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Iced Earth - The Crucible of Man

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Iced Earth'2008

The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked part 2)Release by: SPV

Iced Earth - The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked part 2)
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. In Sacred Flames

(01:28)

2. Behold the Wicked Child

(05:37)

3. Minions of the Watch

(02:06)

4. The Revealing

(02:40)

5. A Gift Or a Curse

(05:34)

6. Crown of the Fallen

(02:48)

7. The Dimensional Gauntlet

(03:12)

8. I Walk Alone

(04:00)

9. Harbinger of Fate

(04:42)

10. Crucify the King

(05:36)

11. Sacrificial Kingdoms

(03:57)

12. Something Wicked (part 3)

(04:38)

13. Divide And Devour

(03:15)

14. Come What May

(07:23)

15. Epilogue

(02:20)



 
In Sacred Flames
Convocare, Caelestis
Bestia, Excidium
Hominum Mortalis
Dies Natalis, Nefarius, Detestari

Dies Natalis, Odisse, Mortalis
Dies Natalis, Odisse, Mortalis, Dies

Excidium, Hominum, Excidium
Convocare, Caelestis, Bestia

Excidium, Hominum, Excidium, Excidium
Hominum, Excidium, Hominum

Hominum Mortalis, Dies Natalis
Nefarius, Detestari
Convocare, Caelestis, Bestia, Excidium
Hominum Mortalis, Dies Natalis
Dies Nefarius, Natalis Bestia
Excidium, Convocare, Caelestis
Bestia, Excidium
 
 
Behold the Wicked Child
Rise up with fervid zeal
Salvation's at hand
Forged in flames as stars collide
Recite the sacred rites
Evoke the astral beast
Black magic, astrology

In sacred flames it congregates
The ancient rage and priest
Fusing the fetus and beast
The Setian redeemer
Man's blood must infect
The weapon, the grand architect

Behold the wicked, the child is born
Coalesced of the celestial beast
Divine equation, the prophecy
Rejoice in the birth, born is he

Disciples and minions
Spread the word, born is he
Thrust hell upon humanity
Baptize the wicked child
The math upon his crown
On this date we consecrate

Behold the wicked, the child is born
Coalesced of the celestial beast
Divine equation, the prophecy
Rejoice in the birth, born is he

Behold the wicked, the child is born
Coalesced of the celestial beast
Divine equation, the prophecy
Rejoice in the birth, born is he
Embrace the power of this sixth hour
On the sixth day of the sixth month
Behold the child, our path to light
We'll guide him with our undying love
 
 
Minions of the Watch
When he was born
The Elder gathered in the night
They gave him shelter
Clothed him, fed him with insight
They taught him of the course
Of human and the Setian ways
Curriculum just shy the telling
Of the end of days

Minions gather 'round
Round this child
Watch over as he grows
Little does he know
This child is the one
Salvation
Fulfill the prophecy,
Bring about our destiny

As he grows
His minions gather in the night
His future though not clear to him
He holds the second sight
He has seen most of this world
Yet does not know his way
They will place him on the path
To the end of days
 
 
The Revealing
The Revealing comes, now that he's thirteen
Told of his coming trials, what is meant to be
Taught the arts of the ancients for the mother's sake
Time manipulation and of shifting shape

He is held up high, minions flock to him
Told of the birth in fires, this boy messiah
Taught the arts of the ancients, for the mother's sake
Time manipulation and of shifting shape
 
 
A Gift Or a Curse
I feel a heavy burden
A million souls upon me weigh
Though I've felt uncertain
The more revealed, I've found my way
Am I a gift, am I a curse?
I'm one and all of God and Earth

And as the order guides me
The trials beckon brutal days
The Art of the Travelers
The Ghost Dance and the Shifter's Way
Am I a gift, am I a curse?
I'm one and all of God and Earth

At times there's doubt within me
To ask as much of one so young
Yet I believe in the prophecy
And the framing that's been done

And I know I possess the strength
They've molded me from birth
The catalyst of all that's planned
Cleansing man from earth
Inject the venom into my veins
Of the vile beasts of earth
The transformation now takes place
The Shifter's art is learned
The Dimension Gauntlet lies ahead
I master every age
I am a God that walks the Earth
The embodiment of rage

