Emperor - Alsvartr (The Oath) Lyrics

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[Words, music & arrangements: Ihsahn]

Hark, O'Nightspirit
Father of my dark self
From within this realm, wherein Thou dwelleth
By this lake of blood, from which we feed to breed
I call silently from Thy presence, as I lay this oath

May this night carry my will
And may these old mountains forever remember this night
May the forest whisper my name
And may the storm bring these words to the end of all worlds

May the wise moon be my witness
As I swear on my honor
In respect of my pride and darkness itself
That I shall rule by the blackest wisdom

O'Nightspirit
I am one with thee
I am the eternal power
I am the Emperor

Winds and storms. embrace us now
Lay waste the light of day
Open gates to darker lands
We spread our wings and fly away
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Alsvartr (The Oath)
  • 2 Ye Entrancemperium
  • 3 Thus Spake the Nightspirit
  • 4 Ensorcelled by Khaos
  • 5 The Loss and Curse of Reverence
  • 6 The Acclamation of Bonds
  • 7 With Strength I Burn
  • 8 The Wanderer


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Peter Thomas Steele
    album: Track 1 in album Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
    release date: 1997-7-8
    popularity : 55 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Black Metal/Symphonic Rock
    length: 4:19
    producer: Samoth, Ihsahn and Pytten
    engineer: Jørgen Træen
    arranger: Ihsahn
    lyricist: Ihsahn
    composer: Ihsahn
    Album Information
    label: Candlelight Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5016685023222
    script: Latin