Beckum
Datum 06.04.2024 20:00

THIEVES OF THE SUN


TRACKLIST

Towards the Gate of Hercules
Worth a Tale 
Eolian
Stormchild
Escape
Ahab
Taipouri Ake Tonu Atu
Thieves of the Sun
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RECENSIONI


...die Tracks sind spritzig und vor allem lebendig, scheuen auch keine Exkursionen in Genres wie dem Symphonic Metal bis hin zum melodischen Thrash...Wer generell auf vielseitigen, ambitionierten Power Metal...steht, der ist bei ELMSFIRE genau richtig. Klasse!
...können ELMSFIRE auf „Thieves Of The Sun" auch in instrumentaler Hinsicht mit einer ganzen Latte eingängiger Hymnen (u.a. ´Worth A Tale´, ´Stormchild´, ´Ahab´) bei Fans von Running Wild, Hammerfall, Orden Ogan, den viel zu früh von uns gegangenen Dark At Dawn oder den alten Blind Guardian punkten
...Vor allem gefällt das Verständnis der Musiker für Melodien und stimmige Kompositionen, die hinsichtlich ihrer Strukturen und Wendungen nicht unbedingt überraschen, allerdings auch nicht qualvoll aufstöhnen lassen oder einschläfern. Progressivität geht Elmsfire ab, Keyboards und Chöre hin oder her...Am Ende erweisen sich Elmsfire als hoffnungsvoller Newcomer im qualitativ dünn besetzten Kader ihres Label. Europäischer Powermetal ohne Platitüden und gerade mit Hinblick auf die Texte
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TESTI


TOWARDS THE GATE OF HERCULES

...across a blackened sea we cut in flight, towards the Gate of Hercules...
Ahead was night, such onyx waters mirror flat and non reflecting
Aye... we sailed blindly and the world's end followed behind
Roaring, splitting, breaking, devouring hope, extinguishing light
For oh...what treasure we stole: rainbow gems, prism stone, stardust, diamond white
That deed cries equal sacrifice, nothing less than the naked life
Sucked down the pits everlasting night where once bold heroes solemnly slept,
Egyptian, roman, carthaginian, greek... away with the riches, off and overboard!
The bait of greed... for this death is not the fate we seek! As I look up in agony No sky I see... but high in the ropes with a ghostly glow fire blooms
That's when I´ll know...another knot, another length, the Gate has been passed...
WORTH A TALE

I´m drifting on my own odyssey crossing the Hercules Gate
Floating past the Scylla´s Hold I waved and grinned: it´s certain death I´m told!
Yes...I could stay, remain so safe, remain the same, so tame and lame
And live in vain, wake to a Day of Mays I´d rather burn
And never fade than be afraid – No!
I´d better live for just one day and make it worth a tale
I laugh! In the face of death! I dance! On two broken legs!
I Laugh! There is always chance! I joke! With a rope around my neck!
I laugh! Lying on my deathbed! I´m here...nothing I regret!
Fear? Nay! Doubts? Nay! Guts? Aye! Danger? Hey!
Dreams? Aye! Turn Back? Nay! Chances? Rare! Death? May!
I crossed the seas just to spread my name, carve it high
On the mountain range, I forced the stone to remember me,
While I´ll be gone like writings in the sand...
I'll make it worth a tale...
I laugh! In the face of death! I dance!
On two broken legs! I Laugh! There is always chance!
I joke! With a rope around my neck!
I laugh! Lying on my deathbed!
I´m here...nothing I regret!
I´ve seen the end of the world I was never
Really scared, I´d look straight At the Gorgo´s face,
Don´t think I wouldn´t dare...
And if we set out tomorrow now to see
The Mountain Ablaze and it meant to go down
And fail I´d do it all again...
I´d rather live for just one day
And make it worth a tale...
I laugh! In the face of death! I dance!
On two broken legs! I laugh! There is always chance!
I joke! With a rope around my neck! I laugh!
Lying on my deathbed! I´m here...
I feel no more dread...
Nothing...nothing I regret!


