Flying Above Ancient Ruins

by Krolok

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DFusion Where have you been all my life, Krolok? Favorite track: Flying Above Ancient Ruins.
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pissin in your elevator This record smokes from front to back. I find myself getting bored with a lot of current bm these days, but Krolok switches up the tempos and hooks to keep it interesting. One of my favorite metal records of the year.
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Matthew Toye This is one didn't get talked about enough in 2017. Excellent black metal with dungeon synth-like keyboards. The medieval atmosphere isn't heard enough these days. Glad that Krolok is pushing it. Favorite track: Count Von Krolock.
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last vinyl before doomsday Crusty second wave worshipping black metal with them froggy vocals and oscillating soundscapes. Really enjoying this
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Ryan Paul Just fucking awesome 2nd wave style black metal with great samples and feeling. Favorite track: Count Von Krolock.
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Travelling across time Near the mountains of Fagaras The Citadel lies, laid upon an inaccessible hillside Unconquerable fortress, surrounded by myths Poenari, so it was called Flying above ancient ruins Where history was written in blood Over massive hills Watching the thousands of stairs leading upwards, in my dreams Hundreds of years have passed Since the last ruler He was a son of the dragon, prince of darkness His might and glory is eternal Still living today in dark legends
2.
On the wings of night Where shadows whisper and wind sign its songs There among the rocks and in hollows of the trees A small and beauteous bird Is on the prowl Symbol of infinite wisdom All-seeing and almighty creature Who holds guard Upon its wooden throne Observing the daily cycle An immortal queen The cold of her eyes... ...watches the mountain sides
3.
Funeral winds blow through the snowy land Frost bites under the skin and blood coagulates in the veins Somewhere in the distance, howling of wolves is to be heard Children of the night are lurking in their sites A landscape so mysterious and magical, Decrepit by misery and fright Where the old count survives deep in the mountains During cold and long nights Inside his dwelling he remembers that day When the moon is full and casts its light Then all around they know That each year The ball of vampires invites its guests to a feast
4.
Alone I wander athwart His night Father of sorrows and past Dazzling owllight unlocks the pathways Until one day His wings will sweep down the stars Without end you roam this mountain pass What have you seen - in the land of phantoms? The icy fortress near the firmament Is it made of our horrors only - or are those walls of stone? My eyes were open to the twilight And I can no longer speak of fleshly matters From the bastions I have seen the Abyss and am now blinded to the world.
5.
When the day began its endless pilgrimage And bells are heard from afar Evil in its cruelest shape, chafing its hands Sleepless nights And eternal days Fear from what was never known Exorbitance of own thoughts Enthralled by helplessness Death was never so close Destiny gambles with you Like a beast lurking for its prey At the end of a new age This fact will forever be in my memory...
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about

Recorded during years 2016-2017.
Mixed & mastered by Juraj Lehuta.
Music & lyrics by HV, except "The Wanderer..." - lyrics written by As.
Front cover by Dávid Glomba.

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released April 29, 2017

Line up on this recording:

HV - vocals, guitars & keyboards
Peter - bass
Miroslav - drums

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Atmospheric and intricate black metal in the 90's tradition with a raw edge.

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