Vargtimen

by Minneriket

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Recorded Anno MMXIV e.v. released Anno MMXV e.v.

CD and digital release by ABAR. Cassette tape release duplicated by Livet Er Avlyst Records, licenced by ABAR.

"Minneriket creates a very diverse style of black metal with his music taking the raw, melodic, depressive and atmospheric sides of the genre and mixing them in with epic structures and a great amount of ambient elements, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Norwegian [...] 8/10."
-Review by occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com

"An album where nothing is as it seems, since without notice serenity is overwhelmed by violent and incendiary riffs for an album that could be defined as icy from start to finish. (8,1)."
-Review by blackmetalspirit.blogspot.com

"Imagine a combination of raw, violent, nihilistic in pronunciation, classic Scandinavian black metal, ambient climatic spots and cool, with a light trance, industrial-style accents [...] Minneriket so skillfully constructed compositions that not for a moment did I feel triumph of form over content, or superfluity of certain measures. 4/6."
-Review by violence-online.pl

"Minneriket knows his subject. Tracks are deliberately violent and incisive, and never moves away from this heavy atmosphere introduced in the first track. 15/20."
-Review by frenchmetal.com

credits

released June 21, 2015

All music and lyrics* by Stein Akslen.
*Except select parts translated from the Poetic Edda.

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Minneriket Norway

- "Vargtimen", the first full-length album from Minneriket, was released on Summer Equinox 2015.

-"Jærtegn" was released as a digital single August 26th 2016.

-"Stjerner, speil og svartebøker...", the second full-length album, was released on Samhain 2016.

-Limited tape edition of "Jærtegn" was released 18.01.2017
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Track Name: Å følge spor
Å FØLGE SPOR

En fjern slektning
Fra et annet dyp
Ledet meg
Inn i meg selv

Mangt ble jeg fortalt
Da jeg ristet de første runer
Av falske profeter
Og svarte symboler
Men det er sølvet som skinner sterkest
Og tornen som sitter i minnet

Jeg satt i åtte netter mellom ilden
Kom meg nær om du tør
Jeg følger spor i mørket
Når lyset skinner som sterkest
Tyder tegn i vinden
Blendet av nattens forførende lys

Et blot til alvene
Ved bekken som viste runer
Hvor livet fantes i mitt eget blikk
I en tid hvor uskyld ble forlatt
Track Name: Framtidsminne
FRAMTIDSMINNE

Nornene spinner
Ravnene melder
Fenre er løs

Valkyrjer strider
Yggdrasill skjelver
Balder er død

Loke han sliter
Lenkene brytes
Surt han gløder

Bifrost skjelver
Hanene galer
Heimdall blåser i hornet

Se flammer i natten
En verden i sorg

Odin minnes den første strid
Enøyd og vis kalte til råd
Midgard lever på lånt tid

Jeg knelte ved Loddfavnes grav
Ved treet hvor jeg engang hang
Jeg knelte ved Loddfavnes grav
Ved brønnen hvor jeg engang drakk

Jeg så det komme...
Track Name: Bloodstained Stars Below
BLOODSTAINED STARS BELOW

When I roam the earth
I feel the forces of nature inside me
Set free from mighty shackles
Forged lifetimes ago
Waiting to be unleashed

Razors across the face of the earth
Symbols of a childhood in ruins
Unknown to those with open eyes

I see nine stars
Shining from below my feet
They are all a part of me
I owe them my life
A cosmic vision
Revealed by contemplation
Track Name: Blodets hvisken
Instrumental.
Track Name: Fra Yggdrasill
FRA YGGDRASILL

Heng meg fra ask
Slik Odin hang
Heng meg fra Yggdrasill

Vorder taler og skygger lever
Når sola drukner og Skoll er våken
Reiser jeg til et annet sted
Til en annen tid

«Jeg veit at jeg hang
I det vindkalde tre
Ni hele netter
Med spyd såret
Meg selv til meg selv gitt
Ofret til Odin
Fra treet hvor ingen veit hvor røttene ender
Med smerteskrik tok jeg opp runer»

Hagall
Thurs
Kaun
Algir
Yggdrasill
Vis vei

Heng meg fra Yggdrasill
Heng meg slik Odin hang
Jeg vil kjenne den kalde vind
Og omfavne natten

Jeg reiser til Hel
Jeg reiser til Jotunheim

Ved brønnen talte
Det gamle hodet
Om glemte minner
Fra jotuntid
Om runer og trolldom
Om smerte og lengsel
Track Name: Wolf
WOLF

From Genesis to Revelations
I walk through every gate
Searching for the path to enlightenment

Step by step
Against the odds of humans
Walk through the gate

Accept
Make a choice
Keep walking
Never give in
Embrace it
Light the fire
Never look back
Hold your head high
This is your last chance

I suffer with every page of this life
Every chapter is suffering
A maze of inhumanity lies before my doorstep

A thirst for knowledge
Embracing every aspect of creation
Born to a great existence
Without mercy or compassion
Forced to live in isolation
To nurture the power of the gods
Track Name: The Ballad of Ordinary Flowers
THE BALLAD OF ORDINARY FLOWERS

Listen!
To the ballad of ordinary flowers
Listen!
To the story of the god of nature

There was a silence of many words spoken
By the incarnation of wisdom
In the heat of the night

I call upon old forces
I know nothing of submission
I’m the great god of nature

This existence
At the mercy of my own humanity
I conquer the light
And expand

I breathe under water
I drown in the air
Track Name: Hjertets løyndom
HJERTETS LØYNDOM

Et skjebnetre er født
Under jorden
Det var tåkelagte stier
Som førte meg til offerplassen
Hvor jeg knelte ved brønnen
Der hengingen fant sted
Bak torner
Og gjengrodde stier
Ingen veit
Hvor røttene ender
En bunnløs kilde til sannhet

Der livsviljen slumrer
Drakk jeg
Av Valfaders pant
Båret
Av minnets svarte vinger
Stupte jeg ned
I det ytterste
I det glemte

Hos den
Som omfavner talen
Vil skjebnen stige
Som en gnistrende sol

Jeg ser
en tegntyder
Tre fram
bak vingene
Vi skal gjenta
Et rite
Blant alvene

Nytt liv
På elvebåten
Som ble viet og tatt

Ingen utvei
Fra lysets kvaler
Kjærtegn fra flammene
Sinnet river i natt

Dere ensomme av i dag
I morgen
Skal dere danse

Det er stillhetens siste krig
Med det sorte blikk
Vendt inn
Mot kjernen
Mot Minneriket