One Chosen by the Gods

by Aether Realm

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Rey de la fosa A great American melodic death metal band that sounds like they just came straight out from Sweden or Finland.

This album contains great melodic death metal riffs with nice symphonic/melodic parts and balance them enough to make a great soundtrack for your inner Viking.

This album has easily become one of my top 5 album of 2013. Favorite track: One Chosen by the Gods.
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released January 8, 2013

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Aether Realm Greenville, North Carolina

Thor's hammer crashed to the earth with a mighty rumble. When the smoke cleared, there were some guys. Some stuff happened that set the mood, something about a quest to rock some towns, and now we play melodeath.

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Track Name: Journey of Discovery
Instrumental
Track Name: Hourglass
A golden sunset
Prelude to the star cloaked sky
Yet this beauty only serves to remind me
Of the passage of time

We are but grains of sand in an hourglass
And we're falling fast
So take haste
Don't delay
For the wheels of time's eternal flow
They halt unfaltering progress for no one

Another day and another step
Another hour that we're closer to death
And what we have we waste away
Unfeeling cold decay
And what we have we waste away
Naive to mortal fate

We are but grains of sand in an hourglass
And we're falling fast
So take haste
Don't delay
For the wheels of time's eternal flow
They halt unfaltering progress for no one

Fear not your death
For the hour of your doom is set
And there is no escape
Invoke your inner flame
Ensure that none forget your name
Time slips away

Mourn not the dead
In their tales they live again
Save your tears for the living
Who never truly live

This is your life, so rise up and live

We are but grains of sand in an hourglass
And we're falling fast
So take haste
Don't delay
Your time, it slips away
Track Name: Æther Realm
In the dawn at the sun's first rays
We initiate the end of days
Perilous quest for paradise
Far away from this land of snow and ice
No pity for those lying dead
Our vicious path leaves the ground stained red
The aether realm for which we travel the earth
In the hopes of a new birth

A lair in the sky for which we seek
From the depths of the earth to the highest peak
Forcing the masses to bow to our lord
we are born into battle, we die by the sword
Laying waste to the land and all who defend
Our swords cutting down their finest men
For the heathen wars have no true weight
As you stand before ethereal gates

No pity for those lying dead
Our vicious path leaves the ground stained red
The aether realm for which we travel the earth
In the hopes of a new birth

A lair in the sky for which we seek
From the depths of the earth to the highest peak
Forcing the masses to bow to our lord
we are born into battle, we die by the sword
Laying waste to the land and all who defend
Our swords cutting down their finest men
For the heathen wars have no true weight
As you stand before ethereal gates

To the aether realm we return at last
To reclaim our throne of the ages past
Ruling the land from a higher base
We have rightfully taken our true place

A lair in the sky for which we seek
From the depths of the earth to the highest peak
Forcing the masses to bow to our lord
we are born into battle, we die by the sword
Laying waste to the land and all who defend
Our swords cutting down their finest men
For the heathen wars have no true weight
As you stand before ethereal gates
Track Name: One Chosen by the Gods
I am one chosen by the gods

As the down begins to break
We march to meet the horde
Invaders armed with spear and sword
Ten thousand legions strong
A loathsome blot upon the land
I thirst to see their blood upon my hands

Outnumbered ten to one
The air is heavy, as the sun
Begins to draw the sweat from every man

Oh, a sudden change
My breath, it catches in my throat
I falter from the pain
And filled with fear
I turn to flee

Oh, what have I done?
I've left my men to certain death
A coward's mark upon my head
But wait, for in my path
A shadow looms and speaks to me

Turn and fight
Harness your heathen might
You will take revenge for the fallen ones

An eerie light descends
A sudden peace from the wind
A new sensation overcoming me

Now filled with lust for blood
I turn and tear back
to the site where courage faltered for me

Oh, I can't believe
The sight obscene
The field of dead
Stretching far as eye can see

Oh, I've failed them
I have forsaken my only calling
Oh, retribution
My only wish, but how?
No map to guide my feet
I'll guide you, I'll find your way
The shadow spoke to me

I am
I am
I am one
One chosen by the gods

[Heinrich solo]

With nothing left to lose
I step back to the fray
their force asleep and none will ever see another day
My courage has been found
begin to cut them down
Revenge, revenge is my name

Death is their only destiny
My blades are dancing in perfect unity
releasing my rage for what seems like eternity

