miércoles, 13 de noviembre de 2013

EREB ALTOR

Origen: Suecia, Gävle.
Formados: 2003
Estilo: Black. viking
Temática: Depresion, fantasía y naturaleza
Enlaces: Ereb altor y facebook
Miembros:
  • Mats   Bajo, guitarra, teclados y voces
  • Mikael Bajo y voces
  • Ragnar   Bajo, guitarra y voces
  • Tord       Batería
Discografía:

  • The Awakening Demo 2003   
  • By Honour CD 2008
  • The End CD 2010
  • Gastrike CD 2012
  • Fire Meets Ice CD 2013
  • The Lake of Blood EP 2014   
  • Nattramn CD 2015  
  • Blot - Ilt - Taut CD 2016

FIRE METS ICE (2013)

"By Honour" fue un álbum bajo mi punto de vista muy bueno, un álbum que mostraba una banda deseando comerse el mundo. Ese álbum contenía unos tremendos riffs de guitarras, soberbios en ocasiones y desprendía un aire vikingo que recogía de manera soberbia la llama encendida por ejemplo por lo extintos Mithotyn. El tiempo ha pasado para todos, sus dos siguientes trabajos no tuve el placer de escucharlos, sin embargo este "Fire Meets Ice", era un trabajo el cual no quería dejar pasar. Y bien, pues desde el primer tema se intenta darle una aire muy Bathory a toda su música, siendo el primer tema que da título al álbum el que mejor consigue recrear y homenajear a la banda de Quorthon, al aunar de manera magistral las partes más agresivas, melódicas y atmosféricas, resultando el aspecto vocal también muy completo. A partir de este tema inicial el disco se hace extremadamente predecible, faltandole algo de chispa y usando una y otra vez la misma fórmula de ritmos lentos y pesados, atmósferas y pasajes melódicos con un fuerte sentimiento vikingo y las voces van alternando entre registros más limpios y otros agresivos, con un música por momentos más black, a los que da paso otros más death melódico. Un aspecto destacable, que no se ha perdido con el paso de estos años ha sido el aspecto de las guitaras, cada tema de este trabajo cuenta con unos riffs de guitarra muy trabados y de bella factura. Gracias a un producción muy currada se consigue ahondar en aspectos épicos, en pasajes más doom y en un mayor número de arreglos que enriquecen su propuesta, eso si a costa de perder espontaneidad y violencia. Sin ser un mal trabajo ni mucho menos, parece que se han acomodado un tanto en la orilla contemplativa del viking, y el doom melódico más accesible, desbordado de arreglos y producción pulida para olvidarse un tanto de su orientación más pagana y black. (8,3)


1. Fire Meets Ice 09:23
 The cold mist in the land of shadows
Burning heat in the land of fire
The birth in a gaping hole where fire meets ice
Building the sleeping giant of rimfrost
Ymer, the father of the rimthurs awaken by the fire of Muspelheim
Giving life to all kinds
Betrayal, defiance, act of Gods
Three gods, Ve, Vile, and Oden, the slayers of Ymer
Drowning in blood, destroying his heirs
Hatred was born
Born by blood, fire and ice
A world built by the flesh of the father
Surrounded by the ocean of blood
The sky, up high, carried by the four
North, South, East and West
The skull of the giant placed by the black elves
2. The Chosen Ones 06:30
From the black water we once came
Out on this water we will go
Ask and Embla, the chosen ones
The wise god gave us the breath of life
The god of wish gave us our mind
The god of holiness gave us our vision
Ask and Embla, the chosen ones
The gods gave us shelter and hope
In the castle of Midgård we thrive
The sons and daughters of the chosen ones
To the Gods we hail for them to grant us our strength
Our songs still echoes within the mighty halls of stone
Surrounded by the great ocean on the shore we stand proud and tall
And for glory and for longing we will search throughout the mighty Ash
3. Nifelheim 06:14
Beware of the Northern wind
Sacrifice to the mighty eagle to spare our skin and bones
His cold wind thats pierces through all
Shores of longing, winter's gone
Guide us, sons of Oden
Ruler of the sky protect us 
Don't take us down below
We set out sails
Our journey has begun
The mighty sea seales our fate
Waves so strong carries the Dragon ship
To arrive in foreign lands to conquer to trade
To depart from foreign lands, leave the shores in flames
Those who stand against us will fall by our hands
Send them down the river cold to the shore of the dead
To Nifelheim, they will travel the cold wasteland of the ninth world
In Nifelheim, they will suffer the wrath of the snake of the ninth world
4. My Ravens 04:16
Give me wisdom
Give me knowledge 
To see through all the lies
Over nine worlds from dawn til dusk
they fly until they return
Bringing me my gift
My power to forsee
For the battle we must prepare
I'll send the ravens
I'll send them far
I'll send the ravens
I'll send them far away
Fly my ravens, fly
5. Sacrifice 08:10
  Sacrifice his left eye
Sacrifice for the well of wisdom
Sacrifice, the ash so old
Sacrifice, Oden's galow
Sacrifice nine long nights
Sacrifice, baptized in blood
The runes he found, the runes of power
Nine are the magic songs
Learn the nine magic songs to cease the power of the runes
The mead of wisdom, the tounge of poetry
And to speak with the dead with Miner's head
The magic runes, the ancient spell must be read and written from the heart
The scars of the runes are filled with blood
And not to fall a sacrifice must be done
Rista Råda Färga Fresta Bedja Blota Sända Slopa
6. Helheimsfärd 06:35
Nine nights he ride through valleys of darkness
No light, nor shadows for nine nights so black
The river so fierce kills all the sounds
The bridge he must cross, the bridge of the dead
The path to Hel where only the pale can pass
The gates of Hel where only the dead can pass
Carry me Sleipner fast as the wind
Fly Sleipner, fly over the gates
To enter the halls of death
To enter the dead ones fate
To enter his brothers grave
To enter for his return
All must weep, all must sacrifice
Their tears of life for his return
7. The Deceiver Shall Repent 04:10
He was hiding behind four doors, north and south east and west But there is no escape from his sins and his betrayal will be redeemed One of his sons forever condemned to the shape of the greatest of wolfs Destined to take his brother's life The deceiver shall repent Chained down to the three mighty stones bound by the chains of flesh A poisonous snake above with an andless stream of venom tearing his face apart Damned by all but his beloved, Sigyn is always by his side She will ease his torment and pain with her cauldron of relief The ground will shake along with his pain and wrath Bound until the day of days  
8. Post Ragnarök 04:33
Under the blackened sun the earth is drowning Stars burst into flames, falling The mist, the fire, the heat touches the sky All chains are broken, all seals are open the world rises a second time A new beginning Resurrection of truth and light Beneath dwells the snake of shadows The shimmering cold snake Will we succeed where the mighty has failed To follow the true path Beware of the cold that dwells in the dark Waiting, longing for our sins
9. Our Legacy 05:13
Behold our land, our land of the North Our legacy to keep untouched The lakes are so clear The forests, our dark forests A nocturnal beauty that takes the breath away The silence cries The winter, the absence of the sun Fires burning bright through our darkest nights Fires burning bright within our hearts
  55:04

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