lunes, 11 de enero de 2021

SNAKEBLADE

 


Origen: Canada, Vancouver

Formados:?

Estilo: Black melódico

Temática: Batallas, fantasías épicas y mitología

Enlaces: Bandcampfacebookinstagramspotify y youtube

Miembros:

  • Mike Redston Todos los instrumentos y voces
Discografía:
  • The Kingdom CD 2020
THE KINGDOM (2020)
Primer larga duración para este proyecto canadiense que ha contado con la colaboración de varios músicos de la escena local, sobre todo para el apartado de guitarras. Un álbum influenciado por el mundo de Tolkien, el Brujo Blanco y personajes de videojuegos como Solid Snake dentro de un black metal con un sonido épico al tiempo que deja un regusto como a power metal. El álbum ofrece un buen número de riffs con un componente en donde en mayor o menor medida se encuentra presente la melodía, incluso algunos solos bastantes acertados, sin caer en virtuosismos innecesarios pero si que contraponiendo las partes épicas y melódicas con otras más crudas, como un lucha dentro del black como trasfondo y el thrash y el power en superficie. Las voces de Mike si que añaden un punto de crudeza extra a la másica, alejándola de cualquier atisbo de accesibilidad que se le pude presuponer, moviéndose por una líneas bastante desgarradoras a veces, otras mucho más directa y agresiva, algunos coros también se cuelan en un tema como "To the Pits with the Balrog", todo ello dentro de la coherencia. El sonido ofrece unas altas dosis de velocidad, la batería suena milimétrica, perfectamente engranada con unos riffs también con una velocidad descarada, encontrando su momento más lento e intimista en la intro de "Vamp, the Impaler". En definitiva un álbum de black melódico, de sonido alejado de estándares en donde la épica por un lado y el power por otro encuentran un lugar donde hecha raíces. (8).


1. When Kingdoms Collide 04:21
There is fire burning within
Every man a hungry king
Lusting for control
Of sacred land

Powered by a boundless greed
March to conquer the enemy
Descending from the hill
An army ready to kill

Spells! Swords! And fire!
When kingdoms collide
Storming the gates
Under a lightning strike

Men clash their weapons on the front lines
Mages conjure magical crimes
A battlefield painted with death
As church bells chime

Thunder roars through the valley
Victory! Our finale!
The glory and the spoils of war
Remember what you’re fighting for

Spells! Swords! And fire!
When kingdoms collide
Storming the gates
Under a lightning strike
2. To the Pits with the Balrog 01:46
Here we stand on this bridge Realized this was it Life or death to destroy the ring The beast shrouded in fire To the pits with the balrog! Took my final gasp Life within my grasp Shout the words “YOU SHALL NOT PASS” The whip came flying back To the pits with the balrog! A noble quest No task for kings Entrusting Frodo with the ring Towards to the eastern gates To the pits with the balrog! Wielder of fire Situation dire No rest since we left the shire Durin’s bane dwells in the deep To the pits with the balrog! Into the pits with the balrog Descending ancient caverns I shall return again But not as Gandalf The Grey  
3. The Nine 04:12
   Nineteen rings were forged in all
By the fires of Celebrimbor
Nine men blessed with wealth and strength
Slowly corrupting their souls

Nazgul

Forever bound by greed
As the eye commands

Servants of the second age
Bound to find their strength again
Immortal, atop black wings
Scour the land for the ring

Forever bound by greed
As the eye commands

Upon this rock
A fellowship is formed
From unlikely source:
Hobbit, Elf, Wizard, Man, and Dwarf
United against evil force

The Nine!
4. Scavenger 03:35
   Cast away from decadence
Life is here in the underworld
Beneath the dirt and rust
Born for no reason, yet purpose is clear

In the sewers filled with slime
Strife! Fight to survive
Cling to existence
Under a godless sky

Oh, I’m a scavenger
And I eat once decomposed
Feeding off waste
Picking your meat from your bones

I’m a scavenger
And I eat once decomposed
Feeding off waste
And I’ll tear your heart from your soul

I am, that which you abhor
Feed my will
Nurture me
I am, biding my time
Until the day
We rise

Rise!
5. Vamp, the Impaler 05:53
Cast away from decadence Life is here in the underworld Beneath the dirt and rust Born for no reason, yet purpose is clear In the sewers filled with slime Strife! Fight to survive Cling to existence Under a godless sky Oh, I’m a scavenger And I eat once decomposed Feeding off waste Picking your meat from your bones I’m a scavenger And I eat once decomposed Feeding off waste And I’ll tear your heart from your soul I am, that which you abhor Feed my will Nurture me I am, biding my time Until the day We rise Rise!  
6. Devoted to Destruction (Truent cover) 03:50
   Cast away from decadence
Life is here in the underworld
Beneath the dirt and rust
Born for no reason, yet purpose is clear

In the sewers filled with slime
Strife! Fight to survive
Cling to existence
Under a godless sky

Oh, I’m a scavenger
And I eat once decomposed
Feeding off waste
Picking your meat from your bones

I’m a scavenger
And I eat once decomposed
Feeding off waste
And I’ll tear your heart from your soul

I am, that which you abhor
Feed my will
Nurture me
I am, biding my time
Until the day
We rise

Rise!
  23:37






Issued on 180g white vinyl in gatefold jacket. Limited to 100 copies.





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