This one took AGES....
It wasn't supposed to. It was going to be a quick DM tune, but then it grew legs and turned into something of a tech-prog monster. And then insisted that it was based on the 1976 Dr Who tale, "The Masque of Mandragora". Songs, eh?
This is one of those tunes that makes me wish that I was really very good at playing the guitar rather than simply quite good at using it as a weapon. Some of the leads just aren't up to what I reckoned it needed.
It has Tom Baker in it as compensation 😀
And so as the words are spoken
A key turns, and a gateway opens
Unbound now, a power growing
The fall of man is at hand
Brethren assembled, all in place
Awaiting the hour of final breakthrough
Darkened catacombs are silent
Emptiness precedes unholy storm
Awake and growing, full sentience approaches
Wabes of power crash through barriers eternal
Unholy might of elder force unleashed
Universal conquest now in reach
Demnos replaced by one more potent
As the light spills forth, the eyes bring death
Sacred words cannot bind
A chasam opens at the root of time