A Demonstration of Power

by Vanquisher

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LexMetalUndergroundAustria Musically and lyrically this is all about "might,power, fight, kill" and stories about Conan The Barbarian. If you miss the real Manowar, and also dig the efforts from bands like Dexter Ward or Stormburner, you should take a chance with this "Demonstration Of Power" Favorite track: Ode to the Slain.
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1.
Far I've sailed sworn to tell their tale Some did rise and some did fall In the frozen north warriors marched forth Some did find the vaulted halls On Asgard's grounds were the fallen bodies found Nordheim shook at Ymir's call They were guided home to the frost giant's throne The chosen few who did stand tall Fight Kill Pile their heads up high Crack their skulls Victory or death Slay Pierce Ruthless, fierce and wild Die No prisoners this day Show no fear Hate and fury reigns Maim Strike This battle shall be won Among the snowy plains up north, where the fallen ones arrive, Valhalla's gates did call forth brave hearts filled with pride Waiting on the other side with fallen heroes proud Pounding on their final ride by the last warhorn's sound The snow turned red with blood as the battle raged on Frenzied soldiers fighting under the winter sun Nowhere to turn at all Spears and axes aiding in their fall Broken shields shatter by the pounding of the hammer On burning fields stand their scorched banners The fire of war is burning out In the distance echoes brave men’s shouts Wayward and fierce they stood They fought all day and sang all night Warmed by the fire of the wood in the tundra, blinding white On the path of glory ride Marching for eternity Brothers standing side by side Fighting to be set free Far I've sailed, sworn to tell their tale Some did rise and some did fall In the frozen north warriors marched forth Some did find the vaulted halls There on Asgard's grounds were the fallen bodies found Nordheim shook at Ymir's call They were guided home to the frost giant's throne The chosen few who did stand tall Standing alone, no one hears my call The last of my kin A remnant of war Of my brothers I'll tell Of my brothers who fell Long shall we remember their names Those who rose to glory and fame and those who fell upon snowy plains History's been written The pages have been filled All that remains is an ode to the slain
2.
Reaver 04:45
He rides With his Sword in his hand Fearless into the thundering waste Stand back! Like a thunderbolt he strikes Death among the steel and the spikes Savage He is unconquered and wild Flames burn in his eyes Untamed He heeds no command He fights like no civilized man A warrior thief, an outlaw, Living by the sword He has no thought for the morrow, and revels in the fury of war When the carnage unfolds on unforgiving fields and barbarism reigns supreme They call him Reaver Slayer A man of no prayer Soldier Captain A ruler of the battle The liar tongue will fail and the sophist guile so frail When the clashing broadswords sing A man will rise from barbarian and thief to ruler of the west as its' great mighty king Blue flames burn like the fires of hell in the eyes of him alone who from shadowed hills under a gloomy sky came to tread the jeweled thrones He’s a traveler in Hyboria, facing men and beasts alike Steel on his side, roaring his battle cry, armed and prepared to strike Crom gave him the power to strive to slay for all the rest of his days His life ruled by no god or king No man made him kiss the ring Usurper Bloodshed with his every thundering stroke By steel he smites like a hurricane of doom The earth cracks under burnished greaves His foes on the ground trampled like leaves A warrior thief, an outlaw Living by the sword He has no thought for the morrow, and revels in the fury of war They came from the hills With their banners up high Their steel flashed bright against the sun And the valley shook with a mighty clash as the battle stormed and thundered away In a hurricane of spears and clubs Hundreds of men met their demise But there one stood a blacksmith's son Looking over the field the battle was won When the carnage unfolds on unforgiving fields and barbarism reigns supreme They call him Reaver, Slayer, A man of no prayer Soldier Captain A ruler of the battle The liar tongue will fail and the sophist guile so frail When the clashing broadswords sing A man will be a king A man A reaver A king
3.
Cimmeria 05:45
I remember, the clouds that piled on forever I remember, all winds and clouds and dreams that shun the sun Slope beyond slope, each hooded like its brothers And the dark woods, masking slopes of somber hills I recall the stillness of that somber land Where the wind blew, among the dimness of the dark woodlands Hill on hill, gathered in the endless vista It was a gloomy land not even lightened by the rare dim sun I recall The grey clouds' leaden arch The dusky streams flowed without sound, The lone winds that whispered down the passes The rugged peaks' endless hills The sullen trees rattled in the winds The sun, shunned by clouds, winds, dreams, and ghosts Land of darkness, land of night Oh, land that never saw the light So long ago and far away In my heart I find Cimmeria I search my heart and there I find A somber land still in my mind Cimmeria Cimmeria Cimmeria Take me home again Cimmeria Cimmeria Cimmeria Take me back where I belong Where vista on vista marched Hill upon hill our gaunt land lay. So when a man climbed up a rugged peak and gazed His shaded eye saw but the endless vista And still I recall the absence of the sun Which made squat shadows out of men Forgot Forgotten the very name men used to call me the axe and flint tipped spear are like a dream and hunts those hunts and wars are shadows Oh, Oh, soul Oh, soul of mine born out of shadowed hills How How many deaths shall serve to break at last at last this heritage which wraps me in the grey Land of darkness, land of night Oh, land that never saw the light So long ago and far away In my heart I find Cimmeria I search my heart and there I find A somber land still in my mind

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released February 2, 2017

Niord of Nordheim - Vocals and orchestrations
Heimdal the Warlord - Guitar
Wulfhere the Executioner - Bass Guitar
Horsa the Steel Shredder - Guitar
Micke Kihlen - Drums

Illustration by Johan Jönsson
Logo by Michael Hansen
All tracks recorded at Studio Thymus
Mixed & mastered by Mikael Johanesson

Produced by Micke Kihlen & Mikael Johanesson

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Vanquisher Malmö, Sweden

VANQUISHER is a Power/Thrash metal band that tells the stories of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian and the Hyborian Age wherein he lived.

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