EOLIAN

As ages died I still stride, aeons like seconds passed me by
I will stay forever a stray, there's nothing...nothing in my way!

Feel me! On my wings I bear your dreams
Fear me! As I pull you down my raging stream

There are no walls to lock me down
No chain can hold me to the ground
Breeze, breath, gust or stormblast call me

Feel me! On my wings I bear your dreams
Fear me! Breeze, breath, gust or stormblast
Call me wind!

I'll breathe you down, I'll make you low
Where I want there I will go
By my sigh mountains dissolve
Leaving dust where once was stone

On my wings I bear your dreams
Fear me! Breeze, breath, gust or stormblast
Call me wind!
Feel me! On my wings I bear your dreams
Fear! Breeze, breath, gust or stormblast
Call me wind!


STORMCHILD

You pushed your blade through my skin, ripped my hopes, stole my dreams
Consumed my heart, broke my will, I'm sacrificed to Winter's chill
Froze me dry for the kill, a sacrifice to naked steel!

I will take a deep breath, throw away the fool's cap
As I rise there will be nothing left
Feel no fear nor regret see my eyes turning black
When darkness comes there is no turning back!
Never would you try and catch lightening that just falls
Never think to silence thunder right now as it roars

Stormchild! My blood sings to me who I am!
Stormchild! Free I was born so I'll end!

Wind’s rising up in the north, strength of Giants, wits of Gods
Born in a cradle of snow, do not burn but I glow!
But in these veins it still burns, in these veins it still runs
I am the Wolf...I swallow suns...risen once...
Follow me! Cry and bleed...turn! And to sparks you will freeze!

Never would you try and catch lightening that just falls
Never think to silence thunder right now as it roars

There's no turning back...
ESCAPE

I'll only finish if I feel nothing at all but I'll try to fly before I fall
I built up my walls of strength, saw them crumble once again...
Counting sandgrains in my hand start and rearrange them then
Pile them up, find a way back, done I will be when I'm dead!

Anyway, not here to stay, I escape! No shame in turning away...It's too late!
Can't cross a bridge that is burned, from even ashes flesh returns once again!

I'll only finish if I feel nothing at all but I'll try to fly before I fall
Unfold these wings and leave this soil, embracing landscapes of the Void
Anyway...Not here to stay, I escape! No shame in turning away...
It's too late! Can't cross a bridge that is burned...
From even ashes flesh returns once again!

No power dares! No threat scares! Why should I care? Can't take this lair from me...
Of what you gave I have no need, put into place, forsaken seed
Closing the Gate and leaving the Key, roam creation, a leaf in the breeze
Settle down on the brink of Between, build a kingdom...
Let it spin!

Of what you made I have no greed, broken the chain, finally free
Closing the Gate and leaving the Key, yeah, you might find me and turn me in
Daybreak burns in the west so far, flares not the sun brings light onto water

Rises the Morningstar!
AHAB

Addictive, sad personality, suspended from all reality, so much better than all
the rest of us with nothing in your life to last...Bound to your obsessive phantasy
Trapped in your diseased misery, I have to relate to your mistakes
And to pay for your fakes...

In the eye of the storm, taking mine for your own
You’ve never been sorry, hold on to the wheel!
You’re pulling me down, I’ll cut you off my feet
Don’t need your cheats, not your weight on me!

A piece of gold nailed to the mast, who's gonna
Catch your madness first? Contagious sickness
Of the mind, deceives us all, renders us blind!
A fire quivers all through me, that lightening
It killed thoughts with ease
smolders reason and murders peace!
Don't let that fever take over me...

In the eye of the storm, taking mine for your own
You’ve never been sorry, hold on to the wheel!
You’re pulling me down, I’ll cut you off my feet
Don’t need your cheats, not your weight on me!

