Cathedral : The Ethereal Mirror

Doom Metal / United-Kingdom
(1993 - Columbia Records)





Lack-lustre vacuum magnetises the land,
Scopeless material in ruthless demand,
Concrete spectacle superficially grand,
Divine animation buried in sight.

We'll rise from the ashes of stagnation,
Crystal warriors of damnation.

Nullified grafters manufactured from the womb,
Out of the repro-clinic into household tomb.
Drag the nothing tiring through coal-dark underground,
Drive the wheels of iron round and round.


Scouring eyes sear through that book of lies,
And to the truth, well our search is dignified.
Whilst the yawny drone of physical machinery
March in robot mode to terminal destiny.
Microscopic observance, forsaken innerland,
Spiritual inertia, absorbed in bland,
Well our significance shan't sink in their charade,
'Cos through their drab pantomime I say we're gonna ride!



Adorned daggers, ruby hilted swords,
Unfailing crucifixes, striking mortal cords,
Huge violent serpents in volumes rolled,
All holy poisons poured in cups of gold.
Ooh these instruments so blessed and old,
Here lay death's sceptre - truth untold
Without mercy or

Love, forgiveness - exile me,
Blades of goodness set me free,
Madness my destiny,
Alone forever exile me.

Sharp swords, bright lightings set brave souls free,
Past God's blind eyes through infinity,
Of all these vessels transformed to clay,
Rich ashes blown to dust - swept away!
Now take me steel to the gift of skies,
Deliver me from weakness from this flesh that rides.
Without pity or;


Ooh to think how pleasant your touch would be,
In that all my lovely limbs would fall away,
And drop to nothing in their soft decay.
Unto my frail heart, the worms shall find a door,
Enter the weary pulp - into the core!
As all of my flesh lay soft on the floor,
Released this soul from me, forevermore!
Into the loud tide screaming silent words,
Out of this dreary world in screeching awe,
Without earthly



Sliding down a mountain, as dusk passes to day.
The antidote of elation, now lifeless masses wake.
Jaws of suxiety open, the luring vampire of agility,
A fatal invitation, sight hazing from me.

Oh midnight mountain, I require,
Inner re-location, back to pinnacles high.

Drowning in empty faces, sinking in banal.
I crave the isolation of eventide when perception climbs,
I just need the injection, a dose to boost my flight,
A sonic blast of moonlight, nucleus ignites

Oh midnight mountain, now I'm revived,
Stimulus transcending back to pinnacles high.

Screaming at doleful skies, absorbing all my sighs,
Responding to my cries - downcast a thunder of reprise,
Won't let the next sunrise, signal my landslide,
From ecstatic highs, I'm on top of their demise.


Fountain of youth, lifespirit flows
Into a well of truths, of cold and dim repose.
I craved to be as high as the pillowy clouds,
To walk amongst the tall,
Who used to look back down and frown.

Now here I stand by the wasteland, where our dreams began.
From these once golden fields our curiosity ran...

I chased the sugar claw through temptation's door,
The bitterness I found...sweetness I taste no more
From the play ground to the slayground,
The sombre middleground absords the emptiness.

Look back across the marble sea of discovery,
A fountain of innocent flows in juvenescence.

I'm resident in corridors of sentiment.
I face the wall - discovery terminal,
But there's no more false truths I wish to discover,
And I am physically unable,
To tread back down those corridors.
Fountain of youth, oh how I bathed in your innocence,
And now in cold repose, I must face the bitter truth...


Cold sin and fire, burning wrath and anger,
This crippled splendour of lust so dire yeah!
Insane visions of beauty, groanings so empty,
Wriggling in agony, the frail corpse of love that's me.

Hair and eyes limbs and faces,
Bending hard in fierce embraces.
Ooh this loveless rage, come give me pain -
Arcane exotica, ooh grim luxuria.

Twisted lust on fire,
Love the bastard liar.

Sick grins of pleasure, warped torsos in heaven,
Bending tongues - saliva, licking lifeforms of grotesque.
On the floor bones cracking, like evil dogs mauling,
Grunting in this ecstasy, - shaking, screaming, clawing me!

Pleading eyes mangled faces,
Torn apart, in growling places.
Ooh this seething cage, white light in vain,
Arcane exotica - grim luxuria.

Twisted lust on fire,
Love - the bastard liar.
Oh sweet sanctity, -
Hell is pouring over me.


Here, gibbering alone...oh the earth and heavens,
They so tire me, tomorrow's dreams encased
In a velvet sanctuary.
The crumbled throne of worldly gain,
Is glory forgotten, and now just nothing remains.

