Dark Funeral - The Secrets Of The Black Arts (1996)
The Secrets Of The Black Arts - Full Album


link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOYsa5966LI

Dark Funeral The Secrets Of The Black Arts 1996

Black Metal

Formed In 1993

Sweden (Stockholm, Stockholm)

Lineup:

Themgoroth Bass, Vocals

Blackmoon Guitars, Vocals (on track 10)

Lord Ahriman Guitars

Equimanthorn Drums

Tracklist:

1. Shadows Over Transylvania 0:00
2. The Dawn No More Rises 3:22
3. The Secrets of the Black Arts 6:58
4. Satans Mayhem 10:22
5. Bloodfrozen 14:59
6. My Dark Desires 18:32
7. Dark Are the Path to Eternity (A Summoning Nocturnal) 21:44
8. The Fire Eternal 27:14
9. Call From The Grave (Bathory Cover) 30:55

Lyrics:

1. SHADOWS OVER TRANSYLVANIA

Moonlight - descends in the land of the shadows
The cold moon is rising, over blood red skies
Wolves - cries in the freezing night
Gathered in the twilight, to summon the master below.

Rising shadows -over blood red skies
Mournful cries - through the darkened night

Darkness - spreads in a shape of evil
Over the rising kingdom of Transylvania
Shadows - surrounds the ancient castle
The palace of death far away where no light exist

In the realms of Transylvania
The purest blood shall flow
The mortals shall please
The hunger of the undead souls

Shadows - over Transylvania
Darkness - in the land of frost
Whispers - in the winds of evil
Storms - in the blood red skies


2. THE DAWN NO MORE RISES

When darkness is upon us, and skies had turned to black
When blood rains from darkened skies and crying angels die
When the sun has burned its last rays and light no more remains
When tears of god stains the ground the dark age has arrived

Lighting strikes the realm of light
Angels burn in flames of fire
Storms from hell embrace the skies
As blackwinged hordes arrive
Infernal winds
Come forth from the byss
Satan rides the winds of wrath
Across the blackened sky

The dawn no more rises
Across the darkened horizons
Light no more shines
Over the kingdom of damnation

When shadows rise upon the earh and the horned one had returned
When light has turned to darkness and heaven has been burned

Lighting strikes the realm of light
Angels burn in flames of fire
Storms from hell embrace the skies
As blackwinged hordes arrive
Infernal winds
Come forth from the byss
Satan rides the winds of wrath
Across the blackened sky

When firestorms consume the earth
And ashes is what's left
Everlasting darkness
Forever shall remain
When the sun no more rises
Over the darkened horizons
When damnation is eternal
The dark age has arrived

The dawn no more rises
Across the darkened horizons
Light no more shines
The dark age has arrived


3. THE SECRETS OF THE BLACK ARTS

Lucifer
Show me the secrets enshrined
The hidden source of eternal wisdom
That dwells within the abyss
Infernal majesty
Guide me in my eternal search
Lead me to the ancient empire
Of dark treasures that once were lost

Lord of darkness
I speak thy name
Bestowe me a vision
From the deeps beyond the flames
Share me the power
Enchant my darkened soul
Grant me the key
To the mysteries

Wandering alone in the hall of damnation
Enlightened by the reflections of the moon
As voices of the night calls my name
I enter the halls of blasphemy
Rites of ancient sorcery unknown
Since the darkest centuries of time
The hidden chambers reveals the past
Engraved in the archways in stone

Demon lord
The apocryphal king of the abyss
Reveal the unholy secrets
Unveil the source of hellish creation
Inferal majesty
I summon the infernal forces
Let the ancient flame burn
Lord - bring us damnation

I'm an enchanter
A disciple of the art aflame
In the depths of my heart
The sigil of satan engraved
Satan
Thou who possess the greather force
I'm thy faithful servant
The words of summoning I recite

Secrets of the black arts
Secrets of the black arts

Secrets of the black arts
Secrets of the black arts


4. SATANA MAYHEM

Embraced by darkness I am lost in a silent void
Lying on a cold grave
Once mourned now forgotten

Since the day I passed the cemetary portals
I dwell in a dark emptiness
Year after hour, my veins turn to dust
In a time endless I see myselft wither away.....
Wither away

Abandoned in the silent grave I dwell
Staring into darkness with lifeless eyes

If no one hears my silent cries, forgotten and vanished
I shall always be

Forlorn of hope, chained to solitariness
With despair in my soul, I'm wrapped into obscurity

Satan
The horned emperor of depths
Lend to me dark demon wings
Grant me the strength for my journey

Enshrined in the dark in a cold black casket
Cursed to live in this grim immortal existence
Father, show mercy upon my tormented soul
Reveal the darkened path to the realms of hell.....
Realms of hell

Abandoned in the silent grave I dwell
Staring into darkness with lifeless eyes

Lord, why have you abandoned me
Why have you ignored my prayers

Forlorn of hope, chained to solitariness
With despair in my soul, I'm wrapped to obscurity


5. BLOODFROZEN

Twilight - moonrise
Awakened by the moonlight of the transylvanian night
I hear those mournful cries
Whisper from the shadows
Mesmerized by the moon
I rise from my coffin
The moonlight rays awaken my soul
From my cold sleep so dark and cold

As nightfall closes in I know the time has come
When I spread my darkened wings and become one with the night
Obsessed by eternal bloodlust
Into the embrace of the skies I fly
To satisfy my desires and kill once again
Bloodfrozen
Under the rise of the shining moon
Bloodfrozen
Through the night I'll come for you

Midnight
A nocturnal vision so cold
The shivering light of the moon
Mezmerize my soul
Again I shall kill
And end the lives of mortals
I satisfy my desires
With purest human blood

I am immortal........!!
I am eternal........!!

