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Hounds of Perdition


Chapter I: Chimera

Nimetön, yöhönsä verhoutuu
valottomuuteen
jumalaton tie
kulkijan

Bound now be, lightless walker
Frozen in your path, unborn
Chained to this new world broken
One reborn, one must die

The blackened nightmares deny my rest
In silence i’m diving into the abyss
Falling in to the fray
as I hear them clawing at my door

I saw the Hounds
in my feverish dreams
They bring ruin with them
and perdition

Sealed eyes see the night air
Storming through our kind
Horrified faces you can’t remember
drifting on the waves of oblivion

The dark leaves you
believing in nothing
The muddy waters
burn in your lungs
No home, no shelter
can save you now
Your blood is a river
in silence, drown

Awaken, float to shore
survive the tide
You’ll suffer no more
just weather the night
Or let the dream carry you
in it’s tormenting embrace
Ever further into the hate
and he greets you warm

Nimetön, yöhönsä verhoutuu
valottomuuteen
jumalaton tie
kulkijan

Bound now be, lightless walker
Frozen in your path, unborn
Chained to this new world broken
One reborn, one must die

The nightmares suffocate
decadence crawls into your soul
He steals what is you
and swallows you whole

Nothing to pray for
Nothing to believe in
No one to beg for
No one to confide in
You open your black eyes
Yet the dream remains true

Awaken, float to shore
survive the tide
You’ll suffer no more
just weather the night
Or let the dream carry you
in it’s tormenting embrace
Ever further into the hate
and he greets you warm

 

Chapter II: Doctor of the Plague

Never can get rid of
the violent fume of death
creeping up on his wake
every night and day

Vermin, untouchable
they witness from below
His doctrine, insatiable
sweeping all life away

The doctor of the plague, he’s the cure
The remedy for the ailing world
Glass eyes glare the wastes
cracking down on the worthless
Scourge of man purified
Infection will be burned

Unwilled awakening
through the dreary sleep
The realm screaming for aid
not from divinity

“Fly, my little ones”
the rats are on the way
Your father of pestilence
will not lead you astray

The doctor of the plague, he’s the cure
The remedy for the ailing world
Glass eyes glare the wastes
cracking down on the worthless
Scourge of man purified
Infection will be burned

 

Chapter III: Black Song

I can hear them singing
Those bony jaws are swaying
Beneath the moss, beyond the trees
They’re calling for me to fail

Blood for blood
Do unto them
Before they do
unto you

I am not alone here,
under this noxious poison sky
The wind keeps burning
the life out of my eyes

Can you hear the lambs cry
betrayed by their own
String your foes up high
and sing them the song black

Good deeds all abused
Waiting for the rain
Oh, it will wash down
the weight of your shame

I will find the voices hidden
Not lost, just forgotten
Together we’ll live inside
a crowded mind

Paranoid vexing
Survival of the vicious
Lose your lavish morals
Embrace the view pernicious

Can you hear the lambs cry
betrayed by their own
String your foes up high
and sing them the song black

Blood for blood
Do unto them
Before they do
unto you

 

Chapter IV: Towers of Silence

I still dream of the beginning of the end
and remember the horrid screams
The looks of disbelief upon the men
as all the remedies failed

With the rodents, rode in the fleas
bearing a gift, their legacy
Abomination, a disease most vile
would bathe the world in anarchy

Ever higher rose the Towers of Silence
and the pyres burned
Befouled and forlorn they lie
and the pyres burned

Upon the towers they were fed
The ravenous scavengers rejoiced
As wildfire, the plague spread
The final prayers left unvoiced

Everything around me, my life
Everything i revered
The memories, hopes, dreams
Turned black, choked and died

Ever higher rose the Towers of Silence
and the pyres burned
Befouled and forlorn they lie
and the pyres burned

The ashes land silently
upon my weeping face
I close my eyes to meet the end
to drown into this purple haze

Ever higher rose the Towers of Silence
and the pyres burned
Befouled and forlorn they lie
and the pyres burned

