Tara

by ABSU

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released May 23, 2001

Proscriptor: Vocals, Drums and Percussion
Shaftiel: Guitars
Equitant: Bass

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ABSU Dallas, Texas

ABSU started in 1989 in Plano, Texas. Starting as death metal, they evolved more towards a mix of black metal and thrash metal by their second album and beyond and also incorporating various elements of celtic, folk, jazz fusion, progressive rock and psychedelia into their overall sound. Lyrical themes vary from myths and legends, weaponry, sorcery, alchemy, cosmology and beyond. ... more

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Track Name: Four Crossed Wands (Spell 181)
[Chorus I:]
I'm the Knight of Wands-
Yodh is in the name
I'm swift and violent:
TRANSIENT!
The fiery part of Fire-
I'm a lightning flash
Between the symbol,
And the natal force.

[Chorus II:]
She's the Queen of Wands-
Hé is in the name
She's fermenting, yet
TRANSMITTING!
The watery part of Fire-
She's quick to receive
Between the surface,
And the process of (pro) creation.

Kan! King!
51st Hexagram
A warrior in complete armor
With wand in the left hand and torch in the right. (181)

Suí! Queen!
17th Hexagram
Her crown is topped with a winged sphere,
And rayed with flames. (181)

[Chorus III:]
He's the Prince of Wands-
Vau is in the name
He's manifesting, but
TRANSCENDING!
The airy part of Fire-
He's the "Dying God!"
Between the virtue,
And the Leader of his caste.

Yî King! Yî King!
42nd Hexagram
A shrouded warrior in full-scale armour-
On his chest, he bears the sigil "TO MEGA QHRION."

[Chorus IA:]
FOUR CROSSED WANDS!

Î Queen! Î Queen!
27th Hexagram
Her crown is surged with a disque of the Sun
And once again, rayed with fire.

[Repeat Chorus IA]

"They observe no regular rule in the ordering of their hearts."

[Repeat Chorus IA]

[Chorus IV:]
She's the Princess of Wands-
Hé is in the name
She's crystallizing, yet
TRANSPOSING!
The earthy part of Fire-
She's absorbing
Between the Silence,
And the 10th of May.
Track Name: Pilars of Mercy
Cairn Warrior's Atrocious Assertion to War:]
I (still) admire the flow of echoing horns.
Mimicking blows so boldly, I hear...
I stand visibly, high, on this splendid bastion,
To remember a High King, a tyrant of no fear

I am the first son: a commander without a father,
"Fortuitous doom," the last of his predictions.
I'll take advantage by igniting the balusters...
Preparing enraged flames with sweltering speed.

[Chorus I - Cairn Warrior and Art Aenfer's War Exclamation (High King of
Tara):]
(THESE ARE THE) PILLARS OF MERCY!
Today, I am callous...
Tomorrow, I am king -
Immortal, strong, exultant, and conquering!

[Chorus II:]
PILLARS OF MERCY!
My song and my word are iniquitous -
Gathering assemblies in days gone by!

[Chorus III:]
(FIRE BURNS WITH THE) PILLARS OF MERCY!
My chariot races through saw-toothed hills,
And hurls through every valley and mere!

[Chorus IV:]
PILLARS OF MERCY!
Watchtowers collapse before the lift of the twilight,
I am swift in battle-
My voice is heard!
PILLARS OF MERCY!

Frost, fire, and wind are pelting all the columns...
There is no dilution for them to fight again!
Only three chariots are seen on the charred plains -
Through all the throngs and clusters, lambs and stallions!

"If you should speak to me now,
Then I will chamber Tara's pinnacle.
Why my father? Another damning scuffle?
I (still) admire the sound of echoing horns!"

[Chorus V - Cairn Warrior and Art Aenfer's War Exclamation (High King of
Tara):]
(THOSE WERE THE) PILLARS OF MERCY!
Frenzied vultures gnawed the necks of dead men,
As the sturdy, gilded columns had seethed!

[Chorus VI:]
PILLARS OF MERCY!
Enemies' blood spurted like volley sprigs-
The blustery fight was planned, then fought!

[Chorus VII:]
(FLAMES FLAYED ON THE) PILLARS OF MERCY!
Their vapid minds were troubled and sides were pierced-
And warlike deeds had been fulfilled!

[Chorus VIII:]
PILLARS OF MERCY!
We saluted chieftains on the regal Tara -
We hailed the tyrants that governed our waters!
PILLARS OF MERCY!
STRIKE!

[Terminus:]
There shall be no lack of dignity,
For those who oppose them.

[Repeat Terminus]

"THERE WILL BE PILLARS OF MERCY!"