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Ardor of the Destroyer

from Monument of Reclamation by BOUQ

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Part three of the trilogy of songs based on the Ugaritic-Canaanite epic "The Baal Cycle", which tells the story of the Levantine god of Thunder and king of the gods Baal Hadad (Haddu) and his sister Anat; the goddess of war, and their clashes and struggles with the god of the Sea Yam (Yammu, Naharu, the Judge) and the prince of the underworld Mot.

This is one of the most important epics in ancient Levantine mythology, equivalent in weight to the Mesopotamian "The Epic of Gilgamesh".

The trilogy consists of the songs:
- Storming the Designs of Yam
- Hosted by Mot
- Ardor of the Destroyer


-- Baal Cycle Trilogy, Pt.3 --

I weep for Baal my brother
My tears like wine I drink
I bid the sun to lift him to me
Mot, has taken him from me

Vengeance for Litan he had
Just as Baal had crushed the fleeting serpent
Destroyer - your flesh he will devour
So that you may in his house forever be lost in disarray
So that the heavens may wither and weaken

On Death, I will bring retribution
His wastelands I will erase
Just as I had finished off the raging sea
Just as we had subdued the seven-headed beast
Just as I had demolished desire, divine calf, the rebel
And as I had put down fire, the bitch Zebub

Vengeance, for the conqueror
Vengeance, for the prince of the people
Vengeance, for the son of Dagon
Vengeance, for the king at Zaphon

And so forth rode Anat from mountain to sea
Yet, on black hearts and deaf ears her plight had fallen
Only by the slaughter of Mot will she bring her brother (Baal) back
from the rottens belly of the dead

Kill Mot, kill Death, kill the rot, kill Death

Mot she torched with fire,
Death she ground with millstones
The rot in the fields she sowed,
for the vultures left; his flesh
And “Flesh cried out to flesh”


from Monument of Reclamation, released May 10, 2021


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BOUQ Amman, Jordan

One-man epic blackened death metal band by Muhannad Bursheh (Abohotho, Tyrant Throne, Augury).
Bouq is one of the oldest still running metal projects from Jordan; est. 2001.


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