 

Chapter V: Forged in Ice

Words spoken with malicious intent
second only to the deeds that deceive
From the mirror in your eyes came forth
The Erebus and the black night

Dancing with the storm
The violent breath of purity
The raven brings the new dawn
Forged in ice and serenity

Upon every little step you take
The boundless journey you try to defy
and every gaze at the welkin you make
The pain remains, parched bone dry

At the frontlines of this war
you fight the child of lies
Within the battle, chaos reborn
demands another sacrifice

Dancing with the storm
The violent breath of purity
The raven brings the new dawn
Forged in ice and serenity

Dancing with the storm
The violent breath of purity
The raven brings the new dawn
Forged in ice and serenity

Fire of the plague is dying down
So few outlived the disease
Remnants of the bygone age
scattered ’round, left to freeze

Stand on the mountain, facing the storm
Breathing the free air, regaining my form
A flicker of sunshine, bathe in the light
At least we did not go down without a fight

Forged in Ice

 

Chapter VI: Kill The Light

Once lost, twice taken
as you stumble down the path of yore
Close your eyes so craven
But you’ll never reach the way back home

And now your path is laden with guilt,
come ye sinners, arise!
Greet the wolf forsaken
Renounce your futile sacrifice

There’s the shadow again
to kill the light

Hear the whisper dire
Feel the frozen liar
Let it burn your heart
it’s torn apart in the dark
Hope in the end, it’ll cut you down

Flee before your find it
The end for your story of shame
Undo the life behind it
Drown into endless pain

There’s the shadow again
to kill the light

Hear the whisper dire
Feel the frozen liar
Let it burn your heart
it’s torn apart in the dark
Hope in the end, it’ll cut you down

Wasted breath, upon a prayer
It’ll bring you no warmth, no love
For the god is a betrayer
there is no shining light from above

And now your path is laden with guilt,
come ye sinners, arise!
Greet the wolf forsaken
Renounce your futile sacrifice

Hear the whisper dire
Feel the frozen liar
Let it burn your heart
it’s torn apart in the dark
Hope in the end, it’ll cut you down

 

Chapter VII: Hounds of Perdition

Crawling down, down, ever so low
The breath of his hounds on my heels
Hide and seek with revenge aglow
and it brings a new kind of defeat

Four winds, bring me haste
Surviving is a trying task
From the treeline laid to waste
emerges that hideous long beak mask

Stumbling on the rocks and roots
I excel to fail
The freak behind me reeks
of anger, demanding reparations

Through the woods, across the lakes
Under the hall of the mountains
It’s the swamp that finally breaks
me and my hope suffocates

The bleak waters of the lake
mirror the flames in gray
No more shivering in the cold
lifeless carcass floats away

Every flash of the years gone by
keep fading into obscure haze
Closer creeps the urge to die
and it sets all my instincts ablaze

Come the morning, it’ll flee
The roaming disease has failed
Nevertheless, there’s a price to pay
Demanding my last breath exhaled

The bleak waters of the lake
mirror the flames in gray
No more shivering in the cold
lifeless carcass floats away

Niin väsyy viimeinen,
Sulkeutuu silmänsä eksyy
Sielunsa pimeään, löydä ei
tietään, sateen pieksemää

The bleak waters of the lake
mirror the flames in gray
No more shivering in the cold
lifeless carcass floats away

In the last light of eve on this my final day
The years, they all drown in vain
No backwards glance is cast
Once more, ever onward

Hiljaisuuden aamuna
Riisutun valon kajossa
Älä astu kauemmaksi
kun jäätyvät syvät haavasi

Viimein lähdet matkaan
Palaat alkuusi, pohjolaan
Kuljet polun, se kivisin
on kaikista, aamuista viimeisin

In the dawn of silence
the gleam of barren light
Stride no further
The hounds are here

Higher rose the flames
as candles in the night sky
The wind alone sweeps the trees
frost-covered and frozen through
Nothing to comfort you,
No one to forgive
Unbound, the hands of death
as you succumb to snow

