Towards The Gates of North

by Wolfhorde

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released January 22, 2016

Music by Werihukka
Lyrics by Hukkapätkä

Produced, mixed and mastered by Juha-Matti Koppelomäki

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Wolfhorde Keuruu, Finland

Wolfhorde is a metal band from Finland that produces music loaded with acoustic and traditional elements and mixes them together in a way that creates strong atmospheres. Lyrics ranging from the times of iron ages to present world create the themes inspired by mythology, history, nature, shamanism and so on. ... more

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Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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
Track Name: 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