Now the trials are over
I am complete, what I was born to be
The crown awaits the chosen
And I begin my destiny
I am a gift, I am a curse
One and all a God on Earth
 
 
Crown of the Fallen
Many lifetimes have come and gone
In elation of this day
By the Order's hand
The minions forged his way
At age thirteen
Dawn the Days of Revealing
The human forms will rue the day
We crown the Astral Beast

Crowned is the king of the fallen
Rejoice in his light, they live again
Crowned is the king of the fallen
Celebrate the subjugation of all man

His countenance, the venom burns
The wraps conceal the pain
Don the shroud and the armour
Deeply stained
Now place crown upon his head
The scepter in his grasp
Kneel now! for before you stands
The wicked God of wrath

Crowned is the king of the fallen
Rejoice in his light, they live again
Crowned is the king of the fallen
Celebrate the subjugation of all man
 
 
The Dimensional Gauntlet
I face the gauntlet as my final test
Thrusting through the vault of time and space
Intergalactic, interstellar quest
From this day forth, I manipulate!

I am the wicked one
Crowned this day, we celebrate
I walk this Earth two thousand years
The demise of man, we consecrate
 
 
I Walk Alone
I am your inner fear
Your kind refuse to hear
I am the light
I am the way
But the fallacies of man
Are easy to embrace

And I, in purest form
I always weather every storm
And though you fail to see
The truth is the path
That leads to me

Mankind's dishonesty
Lays them to waste
(I will divide)
I am the truth,
And I walk alone

Human hypocrisy
Exacting their fate
(I will devour)
I am the truth,
And I walk alone

The flaws in your design
Are breeding fear
Inside your mind
And lies lead to disgrace
A failure to reform
The failed human race

Mankind's dishonesty
Lays them to waste
(I will divide)
I am the truth,
And I walk alone

Human hypocrisy
Exacting their fate
(I will devour)
I am the truth,
And I walk alone

Mankind's dishonesty
Lays them to waste
(I will divide)
I am the truth,
And I walk alone

Human hypocrisy
Exacting their fate
(I will devour)
I am the truth,
And I walk alone
 
 
Harbinger of Fate
When I was young I was different
There was more inside of me
So alone yet a sense of purpose
The guiding light of the order nurtured me
Daunted by the truth revealed
What am I? What's my destiny?
A million souls, the priest incarnate
I am the one, I am the astral beast

I am the wicked, the dealer of fate
Harbinger of sorrow
I'm the assassin, the dealer of fate
Framing man's tomorrow

I thrive as the lone traveler
Trough the folds of time and space
The chosen one to foreshadow
The hand of god will eradicate this race

I am the past, I'm cure for sorrow
I am the now, I'm the every age
I'm the future ending mans tomorrow
The hand of god, the harbinger of fate

Kingdoms will fall, empires crumble
Seizing on the politics of hate
I am the one, the devil in the details
The hand of god, the harbinger of fate
 
 
Crucify the King
Look at you now
Exalted no more
Scourging's left your blood
Soaked into the floor
For having the sight
You will pay a heavy price
Martyr for mankind
Contrived sacrifice

Let all your children pray
You've washed their sins away
I'll bring the suffering
Let all your children pray
I don't come their way
I'll crucify their king

Look at you now
You pathetic little man
With spear I pierce your hide
Destiny in my hand
For all mine have lost
Your fate will intertwine
Your death will polarize
Resurrection will divide

Like all false seers, you're formed to fit the plan
Unsuspecting pawns to the detriment of man
And as your worlds collide
War will bring the suffering
And to that end I'll crucify
I'll crucify the king
 
 
Sacrificial Kingdoms
It does not take much to destroy a man
Give him rope and he will hang
Same can be said for dynasty
So fat with itself, can no longer feed

Rome will burn when it's time has come
Ottoman tribes fate away
The social cults empower puppet men
Leaving me to pull the strings

Kingdoms fall to the ground
Crushed by their own greed
An unquenching need to destroy
Empires will fall by my design
Lust of power speeds
Time people need to destroy

Your future's clear if you can look back
Every culture's earned their fate
Your gluttony as my tool of choice
You've proved your worthless every day
 
