RITUAL

Lyrics: NECRONOMIDOL
Music: Mr. Perkele

The song itself does not seem to be based on anything itself, but the straw effigy at the end is a nod to the the film The Wicker Man (1973) which is in turn based on the novel Ritual by David Pinner, published in 1967. Ricky related to me the significance of the straw effigy:

The straw effigy is also a nod back to NECRONOMIDOL’s early times – even though there’s been a lot of change and (hopefully) growth over the last 7 years I don’t want to lose track of where the group came from or what I initially intended to make it into.  Of course burning the effigy isn’t intended to symbolize destroying anything from that period, it just looks a hell of a lot cooler than hammering a nail in.

There is an MV for the song which was recorded on February 8th/9th, 2021 and released on February 20th 2021. It was directed by Ricky Wilson.

Versions

vämjelseriter (4:29)

  • Original version of the music with vocals by Tsukishiro Himari, Kamino Nana, Rukawa Shiki and Toda Roa

English Lyrics
Courtesy of NECRONOMIDOL / Ricky Wilson

Farewell, my comrade
Your last words echo in my heart
Farewell, bygone hopes
Tears from that day, pooling in my soul

Take these scars
Indignation
Rain down judgement
Burn it to the ground

Malice eternal
Eradicating the memories of my tears

All-immolating curse
Never to be extinguished

This life, taken from me
Ritual of repossession

This life, cut too short
Ritual of reanimation

Farewell, vestiges of the past
Our paths never to meet again
Farewell to you about to perish
As I see you to your end

Take this suffering
Vindication
Avert not your eyes
Tear it to the ground

Malice eternal
Eradicating the memories of my tears

All-immolating curse
Never to be extinguished

This life, taken from me
Ritual of repossession

This life, cut too short
Ritual of reanimation

Crimson tears, flowing eternally
Tonight, embrace the curse that binds

BURN
Malice eternal
Eradicating the memories of my tears

All-immolating curse
Never to be extinguished

BURN
Malice eternal
Eradicating your everything

All-immolating curse
As dawn breaks, all will be returned

This life, taken from me
Ritual of repossession

This life, cut too short
Ritual of reanimation