Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Spiraling Out of Control!

IN THE EYE OF THE STORM. DISCONNECTED FROM THE WORLD YOU WERE BORN. CHEATING DEATH JUST TO GET YOUR FIX. CANNOT SURVIVE, IT'S THE END OF THE LINE!


     So starts the 2nd track "Living in a Whirlwind" off of Warbringer's sophomore release entitled "Waking into Nightmare". Warbringer formed in 2004 under the name "Onslaught" but soon after changed their name to Warbringer after finding out a UK band was already performing under that name. Waking into Nightmares is pure thrash and will leave your neck sore by the time you reach the end of the first track. Warbringer are known for their high energy performances and respect for their fans. Lead Vocalist John Kevill has been known to dive off the stage into the crowd after the band is done playing, and mingling with fans after shows. I have seen Warbringer live multiple times and each time is better than the last.

Notable tracks off of Waking into Nightmares include the opening track Jackal, Living in a Whirlwind, Severed Reality and Abandoned by Time.

The opening track "Jackal" is a song of revenge. The protagonist has been seriously wronged by someone, so much so that they take their life. The wrong doer is referred to as a jackal. After the deed is done remorse is felt for the deed as the protagonist realizes he has become what he set out to destroy."Deed is finally done.What have I become? Hate what is myself. Two jackals burning in hell."

Lyrics:

"Born with the soul of a liar
A murderer, bred for the kill
Out from your mouth comes forth nothing but deceit
I want only to see it shut

After what you've taken away
There can be no forgiveness
An eye for an eye
Will make the whole world blind

Still I want you to die!
Tack back what is mine
Still, I want you to die
Thief who steals life

JACKAL!

You were the hunter...but now I'm hunting you down
You were a sinner...but soon you will sin no more
Cannot escape...I never rest, I never desist
Feel no remorse

You lose! I gain!
From all your suffering
Now your lying tongue has been cut out

Deed is finally done
What have I become
Hate what is myself
Two jackals burning in hell"

Next up on the album and arguably Warbringer's most popular song is Living in a Whirlwind. The song can be interpreted in a number of ways from someone dealing with Addiction, to someone suffering from a mental illness that is slowly driving them insane, Living in a Whirlwind is all about losing your grip in life and being caught in a whirlwind.

Lyrics:

"Living in a whirlwind!

Spiraling out of control!
In the eye of the storm
Disconnected, from the world you were born
Cheating death, just to get your fix
Cannot survive, its the end of the line

They look you in the eye and all they see is an empty stare
Living like a rat, you choke on your own despair
Still you're sinking lower, each day more desperate
You hide below the surface, waiting for the end

ESCAPE
Must escape

Ridden with the stress that YOU CAN'T TAKE
Arrgh, must escape
Not time to turn back, FAR TOO LATE
Can't escape

Everything around you, ceased to make sense
Waiting until your time will come...
To pass

Look into the mirror at what used to be your face
A ghastly visage you don't recognize, gone without a trace

Wasted"

Third song up is Severed Reality. Which is all about descending into madness as sanity slips away.(see what I did there?)

Lyrics:

"Descending! Into madness
Sanity falling away
Nothing remains from the world you have known
Enter the realms beyond the gate

Twisting masses taking form beyond the murky black
A scream breaks the silence and the skies begin to crack

Eyes burst forth from the body
Their whispers seared into your brain
Beckoning your descent
You stare into the void and it calls your name...

Twisting masses taking form beyond the murky black
Severed from reality, impossible to turn back
Souls held captive, wither away and die
Sickening screams of horror rend the affrighted skies

Trapped in the path of an oncoming STORM
Looking behind the eyes of the dead
Empty walls with no way out
Lost inside this...

SEVERED! Severed Reality
SEVERED! Severed Reality, Ugh

The mind falls into black abyss
Nothing left the same
Mouths emerge from every shape
Howls like dust from the grave
Within cryptic realms unknown
Draped in endless night
With all your might you try to escape
but still you're lost inside...

SEVERED!"

The last track that stands out to me is Abandoned by Time. This track is about the shortcomings of mankind. Simple as that.

Lyrics:

"Blood spilled upon the sands of time, the years passing by take their toll
Atrocities of ages gone, their tales forgotten and old
Another wicked tyrant reigns in terror, another city falls
Through thousands of years and millions of deaths we learn nothing changes at all

Lost from memory
Abandoned...by time
Through ages of depravity
Abandoned...by time

Though we thought the time was done when man preys on man like beast
Man is just an animal, its hunt for power will never cease
The ones who rule use you as a tool to meet their ends
Their hunger never sated,
their bloodlust infinite

Lost from memory
Abandoned...by time
A dark age of brutality
Abandoned...by time

Look at all the horrors
Across the centuries
Volcanic explosion
Brings kingdoms to their knees

Left a smoking ruin
Smoldering decay
Buried beneath the ashes
Lies shattered remains

It all passes by, beyond your control your control
The march of time keeps pressing on, devoid of any sould
Witness your mortal life fade into the pass
As all you have known and all you have loved disintegrate into ash

Into ash!

Can't find a solution for your harrowing distress
Impermanence of all you see renders it meaningless
Those in your life one by one passing on
Who will speak of them when a thousand years are gone...

NONE!
Abandoned...by time"

Listen to the album here:

22 comments:

  1. nice shit i like the lyrics "Born with the soul of a liar
    A murderer, bred for the kill
    Out from your mouth comes forth nothing but deceit
    I want only to see it shut"

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks great mate I'll have to check it out!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Heavy. I'm getting this song.

    ReplyDelete
  4. obligatory comment/WOW! good post i lik the way u allways put the words to the songs in every post. i showed this to my friend and he relly liked it! cool blog bro/obligatory comment

    ReplyDelete
  5. Good post! Looking forward to reading you next one

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good music. I like this group a lot!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Awesome, I can't believe I have never heard of them.

    ReplyDelete