We've come too far, we are so close,
One soul, inside, one forever weeping.

As the vain morning dawns all life fades away,
You can take me now, beyond the violet veil,
And whatever flames the night in these deeds I've done.
In fate's control, at last my time has come.


Death is death, the little host that squirms,
Smell the dark - the coffin's closed,
And I so soft - ooh so soft, no movement,
And no breath, no ears, no nose - no eyes.
Death is death, in life's sepulchre -
No sight, no sound, no cry, and
Always...always... death is
Death - yeah! (Alive again).

Eeeaaergh - damp skin in greying sheets,
Decaying bed absorbing me,
Bleached white ceiling above - dehydrating visions of love.
Vitality slides back down the walls,
Saturating the velvet floor,
Numbness writhes in all I adore,
Wasting here, can't see the door...



Your face, the furnace of my soul
The endless lies that we told
Clear blue waters in which we bathed
The yesterdays we failed to save

Still I see how we cannot be

Ashes you leave as you ascend from me

The leaves that fell unto our graves
And with the love that we made
The tree that filled my eyes
Tomorrow's yesterdays in stone engraved

Still I see we cannot be

Ashes you leave as you ascend from me

Oh the black you gave me
The love you gave me
The anti-fears of pain
Our love's my shelter
I try to fill up
Clouds of dust
It was a lie
Snow in those eyes
I tasted that wine too much
And now I sit
Beside our graves
And hold her hand

Weep for autumn skies shrouded in misty air
Weep for thy solemn dearth and for thy chill despair

Ashes you leave as you ascend from me



As shadows pass
In the misty night
Over though, on and moving fast

Ashes to life

Into darkness into night


Hear the calling,
Any other way.
A faint slithering....
A form blooming,
A vision or nightmare?
Shadows motioning.

Bled hollow/holler
Agents so hateless
Eyes all grown ordained
Reflections frozen,
Smiles so darkless,
And for the days contained.

Oooh it's creeping closer,
Oh it's here again.

Break - your wealth - has fallen,
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Seriously don't know here
Drenching down the halls.
Bleeding angels...?...of heaven,
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. blood and see,
That sin has come to call!

And hunger for the blade.
A wriggle purple,
Anguish and mourning,
Squelching for the chain

I sunkered, greend lips mulching,
Hunger trickling.
Into the gates - The Jelly Master
Wobbling, Jiggiling.

Smooth and soft,
I'm all sweet.
Just too brave for meeah!
Shredding, rotting in the face of death
A vacuum slide ---Awake Again!

And all my heart,
Absolved in filth.
A rested anguish - sorrow and woe
Into nothingness - so low

Paint earth this groaning, oh!
Mottled rapids ...drowning snow
All lonely on the word alone
Towards DoomWards
Here I go!
Oh so low

Roaming through,
This liquid maze.
Slithering path,
Ancient pay/pave
To the stinging place,
The loving phaze.
Jiggling master,
Take me on my way.
All but butterflies here,
This wriggling haze.
Beyond decay

To nothingness and nether-peace...
I scream and roar.
(goodnight master)


Wishing that the sun would shine,
Flesh wasting dreams inside.
In this prison burning light,
Which fades on the outside.

I only want to believe,
That there's a place better for me,
A union where lost souls meet,
Where I can share this flame with thee,
Hide and reach beyond entropy,
In all that you seek - burn with me.

11. HYPNOS 164

Paralyzed Sunset, Blind Eyes To The Dawn
Form Magic Wings - Drift Through Black Skies
Crystal Voyager Eternal In Peace
Sends Dreams To Humans - Laid To Rest In Weary Sleep

Superior Lifeform With Velvet Textured Tongue
Licks My Conscience - Feel The Anger And Pain!!!!
Pleasure Drips Forth From Lovely Blue Eyes
Ride Upon Lakes Of External Animal Love!

Sleeping Wisdom, Eternal Night
Hypnos Kingdom - Darkness Shining Bright
Beautiful Dreamer - Beast Of Daylight
Twilight Magician Gave You Astral Sight

Bright Red Carpet Beyond The Haunting Eye
Open The Third One Fly Summer Chylde!!!!
Templar Cadaver, Sons Long After Will
Roll A Monster Boulder Up The Eternal Hill
Transformation, Perplexed Delight
Thee Man Becomes A Lion With Seething Might
Cleansing Dream God, Has Put Wrong To Right
Elegant Creature Eats The Human Race!

