Silent Witness

by Æolian

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Arrogant Bastard
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Arrogant Bastard Had time to sort through my massive wishlist backlog and found this little gem sitting near the bottom, mistakes were made. No idea why I slept on this, but it's Good Friday... and a damn good one to rectify this oversight. 
miscmaster
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miscmaster Excellent songwriting, interesting vocal range, Spanish.
MAJICAL! 😉 Favorite track: Elysium.
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leratier Un savant mélange de plusieurs genres, bien emmené. Pas un morceau à jetter à mon goût, une superbe découverte venue d'Espagne. Favorite track: Chimera.
blindsick
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blindsick Could name any song. Really great album with really fine melodies and turns in the songs. Great vocal diversity. Favorite track: My Stripes on Sadness.
eLastic
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eLastic I simply love this album! The songs are heavy and melodic - truly inspiring! Excellent songwriting and musicianship as far as I can tell. What a positive trip and message from Spain! So so good, thank you truly and don't stop!! Cheers
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    01 Immensity
    02 The End of Ice
    03 Chimera
    04 My Stripes In Sadness (digital only)
    05 Return of the Wolf King
    06 Going to Extinction
    07 Elysium
    08 Wardens of the Sea
    09 The Awakening (digital only)
    10 Black Storm
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    12 Oryx (digital only)
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    9 tracks of melodic death metal, runtime 44:15

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    01 Immensity
    02 The End of Ice
    03 Chimera
    04 My Stripes In Sadness (digital only)
    05 Return of the Wolf King
    06 Going to Extinction
    07 Elysium
    08 Wardens of the Sea
    09 The Awakening (digital only)
    10 Black Storm
    11 Witness
    12 Oryx (digital only)
    13 Mesikämmen (digital only - bonus track)

