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Altar of Oblivion - "Language of the Dead" (audio)

Το τραγούδι των Altar of Oblivion "Language of the Dead" από το album "The Seven Spirits"
Νέος δίσκος στον ορίζοντα για τους Altar of Oblivion. Τιτλοφορείται "The Seven Spirits" και θα κυκλοφορήσει κάποια στιγμή μέσα στην χρονιά. Πρόκειται για τον τρίτο "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο της Δανέζικης επικής doom metal μπάντας (έχουν και δύο EPs συν ένα demo)...

Martin Meyer Sparvath: «“Language of the Dead” was the last track to be written for the album "The Seven Spirits", and was originally supposed to be an instrumental in the vein of Metallica’s “Orion”.

However, after having conjured up the main- and chorus-riffs, some captivating and memorable vocal lines began popping up in my mind, and I thought it would be a shame to rob the song from Mik Mentor’s stentorian outbursts.

In order to enhance the commercial appeal and avoid a lengthy affair, I skipped three monstrous instrumental passages, which might come in handy in another context.

The lyrics are inspired by the poem “Red Plague” by Polish poet and freedom fighter Józef Szczepański, who in 1944 alongside the Polish Resistance Army fought against the Germans in Nazi-occupied Warsaw.

The poem describes the failed hopes of the insurgents that the Red Army approaching from the east would save them, and this song pays homage to these brave and sorely tested Poles, who were caught between two fascist regimes.

The lyrics illustrate what I picture went through Jósef Szczepański’s mind inside the rubble of the destroyed Polish capital. Surrounded by two sworn enemies, caught in a deadly trap, the so-called liberators soon became the invaders, who were to rule Poland with an iron fist for many years to come.»

Band: Altar of Oblivion
Country of origin: Denmark
Location: Aalborg, Nordjylland
Formed in: 2005
Genre: Epic Heavy/Doom Metal
Years active: 2005-present

Audio: "Language of the Dead"
Album: "The Seven Spirits"
Type: Full length
Release date: T.B.A.
Label: Shadow Kingdom Records

Music by: Martin Meyer Sparvath
Lyrics, vocal melodies by: Martin Meyer Sparvath
Arranged by: Strøm/Sparvath/Nørgaard
Spoken Words by: Cheryl Pyle
Produced, mixed and mastered by: Lars Strøm

Track listing:
1. Created in the Fires of Holiness
2. No one left
3. Gathering at the Wake
4. The Seven Spirits
5. Language of the Dead
6. Solemn Messiah
7. Grand Gesture of Defiance

Band members:
Martin Meyer Sparvath - Guitars and backing vocals
Mik Mentor - Lead & backing Vocals
C. Nørgaard - Bass
Lars Strøm - Drums & Mellotron

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