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Vinum Sabbathi
Electric Wizard Lyrics


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[sample: "When you get into one of these groups, there's only a couple of]
[ways you can get out. One, is death; the other, is mental institutions."]

Extracted essence of the stone
Narcotic of the faceless ones
I awake on planet black
Freezing moon, no turning back

Forbidden sorcery
Vinum Sabbathi

Now I'm a slave to the black drug
Forced to serve this black god
I thought myself a master of the arts
This dimension of misery is my penance

Forbidden sorcery
Vinum Sabbathi
Forbidden sorcery
Vinum Sabbathi
Forbidden sorcery
Vinum Sabbathi
Forbidden sorcery
Vinum Sabbathi
Forbidden sorcery
Vinum Sabbathi
Forbidden sorcery
Vinum Sabbathi
Forbidden sorcery
Vinum Sabbathi

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Electric Wizard's song Vinum Sabbathi are steeped in occult themes and references to black magic. The opening sample states that once you are part of a certain group, there's only death or a mental institution awaiting you, setting the tone for the dark journey the song takes the listener on. The lyrics speak of the "extracted essence of the stone," which is a reference to the idea of finding the philosopher's stone, a mythical substance thought to confer immortality and great power. The "narcotic of the faceless ones" could refer to a hallucinogenic drug that grants access to otherworldly planes of existence.


The singer wakes up on a planet that seems devoid of life, except for the "black drug" that has enslaved him. He thought himself a master of the arts, but is now forced to serve a black god and suffer in this dimension of misery as his penance. The repeated refrain of "Forbidden sorcery, Vinum Sabbathi" emphasizes the idea of forbidden knowledge and practices that lead to a path of darkness and enslavement.


Overall, the lyrics seem to suggest that the pursuit of power through occult means can come at a great cost, and the consequences of dabbling in forbidden knowledge can lead to a kind of eternal servitude to dark forces.


Line by Line Meaning

Extracted essence of the stone
Referring to the process of extracting the essence of the mystical stone, possibly in order to create a powerful drug.


Narcotic of the faceless ones
The drug created from the essence of the stone is a powerful narcotic that causes the user to lose their identity and become faceless.


I awake on planet black
The singer has been transported to a dark and foreboding world that feels like a nightmare.


Freezing moon, no turning back
The artist is trapped in this dark world, with no hope of escape.


Forbidden sorcery
The process of creating the black drug is seen as forbidden sorcery, something that should not be done.


Vinum Sabbathi
The name of the powerful drug created from the forbidden sorcery.


Now I'm a slave to the black drug
The singer has become addicted to the powerful drug, and is now a slave to its effects.


Forced to serve this black god
The drug is personified as a black god, and the artist is now forced to serve it, sacrificing everything for its effects.


I thought myself a master of the arts
Before becoming addicted to the drug, the artist was confident in their artistic abilities and felt like a master of their craft.


This dimension of misery is my penance
The dark world the artist is trapped in, and the addiction to the black drug, is seen as a punishment for their previous hubris and overconfidence.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JUSTIN OSBORNE, MARK GREENING, TIM BAGSHAW

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