Tracks

01. Passing Of The Crimson Shadows
02. The Rains Begin
03. Vintage Warlords
04. As It Is Written
05. The Dead Exiles
06. Oriental Pyre
07. White Fields
08. Where All Stories End
09. Martyrs Of Devotion
10. World In Haze



01. Passing Of The Crimson Shadows

Music by Laine
Lyrics by Kotamäki, Laine
Lead me to the bridges of isolated emotion
And we shall meet no more
Into the arms of time I hasten before
The final moonbeam falls

No blessing for the poor
Nor for the hungry ones
No blessing for the ones who grieve
No mercy for the suppressed ones
Lonely be the latest hour
The spirit sleeps in the ocean
Dying star beneath the day
Slowly lapsed into its grave

Can you sense the shadows of crimson passing by?


Lonely be the latest hour
And the spirit sleeps in the ocean
Soon from flesh to part
Sense the passing shadows of our lives
Dying star beneath the day
Slowly lapsed into its grave

No blessing for the poor
Nor for the hungry ones
No blessing for the ones who grieve
No mercy for the suppressed ones
Lonely be the latest hour
The spirit sleeps in the ocean
Dying star beneath the day
Slowly lapsed into its grave

Can you sense the shadows of crimson passing by?


Sworn to this blackness
Soon from flesh to part
Sworn to this blackness
Failed under the eyes of god

Forsake the light
Under the eyes of god
Bow to none
Farewell to light
Lonely be the latest hour
Bow to none

Lonely be the latest hour
The spirit sleeps in the ocean
Dying star beneath the day
Slowly lapsed into its grave


Spirit in the ocean
Star beneath the day

Passing of the crimson shadows


02. The Rains Begin

Music by Mårtenson
Lyrics by Jussi K. Niemelä
Against the sky a silent choice
She takes me in her pulse within
Beyond the deep the green voice calls
Touching my skin

Her touch is cold yet suddenly
I feel the heat that's feeding me
She rules the waves inside
Alien
And again
Takes my hand


I move myself towards her eyes
She lets me in, the rains begin
About to break the holy ties
Strange, freezing and thin

Her touch is cold yet suddenly
I feel the heat that's feeding me
She rules the waves inside
Alien
And again
Takes my hand


Inside the storm
Madness is born
Love-like
Immersed by her
Ocean waves burn,
Love-like
Closing her eyes
Shutting the skies,
Love-like
As they reclaim their kin

Her touch is cold yet suddenly
I feel the heat that's feeding me
She rules the waves inside
Alien
And again
Takes my hand


03. Vintage Warlords

Music & lyrics by Laine
Ghosts from the past
Two of them in flesh
Sailed across the seas
The ultimate invasion
Cause of deprecation
Storming the fields
Of a hostile kingdom
And absurdity

In the minds of the deranged
Are the laws of holiness
To be re-arranged
Morbid messenger of god
In sonic warfare
Sets the rites of immortal
And a burden to bear


Restless souls preventing sleep
Craved by the tired eyes
Forgotten ones
Of the lost decade
About to lose another one

Forgotten ones
Of the lost decade
About to lose another one
And all shall decay

For the unholy grail
Roaming fifty leagues a day
Bless the corpses of the past
Who rose upon the dawn

In the minds of the deranged
Are the laws of holiness
To be re-arranged
Morbid messenger of god
In sonic warfare
Sets the rites of immortal
And a burden to bear


For vintage warlords


04. As It Is Written

Music by Mårtenson
Lyrics by Jussi K. Niemelä
You storm the mountains
We close the gate
You scream your hate
You flood the fountains
Summon our faith
It's not too late

You blind their eyes
Their spiteful lies

Reign
Reign
As it is written
Maim
Maim
As it is written


The walls are crying
You bring as down
We kiss your crown
The waters dying
You let them sleep
We hear them weep

Our loving god
You spill their blood

Reign
Reign
As it is written
Maim
Maim
As it is written


Like it is written
Devour the moon
It's all too soon

The soldiers kneel
The walls of steel
The fading skies
My bleeding eyes

As it is written


05. The Dead Exiles

Music & lyrics by Laine
Sheer insanity
The order of the immortal
Beyond the boundaries
Of human imagination
Lie in thy ground
In the valleys of incantation
Rejoice the dreams
Of the ancient

Below the winds of doom
The hills of desolation
Listen to the whispering
Of immortality
Recall the nights of wonder
The moaning of the moon
Before the burial of the dead

Sheer insanity
The order of the immortal
Beyond the boundaries
Of human imagination
Lie in thy ground
In the valleys of incantation
Rejoice the dreams
Of the ancient

The dead exiles
Eternal seas to cross
To the deceitful wiles
Of the shores of agony

Weave the woofs of death
And close thine eyes eternally

The heads of hollow
Fleshless creatures underground
Gloom of pandemonium
Between the ribs they're crawling
The dead exiles
Eternal seas to cross
To the deceitful wiles
Of the shores of agony

