Without Face - Astronomicon

Artist: Without Face
Release: Astronomicon

1. Weird Places

The night surrounds and closes inside
The woods’ silence cries in my mind
And a little light appears on the long dark road…

Black trees around, standing like heroes
Old witnesses of untold thoughts
As a giant shadow grows before my eyes
A castle never seen, a weird place of vile dreams
Calling inside with magic light
As it welcomes with shadows dancing around

Gloomy figures wherever I turn
The past’s dead minds shouting and burning in my fears
Let me show you God with blood
And a sword like a crucifix remembers the past

Just illusion if I dream
Just words in a brain
Just another fight inside myself
At the end of the beginning
Just words if I dream
Just words in a brain

Battles I go, dead screams burn
Bloody kisses in ever return
And dead emperors building immortal graves
To make alive what never stays: the past

Just illusions if I dream
Just words in a brain
Just another fight in myself
At the end of the beginning
Just thoughts if I dream
Just words in a brain

The shadows stop for a while
Nothing here but the past surrounds
Other ages, other fights
Came to the end but here they live
And while surprising, a mirror smiles to my shadowed eyes

2. Pit And Pendulum

In the darkness of time, in the name of God
Truth dies in the dying shout
Crying kisses or killer’s hands
And the glory grows on glorious heads
This is the truth of their god
This is the death of my belief
From the glorious mouth, deadly words come out
They want me to die

I awake but light has disappeared
Maybe it’s died like me in this dark hell
Black days, blind nights
Redemption shouts from my heart
In the killing silence, alive but dead
I’m going mad
The trembling steps I try to take
Will slowly take me
Finish my way in a pit
But I’m falling on the floor
And feel the depths before me
Just one more step would have brought me to my death!

Upon rousing, I look around
I can see by a sulphurous light
I’m chained in a low form
The final plan, the scaffold
And when this thought lights my future
I feel I can’t hold on…
So let the end take me far, let me fly over life
And when the tears flow no more, destiny will show truth

Where dreams are born
Where I escape from the demons
Hunting in tormented soul
Where no one follows
There I escape from the demons

And there are the depths I escaped from
And demons painted on the grey walls
Looking upward there is pained death
Holding a pendulum in his frightening hand
Just a second and I know
I smile upon my glittering death
The moving pendulum
Agitation of spirit keeps me awake
While I wait for my death, I’m afraid
The last minute comes, but lets me live
Rats on my straps and I can stay here
Yet my calm doesn’t live long, something smells strange
Glowing metal walls, they seem to be coming closer and closer
All that they offer
Burn or fall

3. In The Garden

Long ago died silent lips
Ghosts of lovely words
Tears of a never-ending hollow life
Jewels of the deadly nights

Memories have been lost in time
Like my fate, my soul, the faithless mind
Fever grows in empty veins
And just the garden that awaits…

With my ancient life, unknown crimes
Deadly instinct never lies
Hunts me to kill, suffer my sin
Forever and always in a dreamless dream

Over the garden, there is life waiting
Over the walls, there is blood pulsing, there is blood pulsing
Over the gates, life and death’s waiting
Over the walls, my hunger sating

Laughing breaks my heaven’s silence
Young blood haunts my aching mind
To rape my garden’s secret clarity
But I cannot stop this growing pain

Oh, in my garden, there’s life-waiting
Inside these walls, there is blood-pulsing
Inside the gates, life and death’s waiting
Inside these walls, my hunger sating…

Thrill waits to be blazed, flames up
Life’s immense current stops
The fate of you, I make it your face
Your love, your hate, your blood, your fate
Your heart, your dreams, your mind are mine
Oh, what I did, where I killed
Hands living in chains
The morning comes and I burn

4. The Violin Of Erich Zann

I remember the night
That sight’s still inside
On old men’s streets
Ghosts of never beens

Voices of the violin
Cried for many nights
Flames of the mind
Hunted evil kinds

The violin cried out to the night
Silent screaming by strings’ blood
Nowhere I found, nowhere found me
The darkness of gods
Embrace the crying of voices

He sat in the dark
Candle’s gone out
Just the mad sound
Was still in fight
Next to the window
He stared at the night
And behind the world
Space opened a mind

Coming from the ancient
Dark dimensions of refused mights
A silent man, demonic fight
By the strings of his life

5. Talamasca

From that crazy night
I never forget my love
Before he pile of logs
She stood like unconscious ghost
A last scream from the stake
Her mother was burnt, she heard the crowd

I took her far away, over the seas
Far from the fears I thought
But the demon followed
Lover of the witches and their souls

And now I had to see her there
On the place she’s always feared
The flames waited for her blood
‘Cause of her demon’s fault

I’ve never hurt you, I’ve never been
The witch you want to burn
The witch you kill!
Oh, Lasher come
Show me your love
Give me a vengeance, a great last fight
Show me your power
To show them mine
Destroy these liars, my untrue sons
The killer crowd…

And the storm came, the wind blew blood
Walls fell down on human’s flood
Souls got burnt in the flashes of anger
My witch stepped in the tower of the temple

Through her eyes, a world of sorrow
Told me a tale of fears and horror
In their hearts, she saw all lies
Her suffer made the demon awake…

I saw her falling, I saw her blood
Flowing out of her scarlet mouth
The storm stopped, the priests stood up
To take her body on the flaming logs

6. Daimonion

My mind’s remains come to life again
While my soul awakes from my senses
Night, but at once another dark’s spreading around
To feel if I were a dead in Hell

Cold and wet floor under my soles
And black walls’re crying ever pain
If the black walls cry, or is it the night
Angels’ chorus or demons’ shout?