sábado, 23 de agosto de 2014


Llegamos a 2001, momento en el que los suecos editan su tercer trabajo "Maelstrom Chaos", una obra más refinada que su predecesora y en donde a vuelto a ganar protagonismo la presencia de los teclados para poder recrear una atmósfera más cargada y sinfónica. Los temas no están carentes de velocidad y agresividad pero sin perder casi nunca una vertiente melódica en las composiciones, presente en mayor o menor medida a lo largo de todo el álbum, gentileza de las partes sinfónicas y de lo teclados como comentaba anteriormente. Un álbum que no ha perdido ni un ápice de la contundencia de antaño pero que ha virado hacia un nuevo plano musical en un grupo que se encontraba en plenitud de facultades en este momento, aquí hay black metal de tintes sinfónicos de calidad, los arreglos a modo de instrumentación limpia añade melancolía al álbum y ni por asomo se atisbaba el ligero traspiés que supuso su siguiente trabajo. A destacar también los riffs menos thrash que antaño pero de bella factura igualmente así como las voces que logran transmitir una parte más oscura a las composiciones. Un álbum merecedor de formar parte del elenco de álbumes destacados dentro del black metal de principios de las pasada década. (8,3).

1. A Perception of the Ancient 02:19  
2. Templars 08:14
  We are templars, of an old order
And we are believers, of an old conception

Before the birth of time we roamed spaces unknown
Undreamed of dreams, fabulous scenes
A spectacle beyond the most vivid human fantasy

A crown of glory adorned our shapes
The nightsky was our home and the stars our desolate hosts

Templars, I summon thee my friends so old
Awaken from thine dwelling sleep
And let us once more ride our steeds to eradicate the weak

Have you heard the starwinds blow?
Far our where the watchers lure
You should be pleased of your ignorance
For knowledge can be a most dreadful curse

A crown...


My words shall sound the alarm, legions awakened to arm
My sword shall shatter the bonds, and we'll see what'll come from beyond

Oh, rise our legions
Feel the rage at heart
An army of ghouls and demons
Led by the templars

Do you hear the starwinds blow?
And do you feel the darkness creeping upon you?
3. Ont Blod 03:18  
 Ont blod lämnad av mörkrets dräpelse
I ett Sodom av blodbadens utgjutelse
Kvarlevor av urminnes tid
Anornas andar är enda som tillstädes

Eder goda själ skall spetsas
För vi äro obönhörliga
Vi skall förklena ert försvar
åter igen härskar mörkrets allians

Vår makt och tro, låt det evigt bestå
Känn dominans av isande skräck
Mörkrets klor bemäktigar din själ
Beskåda ljusets förfall

Hänryckta i stridens hetta
Med hatet som själskraft
Vi smädar er svaga tro av lögn
Denna känsla av fruktan består
4. The Menace 04:42
As terror comes down on the earth it strikes down with a vengeance so strong
It can kill all that stands
The ashes of that which once was is all gone and the bringer of darkness is brought forth in the sky
A black aura of golden evil is taking the shape of a globe just like ages ago
Travelling in a dimension away it will create the end for this retarded race

Apparition, this is the grimly arrival

The pain of the humans exposed by this power is as fire ripping as it is
Destroying the world in a blink of an eye
With a force stronger than the light of the sun

Resurrected, it is the grimly arrival
Apparition, pain is the source of life
Now, the golden one has come
Supremacy, no legion can stand

Plague has tortured the world, fire has purified the souls
The master of fire came from the sky, the introducer of chaos have showed itself
Death is the truth of it's prophecy, this new era is nothing but infernal

Ripping death, plague, evil, carnage, fear, suffer, pain, darkness, destruction, pure fire, terror, resurrection!

