The Usurper by Celtic Frost

Celtic Frost

Celtic Frost

Celtic Frost were an extreme metal band from Zurich. Formed as Hellhammer in 1981, the band became Celtic Frost in 1984 and were a strong influence on the development of extreme metal. The band released its first album, Morbid Tales, in 1984. In 1988 a new line-up radically changed their style and the group disbanded in 1990 to reform in 2001. They released the critically acclaimed album Monotheist in 2006. The bad disbanded in 2008 with the departure of their frontman Gabriel Fischer.

The Usurper
Album: To Mega Therion
Date: 1985
Genre: Death Metal

Lyrics by Tom Warrior

Lend me your steel-bearing hand
So I may reign the jewel throne
My soul feels the gods’ demand
As the lost kings uphold my side

Blood and sand
Mark their way
The usurper’s tears
Guide my sword

Fantasia slept in my thoughts
As I was a son of infinity
The emperor, forgotten, rests in my dreams
As, back to the wall, I start my conquest

Blood and sand
Mark their way
The usurper’s tears
Guide my sword
Innocence and wrath
Now lie far beyond
As we cross the deserts
To reach the fortress’ gates
Tragic serenades
Are whispered in the wind
As eyes in fury
Grant us our strength

throning on the dignity of might
But the successor is to enter the hall
False truth saw them climbing the steps
But I remain the jewel throne’s choice

Blood and sand
Mark their way
The usurper’s tears
Guide my sword

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