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The Nemean Ordeal

by Dekadent

Paean I. 01:20
Embraced as a Ruler For the Here and the Beyond A midday moon granting its serpentine gaze White Queen knifing its Crest upon my face Unhanding the harm by the Virtue of Black Celestial Cone I submit to the infinite reign of Pleroma Hand me Thy crown For the time is passing out of Thine veins Surrender Thy sword Archon of Lies —Thou hast been denied Graced as their ruler From here to beyond Kissed by the moon Embraced by the stars Grinding the silvery Egg Return to the Void Back to the Abyss Vast as the dark waters I drown in existence In the ocean of spirits Anoint me in kozmos Devoured by Time! Whole! Immersed by the shade of this parallel existence Reaching the beacon of heavenly rebirth I surrender my sword I hand down the crown Now, hand me the Wine!
Sunlight piercing through the Night Morning saying Goodbye God-sword slicing The Dark Arrows shining from the stars Bring forth the fire, bring forth the knife Witness the final gaze of my long-serving eye Goodbye and farewell to the Night release my hand and die unto Daylight Now end your torch, now blunt your knife Grant me your final gaze – Kiss the scythe Brave the pain, submit to the warmth Receive the ease, repose in accord Soar amidst the Times, embrace the void Greet the eternity and kiss the scythe Turning into a fucking leontocephaline Into a beast of forgotten worlds a playful Caduceus, a Kerukeion of Gods A handful of keys, yet the gate seem unopened Finally grants the thunderbolt to exude of the human self Shedding forever - dripping forever ... Turning into forever ... Qasireu of Eternity Child of the Abyss Bred by the Kiss of life Becoming the shadow-self! Shedding forever - dripping forever ... Turning into Eternity ...
Blazing vortex of heavenly matter Warrior king returns Seize the share, drink the gold watch Wanasa burn Rise above the throne With thunder in your Eyes Hail victory - Lord of Eternity watching you dance without your limbs speaking my name in my dreams awake Raping the Monad I saw you rip the wings off my Eagle I saw you release your golden Wolves while riding your headless horse with a mountain on your spine I saw you destroying my Church with your scepter I saw you mutilate my gods With sickle in my chest and hammer in their hands The face behind all evil As divine being transcends Save me on my knees Bring war upon my land Take me to your halls To whatever end Bear the finiteness Supreme and Absolute Infinite and eternal!
Gazing into downfall The King of kings at my side with hell unfolding I but close my eyes and delve to darkness Faithful knights no longer ride my demons Silently they wait and sate the monster Invisible - Invincible! Golden gate of Heavens melting Seraphs shedding tears and scream in silence I but close my eyes and await the moment Sever my head unto the anvil Let me bleed and bear the anguish I can see them fast descending One by one they come and greet the King of kings — Not me For I am the One who bleeds For I stressed my defiance by building denial I burned your asylums as Destroyer of Zions With iron & fire Countered genuflection Whose words are on my mind, on my lips, and in my heart? Rebinding my hands in oath and Veneration still crossing myself in fear and desperation Lend my Thy Heart Grace me with strength for yet another rebirth Another journey through Hell -How to please our gods with wisdom with gifts from hell or holy kingdom?-
Chase the soul of ancient passion Spit the vermin of grandiloquent grace Kharis touches my broken temple Through repentance I greet Thy syzygies Snakes ascending from the skies Exhaling their rhymes of venom I can see my very eyes in incarceration Stranded in reality I escape to kenoma Engulfing the bonfire of the pale moon to gain the strength of Yesteryear Walking the path of an endless circle to reach the chalice of my crimson reward Passing into a reflection of my shadow forevermore Again I greet the celestial eagles and offer my liver to their beaks come with thunder, for I yearn the cold numb my putrid flesh that reeks Care for gold has long been lost Give me blood, give me stones, give me dirt I wish for the anchor of tranquilly grace for I’m a worm sanguine since birth Kings of Flesh, Flesh of Kings Marking the return of the Stardust Colossal flesh bearing your name Prepare for return Prepare for rebirth Make me into one of those pillars in your whitest temple
I can see a man without a face looking at me Eating my tongue, tearing me limb by limb Divine fire I await for thy prime ordeal Basilevs Basileon - Take this gift of flesh Red thine lips with carnal wine Lest I rest my head in flames’ embrace in crapulence All hail the Lion and the faceless king Champion of pain - Father of snakes Whose waters I drink and never repent And the graves are many as stars they shine for all the gods to see Shall I ever plead for mercy then hold no tomb for me And the stars are many yet all fall once they grow too great to be Scatter my dust in the Desert of Shadows and leave Still the Moon and the Sun keep shining with their crescent smiles so strange whipping the back of the great Lion as if waiting for the times to change Aeons withstand the change - They conquer time With giants blowing the sands away Through their temple of bones my spirit remains dark amidst the day It’s a death of the Lion, the King is dead My soul at the gateway, building new path damning the gods - unleashing their fury now breaking away Liberation at last, no sight of a lion or torment one would remember A mere settled dust in the wind, oh so tender ...


released June 7, 2019


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DEKADENT is a representation of individual expression, based on the foundations of extreme metal music. Not limited by any musical genre, the art of Dekadent does not avoid tasting the beauty and splendor of melody and exploiting it's emotional vastness. It is not corrupted by the ideals of commercialism as it stands true to creativity and originality no matter the mainstream or public criteria. ... more

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