 

Towards The Gates of North


Introduction: Vegvísir

Chapter I: Fimbulvetr

I had heard the stories of all those old fools
Stories of winter everlasting
The end of days

Brothers would turn on each other
Families torn apart by themselves
Kinsmen would bleed together,
drowning themselves by the sword

This snowfall, lasted for days
I smell it in the air
Already the blood has been spilt
with frost arrived the fear

The ground has frozen thorough
There is no more sun
I hear talks of Fimbulvinter
Mankind shall come undone

Three years, the blood of the fallen
has brought me life
Thus I stand here to witness
the end of Fimbulvinter

The thundersnow rumbles the sky
The Glepnir has been shattered
Unto the frostcovered ground
six pieces of chain are scattered

The fishbreath
and a woman’s beard
The sound of cat’s paw
Mountainroots
the bird’s spittle
and the sinews of a bear

 

Chapter II: Taivaankappaleiden kato

Fendweller, the swordmaw
slumbering the island of heather
awaiting the snowfall
His sons will break him free

Black shall turn the sun
of crimson gore
Dead will feel the moon
His freedom is reborn

The stars will fall from the sky
The world of men will burn

The quests of two brothers be done
For aeons, waited for this boon
The elder swallows the sun
while the younger devours the moon

The untiring sisters of skies
with no sanctuary
Galloping across the sphere
towards the great unknown

Uprooted shall be the trees
Mountains come crumbling down
The stars will fall from the sky
The world of men will burn

Kun kahleetonna astuu jalka suden päälle maan
koittaa aika mustan kyyneleen virrata
Repii taivaan ja altaan polttaa maan
Vain yksi vastaan nousta uskaltaa

Black shall turn the sun
of crimson gore
Dead will feel the moon
His freedom now reborn

The stars will fall from the sky
The world of men will burn

The quests of two brothers be done
For aeons, waited for this boon
The elder swallows the sun
while the younger devours the moon

 

Chapter III: Death Long-Due

The world darkens, the wings of rancor
engulfing the ground
Two heavenly bodies now gone
The mistrust ignites

From the midst of idle gods
there was heard a call
The mead-filled old man
yelled across the hall

I heard the lightning strike,
six crackling roars
The ripper of the skies
has been set free

Death Long-Due!

Dressing for an easy war
grasping his spear
of great Yggdrasil root
lusting for blood

I shall paint the ground
the curse of doom
He will find his way
the unmarked tomb

On his steed he rode
The legs like spiders
quaked the ground

Upon his shoulders
the crows, ever cunning
betrayal on their mind

Hooves struck the heathers
The old man had arrived
The wolf unfettered
with vengeance, roared

How kind of you to join me
oh father of the slain
For eternity I waited for this day

The crows turned on their master
took off the loyal disguise
The god of victory knew fear
as they plucked out his eyes

The swordmaw growled and leaped
sinking his teeth
in the throat so divine
and heavens wept

A mighty river flowed
Blood of the king
The rain of ash covered
the winter’s sting

 

Chapter IV: The Retribution

Silent he rode
on the woodlands
Under the waning shroud
of ignorance

The trees whispered
of dark times ahead
He could feel
the weight of the clouds

With the wind
crawled in the fog
to devour
all of the land

Madness weighs him down
like a rock upon his shoulders
He dreads the hour
of the wolf closing in

Walking ever softly
through the abysmal mist
he saw a silhouette
of true horror

He heard the growl
and felt the hunger
Grasped his sword
ignored the fear

Madness weighs him down
like a rock upon his shoulders
He dreads the hour
of the wolf closing in

Charging against the foe
The silent god
Shoved his boot in the maw
of the beast

The wolf howled in pain
The blade had pierced
his skull through the eye
death creeping near

Madness weighs him down
like a rock upon his shoulders
He dreads the hour
of the wolf closing in

 