Way beyond the dream
The shine of life is weakening
Battered hopes and broken vows
Gone with the wind


Way beyond the dream
The shine of life is weakening
Battered hopes and broken vows
Gone with the wind


Way beyond the dream
The shine of life is weakening
Battered hopes and broken vows
Gone with the wind


06. Oriental Pyre

Music & lyrics by Laine
The verge of reality
Faced by the traitors of the mighty unknown
Returning back from the aeons
To embrace the epitomes of horror

To the paradise
Of forgotten souls they fall
Over and over
For the wonders of beyond they call
And the spirits
Of reality fled before the emotion
Altars of illusion
Lured to sacrifice the devotion

Into an oriental pyre
Drifting far from the ocean of your thoughts
Tempted by skies so eerie
In the distant horizon


Awake at the final gates
Grasping for the sand of time
Fearing no shadow
As you slumber
In the hollows of dead desire
To the paradise
Of forgotten souls they fall
Over and over
For the wonders of beyond they call

Into an oriental pyre
Drifting far from the ocean of your thoughts
Tempted by skies so eerie
In the distant horizon


Into an oriental pyre
Drifting far from the ocean of your thoughts
Tempted by skies so eerie
In the distant horizon


07. White Fields

Music by Tarvonen & Yli-Sirniö
Lyrics by Tarvonen
On white fields the hate still rages on
Where does its endless force come from?
It runs amok in great greed
When flesh is weak
And desire dark
Hear the sighing of a bleeding world

Hear the sighing of a bleeding world

The howling arrows skim on white fields
Hunting down the prey of night
Cutting sore wounds in many shields
In a dream of life there's (only) death in sight


A crimson snowdrift before us
A rimy forest behind
Life's a prisoner of the underworld

The chasing anger is gaining
Its passage can't be prevented
The stare of the heaven's star is cold

A dimly visible horizon
The northern sky ablaze
A crowd of fate
Roaming in the haze

On the road to doom,
Not victory
The path of gore and frost
We step upon a trail of misery

The howling arrows skim on white fields
Hunting down the prey of night
Cutting sore wounds in many shields
In a dream of life there's (only) death in sight


The howling arrows skim on white fields
Hunting down the prey of night
Cutting sore wounds in many shields
In a dream of life there's (only) death in sight


08. Where All Stories End

Music & lyrics by Perttilä
This is where all stories end
Under cold and distant stars
Abandoned cities shine no light
Losing battle against the sky
This is when all fire goes out
End of lonesome winter's tales
Every dream dies unfulfilled
Under cold and distant stars

The horizon tears open
To shine its black light

The horizon tears open (slowly down the ashes fall)
To shine its black light
See the ring of heaven (before my eyes the ashes fall)
Two ends of the night


In rising winds our ashes fly
Seal the world in oblivion
Burying a dark morning
Torn by infinities
Infinities

As the sky distorts
Hovering eye sheds no tear
Weaving our light
In a spaceless shape

Frozen lakes and a dying sun
Eye in the sky sheds no tear
Consuming singularity
Among cold and distant stars

The horizon tears open (slowly down the ashes fall)
To shine its black light
I'll see through the skies (before my eyes the ashes fall)
Two ends of the night


09. Martyrs Of Devotion

Music & lyrics by Laine
Swayed upon the land of glitter
Stood before a pool of blood
Got led astray from the aeons
Lost in wintry blasts
Raped the lands of virgin soil
Cultivated depression
Steered by the coldest breeze
Of the winds of perturbation

Gods of wasted time
The martyrs of devotion
Ruinous fragments of life
Beneath a horrid net of lies
Led by moral terror,
Blackened blood and hollow prayers
Forsaken ones
Are the martyrs of devotion


The martyrs of devotion
Ruinous fragments of life
Beneath a horrid net of lies
Led by moral terror,
Blackened blood and hollow prayers
Forsaken ones
Are the martyrs of devotion

Gods of wasted time
The martyrs of devotion
Ruinous fragments of life
Beneath a horrid net of lies
Led by moral terror,
Blackened blood and hollow prayers
Forsaken ones
Are the martyrs of devotion


10. World In Haze

Music by Mårtenson
Lyrics by Kotamäki
Old man walks down the road
Waves last goodbyes as he walks by
One thing led to another disappointment
That marked the path to his grave

Sorrow piles up on your shoulders
Smile of a stranger can't reduce the weight
Just keeps you falling down
Falling down


Old man at the end of the road
All his burden left behind
One thing led to another disappointment
That marked the path to his grave
So all his shattered hopes
Transparent and cold like the man old
Flushed down the drain like dirt
Will anyone remember?

Sorrow piles up on your shoulders
Smile of a stranger can't reduce the weight
Just keeps you falling down
Falling down


When there's no one to catch you
At the darkest dead of night
You are fading away
Fading away


You can't hide all your life in haze
After dawn it's gone
You're torn apart
If the sun in your heart
Burnt your soul and died
You are fading away
Faded away