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PostSubject: Metal Album of the Day [15]   Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:26 am

[15] Bal-Sagoth - The Power Cosmic

This was one of those bands that I just decided to give a try. At first I heard it and I didn't care much for it and ignored it for a long time. Then one night I decided to give it another try and this time I paid attention to the music. Surprisingly this has become somewhat of a craving and I just need to hear Bal-Sagoth from time to time because their music gives me such an at-home safe feeling. It feels like I'm watching a movie when I listen to this music. And the music, I may add, is quite good too. Bal-Sagoth is basically an epic symphonic black metal band although in this particular album I don't think black metal applies very much. I'm not sure what my favorite album by this band is as I haven't even heard them all but this is one of my favorites by them. There is serious variety and color to this music and it goes by pretty fast. I don't feel like describing the music that much it just needs to be heard and you'll get the idea. The lyrics tell a fantasy story and they sound very corny at times but if you pay attention you'll notice that what is said might not be as corny as it seems. Maybe...

Archives Rating: 93% (7)
My Rating: 6/10 - Good



1. The Awakening of the Stars
2. The Voyagers Beneath the Mare Imbrium
3. The Empyreal Lexicon
4. Of Carnage and a Gathering of the Wolves
5. Callisto Rising
6. The Scourge of the Fourth Celestial Host
7. Behold, the Armies of War Descend Screaming From the Heavens!
8. The Thirteen Cryptical Prophecies of Mu
Total Time: 41:15

Sample Song:
Bal-Sagoth - Callisto Rising
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHg3XBBvcjU
Comment: My favorite song off of the album but somewhat different from the rest of the music. This one has more of a chorus while other songs are more of a journey.

Lyric Sample:
Bal-Sagoth - The Empyreal Lexicon
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[The Keeper of the Ninth Shard:]
So cold are the spaces between the stars...
For blackened suns are the only legacy of worlds long dead.

[Zurra:]
The key word of Transcendence!
The key word of Transference!
I shall liberate the rightful owners of the Lexicon...
the true rulers of the cosmos!
X'atham-ry'aa! Tha'zai-tonn!
Darker than a score of hells, wherein astral horrors dwell,
Macrocosmic realms aflame... Prey of fiends that have no name!
X'atham-ry'aa! Tha'zai-tonn!
Darker than a score of hells... Where astral horrors sublime dwell,
Macrocosmic realms aflame... Bow to the gods that have no name!

[The Keeper of the Ninth Shard:]
So cold, at the heart of a frozen star...
Stay thy hand and thy tongue, slave of the Outer Darkness....
Surely you are not foolhardy enough to dare awaken the dire titans of Z'xulth!

[Zurra:]
Hidden within the blazing core of this sun is that which I seek, old one.
Do not seek to thwart me,
lest the horrors of oblivion be a balm to your time-addled mind.
Behold the cosmic codex! The tome of the astral abyss!

[The Keeper of the Ninth Shard:]
Such diabolical evil...
sublime macrocosmic malevolence!

[Zurra:]
Fear is the power... Terror is the key!
X'atham-ry'aa... Tha'zai-tonn!
I am replete with sovereign mastery!
The portals to the Outer Darkness yawn wide once more!
They-Who-Lurk-And-Breed-In-Limbo are free!
Kur'oc! Gul-Kor! I have won... bow, yield, kneel! Darken the sun...
Narra, Gorra, Kaasha! I arise... bow, yield, kneel! Parhelion dies...
Narra, Gorra, Kaasha! I can taste the sweet ichors of omni potency upon my lips...
Let it begin! X'atham-ry'aa j'aiigh! Tha'zai-tonn nax'a-gorrha!

[The Keeper of the Ninth Shard:]
So cold, the spaces between the stars...

[Zurra:]
X'atham-ry'aa... Tha'zai-tonn...

[The Keeper of the Ninth Shard:]
Such carnage wrought with your malevolent tongue, dark one...
What unfathomable horrors dwell within the lightless corners of your cursed soul?
Heed not the voice of the Lexicon... lest its whispers drive you mad!
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Listen to it some of it here:
http://www.imeem.com/artists/bal-sagoth/album/KaHpZE8I/the-power-cosmic-album/
Note: I didn't compile this playlist. You will need an account--if you don't have one make one! It is extremely easy to make one.

Download it here:
mediafire.com ?xzyby8sbbvr

Buy it here:
http://www.amazon.com/Power-Cosmic-Bal-Sagoth/dp/B00002DDVO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1247808169&sr=8-4

http://metal-archives.com/ for more information and reviews.

Note: I do not confirm that the download links are good. I get them from blogspots which are highly reliable. If anything is wrong with the download let me know. If there is a password and I haven't listed it let me know and I may be able to find it.


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PostSubject: Re: Metal Album of the Day [15]   Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:42 am

That's definitely not bad.
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