Chapter V: Unyielding

Glasir withers away
In the absence of all light
The hawks, the vultures above
relish in the night

Vidarr, the wounded god
bleeding upon the roots
of the greatest ash
rotten on it’s sides

The world tree shivers
Decadence in his veins
Where hope once bloomed
It now wilts away

The wolfblood like venom
through the heart of the silent one
Took one final beat
A vast life came undone

The world tree shivers
Decadence in his veins
Where hope once bloomed
It now wilts away

The seeping blood, god and wolf
through the roots of the world
awakened the unyielding within
And the powers of the void

 

Chapter VI: Boundless Agony

From the realm of fire
the wreck of the world
the jötunn charged onward
at his wake, the ground burned

Boundless now, raged the serpent
Ocean waves hit the shores
His fangs above
like rapids flowed his venom

Kohti sotaa
kaiken päättävää
Valheiden jumala tiellään tuonelaan
Kuoleman laiva nousee
harjalle vaahtopään
Ketunhännät taivaita nuolee

The sovereign snake called out
the direst storm of time
On top of the surge
rode the great ship, sublime

No more prophecies
Nor beacons of hope
The purification of mankind
long awaited, arrives

Kohti sotaa
kaiken päättävää
Valheiden jumala tiellään tuonelaan
Kuoleman laiva nousee
harjalle vaahtopään
Ketunhännät taivaita nuolee

Riimujen, suomujen lyödessä merestä
raivollaan irralleen aallonharjat
Kynsien jäänteet ja raatojen vana
Laivamme kölistä taakseen jää

Kohti sotaa
kaiken päättävää
Valheiden jumala tiellään tuonelaan
Kuoleman laiva nousee
harjalle vaahtopään
Ketunhännät taivaita nuolee

Guiderune glows in the night
The vessel of the end
glides silently
through the dark

 

Chapter VII: Lycomania

The vast plains of Vigrid
Hundreds of leagues before us
This world shall behold, true
death in all of it’s forms

Horn blasts in the darkness
The gods awaken from slumber
as the ship of the dead
comes crashing on to shore

The brothers infernal together
World serpent and the swordmaw
Ready and willing for war
as the fires of Surtr… arise

Followed by his sons
and Garm, the hound of Hel
The wolves howl and charge
with the beasts of Muspel

The gods had formed their ranks
though scattering they appeared
All of them, crowned by death
before the last light wanes

The lightning fires up the clouds
Flames divide the storm
Hearken the sound of peril
The final clash in the north

Kuin kasteena aamun,
valui veri niityn korsilla
Eivät mahtaviin tekoihin pystyneet
Jumaliksi itsensä nostaneet

Raivoisa tuuli niittyä piiskaa
On ainoa ääni sen huuto
Pian se katseensa kääntää pois
Suden aika koittaa saa

 

Chapter VIII: The Gates of North

Time floats upon me
as the daughter of Sun climbs up the sky
The new world beyond the gates of north
unspoilt by the reach of men
Light dies beside me
as the daughter of Moon climbs up the night

Time floats upon me
as the daughter of Sun climbs up the sky
Survivors from the war of Vigrid
Walking silently with hope reborn
Light dies beside me
as the daughter of Moon climbs up the night

Yet for the swordmaw, the hope would’t dawn
he paid the gruesome price, the blood of his sons

Time floats upon me
as the daughter of Sun climbs up the sky
The deepest sorrow took ahold of him
Undying pain carved him hollow
Light dies beside me
as the daughter of Moon climbs up the night

The quest of two brothers is done
In a blazing pyre they burned
The war had reaped it’s fill
Howling father left to mourn

Vaeltaja hangen harmajan
Polkunsa jakanut ainiaan
elämän nyrkkiin sulkien
ei enää mitään taakseen jää

Time floats upon me
as the daughter of Sun climbs up the sky
The world above the loss and sorrow
unspoilt by the hate and fear
Light dies beside me
as the daughter of Moon climbs up the night

So gloom unfolds the eternity
The guide is no longer there

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