 
Something Wicked (part 3)
I walk the earth
The wicked one
Baptized in fire
Vindication's only son
Through folds of space and time
I've sown my evil seeds
Till mankind is erased
My last prolific deed

He walks the earth
The wicked one
"I walk the earth"
Injecting our will
Till man's time is done
"Your time is done"
The Watchers Eye
Has sealed your fate
"I've sealed your fate"
Upon your deaths
The Elder wait
"I am the one"

I am your Antichrist
Destroyer of mankind
Forged in sacred flames
My power is divine
I am your coming curse
Hellfire in my eyes
For your crimes on my kind
The human race will die

He walks the earth
The wicked one
"I walk the earth"
Injecting our will
Till man's time is done
"Your time is done"
The Watchers Eye
Has sealed your fate
"I've sealed your fate"
Upon your deaths
The Elder wait
"I am the one"

I'm the one born of flames
Your hatred has brought me to this place
This is a dying world
I'll bring it new life in form of your dread

In the sixth hour
On the sixth day
Of the sixth month
I was born into this world

Now that the wheel's in motion
Unstoppable force, undaunted by your pleas
There's no sympathy in this soul
Just hatred within me
 
 
Divide And Devour
Through the folds of time I forge the way
Messiah to my own and sent to slay
I am pure embodied rage
Made of a million souls that dearly paid

The icy pulse that's pumping' through my veins
Sanctifies the end of human ways
I am pure embodied rage
Born of a million souls unjustly slain

I am the weapon that strikes
In the hearts of man I thrive
Feeding their fear with lies
I will devour I will divide
I am the god of hellfire
Inside of every man there lives a liar
Before their gods they cower
I will divide I will devour

Antichrist or harbinger of fate
Prophet and priest born of the ancient rage
I will assassinate their way
Annihilation of the human race

I am the weapon that strikes
In the hearts of man I thrive
Feeding their fear with lies
I will devour I will divide
I am the god of hellfire
Inside of every man there lives a liar
Before their gods they cower
I will divide I will devour
 
 
Come What May
As I watch through the ages
And gaze upon this world
The troubled race of man
So impetuous and afraid
There's potential in this race
A man can spark hope
But in masse they do regress
A constant downward slope

How have they come so far
Yet have so far to go
It seems evolution stalled
On the nature of a man
From living in caves
To manned flights in space
And for all that is worth
Still the sad pathetic race

Can't you see what's plain as day
It's always been there inside of you
One saving grace that's hard to face
Embracing the truth will change your fate
It's up to you and the path you choose
To be led to the slaughter or lead the way
The quest for light, a worthwhile fight
Will you have what it takes?
Come what may

If you'd just look
Look inside yourselves
You'll find the answers to your pain
The hardest road
The hardest road to enlightenment
Presents a constant test
Of your resolve
Time for you
Time for you is running out
The human race must evolve
Must evolve

Can't you see what's plain as day
It's always been there inside of you
One saving grace that's hard to face
Embracing the truth will change your fate
It's up to you and the path you choose
To be led to the slaughter or lead the way
The quest for light, a worthwhile fight
Will you have what it takes?
Come what may

As I watch through the ages
The troubled race of man
Seems evolution stalled
Still a sad pathetic race
Will you have what it takes?
 
 
Epilogue
(Instrumental)
 
Lineup:
Matthew Barlow - vocal
Jon Schaffer - guitar, bass guitar, keys, back-vocal, vocal
Brent Smedley - drums

Guests:
Troy Seele - guitar
Dennis Hayes - bass guitar
Jim Morris - back-vocal, guitar
Howard Helm - back-vocal
Todd Plant - back-vocal
Jason Blackerby - back-vocal
Steve Rogowski - cello
Corinne Bach - back-vocal
Kathy Helm - back-vocal
Tom Morris - back-vocal
Jeff Brant (Jeff Brandt) - back-vocal
Debora Brant - back-vocal
Marshall Gillon - back-vocal
Tori Fuson - back-vocal
Heather Krueger - back-vocal
Jeremy Silverman - back-vocal
Jesse Morris - back-vocal
Erin Conley -
Marjorie Bates -
 
Produced by Jon Schaffer and Jim Morris.



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