lunes, 5 de abril de 2021

VALRAVN

 


Origen: Finlandia.

Formados: 2016

Estilo: Black

Temática:?

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Miembros:

  • A. Olkkola Batería
  • Alarik Guitarra y voces
  • B. Carey Guitarra
  • H. Partinen Bajo
Discografía:
  • Prey  CD 2020
PREY (200)
Desde tierras finlandesas nos llega el primer álbum de esta banda que nos ofrece un black que se caracteriza tanto por su agresividad como por su intensidad. Un black metal construido desde la profundidad de los riffs en un claro dialogo, al tiempo que acertado, con el bajo y en donde podemos descubrir influencias precisas de elementos hardcore, influencias que también se dejan entrever en las voces. El sonido de Valravn en este álbum remite a esa parte más cruda del black más antiguo, capaz de traspasar al oyente con su frialdad cuando la velocidad y agresiviad hacen acto de presencia acompañados de un sonido potente que va solapando riffs que no dejan pasar ocasión para colarnos algunas melodías que en medio de la estructura de los temas se pueden dejar confundir con un death melódico bastante añejo. El bajo proporciona profundidad la sonido, un sonido que no desperdicia ocasión también para bajar la revoluciones y ofrecer una faceta mucho más pausada pero que late con fuerza en el fondo, a punto de desatarse de un momento a otro. Es aquí, en estas dos facetas de su propuesta que Valravn acierta de pleno en un sonido muy característico que sin inventar nada nuevo si que encaja perfectamente entre lo tradicional y lo más reciente. El nexo de unión que mantiene a álbum estructurado al tiempo que aporta dinamismo y una toque distinto son las voces que no se esconden a la hora de dejarse llevar por elementos hardcore muchas veces, estilo presente también en su música, pero que se muestra mucho más representado en las voces. Un álbum que se mantiene fiel a un black metal de sonido clásico, que destaca por su agresividad e intensidad y que sabe construir un sinfín de melodías entre frías y oscuras. (8).



1. Awaken 02:27   instrumental
2. Throne of Blood 04:13
Poison seeping through the thickest skull
Takes claim a tortured soul
None shall be spared, who stand in the way
Slaughter them all.
Claim what's mine

O how the witches have poisoned the mind
Of once loyal, most honest of its kind
The scent of blood thickens the air
The wine of life is drawn

Premonitions given weight
Taken as truths, made reality
Thoughts cursed, leading to ruin
Hunger for power, hunger for war

O how the witches have poisoned the mind
Of once loyal, most honest of its kind
The scent of blood thickens the air
The wine of life is drawn

Premonitions given weight
Taken as truths, made reality
I must manifest my destiny
I must claim what was promised to me
3. Void 04:27
   Perpetual change of polarity The pendulum swings Potential energy Unknown for many Drawing power from eternity The never-ending rotation War between hidden forces Strength from conflict From singularity The cosmos manifests Commence the cycle of time Chaos reigns and spreads its dominion The fabric of the cosmos Accumulates Transient existence Evolves Into equilibrium Where only cold darkness remains Life brought from death Held together in spite of it all The fabric of the cosmos Accumulates Transient existence Evolves Into equilibrium Where only cold darkness remains
4. Conjuration 04:08
  I lay down the gifts Before the altar Sanguine sacrifice To conjure the flames An unholy ritual Illuminates my path Guidance granted By a fiery wrath From the depths of the abyss Protrude the black flames Scorching pillars Enslave my gaze Consumed ember Empowers me Enlightenment lies In what your eyes can't see Lay waste to the scourge Righteous flames have me purged From the ashes New life is born Bound by lies I'm no more
5. Evoke the Fire 03:37
   I welcome apocalypse with open arms May its flames burn us to ashes And the floods wash our scorched remains To the oceans where we'll stay 'til the end of time Never to return. A former paradise plagued by greed Benevolence forgotten as evil reigns Come hell and high water Erase us from existence No one’s going to miss us. We never mattered Our end is long overdue. We never learn No faith in humanity, selfish to the bitter end Detrimentally hedonistic sacks of putrid filth A former paradise plagued by greed Benevolence forgotten as evil reigns Come hell and high water Erase us from existence Nearsighted fools cause their own destruction Only evolve when forced to When it's already too late Make true my visions of the end The superior human race Our end will be our own doing All of us will be brought To our knees before the vengeful god of fire
6. Illustratum 05:29
I cast off my chains, I break my binds The promise of paradise: in the end it's just a lie Salvation for all is freedom for none I change my path to follow the shining sun The gospel of God is food for the weak Preying on those not strong enough for truth Souls are saved while the lives are lost Conformation with existence as the cost I cast off my chains, I break my binds The promise of paradise: in the end it's just a lie Salvation for all is freedom for none I change my path to follow the shining sun Satan! Guide my path! Prophets of deceit I fed from your body I drained your blood I surrendered to your gospel I lost my way In your feeble fantasy The parasite consumed me Now I’ve been set free! Lucifer, your light shines through me Strengthening me and guiding me Down the path of truth Satan! With your light shining through me Let it strengthen and guide me Down my path to truth Now I tread towards supremacy  
7. Enchained 03:59
   The ones who believe they’re free Are the ones enchained Those aware of their constraints Are the ones who seek the fire My hatred of one Is not support for another Their frantic bickering Nothing but a waste of air All sheep, different shepherds Lead astray by their masters Mindless fools, blinded by hubris Blissful ignorance Incestuous ideologies Brewed in isolation Foundations of fear and ignorance Collapse under pressure Of monuments built upon Don’t you see A common enemy Does not mean You aren’t one for me My hatred of one Supports no other Their frantic bickering Nothing but a waste of air All sheep, different shepherds Lead astray by their masters Mindless fools, blinded by hubris Blissful ignorance
8. Treachery 05:22
  Man-made beliefs Thrive among the fearful Opium of the masses None dare question the word of God Obsolete promises of salvation For those enslaved Serve or suffer An interpretation of God’s love How do so many remain convinced? One must find better entities to worship Malevolent, appalling god-figure A symbol of hatred No appreciation No respect Blind hypocrites Afraid of losing control Spread treacherous lies Only for personal gain Serve or suffer An interpretation of God’s love How do so many remain convinced? One must find better entities to worship Lucifer, come forth! May your flames Grant us freedom Like a phoenix We rise from the ashes Shackles broken The metamorphosis is complete Slaves to no one We have become free
9. The Raven 05:55
Soaring through the skies A raven flies The hunt has begun Seeks to become One with the dead Draws power from blood Malicious scavenger consumes The essence of the slain Empowered by blood Evil takes to the skies To hunt once more A peaceless soul above In search of redemption Scourge of the night Claims the firstborn Chest cracked open with bestial rage Heart uncovered from its skeletal cage Consumed blood of the child empowers Transformation into a knight   
10. Outro 00:59   instrumental
  40:36






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