5. Maelstrom Chaos 03:36
Fog, blinds your eyes as you walk You can feel things crawling near you Things noone should see Fear attacks your spine, the phantom fog declines Now you fear to see the things that should not be See...Through the fog what lies beyond See...How the fog is forming... ...A maelstrom! Fall into the whirl... Then I saw the past in a time before time The beast of aeons, chaos complete And I saw him the creator Save yourself from hell You are nothing but clay to us And you saw what can't be seen And you saw what has to be For that which is old, shall once be again And darkness always stays the same
6. My Friends 06:17
Once again I call upon them, please be my guests a while See, I've dressed in purest scarlet, won't you see me a while? I don't want you any harm, please come play with me I know you know what I am, please help me see Like immortal shadows of the past they're watching me In my sleep and in my wake I know you're there guarding me And I know that you'll always be there to comfort me And I know you know that I'm pure when judging me What is this, my room is sick, the walls and doors and floors Are swimming, and worms in my bone, sucking, eating my marrow... There they stand again, my friends I knew they'd come to help me, in this moment of pain beyond the plains There faces...such art Crawlers from the stars, but no, don't look at me like that, no... NO!!!!!  
7. The Darkness Within 05:48
Come forth... My furious anger and incessant hate Erupting... Invective towards you weakling Arising in dark vapour, I'm becoming one with night To dissolve your enfeebled kingdom I'm invincible with the tempered steel, reduction you will feel Infernal rapture fills me, sucked into the realm of hatred When you weep those tears of blood My veins are cold as ice, delectable desires Behold evil desires of laceration The resistance is forever vain, feel my unchallenged power I scorn with mischief: Life shall vanish disinclined to arise Darkness saviour scald upon your soul The shadow of the serpent sweeps over the ground Your slattern divides the trembling darkness within The darkness within... Human...you can't resist your overlord Deformed beyond the red coloured fluid, forever we shall... ledge   
8. Bloodspring Mirage 02:57  instrumental
9. Forever Unhallowed Preponderance 05:51
  Devastating in the forthcoming age of war
Marauding all holy ground only moor remains
Thou god shall be shaded in neglect
My credence for almighty powers

I shall establish my triumphal vengeance
Your god shall be dethroned, my detest is overwhelming
Detach the strong from the weak
My superiority clutch you painfully

Terror, eruption, escalating
Your fickle troops shall fall
Thou will yield for the darkside
Under scarlet heaven of hell

Behold my retaliation, my rules in posterity
Oohh...this beauty and the might of the moon
Intoxicated of it's rapture
I'm the one assorted to lead this insurrection

As you are choking in ponds of blood
I'm waking up from this mighty dream
Regarding the fall of the night
But still my unholy desires remain
It remains...
10. Dödens Skald 05:16
  Silver vatten, sjön vilar blank som stål
O andar, för mig ut, ta mig ned
Ned i djupet till dödens ljus, sänk mig och dränk mig, jag ber

Mitt liv är förbi nu så kom dra mig ned, mina vänner ur djupet mig ser

Jag ser upp mot himlen och dansar en sista dans
Allt är nu gjort, allt är sett, allt är sagt
Skymning vilar tugnt över mig

Men att jag går nu är inte ett slut, ljuset är mörker och mörker är ljus
Dansa min vals jag är Dödens Skald, min sång sjungs utav skogen
Den dag jag dog

Djupets svarta lockelse mig blivit allt för stark
Till Absus rika sal jag svävar i extas

Jag är en med Nattens svarta väsen
Jag är en med de oändliga djupen
Virveln i vattnet för mig till mitt ursprung
Virveln, den eviga Malströmmen

Jagad genom grottor så mörka i skuggornas rike
Varelser krälar efter mig, abnorma ting
Plötsligt en avgrund vidgar sig under mig
Jag faller igen, längre in i avgrunden
Jag ser upp mot himlen och dansar en sista dans
Allt är nu gjort, allt är sett, allt är sagt
Skymning vilar tugnt över mig

Men att jag går nu är inte ett slut, ljuset är mörker och mörker är ljus
Dansa min vals jag är Dödens Skald, min sång sjungs utav skogen
Över berg utav ben och forsar av blod
Den dag jag dog

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