Laments for the Fallen

by Elegos

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released December 4, 2016

Music and Lyrics by Elegos
Lyrics in Ελεγεία by Kostis Siakas

Recorded by Elegos
Mixed & Mastered by George Geegor Anagnostopoulos at Abyssal Productions.
Cover artwork by VisionBlack

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Elegos Greece

Elegos is a black metal duo band hailing from Greece. The band plays an epic form of hellenic black metal with pagan influences. Their music is inspired by ancient and medieval battles and acts of heroism. Elegos released their first demo entitled "To those lying in the fields of glory" in 2014, and their debut full length album "Laments for the fallen" in 2016. ... more

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Track Name: Ancestral Betrayal (Pt. I)
High above the mountains he oversees
The world below going into oblivion
After the great destruction he caused
Turning brother against his brother

Revenge was his only thought
He felt no remorse for his act

Many years ago he sworn revenge
And death to the killers of his family
Today was the day for his absolution
To the eyes of his beloved ones

He had lost his faith
He betrayed his crown
The empire has fallen
And the king is dead

Cities were destroyed and burnt to ashes
Innocent citizens were killed and remained unburied
Battles still being fought by brave warriors
They were singing their death songs and litanies

High above the mountains he oversees
A bodiless soul, hatred by the Gods,
Rejected to enter the halls of his ancestors
And cursed to haunt in the forest of betrayal

No hope for this world
After the great betrayal
Everything is lost
Only sorrow and tears remain
Track Name: Ancestral Betrayal (Pt. II)
Day and night
Dusk till dawn
The circle of life
Never ends

A haunted soul
Spreads its shadow
Of ill existence
Among the trees

A traitor's soul who died long ago
Under the curse of the Gods
And the unforgiving blades of his enemies
In a war which has been forgotten

His betrayal
An act of pure hate
Thousands brave warriors
Lay now breathless

The forest was singing
A mournful song
An Elegos
Full of despair

Σαν σκιές στο δάσος
Φανερώνουν την εικόνα τους
Ξεχασμένες μαύρες ψυχές
Καταρεμένες στην αιωνιότητα
Αναζητώντας τρόπους διαφυγής
Απο το ατελειωτο μαρτυριο
Στο αέναο σκότος
Του Άδη και του Χάρου
Track Name: To Those Lying in the Fields of Glory
Red sun rises
Ravens in the sky, blood on the ground
The battlefields become tombs
for mighty warriors who fulfill their duty
Undying names will live forever
Reminding the heroes of the ancient times

Immortal souls wandering the battlefield
Brothers in life, brothers in death
Their living bond was sword and shield
Until they gave their last breath

Glorious death took them all
One by one and all together
To the halls of their ancestors
Waiting for the final battle

A last song for them
A hymn that will live for ever
Reminding days with honor and valor
Days worth living and dying

They fought for freedom and land
They died for those they loved
To the brave ones who fell with honor
To those lying in the fields of glory
Track Name: Path to Immortality
Shivering silence across the battlefield
Only the wind whistles through the standing spears
Damnation will follow, a doom's day
For mortal souls to immortality

Getting ready to march
As the lines come closer

Swords, shields, spears and bows
The sound of steel against flesh
Makes them forget their previous lives
To kill and die like Gods

Determine to stand until the end
And defend their homeland
There is no sorrow for the fallen warriors
Their death will be remembered

They were few but fought like many
Stood steadfast in their ground
Until their heroic blood was drained
And the gods were feasting in their halls

Θαρραλέοι πολεμιστές
με την χάρη των Θεών
Κείτονται νεκροί
στα πεδία των μαχών

Τα ονόματα τους
για πάντα δοξασμένα
Των Ηρώων τα κόκκαλα
στους αιώνες τιμημένα
Track Name: Sharpened Swords
Darkness slowly embraces the hills
Drops of daylight guide them to their destiny
It has been foretold by great men of the past
Kings and soldiers who fought and died protecting this land

An army is marching with iron will
Brothers thirsty for vengeance
Upon an enemy who disgraced their crown
Sharpened swords and fearless souls will fall

Like ghosts in the middle of the night they will attack
Clad in black sky and warded by the wind
Souls of kinsmen who met an honorable death
Shine the path leading the way to eternal glory

This day history would be written
heroic deeds would live forever
New elegies would be sang
telling the story of thousands brave warriors

Under the moonlight the battle begins
When morning comes, none should draw breath
They stand their ground though outnumbered
Steel on steel, sword on shield, victory is near

No fear, no retreat, only death upon their foes

Until darkness slowly embraces the hills...
Track Name: The Dead Will Be Remembered
I saw the fires burning
I saw children dying
They were helpless
They were innocent

My sword stands firm in my hand
I crap it tightly for the upcoming battle
My shield is ready to protect my brother
My rage guides my will to preserve

They are marching towards our battlements
No one shall pass over my sword
I made this promise to myself
For all those who lay now dead

My dirge will be heard to the sky
Their blood will be spilled on this land
On this battlefield, on this day
I can feel my blade’s thirst for flesh

They come for me with force
I will stand firm and give no ground
A lonely wolf against so many
My valor in battle will sign

I see the wounded cry
I see the dead getting rot
A macabre sight
So many lost souls

Don’t weep for the fallen ones
They are on our side
Watching over us few who left
We will soon join you brothers

The dead will be remembered
Track Name: The Last Remembrance of a Dying Warrior
He feels the spear into his chest
With his hands, he is covering the wound
Suddenly there is no pain, only memories
Memories of a warrior who gave his life for freedom

Images of his first battle become alive
Like a dream they invade his dying thoughts
His first kill with a swing of his blade
Tearing flesh spilled blood all over his plate
The first trauma and the pain he felt
During a siege in an unknown country

Flaming arrows lighting the sky
War machines firing at the walls
Cavalry and infantry waiting the call
A divine sign to attack and please the Gods

Cold were those nights
Cold like the hearts of fallen men
Far away from home he was fighting
His destiny at last to meet

Under the starless sky he shed a tear
For his death is what he ever wanted
A glorious one defending his land and king
With dozen of foes slew by his sword

A brave man devoted his life to the crown
Fighting side by side with his brothers in arms
Spreading death and tremor to their enemies
Their steel and shield unmatched by anyone
Track Name: Ελεγεία
Gather 'round all 'ye
who in death's path are about to be.
Here the hearth fire burns strong,
amongst us death has already chosen.

Fear not, for all is decided.
The fate already sealed.
But hear me, an old man by your measuring.
Forsaken by the death's grizzly touch.
Still the scars upon me burn.

Fear not and have courage.
Die well and young.
And if you live till old age comes,
have stories worth to pass.
And scars to prove the worth.

For remember that war has a single coin.
A tribute paid in blood.
Upon the great anvil, your worth shall be proven.
The great tempering shall be.

Drink, feast and gaze beyond.
Death awaits.
Glory screams.
Yours forever.