Sicut per Ignem : catholic symphonic metal in Latin

Sicut per Ignem is a project of catholic symphonic metal with lyrics in Latin.
I call it a project because it is not a band, though I occasionally hire vocalists for some parts...

Here is the website of the project:

Here are two songs I released two years ago. Although the production is not as polished as I hoped, it is already a good rendition of what I had in mind. You can find the lyrics at the end of this post.

Esto mi dux

Ubi civitas Sodoma fit,
Ubi palam adulter jam it,
Ubi caedes communis jam est,
Ub' infantes abortus jam est,

Esto mi dux,
Esto mi lux,
Deus, illumina me.

Esto mi rex,
Esto mi lex,
Veritas, educa me.

Quando pereunt maximae res,
Quando permanes unica spes,
Quando m'incidet ultima sors,
Quando veniet tacita mors,

Esto mi vox,
Resona mox,
Domine, voca me.

Esto mi fax,
Esto mi pax,
Spiritus, recrea me.

Ad stellam

Avis meis
A prophetis
Nova stella.

Ad videndum
Astrum Dei.

Per tot montes,
Per tot lacus
Facti sumus.

Passi solem,
Passi frigus
Ut infantem

Dic, Herodes,
Scribae, ferte,
Respondete :

Ubi rex
In aeternum ?

Ephrata Bethleem, o tu
Iudae minima non es.

Nam exibit e te
Dominator Israel.

Ephrata Bethleem, o tu
Iudae minima non es.

Ad praesaepem

Murrham, aurum
Ei demus,
Et incensum.
Salve, Salus !


Latin Metal

Love it. Really good music and passionate singing. Bravo. Thanks for sharing.

Have you seen this post here at TCS? Another Catholic Metal band.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |

Hi, Thank you so much for

Thank you so much for your kind words.
I discovered a few days ago the post you mentioned.
In Christo.


Latin Metal

I really like how the two songs patiently develop and unfold. I love the waltz meter in the first as well as the interesting  chord changes. I especiallylike the intrumentation and arrangement and energy of the second. Can't wait to hear more!

Thank you!

Hi Andrzej!
Thank you for your positive feedback! I am currently working on a third one.
Have a great day!

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