Tracks

02. Blood Is The Price Of Glory
03. Deathbringer From The Sky
04. Ahti
05. One More Magic Potion
06. Wanderer
07. Raised By The Sword
08. The New Dawn
09. Victory Song
10. Lady In Black



02. Blood Is The Price Of Glory

Before the grimmest enemy
Cold rain whipping those proud faces
Warriors raising their spirits
Despising death as they rush forward
Blood of the brothers drains to the ground
stirring up rage, giving them power
Trampling the enemy with their feet
Without fear they fight

Can you hear the call of the North Star?
Feel its longing in your heart
This bond is eternal sworn through blood
At the end we will stand as one!
Even if the daylight dies
Our horde marches on and on
If we should fall down to the ground
We'll rise again and never give up!

But for some it's all too much
This honorable battle and bloodshed
They feel like a swarm of craven rats
Leaving their brothers to a certain death
The last furious men They didn't fear death or pain
They held up their swords and shields
As winners they stood on the battlefield

Can you hear the call of the North Star?
Feel its longing in your heart
This bond is eternal sworn through blood
At the end we will stand as one!
Even if the daylight dies
Our horde marches on and on
If we should fall down to the ground
We'll rise again and never give up!

Run away, you cowards, we turn our backs on you,
The shame that now tains your name will only brighten our glory
Those who fight till their last breath and fall with honour
Their names and deeds shall live forever
Never to be forgotten

"No axe stayed in your weak hand
No shield protected you from the blows of enemies
Get out of our sight
The war has no need for traitors"

Can you hear the call of the North Star?
Feel its longing in your heart
This bond is eternal sworn through blood
At the end we will stand as one!
Even if the daylight dies
Our horde marches on and on
If we should fall down to the ground
We'll rise again and never give up!


03. Deathbringer From The Sky

High above the ground
Beyond the thunderclouds
A black shade is flying alone
Once so feared among men
Now the legend is becoming too old
But finally the horrifying truth is about to unfold

Death bringer from the sky
Hunting victims in the night
Feel the terror, as flames are burning bright
There is no tower as high or cave so deep
That can save you from its endless spite
So bow down and face your wretched destiny

A den filled with treasures and gold
No longer calms his spirit so cold
Again it s time to spread the wings of doom
A growl shakes the ground
Flames blind men and smoke covers the stars
As he rises towards an ancient sky
The era of total chaos will arrive
Men shall flee in fear
My name will haunt their mortal souls
I'll burn their flesh and I'll crush their bones
Your screams can't make me feel pity or regret
I only feel furious hatred
With fire my domination is gained
Shall burn away and let my kind rule the world again


04. Ahti

At the time of sundown
Nature bathes in colours
In silence it waits
For the approaching force
In the halls of Ainola
The true king of dark waters
Lurks with his mistress

Under the waves of a blue lake
Dwells the mighty Ahti!
Sailors praise the glorious name
The ruler of tides: Ahti!

At the shores of a northern land
Pray mortal men
Destruction for the arrogant fools
A reward for humble souls

The great lurker of the seas
Is pleased of the sacrifice
The waters are calm
Today no storm shall rise!

Under the waves of a blue lake
Dwells the mighty Ahti!
Sailors praise the glorious name
The ruler of tides: Ahti!

Foreign ship filled with infidels
They didn't listen to the northern men
From a dead calm storm will rise
And they'll face the wrath of the sea
Take care that your heir
Don't turn out too proud
Or your bloodline will drown into a vast ocean

Under the waves of a blue lake
Dwells the mighty Ahti!
Sailors praise the glorious name
The ruler of tides: Ahti!


05. One More Magic Potion

Once when we were returning from a battle
We got lost in a gloomy forest
in the middle of the woods
we saw an old house
with tired minds we knocked
the door very loudly
Old woman opened the wooden door
She asked us to come in
with kind words
From her pot arose a scent so weird
Stunning and bitter but very summoning

Bring me a magic potion
it will heal my aching wounds
A taste so bitter that makes
my bleeding soul feel so good
It will make us sing and dance
in our endless feast
Or it might even unleash
the beast in me

She filled out pints with that devils beverage
And served another round with an hideous grin
The world was spinning in a new light I saw everything
and everyone was singing this song

With nature, trolls and the spirits of the forest
We are one; let our singing rise up into the stars
The witch's magic drum was still beating hard
When a goblin brought me a new pint and together we roared

Drink and dance!
People of the forest sing with us!
Who wants to brawl with me?
Who can shape a kantele from a pike's jaw?
Like the great one once did

Close your eyes
Calm your mind and drift away from the pain
Beyond dreams
Into the depths of the cauldron
Like a rain it falls
And mirrors nature's healing powers
Surrender this time
And relief you shall find

Catcher of souls
hunter of spirits
Grant us the final frop of the life's elixir
I want to drown all my misery
Into the green trolls blood
And brown swamp drink
Fight against diminishing time
Burden of a solitary warrior's life

Bring me a magic potion
it will heal my aching wounds
A taste so bitter that makes
my bleeding soul feel so good
It will make us sing and dance
in our endless feast
Or it might even unleash
the beast in me


06. Wanderer

In time bleeding wounds will heal
Unlike some which are too deep to see
Like scars in a nomad's soul
Their mending is so slow

