Original Version Promo Version Rerelease Version
1. The embodied core of darkness 7:34 1. The embodied core of darkness 7:34 1. The embodied core of darkness 7:34
2. Breeding the evil inside 9:26 2. Breeding the evil inside 9:26 2. Breeding the evil inside 9:26
3. March to war 8:21 3. March to war 8:21 3. March to war 8:21
4. Scarred lands 11:28 4. Scarred lands 11:28 4. Scarred lands 11:28
5. Nightshadow 12:02 5. Nightshadow 12:02 5. Nightshadow 12:02
6. Clouds of sadness 2:09 6. Clouds of sadness 2:09 6. Clouds of sadness 2:09
7. With a bloodstained axe 5:17 7. With a bloodstained axe 5:17 7. With a bloodstained axe 5:17
total time 55:57 total time 55:57 total time 55:57
2LP Version
1. The embodied core of darkness 7:34
2. Breeding the evil inside 9:26
3. March to war 8:21
4. Scarred lands 11:28
5. Nightshadow 12:02
6. Clouds of sadness 2:09
7. With a bloodstained axe 5:17
8. March To War (demo version) 7:48
9. Natteskyggen (demo version) 14:06
total time 1:17:51


The Embodied Core of Darkness

This is the last time...
The last time I watch the sun rise to blind my eyes
Tonight the dark sky is my roof
And all misty fields my floor
I have found my place to be
By your side; in your arms
You're my bride - I'll die for you
Eosophobic wedlock - forever by your side
I won't live to bid you farewell
You're the embodied core of darkness
Pure beauty dressed in black
I fell you are a part of me
Thus I a part of you
Never again shall the light of day
Come between us and tear us apart
You're the heart of night
And now my heart is yours
Seductive Noctilūca
Your eyes have never seen the sun


Breeding the Evil inside

Drops of dew gleaming
In the fresh new morning light
My body cold and trembling
I've left the safety of the night

I sit here on the ground
By my side there lies a knife
It was her fault, I'm not to blame
I had to take her life

My tearwet eyes won't focus
And neither will my head
I just sit here in this silence
Nothing lives here - all is dead

These feelings boil inside
A new side of me is born
For ever face I see
I fell such raging scorn

When you took my live away
It gave your eyes new vision
I planted a seed
It gave you a mission
From beside the lifeless flesh
I pick up my knife
I wander into this new day
Prepared to take another life


March to War

Soon shall the sun rise to morning
In glorious northern light
Gods of darkness grant me wisdom
And let the wisdom victor me.

March to war
March to war
March to war
March to war

When the doom is full of sorrow
When the stone is covered with blood
When the winds cry out their wisdom
When the spirits call the dead
When the sun is sunk in slumber
When the moon shines through the night

March to war
March to war
March to war
March to war

When the doom is full of sorrow
When the stone is covered with blood
When the winds cry out their wisdom
When the spirits call the dead
When the sun is sunk in slumber
When the moon shines through the night

Soon shall the sun rise to morning
In glorious northern light
Gods of darkness grant me wisdom
And let the wisdom victor me.

I fear no death, nor the bravest man
Lightning, thunder, tempest, storm
Join me on my march to war
Join me on my march to war

I've fought through the fiery furnace
Through murky Deaths' darkest fields
If the Gods would see me die
I welcome you Death -
When I'm doomed to die...


Scarred Lands

The night all winds were still
And silence lay weighty on the soil
By a water sat a voiceless man
Alone by this moonlit mirror.
He looked to the horizon
With a mournful heart
In remembrance of what had been.
Still he could sense the smoke
Of the countless pyres by the shore.
He let his hand caress the black ground
Among this urn's' dark ashes lies memories of past times hidden.
Ruins of the times gone by.
Once all this was his...
His name had been carved in stone.
His image bore into battle.
But his men were defeated
And his temple burned...
This mournful man kept silent
For the faith in him is gone,
And the land he fought to defend
Has withered in his absence.
But still some hearts burn in rage
For the desecration of this land.
Some praise his name at night
Some hail his image high...
And this man knows:
No lost battle will be forgotten
In this timeless war.


Nightshadow

The cold msity veil of frost
Shadows eternal call
The shapeless twisted darkness
When Aurora Borealis illuminates the northern soil
Among mighty forests
Hills and mountains mightier than
The world of gods - here lies the path
The path to the nightshadow

Through the moonblue night
The dim and dusky light
The nightshadows crawling hunger
A key to the abyss
Here - in the majestic north
Here - the woe of frost
By the bestial might of the mountains
Here - I shall walk as a sheep
To the lair of the wolf
Into infinity

Night call, shadows fall
Unexplored visions in my innermost thoughts
Beats howl in the ecstasy of hate
The dark tempts me out this night
Summons me to a horrid hate
Such silence - such liberating silence

Here I shall rest throughout eternity
Here - in the shadow of your black wings' embrace.


Clouds of Sadness

Lost in enchanted woods
I can't find the path
My ancestors so solemnly found
Lost in darkness
Afraid without hope
In this scared forbidden forest
Where sad dreams blows through dark trees
The silence cry out thy name
Clouds of sadness
Begin to rain
I float on the water
The night is so dark
Love is gone
Light is gone
Come dark
Come evil
Come hell.


...With a Bloodstained Axe

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Line up





Krell - Vocals
Tom - Guitars

Guest musicians:
Kristine - Vocals
Knarr - Drums, some guitar
Geir Michael - Keyboards
Flipp - Bass





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Info



This album was recorded at Brygga Studios in February & March 1997
Engineered by Tor "Torsken" Breivik and produced by Seasons of Mist, Tor "Torsken" Breivik and Bloodthorn
Paintings by Als Svensson from Oxiplegatz, portcullis painting by Monika Edwardsen
Layouts by Seasons of Mist
All musics by Bloodthorn
Lyrics by Bloodthorn and Torstein D. Parelius
The Old Man's Tale of Tower Bloodthorn by Torstein D. Parelius under supervision by Bloodthorn

Bloodthorn Box 56 - 7082 Kattem, Norge





Review



Yes, it's black metal. Yes, it's melodic. Yes, it uses lots of keyboards and female vocals and yes, it sounds good. It could be more original, but personally I wouldn't know what a melodic black metal band must do to stand out between the rest these days. One point that does call my attention is the great packaging of this cd. The digipack and booklet have some really cool paintings on them. The music is not very original, but very well played and very nice to listen to.

Rating: 7 out of 10


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