Lyrics

I'm including a short explanation of each tune and showing you the original and new lyrics side by side.

Unrest for Melancholy Men (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)

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The beginning of this torrid holiday tale centers itself on Azrael’s birth and foreshadows what’s to come. At this stage in the story, the earth is in great turmoil, thus the melancholy men who can get no rest from their suffering. Cultures from around the world are looking for answers. The song lyrics basically warn the human race that this demon is now born and will seduce every last mind on this planet into altering their morals and convictions to suit his purpose unless man refocuses. He is not at all direct but very insidious.

New Lyrics
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Unrest for melancholy men
Who wallow in dismay
For Azrael, the lone Butcher
Was born upon this day
To steer us all toward Satan's ends
And lead us all astray
There'll be absence of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
There'll be no more comfort or joy

In affluence, O Azrael
Unholy babe was born
And laid in modern hospital
Upon this wretched morn
The which His Father Abaddon
Imparted him with scorn
Toward man, no more comfort or joy
Comfort and joy
There'll be no more comfort or joy

Future unelected wraith sent to destroy
to destroy
Rejoice! It's man's terminus!
Reveal! Vatican's accomplice!
Rejoice! Mankind Azrael destroy!

Original Lyrics
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God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

In Bethlehem, in Israel
This blessed Babe was born
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessed morn
The which His Mother Mary
Did nothing take in scorn
O tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Earthen Kings (We Three Kings)

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At this point in the story, the kings of the world have already created regional unions to help them maintain a tighter grip over citizens and global policy. This was done at the behest of Azrael under the guise of solving other smoke screen surface issues and has already caused suffering as a by-product of new policies. Little do they know, the greatest suffering is to come. The kings of the world are bringing alms to the new king (Azrael) and continually granting him more influence over policy until he is officially crowned (in public or behind the scenes) and betrays these kings.

New Lyrics
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Earthen kings of modern world are
Bearing gifts they traverse afar
O'er region union, human communion
(To) offer up man's new czar

Born a king, a phantom arcane
Crowned with blood of mortals he's slain
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign

The course of man discloses its plight
Azrael is exalted this night
Scourge the earth, crowned king from birth
Quell creature imprint, decreed to smite

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb

Glorious now behold Him (Azrael) arise
King betrays those who crowned him with lies!
Gnashing, Failing, Trembling, Wailing
Shake the earth's core with their (man's) cries!


Original Lyrics
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We three kings of orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar.
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.

Born a king on Bethlehem's plain,
Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign.

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breaths a life of gathering gloom.
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.

Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and Sacrifice.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Sounds through the earth and skies.


Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

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A note about the song:

I debated on whether to include this song because it so ubiquitous during the season and almost played out, but I thought it needed to be heard in a death metal context. Much of the music produced by the late 19th/early 20th century Russian composers was basically the death metal of its time. It was passionate, aggressive, bleak, dark, unconventional and open-minded, reviled and revered at the same time, disturbing and shocking to convention. I love aggressive and passionate music in any genre - jazz has hard bop, classical has these Russian composers and we have death metal!

O Come, O Come Azrael (O Come, O Come Emmanuel)

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At this point, Azrael is fully self-actualized but the lyrics to this one don't address the story as much as the other songs. Instead, this song serves as more of an invocation. The guitars in the beginning and middle are designed as a swallowing force to sink the mind into the meditative subconscious and create complete focus for the invocation. This song is basically an anthem for misanthropes everywhere!! So turn out the lights, break out the candles and sing - REJOICE!!!

New Lyrics
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O come, O come, Earth's future lies in Hell
And all will worship Azrael
Who reigns in exaltation here
And whispers siren's call in man's ear

Rejoice!!!!!!
Rejoice!!!!!!
O Azrael
Shall come to thee, deliver man to hell

O come, Thou Rod of Satan, free
Cleanse earth from man's tyranny
In dreamstate, unaware you enslave
And draw Man closer to the grave

Rejoice!!!!!!
Rejoice!!!!!!
Man's on its way to hell
and helpless under Azrael

O come, Thou hailstorm cast Thy net of fear
On spirits by Thine advent here
Assemble swirling sands to erase,
With death’s dark shadows, man's whole earthen trace!

Rejoice!!!!!!
Rejoice!!!!!!
Man's on its way to hell
and helpless under Azrael


Original Lyrics
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O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save
And give them victory o'er the grave

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel