jueves, 27 de agosto de 2020

BLOODRED


Origen: Oberstenfeld, Alemania
Formados: 2009
Estilo: Blackened death metal
Temática: Dolor, ira, miedo y soledad
Enlaces: Bloodred, bandcampfacebookspotifytwitter y youtube
Miembros:
  • Ron Merz Bajo y guitarra
Discografía:

  • The Lost Ones EP 2014
  • Nemesis CD 2016
  • The Raven's Shadow CD 2020
THE RAVEN´S SHADOW (2020)
Segunda entrega para este proyecto alemán de blackened death metal que poco  poco va afianzando su sonido gracias a una mayor contundencia y mejor producción. El álbum es bastante constante en lineas generales, ofreciendo mayores influencias del black en el apartado musical que del death. Las guitarras se suceden en constantes riffs, con una velocidad alta pero que no dudan en mantener un tono entre lo melódico y lo atmosférico en segundo plano. Tal vez estos aspectos mencionados sean lo diferenciador del sonido de este álbum, un sonido poderoso que se acerca más a terrenos de bandas como Amon Amarth salvando las distancias, no en cuanto a sonido viking, sino más bien la atmósfera, que bebe más de influencias nórdicas que del death melódico. Las voces suenan agresivas, directas y añaden la mayoría de las influencias death al sonido del álbum, sabiendo sonar graves, y lodosas cunado es necesario pero también profundas y directas. La batería se sumerge en ofrecer una dosis de potencia y velocidad, muy bien ensamblada con guitarra y bajo, ofreciendo algunos pasajes más lentos con un gran componente de grrove. Desde luego que Bloodred no inventan nada nuevo, pero si que es cierto que la inclusión de elementos un tanto ajenos al estilo blackened death metal enriquecen la propuesta. (8,1).


1. The Raven's Shadow 06:37
Raven, dreary flake of night Drifting in the eye of day Where this raven roams forlorn Veins of midnight flaw the morn And the universal chime Falter out of tune and time Coils the labyrinthine sea Duteous to the lunar will In the night When you lie alone Haunted by a shadow On silent wings When the bird becomes a thought And the thought becomes a dream And the dream, outspread on high Lords it over the abject sky He not less will croak and croak As he ever caws and caws Till the starry dance he broke Till the sphery paean pause The Raven's Shadow In the night When you lie alone Haunted by a shadow On silent wings   
2. Immense Hall of Agony 04:08
 Like a gust of wind through wheat
Mown down by gunfire
Rows of people fell to the ground
Faces splattered in blood

It was a carnage
Like a battlefield
Blood and bodies
Everywhere

Finally there was silence
In the cathedral of death
A tomb for mankind
This immense hall of agony

As chaos reigns
Final hours unfurl
Precious lives come to an end
By bullets godsent

It was a carnage
Like a battlefield
Blood and bodies
Everywhere
3. Hör den Tod 04:54
In der dunklen Tiefe der Nacht An der traumlosen Schwelle zur Ewigkeit Wenn mir der Schlaf entflieht Kreisen die schwarzen Gedanken Ich starre in den Abgrund Nur ein Schritt in die Dunkelheit Jede Hoffnung scheint verloren Ich höre den Tod Schuld und Angst verzehren mich Verzweiflung folgt auf Trauer Ich bin eine Hülle, leer und hohl Mein Herz ist ein kalter Stein Ich starre in den Abgrund Nur ein Schritt in die Dunkelheit Jede Hoffnung scheint verloren Ich höre den Tod Hilflos treibend Im Mahlstrom des Lebens Umfängt mich das Vergessen Und macht mich frei Endlich frei! Ich springe in den Abgrund Ein letzter Schritt in die Dunkelheit Jede Hoffnung war verloren Ich hörte den Tod Ich hörte den Tod Ich hörte den Tod 
4. Blood on Thy Hands 03:31
 For I´m divine, I command
The slaughter of your son
Bind him to the altar
Let the bloodshed begin

