On December 13, St. Lucia's Day is celebrated in Scandinavian and European countries with an extravagant ceremony, where a girl, elected to portray Lucia, wears a white robe, red sash, and crown of candles on her head and leads a procession of women singing the traditional song "Santa Lucia." It's very precious.
Since this happens in Scandinavian countries, particularly Sweden and Norway, I was curious if there were any black metal songs about the topic. I mean, the candles used in the ceremony symbolize the fire that couldn't take St. Lucia's life when she was sentenced to be burned! If that isn't metal, I don't know what is!
However, after one exhaustive hour of research (our research is "thorough"), all I could find was all-female metal band called Santa Lucia, and a song by King Tubby called "St. Lucia Skank" (presumably about the Caribbean island St. Lucia, not the holiday). There is also a bunch of opera songs about Santa Lucia, but those are boring. The closest thing I could find, at least lyrically, was Bathory's "Born For Burning" off their 1985 record The Return:
Haunting the cloudless black sky Braver at night Hidden as the lips of her cunt She is keeping out of sight
Dark as her closed eyelids Her secret She comes to you with a serpent's kiss She has the power to foresee
She don't fear the flames She smile at the fire Whisper the words of spell Without fear without fright
Born for burning... Born for burning... Born for burning... Born...
She can't feel the pain She gaze at the sky In the greedy flames She will burn tonight
The beauty burning Like the moon at harvest Her seared flesh falling apart And feed the hungry flames
Where the flame still bite her thigh She is not afraid to die She will burn again tonight she will always burn But her spirit shall survive...
Feel free to post any St. Lucia-related black metal songs in the comments, because I obviously don't know shit.