Divining the Akashic Records for Satanic Apotheosis

by Priests of Ba'al

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released September 21, 2014

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Priests of Ba'al

We are a symphonic black metal band from the USA. We're inspired by bands such as Emperor, Moonsorrow, Windir, Dark Funeral, and many others. We appreciate all art that combines darkness, beauty and majesty and we strive for that in our music.

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Track Name: Pursuing the Bloodsword of Baphomet
Through the infernal portal
Past the final circle
Beyond forbidden dimensions
A magnificent treasure awaits

I alone have deciphered
The beautiful secret
The hidden mystery of
The key to untold atrocity

An ancient weapon
Forged in cosmic birth
Channeling the radiant essence
Of the primordial Fire

Embarking upon
Thought impossible journey
The trials of Baphomet
Ruination for naive fools

Yet pure is my resolve
Erudite cosmic wisdom
Pitch black obsidian soul

At the gate I stand fearless
Preparing the ritual
Awaiting the trial
In total silence

Eldritch current
Consumes the chamber
In agonizing pain
Enveloped in fire
What have I done?

My mind unleashed
From the weak human shell
Awareness of thought and being
United - at last

As I descend into the majestic landscape
Pillars of fire and blood
Stretch to the infinite horizon

A labyrinth beyond comprehension
Where time stands still
Have long I've navigated these passages
Impossible to tell

Love, compassion and empathy fade
Like a dream of my life before death
As I seize my destiny
I turn to those who stand in my path

A spiritual weapon
Forged in cosmic birth
My disembodied hand
Grips it with triumphant rage

Victorious I rise
The heavens are cleaved
Ragged, infected wounds
Bleeding and helpless

Transcendent carnage
Boundless wrath
Conquering realms even higher
I have yet only begun
Track Name: n-dimensional Hyper-Pentagram
Reality mangled by trans-dimensional vortex
Astral projection into deep space and time
The inner sanctum unveiled to me
Embraced by the eternal cosmic night
I navigate corridors unseen

Beyond your comprehension
Beyond your feeble imagination

The sacred symbol
Hidden from light
Embedded in the cosmic fabric
Penteract manifold of power

Omnipresent, Omnitemporal
Hyper-dimensional structure
Emblem of dark dominion

Fear and awe grip my soul
As a wormhole swirls beneath me
Fractal dimensions ebb and flow
Unfolding upon themselves
Portals to murky dark realms
Euphoric delight swells within me
Realizing the infinite potential
Outside of time I explore this maze

The symbol is not mine
But it works through me

I take my place
Not in the heavens
But higher, among the stars
Mighty hordes at my command
Ravage each realm before me

The beautiful endless dark ocean of space
Fills my soul with ice cold serenity
As the starlight dwindles
The pitch black void
Is calling me...

Aeons from now
The ages of stars has passed
Entire galaxies ravaged
The hordes driven by my will
To every corner of existence
Skies black as the cosmic night

The symbol is all there is
And all there ever will be
Track Name: Rediscovery of Forbidden Knowledge
The desires of men
Weak and feeble flesh
Defile the spirit
With pursuit of mortal power

Wealth of a dozen empires
Flesh of a thousand whores
Might of a million armies
For which men would sell their souls

Far I have traveled
Into the darkest depths
Untold atrocities
I commit

Under dim candlelight
I strive to piece together
Riddles in ancient tongues
Tales of wisdom across time

Concepts long forgotten
Tomes of forbidden knowledge
Hidden from the light
Buried under aeons of dust

Though my body is weary
My mind never rests
The darkness has taken me
Together at last

Nebulous black forms
Haunt my sleep
Voices that once frightened me
Now bring me comfort

Guides on my journey
To the road less traveled
Unlocking the secret
To attain equality with God

Silence is golden
They open that which is closed
The lost word keeps the secret

Fate is not the same for all
In Vain
I am enriched by death

The disciple surpasses the master
Virtue lies defeated
From darkness comes light

One by one
The riddles are revealed
The shapes that haunt my dreams
Emerge from the moving shadows

With horror I realize their faces are mine
Eyes flickering with fire spoke inside my mind

“Come Mortal. The time is soon at hand.
Claim your true destiny and bring balance to the plan.
Sacrifice your flesh to us and pass through the crimson gate.
When your thoughts are unleashed the carnage will be great!”

With a silent word it is done
A dark chill spreads
Through every living being
A harbinger of despair
All is lost
Eternal victory of darkness