Tortured Spirits Of The Animal Kingdom
Haunt Evil Man In Premonition
Gracious Children Of Earthly Devotion
Hibernate In Hypnos-Salvation

(Saviours Dream)

Caverns Of Your Mind Explode
The Marble Staircase Now Unfolds
Come Inside A Better Life
Where Animals Rule The Roost

(Awake To The Question...)

Nature Bleeds In The Hands Of Human
Must The Only Good One - Be A Dead One


Winged Disciples Of The Nocturn Dream
Descend Upon The Fortress Of The Tyrants Creed
In Their Search For Midas, How Many More Must Bleed?
Father Supernature - Grant The Final Deed, Please Yeah

Children Screaming Velvet Sorrow
In Tombstone Rulers Burning Land
Love Shall Send Them To The Gallows
Retribution Is At Hand

Immortal Rotation In A Wordless Hearse
Cosmic Funeral, Of Mothers Afterbirth
Lord Release The Dragons From The Pall Bearing Sky
Our Sorrow Is Navigation, To Breathe Their Hate Goodbye - Yeah!

Through A Screen Of Crimson Shadows
Weeping Angel Flaps His Wings
Void Of Sin, Engulfs And Swallows
Tragic Dust Of Futile Man

C'Mon Now, Oh Yeah! ! !

Karma Has Brought You Our Way
And Now We're Tolling Your Bell
Purple Unicorns Will Guide Me
To Fleets Of Lost Angels

Ooh Disco Supernova Do The Martian Bossanova
Can Ya Dig It?
Let's Groove - Sonic Muthafucka!!!!

Demons Inside We
Have Burned You Now We've Expelled
They Chased You Down Satan's Highway
We Bid You Found Farewell


[I. Velvet Forest Of Enchantment]

Violet Dawn, Misty Mourn
Black Tree Upon The Velvet Lawn
Summer Faces - Poisoned Flowers Thorns
Blackbird Sings A Jaded Requiem

Engine Storm, Earth Reborn
Caterpillar Never Settling Down
Concrete Cancer In Your Empty Town
Brain - Ticket Brought Me To...Hallow Ground

[II. Doomed Man]

I Am Society, The Ghoul Of All Mankind
I'll Crawl All Over You & Numb You Deep Inside
I'll Eat Your Silver Cross, Behind It You Can't Hide
Stone Will Become Of You, Withered Shall Be Your Pride
Angels I've Chased Away, Now Demons Pull Your Mind

Closer Toward Your Prize Of The Hell In Which I Entice
In My Infernal World All Wealth You've Sacrificed
The Clay Has Formed - It's Too Late To Meditate & Exorcise...

[III. Along The Tranquil Riverbanks]

Blind Reality I've Seen And Cast Away
I Am A Child From The Forest Of Dismay
Ancient Deities Are Screaming Out My Name
From The Splendour Of The Inland Waterways

[IV. Drifting Through Neptune's Veins]

Golden Horses Pull My Chariot
Black Angels On The Viaduct

On The Hill The Dark Horse Stands, Softly Calling You
Underneath The Blood Red Moon, Frost And Fire Gloom
Usurper Of Lost Innocence, Magic, Iron & Stone
I'm The King Of The Dead, With One Foot In Hell
Awaiting To Greet The "Red Turd Upon The Horse Shouting Tally Ho!"

Here We Come Entranced By The Mellow
Hey! Ho! It's The Man With The Silver Pipe!!!!

Headblaster Of Reality, Evil Priest From Hell
Unveils Endless Solitude With Pink Misery Snow
After And Forever In Eternal Loch Ness
Clouds Of Dirty FX Sex Drive Cemetery

"We Are Not The Living, We Are The Dead, We Offer What You've Given"
Not The "Majestic Elegance Of The Gracious Swan..."

[V. Rocket Launch Wizard]

Interrupted By A Needy Stop At The Purple Ale House
...The Wizard Returns!

[VI. The Drifters Theme]

Drift Away, Forget The Chores Of The Day
And Why Not Forget Yourself - Why Not Forget Your Name?
The Law Of The Land Is Great
- Numb and Blind Men, They Dictate Hate


Under The Sun, The Children Of The Moon

For The Masses They Pray, Beside The Crystal Lake
The Squawk Of The Gull Awakes Us To Man's Fate
Nature And Smoking Be Our Mate.....

[VII. Lands End]

Watching Me As I Glare Out At Seas
Creator Of All Deceit
The Sand Demon
Offers Me A Garish Sweet

[VIII. Stone Man Finale]

[a) Moonlight & Manor Reprise - "Chant Of The Nocturndoz"]
[b) Lavatory Logic]

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