your soul away
Sickening life ends, but the horror has just begun

Vultures moaning a funeral dirge
Walls await to cradle you and rip your soul apart
Incessant screaming echoes through the maze
Insanity approaches, imminent demise

Maze of torment…

Stricken from the holy book, deliverance to pain
Effigy of Jesus Christ burning in your mind
Voices cry out to bid you welcome
Locked within the dungeons of darkness
No escape!

Maze of torment…

Passing through corridors embedded with scars of those who have gone before you
And left their marks

Warning comes too late to save you now
Visions of suffering stab from the inside

You pray for death
Mourning does no good as you can only die once

Souls are being raped by the maze
Lost in these halls endlessly

Maze of torment…

5. Lord Of All Fevers And Plague

Ninnghizhidda – open my eyes
Ninnghizhidda – hear my cries
Plumed serpent of the deep
Plumed serpent of the gate

I command – come before me
I command – bring the key
Rise from the depths
See the fire in my wand

Ia iak sakkakh iak sakkakth
Ia shaxul

I call forth the god Pazuzu
I call forth the lord of plague
I am of the lost
Creatures of spawn of hate

Rejoice in the heaving earth
Praise the ripping sky
Rise, spread disease
Consume their puny souls

Ia iak sakkakh iak sakkakth
Ia shaxul
Ia kingu ia cthulhu ia azbul
Ia azabua

Ride the wings of death
Ride the wings of death
Ride the wings of death
Ride the wings of…

Ninnghizhidda – open my eyes
Ninnghizhidda – hear my cries
Plumed serpent of the deep
Plumed serpent of the gate

I command – come before me
I command – bring the key
Rise from the depths
See the fire in my wand

Ia iak sakkakh iak sakkakth
Ia shaxul
Ia kingu ia cthulu ia azbul
Ia azabua

6. Chapel Of Ghouls

Ghouls attack the church
Crush the holy priest
Turning the cross towards Hell
Writhe in Satan’s flames

Crush the priest
The feeble church

Dead – your god is dead
Fools – your god is dead
Useless prayers of lies
Behold Satan’s rise

Crush the priest
The feeble church
The family of dog
Lust upon my altar

Demons attack with hate
Satan in the fires of Hell awaits
Death against you all
God, hear my death call

Crush the priest
The feeble church
The family of dog
Lust upon my altar

7. Bleed For The Devil

Come to me, lord of filth
Hear my cries, princes of nightmares
Touch us with your morbid lips
Let us taste your foulness

Bleed for the devil
Impious mortal lives
Feel the enticing power
Fill the chasm of your soul

Fill the air with the smell of death
Grace us with your magick
Fill the night with the stench of evil
I summon forth the beast

Bleed for the devil
Impious mortal lives
Feel the enticing power
Fill the chasm of your soul

Cold look in his eyes
He holds the gleaming knife
Girl cries as he cuts away the strips of flesh

Bleed for the devil
Impious mortal lives
Feel the enticing power
Fill the chasm of your soul

8. Damnation

Evil minds, grievous sins
Pagan lives have no place for law
Twisted worship, exhume the dead
Minds unite for evil cause
Death corrodes the book once strong
Evil lord destroys his foes
Plague has spread throughout the land
Revelations have begun

Call of evil’s mastermind
Christians flock to the beast
Burning crosses burn souls
Exterminate the altar of laws
Atrocities of a new reich
Holy war and holocaust
God weeps and turns his back
The time is right to destroy the world

Damnation
Fill the world with plague
Force of devastation
Tyranny from above

Damnation
Fill the world with plague
Force of devastation
Tyranny from above

Churning cities, lust so profane
Driving the will to destroy
Crippling powers I’m forced to partake
Unholy rituals
Crimes of a world barely alive
Melting debauchery
Ashes to ashes, so must I be
Lost in this misery

There’s nothing left here for me
I know of no other way
Even death cannot change my ways
I’m first in the line
To Hell we shall go

Calls of evil’s mastermind
Christians flock to the beast
Burning crosses burn souls
Time is right to destroy the world

Damnation
Fill the world with plague
Force of devastation
Tyranny from above

9. Blasphemy

I am the god of gods
Master of the arts
I desecrate the chaste
Writhe in the flesh

Blasphemy

Chant the blasphemy
Mockery of the Messiah
We curse the Holy Ghost
Enslaver of the weak

God of lies and greed
God of hypocrisy
We laugh at your bastard child
No god shall come before me

Blaspheme the ghost
Blaspheme the ghost
Blaspheme the ghost
Blasphemy of the Holy Ghost

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law
Rebel against the church
Drink from the chalice of blasphemy
Rise up against the enslaver

Blasphemy

Chant the blasphemy
Mockery of the Messiah
We curse the Holy Ghost
Enslaver of the weak

God of lies and greed
God of hypocrisy
We laugh at your bastard child
No god shall come before me

Blaspheme the ghost
Blaspheme the ghost
Blaspheme the ghost
Blasphemy of the Holy Ghost

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law
Rebel against the church
Drink from the chalice of blasphemy
Rise up against the enslaver

Blasphemy

10. Evil Spells

Caught within my evil spell
Now it’s time to burn in Hell
You were fooled, no return
You’re just a doll for him to burn

See the reaper in his eyes
Messenger, prince of flies
Brain washed with sin and death
Time to burn, my evil wrath

Evil spells
Evil spells

Bring the children down to burn
Once you fall, no return
Sin takes you by surprise
On this backwards hellbound ride

Gates of Hell drawing near
Satan loves the taste of fear
Quenching all with black desire
Burn your souls in furnace fire

Evil spells
Evil spells

Evil spells of the dead
Messengers of your death
Falling endless in your tomb
Locked within infernal doom

See the reaper in my eyes
Messenger, prince of flies
Warlock’s voice surrounds your dreams
Baking soul within your screams

Evil spells
Evil spells