What the gods have wrought in you today, let no man tear asunder

I wish to return to ethereal state
No pain or feeling
Relenquish my body in the darkened night
I slowly drift away
Leaving my body I'm finally free
No physical traits
The perfect being
Rush of color, divine new realm
Come with me, Come with me

I am one chosen by the gods
Track Name: Ravensong
Oh I wish I could fly
With the ravens high above
The fog of the earth
For majestic flight
To soar through the skies
True calling of my rebirth
For I long to feel
The tears of the stars
The wind caressing my wings
Oh gods by my sacrifice
Grant me the freedom it brings
Watch the earth below me unfold
As I complete the primordial rites
My greatest desire
In legend foretold
The master of the skies
For I long to feel
The tears of the stars
The wind caressing my wings
Oh gods by my sacrifice
Grant me the freedom it brings
This life is nothing but agony
I long for the great infinity
So I
So I
I look to the skies
Wishing
Wishing
For this change
There is
Nothing
For me in this life
I give
Myself
Give my soul to the gods
My vision obscured by a blinding light
The very air is electrified
My ritual, do I dare to think
That the gods have heard my plea?
What is this I feel?
Twisting, transforming
I take to the skies
Desire fulfilled
A new paradise
And I fly
My new life
Midnight black is my shroud
My former shell disavowed
New muscles twisted and intertwined
The power begins to intensify
I bid farewell to the earth, for now
I sing the Ravensong
Track Name: Winter's Grasp
Without the fire
And the path from which we strayed
The cold begins to bite and I begin to fall prey
To the winter, I feel his icy hands upon my neck
Unearthly sounds echoing all around
As the wolves begin to circle for the kill
The corpses of their victims strewn across the snow]
Their eyes reflecting the stars they cannot see

Blinded by a swirling light
Drop to your knees and pray
for your life

Surrounded by ice and snow, the frozen winds around you blow
You'll be dead before you stand, the gods have turned their backs

A force this great not seen for a thousand years
Leaving nothing in it's wake
All will fall into the maw
of terror cloaked in white
Engulfing all til hunger's satisfied
You won't escape the winter's grasp

Just bare your skin
Accept your fate
Lie down and wait
There's no escape
Track Name: Odin Will Provide
Riding hard across the fields
Across the barren wastes
The rider pursues his enemy
Asks gods for gift of haste
A wild look found in his eye
Shows the thrill of the hunt
Ride
For a fire burns
Inside
Before the flame dies
No fear for your journey
Let Odin be your guide
Fight
With the strength of Einherjar
Ignite
Your fury’s side
And think not of your survival
For Odin will provide
Through the amber trees
Leaves crushed by boot and hoof
Over snow-capped mountains
Through swamp and desert bare
(Solo: Arnold)
Exhausted, he turns to fight
The rider, not a second thought
Steps down upon the sand
Axe silhouetted against the sky
They brace for the hit
Both masters of their craft
Nothing but focus shows in either face
For the first to falter
Is the first to meet death’s cold embrace
As the sweat begins to shine
Moon rises toward the sky
The stars as the only witnesses
Watch from the blackness
Fear not the blade of knife
With Odin as your guide
A false step yields the perfect time to strike
And Odin will provide
(Solo: Dougherty)
Ride
For a fire burns
Inside
Before the flame dies
No fear for your journey
Odin will provide
Ride
For a fire burns
Inside
Before the flame dies
No fear for your journey
Let Odin be your guide
Fight
With the strength of Einherjar
Ignite
Your fury’s side
And think not of your survival
For Odin will provide
Track Name: Oak
The color drained from life
A crushing hopeless mist
I'm standing at the edge of the abyss

Possessor of ancient might
Knower of the ancient light
You've given but not received
A rope and a branch are all I need
Possessor of ancient might
Knower of the ancient light
You've given but not received
Will you bestow these gifts on me

As I climb closer toward
My sweet untimely end
My thoughts, they wander as I ascend
My future is written in blood

As I turn my gaze to the stars
One last look at the world I loved

Perched upon the brink with the noose around my neck
I've made my choice, I won't look back
And yet I'm somehow called to wait
Perched upon the brink with the rope around my neck
But a force unseen commands look back
I see what I have left to give

As I climb closer toward
My sweet untimely end
My thoughts, they wander as I ascend
What the future holds for me

As I turn my gaze to the sky
One last look at the world I love
And I break from the embrace of the oak

Possessor of ancient might
Knower of the ancient light
You've given but not received
Why would you bestow these gifts on me
Possessor of ancient might
You've looked to the ancient skies
Instilling a hope in me