onsdag 13 juni 2018

Reviews of Mörkrets Tid


Reviews of Mörkrets Tid
Please post your personal reviews of Svavelvinter's Mörkrets Tid as answers to this blog post. We'd appreciate if you refrain from discussions here and keep those on the Svavelvinter FaceBook forum.

Professional reviews
* Jimmy Barendt, 4/5 at Rocknytt web site, june 2018
* Mårten Cederberg, 5/6 in Gaffa Magazine, june 2018
* Peter Bernhardsson, 9/10 in Sweden Rock Magazine, may 2018 (link when available)

måndag 4 juni 2018

Glasmannen lyrics


Glasmannen – The Glass Man
Fourth song on Svavelvinter's full-length-album Mörkrets Tid.
English lyrics translation and explanations below.
Album available at Dimout Production.

Link to video

The Glass Man is about a wandering, seemingly immortal wizard with semi-transparent skin. He's been travelling the world under many names since ancient times, founding nations in his ambition to create the beautiful and everlasting, but everything he does inevitably leads to disaster. Shagul from the song Death's End was an apprentice of the Glass Man.

Swedish lyrics
Du steg ur dimmigt hav
när boken blev till kött
Ditt ord oss branden gav
ett hopp ur bilden fött

Vi levde av ditt namn
Vi brann med ordens makt
Vår färd stod utan hamn
Vår lust blev all vår jakt

Er aska nu ur min hand
Var boning mald till sand
Jag driver från land till land
förvittrar varje band

Ur varje stad och by
min låga sveder skyn

Volterra stal en evig vår
Astrumal, drömmen om ett land
Omegon, varje slag han slår
Golabag fann sin grav i sand

Allt jag är
allting som jag var
aldrig mer en vandring utan kval
Det jag såg
det jag måste se
allt för den mörka drift jag bär 
som aldrig gör mig lycklig mer igen

Kom led oss i vårt krig
Låt egg bli fjäderns fall
Ditt liv till svärdet vig
Låt döden bli vårt kall

Sug skönhet ur var träl
Töm ådror på all kraft
Till Laabnes höga väl
drick evighetens saft

Längs väg från världens rand 
vart fotspår står i brand
Ur varje stad och by 
min låga sveder skyn

Må ditt minne äta sina skuggor
Du ska till slutet 
alltid vara ensam med din smärta


English lyrics
You rose from misty sea
when the book turned into flesh
Your word gave us fire
the hope born from an image

We lived by your name
We burned from the power of words
Our journey had no port
Our lust was all we craved

Your ash pours from my hand
Each house is ground to sand
I drift, land to land
withering each bond

Out of every city and village 
my flame scorches the sky

Volterra stole eternal spring
Astrumal, the dream of a land
Omegon, each blow he strikes
Golabag found his grave in sand

All I am
everything I was
never more a painless walk
What I saw
what I had to see
due to my dark yearning 
that never again leaves me satisfied

Come lead us to our war
Let steel cut the feather
Wed your life to the sword
Let death be our calling

Suck beauty from each slave
Drain all power from veins
To the heights of Laabne
drink the sap of eternity

On roads from the worlds rim 
each footstep is on fire
Out of every city and village 
my flame scorches the sky

May your memory eat its shadows
Until the end 
you’ll travel alone with your pain

# # #

The spoken words at the end of the song is a curse laid by the Glass Man on one of the main characters in the novels.