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.

Sonntag, 20. Juni 2010

Ofermod - Rape the World

Ofermod - Rape the World - Mysterion tes Anomalias (2005)

The lyrics of Rape the World contain several languages; Finnish and Hebrew, I guess, and Latin. The album’s title Mysterion tes anomalias is Ancient Greek and means The mystery of lawlessness as well as The mystery of sin.

The latin lines are:

Introibo in sephirah tuam
adorabo ad templum sanctum tuum
in timore tuo...

Propter inimicos meos
dirige in conspectu tuo viam meam

They are almost perfect, and it’s (grammatically) easy to understand what they mean:

I’ll enter your Sephira,
I’ll adore/ invoke your holy temple
in your fear…

Because of my enemies
focus my way on your horizon/ field of vision.

The Sephirah (singular: Sephiroth) meaning "enumerations", are the 10 attributes/emanations in Kabbalah, through which God (who is referred to as Ein Sof - The Infinite) reveals him/herself and continuously creates both the physical realm and the chain of higher metaphysical realms.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sephirot


Kriver hat gesagt…

Hi, we are Kriver, a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band from Brazil and we woudl like to know an e-mail from the owner of this blog that we could contact.

We just released our first EP entitled "Toxic Blood" and we're searching for channels where we can promote it.

Our e-mail is kriverofficial@gmail.com

Visit our myspace: www.myspace.com/kriverofficial

Greetings from Brazil
Keep in touch!

Curwen hat gesagt…

Hi there, how are you doing?
First than all, allow me to say this blog is awesome, you're doing a great and quite interesting work here.
Second, I have a request, would you please translate the latin part of the lyrics for this band?
Which, by the way, if you don't know yet you should probably check out, it's awesome.
Thanks in advance, see ya!

PS Sorry for not sending and email, I couldn't find the adress!