Dawn
As the rays of the moon fade away
I return to the chambers of my castle
Far beyond the realms the light
Once enshrined I am
Into an endless crypt of darkness
I remain bloodfrozen
Until twilight calls my name

Bloodfrozen
Under the rise of the shining moon
Bloodfrozen
Through the night I'll come for you
To take your soul to hell


6. MY DARK DESIRES

Father
I call your name upon the furious winds
I'm possessed by the spiritual strength of hell
In the chambers of my dark heart a black flame burns
Satan
I summon the horned one from the darkened realms
Grant me the darkened unholy power
To please my evil wicked lust
The coveted hour has finally arrived
The hour when darkness over skies descends
Under the pale light of the frozen moon
I prepare the virgin for sacrifice
I whisper forbidden names upon the skies
Nocturnal visions reveal before me
Nightfall embraces my hateful cries
As I fullfil my dark desires

My dark desires
My dark desires
My dark desires
My dark desires

Satan
Take my soul to hell
I must burn in the inholy flames
Satan
Take my soul to hell
I must burn to purify my weak soul
Father
I call your name upon the furious winds
I'm possessed by the spiritual strength of hell
In the chambers of my dark heart a black flame burns
Satan
I summon the horned one from the darkened realms
Grant me the darkened unholy power
To please my evil wicked lust
The coveted hour has finally arrived
The hour when darkness over skies descends
Under the pale light of the frozen moon
I prepare the virgin for sacrifice
Bring damnation upon my soul

My dark desires
My dark desires
My dark desires
My dark desires

Satan
Take my soul to hell
I must burn in the unholy flames
Satan
Take my soul to hell
I must burn to purify my weak soul


7. DARK ARE THE PATH'S TO ETERNITY (A SUMMONING NOCTURNAL)

In the cold twilight I stand
Watching the rise of the moon
In my deep dreaming eyes
The reflection shines so clear
With the burning eyes of a wolf
The moonscape I behold
I can hear the souls astray
Whisper from the shadows

Oh, beutiful night
Thou art my mistress
Enshrouded in thy mysticism
Forever I will be
Enwrapped in the darkness
I wander across the fields
Of this haunted land in solitude
Enlightened by the moon

I am eternal, a life immoral in darkness
Alone I have wandered in the mysteries eternal

In my dreams
I spread my wings
Oh, the winds are calling
My cursed name
In tranquillity
I fly into eternity
The silence is broken
By my screams

Oh, mysterious night, thou art my silent mistress
Make me once more one with the dark

Like a black raven, I fly across the haunted fields

Immortality
Runs thick through my veins
In endless shadowed time
I've wandered through the night
Ensnared by the moonlight
I howl upon the dark
Raptured by the winds
That whispers in forbidden tongues

I am eternal, a life immortal in darkness
Alone I have wandered in the mysteries eternal


8. THE FIRE ETERNAL

Demons
At night they call my name
Visions
Of my journey through the flames
Blackened eyes
Watching in the fire
Horned one
Awaits my soul in hell

Descended to the abyss
On a lifeless shore
Enshrouded in obscurity
The kingdom called my name
I saw the shadowed portals
Open before my eyes
Far away I saw the light
I entered through the chambers
In which the fire burns
The cries of damned souls
Echoed through the abyss
I gazed into the flames
Burning oh so bright
I threw myself into the deeps

Satan
Into the flames I fall
Eternally I burn
In the hellish deeps
Satan
Hell awaits my soul
Eternally I burn
Into the fire eternal

Satan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dreamlike visions
Of a journey into hell
I burned for master satan
I burned for his throne
I heard the mournful voices
Of a thousand souls
Burning for eternity
I entered through the chambers
In which the fire burns
The cries of damned souls
Echoed through the abyss
I gazed into the flames
Burning oh so bright
I threw myself into the deeps

Satan
Into the flames I fall
Eternally I burn
In the hellish deeps
Satan
Hell awaits my soul
Eternally I burn
Into the fire eternal


9. CALL FROM THE GRAVE (BATHORY COVER)

God of Heaven, Hear my cries of anguish
I'm in pain
I've suffered a thousand deaths but I live on in vain

Death would greet with eternal sleep
My soul would come to peace
My life had ceased
The time was come
Can no-one hear my pleas

Lowered down in the moisty ground
Into the dark and cold
My heart's beat the only sound
Pain tears my limbs and soul

I scream for mercy
Hear my cries
Oh, Lord don't abandon me
I'm so tired
Grant me the eternal sleep

I tear at the lid I'm suffering
In a cold and nameless grave
If Hell is what awaits me
I feel no fright