Not the shout of a hundred enemies
Can make me feel fear inside me
But when sun sets and the cold arrives
With crushing solitude in the darkness of night

He will ride across land and time
To find a way through this endless night
There's a storm in his heart and the fire burns his soul
But the wanderer's part is to ride alone

With bare hands he has taken many lives
He's had a hundred women by his side
From tending woods through the freezing north
He's known on every sea and far beyond

As the moon grows and the circle is complete
He lies down and waits for sleep
But there's always a scenery in his mind
Of all the beauty he once left behind

He will ride across land and time
To find a way through this endless night
There's a storm in his heart and the fire burns his soul
But the wanderer's part is to ride alone


07. Raised By The Sword

Oh, who is raised by the sword can't be beaten
Who is toughened by the fire can't be burned
Awaited by immortality
Are the ones sacrificing their lives
To blood, to victory, to the truth

As ye sow, as shall ye reap
We will turn your fields into death shining
Our blades smash all down
Guidance of cold winds
We complete the ancient rule
Each of us was created to kill

Hail the wisest ones
You have walked the severe and harsh path
To the almighty crown
Soon the lost riddles will be solved
Once and for all
As the ageless earth praises your sword

As ye sow, as shall ye reap
We will turn your fields into death shining
Our blades smash all down
Guidance of cold winds
We complete the ancient rule
Each of us was created to kill

Oh, raise the wind
Oh, open up earth
Oh, wild waters flood
And flames burn the ruins they own
Burn all and everything they own

Now let your prayers fade
The weak ones will meet their gruesome fate
Loyal minds will not break
The bold people of war
Have raised to get their victory
You depend on our mercy

Who is raised by the sword can t be beaten
Who is toughened by the fire can t be burned
Await the final challenges
Our everlasting loyalty
Will never break
The bold people of war
Have raised their swords


08. The New Dawn

Through the storm and the wind we ride
Leaving it all far behind
Another war is straight ahead
This fight will give us all
None shall live they all will fall
When the new dawn arises, we stand tall

Fight! For a new dawn
Ride! And kill them all
Fight! For a new dawn
Rise! Now is the dawn

Feel your strength and let it rise
Hear the call of their demise
Let them feel your steel
Have faith my friend, this is not the end
Our time is near, we feel your fear
'Cause we will...

Fight! For a new dawn
Ride! And kill them all
Fight! For a new dawn
Rise! Now is the dawn

Nothing can stop us now
As we march towards the final fight
And we shall see the light
Our swords are taking lives
Giving us what is ours
Now the new dawn arises
And we all...

Fight! For a new dawn
Ride! And kill them all
Fight! For a new dawn
Rise! And we stand tall


09. Victory Song

The plan of invasion and evil deception
Was made in the halls of the dark kingdom
To steal their riches to slay them all
To make them kneel for a new god
The guard woke up the sleeping men
With a sound of a bronze horn
The enemy is getting closer
So brace yourselves for assault

Swords in their hands they killed each and every man
Who dared to invade their sacred land
Victory songs are rising in the night
Telling all of their undying strength and might

Arrows are raining from the sky
As brothers fight side by side
We, we were outnumbered
But your destiny is to win

Fight, fight with the rage of a bear....
Defend, our homeland...
Crush, crush every enemy....
And seal, our victory....

Swords in their hands they killed each and every man
Who dared to invade their sacred land
Victory songs are rising in the night
Telling all of their undying strength and might

Ei urhot kaukaisen pohjolan
Uhan eessд taipuneet
Jдlleen pauhaa kansi taivahan
Veri valuu maahan lumiseen
Moni nдhdд ei saa enдд huomista
Moni jдд heitд kaipaamaan
Jдlkipolville jдд maa rauhaisa
Voiton laulut soi ainiaan
Voiton laulut soi ainiaan!

Swords in their hands they killed each and every man
Who dared to invade their sacred land
Victory songs are rising in the night
Telling all of their undying strength and might
Telling all of their undying strength and might


10. Lady In Black

Music by Ensiferum
Lyrics by xEUx
She came to me one morning
One lonely Sunday morning
Her long hair flowing
In the midwinter wind
I know not how she found me
For in darkness I was walking
And destruction lay around me
From a fight I could not win
Ah ah ah...

She asked me name my foe then
I said the need within some men
To fight and kill their brothers
Without thought of love or God
And I begged her give me horses
To trample down my enemy
So eager was my passion
To devour this waste of life
Ah ah ah...

But she would not think of battle that
Reduces men to animals
So easy to begin
And then impossible to end
For she, the mother of all men
had counselled me so wisely then
I feared to walk alone again
And asked if she would stay
Ah ah ah...

Oh lady lend your hand I cried
And let me rest here at your side
Have faith and trust
In me she said
And filled my heart with life
There is no strength in numbers
Have no such misconception
But when you need me
Be assured I won't be far away
Ah ah ah...

Thus having spoke she turned away
And though I found no words to say
I stood and watched until I saw
Her black cloak disappear
My labor is no easier
But now I know I'm not alone
I find new heart each time
I think upon that windy day
And if one day she comes to you
Drink deeply from her words so wise
Take courage from her
As your prize
And say hello from me
Ah ah ah...