What's all this fuss about?

Latin lyrics in Heavy Metal music are a common phenomenon. The darker the music, the more evil the band wanna be. What's better than using an old, mysterious, hardly understandable, cryptic, medieval and therefore almost satanic language? Unfortunately bands seldom know how to use this language properly. So, instead of evoking the demons of the realm of evil, they just evoke a hop-frog. Clatu verata nicto! - The most of you know what happened after this wrongly spoken spell.

Normally, two questions are the result of the fact that you've just read a latin phrase:
- What does it mean? (almost everybody)
- Is it correct? (just a few latin aficionados)

This page doesn't want to make fun of mistakes in latin lyrics. I wanna answer the first question to everybody who is interested. The second question is just for myself or for the two or three weird guys out there or for bands which are thinking about using a latin phrase as well. You can contact me if you want.

Samstag, 8. Mai 2010

Belphegor - Lucifer Incestus

Belphegor - Lucifer Incestus (2003)

The album "lucifer incestus" (maculated/ outrageous lucifer) contains several latin refrains.
In the title track they sing converte linguam tuam in natibus meis, which means turn your tongue in my butt.

Other refrains can be found:
  • Diaboli Virtus in lumbar est - Devil's virtue is in the loin (better would be: diaboli viruts in lumbo est.)
  • Te invoco O Sathana - I invoke you, Satan
  • De gloria missae sanguinis - About the glory of the blood's mass
  • Inflamate Christianos! - Burn the Christians!
... to be continued

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