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1.
Immensity 05:07
Diving in a soup of petrol Bags are flying into the sea Introducing a plastic plague Into the trophic chain Eating trash Merged with the ocean A great rage Threatening them Becoming tiny pieces But never disappearing Feeding us With the food of death Tons of oil Are sailing the world Riding the sea Like a horse While humanity sleep Behind the mask Our blindness Is killing them The only animal able to break The equilibrium of the ocean The only one who can’t see The immensity of the sea
2.
In this cold land Where all is dressed in ice A piece of white is ripped from his mother Beginning its journey Towards the unknown Going only where the current wants Floating on the water Moving with the waves Scraping the skin in this salty place Far away from home Going to the horizon Feeling emptiness and seduction And the calm Becomes fury My skin is flying On the sea A large water wall Is sharpened by the wind In a transparent layer I become Most of me is melted Remember the old times in sadness However we have different ways Our coexistence in this world Will decide the future of both Under a shining sun Without a place to hide It’s time to think about the past We were a crowd In a forgotten land United by the eternal winter
3.
Chimera 04:58
In the wounds of the earth So close, so far Where pressure would crush us Like a worm More unknown than other galaxies Beyond the reach of man Where merciless nature Is arrogant Looking into the cold waters Slips between nothing Within the depth With inert gaze Older than creation Full of luminescent life Created by tectonic plates Guilty of earthquakes Safe from man Invisible shape White metal skin Chimera of the sea More unknown than the moon In an alien world Full of strange Species
4.
I feel fresh grass Drops over me The sound of leaves The ground under my feet A shallow river is flowing in my way I can see lots of deer everywhere Crouched in silence I’m stalking to kill I decide who lives and dies Blended with the jungle Feeling the wind in my face I make a great journey The only way to survive Blended with the jungle Feeling the wind in my face Under the same sun Tens of miles to hunt They follow me They want to kill They try to reach Slave of my skin They follow me They want to kill They get to reach A bite and sleep And my eyes are closed Behind a door I walk in circles Inside a cage Made by man Surrounded by walls Iron and ropes Deprived of freedom My stripes in sadness My mind gets black My mouth is hunger for blood My claws need to harrow My entrails are infected with rage
5.
When night falls Beasts hide in their holes When night falls The wolf king howls When moon shines The animals run or die When moon shines The wolf king arises When night arrives We sharpen our knives When night arrives We go for their lives When dawn comes The killing is all done When dawn comes The wolf king is gone We aren’t aware, We do great harm Is too late, We fall like a swarm The bodies of the wolves, Piled into holes The animals sigh, Another kingdom comes Now is full of deer Eroding the land without fear The river changes its form And Yellowstone is gone When night falls Beasts come out of their holes When night falls You only hear moans When moon shines Deer run and cry When moon shines Noses and horns arise Bring back the king Said a fool Release a wolf And let him rule Only the nature Has the power to heal To fix the damage We did with our steel The problem is solved The wolf is back at home The king is back at home
6.
Endless deforestation Decades of burning coal and oil Fertilizers and a farmer livestock Are going to lead to extinction Conflicts between nations Food shortages will come Floods, rainstorms and rising sea levels Devastating the natural world Climate change is here There's no time to lose No lies are believed Open your eyes Killing by faith, Money and race We feel out of this world In less than a century We'll all be blown away Degree by degree The oceans are warming up Year by year We're digging the grave While mother earth dies We are fighting each other For small things Ignoring the real threat
7.
Elysium 04:16
So the old legend goes The fire fox waves its tail Caressing the mountains Moonbeam on a winter flake Along the artic, Tribes from the forest wondered If those magical skies Would fall upon the Earth All shades of colors Dye snowy lands Which have long witnessed this adrift show Performed by the Earth and the Sun Welcome the new spirits And those long gone Coming from narrow dangerous paths Along heavenly regions An omen for war The Valkyries look for The souls of the befallen In a way, northern lights are nothing But the gods, promise that their light Will shine forever In the everlasting sky
8.
An old man tells stories About another time and distant lands Where almighty men defied The mother of life in the waters And she wonders When we will stop staining her waters And she wonders When we will stop this human waste Demon of light, buried in the depths One day we will pay our audacity Monsters from the abyss will recover land and sea Buried they wait to leave And end our stupidity Tired of waiting for us We will die by our own hand Forgotten, come back to life Because we are the monsters of Gaia Buried ones have returned so she arises Entombing us in the deepest chasm Nature always recovers We are just a minute, she is eternal We tried to kill our mother We are just a cancer Mother Nature Rises Demon of light, buried in the depths The lords in the deepest holes are coming for you
9.
When humanity forgets its role in the world Nature awakens and the calm becomes the fury
10.
Black Storm 04:32
Plucking leaves from the forest In a dark green battlefield Everything in the wind way Is jumping on the air No sun, no light Seems the end of your life No escape, be afraid You would like to disappear Shining lights in the sky Illuminate your eyes When clouds collide Helped by the wind We can’t hide from the black storm We are alone when night comes We can’t run from the black storm We are its prey when it falls Like a flying river Searching its ocean Splashing the trees With a strong rage Drawing on the soil An artwork in movement Followed by the sound Of noisy thunder Without a place to hide Feeling the wetness in your heart With your weak body soaked You feel the cold In the middle of the storm All the forces of nature Have united to create A symphony of destruction
11.
Witness 04:38
Crossing clouds Furrowing the wind From the sky I can see the trees Down in the forest The river flows Like a snake Crawling on sand With my black wings Through the light blue I open my eyes I can see you From deep dark green Through the life blast I am the watcher of the earth Among red clouds The mountains are drawn With all its life Escaping humanity My feathers are witness Of the unseen force My eyes can see The greatness of the earth Up here I can feel The exuberant tranquillity That, centuries ago Humanity felt Feel the wind Feel the fire Down on the soil Life is denied Feel the wind Feel the fire Down on the ground Live like a betrayer
12.
Oryx 04:54
Sand slides like molten gold In a yellow mirror, reflecting the sun Endless dunes in an eternal wave Escaping the ground drawing themselves Meanwhile we look away Building another dimension With the wind landscapes change In this land, through the eyes of the Oryx On a mountain of dust, among fire In this red sky, the storm is rising Meanwhile we look away The end of an era is approaching Sand Splattering Blinding Wild Desert Invading the green coast Increasing each day Our dreamland Is getting us to help Quiet Barren Empty Desolate A never ending way Along thousands of miles Searching for Our own annihilation Meanwhile we look away The end of days, the end of life And everything disappears Now the blue planet is yellow There aren’t any chances left Is too late
13.
In the darkness of a day without sun I see a light inside the forest Slipping through the brush I find a lake A spectral shape on the water My darkest instincts fighting in my mind I make my way to the shore My breathing is faster than a bolt I recognize a human hunter The ancients Are calling me The spirits Awake my fury And they spark The eternal flame There’s mud in my fingers I stumble with stones Slide on gravel I find my soul With blood in my legs I turn around I see the face of death I growl like a demon of despair He flees wounded with my paw The ancients Are calling me The spirits Awake my fury My eyes spit fire Injected in rage

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Silent Witness released on September 12, 2018 via Snow Wave Records

Aeolian line up:
Daniel Perez - Vocals
Raúl Morán - Guitar
Gabi Escalas - Guitar
Leoben Conoy - Bass
Alberto Barrientos - Drums

Runtime 55:41

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released September 12, 2018

-Drums recorded by Leoben Conoy at Stone Room Recording Studio
-Basses, guitars and voices recorded by Raúl Morán Zafra
-Mixed and Produced by Miquel A. Riutort Mega at Psychosomatic
Recording Studio
-Mastered by Tomi Toivonen at Raivio Sound Finland

-All basses played by Santiago Gil
-Additional voices at Immensity and The Awakening by Nathaniel Rugh
-Chorus at The End of Ice by Daniel Pérez, Alberto Barrientos, Raúl
Morán and Mar Albertí

All music by Raúl Morán Zafra except:
Last riff of Immensity by Daniel Pérez Soberats

All lyrics by Raúl Morán Zafra except:
-Elysium by Pilar Riera Serra
-Wardens of the Sea by Leoben Conoy
-Return of the Wolf King by Dario Barredo Pérez

Cover artwork by Kilian Eng - www.behance.net/KilianEng
Band photos by Tuco Martín Shoot&Roll
Logo band design by Leoben Conoy

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Æolian PM, Spain

Melodic Black death metal with an environmental message. Second album "The Negationist" out 20th November 2020 through the Swedish label Black Lion Records.

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