Mournful Embrace of Aeons

by Mysteriarch

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American symphonic black metal act, Mysteriarch, return with their sophomore release of intricate and epic darkness. Mournful Embrace of Aeons narrates the demise of humanity, the failure of religion and the freedom of the spirit through a framework of sweeping grandeur. In the end, truth is realized outside of an earthly and physical prison.


released January 26, 2012



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Symphonic Black Metal band from Charlotte, NC. Formed in 2001.

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Track Name: Crossing the Primordial Threshold
In the shadows of our existence
Ancient mysteries shrouded in secrecy
We embark on this journey
To cross the primordial threshold

Rising toward the spheres unknown
We venture through the starlit expanse

Once ordained within the spheres
Of the celestial vortex
Now conceived through astral fire
On this forsaken voyage... beyond

Encircled by the radiance of night
Engulfed within a pellucid orb

From the fires of impurity
The forging of our legacy
Our time has come
To usurp the throne

Now I know what lies beyond
Through destiny's gates
We'll be left to dwell
In the abandoned planes of infinity

Ensnared by the shackles of time
Life's trammels shall be our curse
Into the fathomless depths we fall
Track Name: Arcane Ravel
I walk a path enshrouded by night's shadow
Into the labyrinth of darkness unhallowed
As now the chambers of light fall before me
I bear the crest of eternal glory

The thorns of chaos entwine
As en emblem of death
When the sun sets in disgust
You will take your last breath

Gaze into the looking glass
Of the ultimate deception
Cryptic secrets are veiled within
The dark void of consciousness

Unleash the forbidden powers
From within the dormant mind
Trespass beyond the seal
Of the silent watcher's shrine

Invert the sigil bound as three
Draw your sword against the trinity
We raise the crown of infinite night
To herald the dawn of heaven's blight
Track Name: Solace Beneath the Shroud
By mortals' hands the devil was crowned
In the nets of Belial dark powers bound
Scourge of heaven, thy nemesis
Hoisting the powers to which God submits

The lie that echoes in your tomb of worship
Is the festering shadow
Which bleeds through the surface

As a mystic spell seared in eternity
A broken cosmic reel bound in infinity
An ocean of tears could not awaken
Your thorn-crowned nameless desperation

Silence the breath of humanity
Rise from the ashes of ignominy
Poison the current of divinity
The serpent lurks among you effortlessly

Finding our salvation in the garden of iniquity
A glorious return to what was meant to be
As we stand above you in the fading light
Drinking from the chalice
To intake the unholy might

Lord of night, grant us thy mystic powers
Enrapture us in darkness
God's pathetic religions
We will not follow
Track Name: Paragon of Forsaken Virtue
As the night consumes the final dawn
Nebulous secrets call beyond the fog

My heart encased in stone
Yet sorrow dwells within
Thorns adorn my throne
Enshrined by immortal sin

I rise again to fall into darkness
I rise again as the astrum argentum

The consecration of fleshly demise
Watching empires fall beneath blackened skies
Chastised in blood as his sheep now repent
Rejoicing in their false God's impotence

In the darkness I stand now immortal
Engulfed in sin, I reign eternal

Sequestered in the silent resonance
Within the ashes of life's incense

Hell's fires rise to engulf heaven
Leaving no trace that it exists

No peace is found in the haunted sanctuary
Lost in a world of imaginary fears
Cursed with the burden of a loathsome perception
Under the spell of blackened delirium

Sow the wind and reap the maelstrom
Drown the voice of reason
Lost to shame and dead to honor
Dispraised in blank despondency
Track Name: Mournful Embrace of Aeons
Artifacts of the great cycle
Destruction of the world-age doctrine

Thrust into a blackened void
The effacement of all consciousness
Entrapped within dimensional thoughts
Forbidden tortures eternally wrought

Through the portals of forsaken flesh
Where the spirit and psyche digress
Mesmerized by the infernal flames
As we await the blood-drenched aeon

Execrate the false theistic lie
Through this doctrine of retribution
From the crypts of inhumanity
Where our wager of sin is absolution

Servants of darkness
Patrons of blasphemy
Our prodigious wisdom
Shall bring forth sovereignty

The end of ages
We now foresee
As Armageddon
Beholds our destiny

Praise humanity's fall
Life's hourglass expired
A tenebrous epoch
Approaches indubious

Following the path
Towards extinction
As this existence
Becomes a retrospection
Track Name: Labyrinth of Gnosis
Birthed into this futile
Abject desolation
Disparity's indulgence
Sin humanitas

In the shades below
An altar of flesh defiled
Of man and of God

Innocence condemned and sacrificed
By my hand, unholy domination

Fates decreed with savage expedience
Beget ends of a terrible nature

Who is condemned?
Who is redeemed?
Behold the commencement
Of ghastly tortures

I shalt thrust a dagger
Into the collective mind
Without purpose or reason
Except of chaos and blood

In the tunnels of broken mind and soul
A creation without center or boundary
Life is lost in this all-consuming passion
Is the world my soul or my soul the world?

Falling deep into an endless void
Visions of horror manifest
As darkened forces invade your soul
Now possessed you shall beckon their will

I consecrate the arrival
Of the one you disfavor
The legions of light shall perish
And darkness will consume all
Track Name: Doctrine of Serpents
Eternal night
Nocturne of beauty
Inviolate darkness
Unyielding, undefiled

A universal
Living cosmos
Transcending all
Inchoate perception

The quintessential essence of all creation
Reaps the glorious blessing of extinction
Recite the mystic, secret incantation
To exorcise thy dissonant enthrallment

Beyond all limits, beyond all time
We shall bring forth all to purpose
Sempiternal, abstruse mysteries
Forever veiled, preternatural

From the ashes of our pride
By virtue of our wonder
For those with eyes to seek the wisdom
All is revealed

Dark mistress, dark lover
Worshipful oblivion
The substance of transcendence
Dark specter, dark altar
Pulsating presence in elusive silence

Chaos is order and all is nothing
Now brought forth
To pervade this acquiescence

Order is chaos and nothing is all
This despotic wisdom
The meaning of existence