"What’s it mean, bones...talk to me!
I’ve seen it all in wicked dreams...
The blooming seed of misery
Reaching up from deeper seas..."
...The clouds turn black, the waves grow higher like towers built up for a pyre
The boiling foam's the wood to burn, it’s flying sparks are falling rain
"Oh Captain - No Captain! The sail´s burning blue!"
We shared the same passion, I thought I know you...but you've never known faith
except your desire, dancing on the graves of the slaves that you hired...

You're talking quicksand...I'll be condemned, you make me worse
Than I already am! I'll pay the price 'cos I bought your lies
With you back turned on me when I needed advise...
You drain my reason, you turn my mind
Spit on my honour, kill with your pride!
I'll not be poisoned from inside...
'till the fire expires, will finally dies!

In the eye of the storm you'll go down, I'll be gone
And I'll never feel sorry as the sails disappear!
On a casket I ride, what a strange twist and turn!
Three tribesman feathers are carved on the lid...

“Look! It´s Ahab!” Caught in his own trap
Tied to the mast, hunting the Whale and
Betray for success...Take your rest under the waves!
With your craves and the beats of your heart
Your regrets in retard...and drown all alone..
Take what´s deserved and keep what’s your own...
sinking so...

Low down!
TAIPOURI AKE TONU ATU

The Age of Light's demise is here... The Turn of Tides I feel draws near...Fear!
Stared at the dark with my eyes opened wide, under lizard scales the sun it died
Brightness, colours fading from my sight, it slept in twilight to arise
Beyond this rainbow gate awaits the night... Pitch-dyed
I'm swallowed by the pit, suffocate in darkness I'm strangled by a liquid eclipse
I'm trapped under the lid, drowned in Whiro’s ocean to drink up every drop of it!
No longer free I am, never to see light again, nor feel the warmth upon my skin
In darkened sea forever out to swim...
Blackness in overflow...obscurity bleeds from my every pore
Wipes thoughts and hope and soul, I let them disappear in His black hole
I'm swallowed by the pit, suffocate in darkness I'm strangled by a liquid eclipse
I'm trapped under the lid, drowned in Whiro’s ocean to drink up every drop of it
Like a reptile in your head I have become the thing you dread
I will stay but you are swept, a walking dead out to infect
No longer free I am, never to see light again, nor feel the warmth upon my skin
In darkened sea forever out to swim...
Whiro's in me...Taipouri Ake Tonu Atu...All I could feel was taken away...
Whiro's in me...Taipouri Ake Tonu Atu...What you can feel I take it away!
There's no time and no escape, just this one final dark embrace
No way out no better place, a dead-star cloak is covering the waste...
Taipouri Ake Tonu Atu


THIEVES OF THE SUN

I fall down out of the skies at the end of the World...I’m in your fearful eyes!
You fall limp and helpless to our rage and burning hate
Our eyes bloodshed and crazed...
DIE! You were so bold, arrogant, full of pride!
Now you’re on your knees and you beg for your lives!
Thieves! You were not satisfied with less, you took it all
You took the best, you made us shadows of yourselves
I want it back...I’ll take it back!
You Thieves of the Sun!

Flapping strings of torn skin dancing in the wind
And you’ll scream, I’ll sing to the tunes of sinew strings
And bones that break...you’ll be full and wide awake!
Blood runs red painting the spray, in death
Your hands are bare, no coins to pay the Fare…
Need no light to hunt you down the stench of fear
Is guiding us onwards, here are my sisters!
Follow me Midnight and Storm!

Once that we rise there’s no escape and yet you
Slipped away on a ship of Dead Men’s Nails...
No more songs nor tunes no rhymes your Thread of Life
It has been cut right now! Here we are sisters! Follow! Midnight, Storm!

You were so bold, arrogant, full of pride, you were so crude ignorant
Cold and wild, determined and lucky and fearless of mind
Now you’re on your knees and you beg for your lives!