Blood On Thy Hands
Blood On Thy Hands

Infant sacrifice to satisfy
The soul eating gods
The tears shall wet the earth
Let the bloodshed begin

Tear off the nails
Extract the heart
Decapitate
Burn, murder, blood

Three blows of an axe
Flatten the man's head
Cut open his throat
Let him die the threefold death

Blood On Thy Hands
Blood On Thy Hands
5. Raise the Mound 04:37
After the battle under the blood red sky As the crows feast on the dead Lamentations rise among the warriors The great king has fallen Now raise the mound Over the black ship Let the sacrifice begin Honor thy master With your own blood The fallen lord shall rest in his grave Lay him down with all his weapons So he will find eternal peace And sit among the mighty gods Bond-women five Shall follow him And eight of my thralls Well-born are they Children with me And mine they were As you have served in life You will follow him into death Put a rope around your neck And stab you with a knife Flames lighten the northern sky And massive pillars of smoke Elevate the spirit to the afterlife And guide him to Valhalla Now rise the mound Over the black ship Let the sacrifice begin Honor thy master With your own blood  
6. We Who Ruled the North 05:41
For many ages of men
In the frostbitten lands
The grim and watchful gods
Ruled over the north

Now kneel down under the crosses
Casting shadows on the world
Surrender to the trinity
Of father, son and holy ghost

The heathen kings subdued
Denying their beliefs
The monuments of the old gods
Crumbled into dust

Now kneel down under the crosses
Casting shadows on the world
Surrender to the trinity
Of father, son and holy ghost

On ships they came
To the northern lands
Bringing the cross
With a sword in their hand

Now kneel down under the crosses
Casting shadows on the world
Surrender to the trinity
Of father, son and holy ghost

Never kneel down under the crosses
(Never kneel down)
Casting shadows on the world
(Deep black shadows)
Never surrender to the trinity
(Never surrender)
Of father, son and holy ghost
(Holy ghost)
7. Shadow Warrior 05:51
   Out of ominous deep shadows
I'm on a trail of blood red rage
A wanderer out of desolation
I am the bringer of pain, no one knows my name

Shadow warrior
Riding on the wings of the storm
Shadow warrior
I will erase you from the earth

Sent by the preacher in his cave
To punish you for your sins
Your blood will soak the earth
Countless souls sent to rot in hell

Shadow warrior
Riding on the wings of the storm
Shadow warrior
I will erase you from the earth

I will invade
Eradicate
Set to kill
Break your will
Spreading fear
I'm right here
Conjoined by fate
I'm fueled by hate

Shadow warrior
Riding on the wings of the storm
Shadow warrior
I will erase you from the earth
8. Under the Sun 05:30
I am the ice-cold fount I am a lake in the plain I am a wave of the ocean I am the sound of the sea Under this sun Growth and decay Celebrate life Through all the ages Under this sun Under this sun I am a hawk on a cliff I am a salmon in a pool I am the eagle in the sky I am the wolf deep in the forrest Under this sun Growth and decay Celebrate life Through all the ages Under this sun Under this sun I am the dormant seed I am the tree in spring I am the falling leave I am a witness throughout the years Under this sun Growth and decay Celebrate life Through all the ages Under this sun Under this sun   
9. The Northstar Whispers (To the Blacksmiths Son) 09:06
  The North Star whispers: You are one
Of those whose course no chance can change
You blunder, but are not undone
Your spirit-task is fixed and strange

When here you walk, a bloodless shade
A singer all men else forget
Your chants of hammer, forge and spade
Will move this northern village yet

Your flambeau in the dusk shall burn
Flame high in storms, flame white and clear
Your ghost in gleaming robes return
And burn a deathless incense here

Yet shall the fragments still remain
Yet shall remain some watch-tower strong
That ivy-vines will not disdain
Haunted and trembling with your song
  49:55




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