Tracks

01. Like The Oar Strikes The Water
02. Fear Is The Key
03. Hövding
04. Iron Will
05. Silver Into Steel
06. The Shadow Knows
07. Self Deceiver
08. Beyond Good And Evil
09. I Am The North



01. Like The Oar Strikes The Water

Defile your life with religions
And sell your soul
You put all trust in your holy man

You may deny it's illusion
Just worthless rules
You turn away when you think you can

Corrupting life with suppression
The safest way
You wash your hands in your piety

The winds have turned in your favour
Your time is here
A congregation on a massive scale

But when the night finally falls
And when the truth finally dawns

Just like the oar strikes the water

But when the night finally falls
Yeah when the truth finally dawns

Just like the oar strikes the water.


02. Fear Is The Key

Hear crushing thunder
Electrifying storm
Winter is calling
Time to hold one's own

Fear is the weapon
The break the cage of man
Control lies inside me
The terror reveals the plan

Unbeliever, unbeliever
The mind will tell me how
Fear is the key

Last of the shadows
Screaming out my name
Strong determination
A guide through searing flame

Blind believer
Choose the easy way
Pray for absolution
You know you've gone astray

When blackest depths will face me
Ask no one's help, to break my fall
Born, dead and free forever
I know that fear is the key.


03. Hövding

[Instrumental]


04. Iron Will

Failure - reaching out to greet me
But I will never fall
Aversion - has filled my inner being
But I will never crawl

Obsession - I never feel the pain
Redemption - I will rise again

Again and again

Iron will
I'll never give in or surrender
Iron will
Remind me to always remember

Hatred - it used to feel so easy
Turn away when they call
Craving - driven by the strong need
Alone against them all

Aggression - fuelled by burning hate
Vengeance - I will rise again

Again and again

Iron will
I'll never give in or surrender
Iron will
Remind me to always remember


05. Silver Into Steel

Time is at hand

Gathering hunger in the night
To feast and to burn
Look for the right of his hands
Summon a feeling of might
Caressed by the dark
The glow of the moon in the eye

Kissing the sweet taste in the air
Embraced by the stars
A home has been found in the end
Time is at hand
Of triumph and sense
A revenge for the times of despair

Silver into Steel


06. The Shadow Knows

The laugh will be the warning
He will break your mental wall
Pulverize resistance
Then sacrifice you all

His solemn promise given
To never be a slave
To stand among the fallen
And fight beyond the grave

The Shadow knows

Stare into the hearts of men

All Misery Treachery

Through Secrecy Mastery Alchemy
Perish in his fire

The weight of procreation
Will never bring him down
Survive humiliation
And laugh when time is gone

The powers of corruption
Will shiver at his gaze
The weed of crime may blossom
But will perish in his flame

The Shadow knows

Stare into the hearts of men

All misery, thievery, treachery
Perish in his fire

Through Secrecy Mastery Alchemy
Perish in his fire


07. Self Deceiver

Crowned by minions swearing loyalty
You are selling maps of life

Confront
Defeat
Never triumph

Bow down
Submit
Wishes granted

Dark pretender - naked and alone

Self deceiver

Faking evil, try the best you can
But you'll never find your goal

Dark pretender - naked and alone

Self deceiver

Confront
Defeat
Never triumph

Bow down
Submit
Wishes granted

This is what you seek

Self-deceiver


08. Beyond Good And Evil

You smile and claim purtiy of soul
I feel the need to rise above it all

A burning urge will guide me away
Your black and white will lose to the grey

As I walk - beyond good and evil

Your rules betray your need to make a stand
You fight the herd, still need security

There is no true or false in the world
You might be right but I'm not wrong

As I walk - beyond good and evil


09. I Am The North

Joined by the cry of ravens
A chase in the winter cold
Forest born son of storms
Hated and scorned

Free from the cage of morals
Shadow of the ruling king
The echoes of the savage call
Roll across the land

Truth and lie will join and die
Grey ruler shows us how to fight

The Wolf will rise
The end of lies
Corruption dies
Free forever

Burn with the lord of sorrow
Claimed by the ship of nails
Life and death - final breath
Born into the grave

Storm of an ancient fury
Power beyond compare
Serpent's flood - brother's blood
End of times is here

Truth and lie will join and die
Grey ruler show us how to fight.