The Five Shires | The Call Of The Black Dragon

by Elvaron

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The heroes walk far from their land They won't forsake the death of their friends They have to find the way to the gate Leading them into the lungs of hell Now you're going through the five shires.
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It's not a dream, you've reached the kingdom Where the humans used to live, and still waiting for you to come Under the heavy rain, under the driven snow They're walking through the land, live by the Raistlin's law See their faces, hear their cries Shred by axes, feel the fear in their eyes See the falling of their believes Of a god who wasn't there They won't live by the lashes Prepare to fight anywhere You hear a scream, it's another human's death By the armies of the grief, that shatter the bodies and heads See their faces, hear their cries Shred by axes, feel the fear in their eyes See the falling of their believes -Where are we? -It's the human's country -What a mess! -It ain't like that before -All have been destroyed... -...By the armies of Raistlin! -Long is the road that will lead us to him -I swear, under god, to avenge the people of the kingdom of Lerendi Under the heavy rain, under the driven snow They're walking through the land, live by the Raistlin's law See their faces, hear their cries Shred by axes, feel the fear in their eyes ...Forsaken by your god!!
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The dwarves of Rockhome have been enslaved Feel at home when they're burning to death in the flames Working all day long in the forges and mines Leaving their caves the bite of the sun burns their eyes The armies of Raistlin have chain up their feet Dreaming of war when they're ready to drop with sleep Fighting the world and his evil creations Waking up under the wings of domination The heroes in Rockhome can feel their pain See their anger when they're boring a well in the rain Believe in their freedom in their bodies and souls Blinded by hope they work their fingers to the bones The armies of Raistlin have chain up your feet Wake up and fight or 'til the end of times you'll creep Standing there, you're waiting the saviour Nation of warriors what have you done of your honour
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-Death to the orcs! -Hail us! -So close to the aim, we don't have to fail -Our reign has come -Slaughters! -Far from humanity, lead by our sanity -Quicken our pase -Fresh flesh! -If we avoid the fight we could stay alive -You're on the land of Thar -Trapped! -Struggle for life, choose your way to die Rage in the eyes, weapons in hand They're running through the twisted nails of faith Showing their teeth, salver in mouth Kill them all and Raistlin will be proud Remember, vengeance is yours If you fail, you won't rest in peace -Six is enough! -Good luck my friends -Shred all the enemies, put their heads on your spears -Using my axe -You're just a dwarf! -Taste my steel -Don't make me laugh! -Using my spells -You are so weak! -One word, you're dead -You'll lay at my feet! -Using my sword -Go back and pray! -I implore my lord -And I dig your grave! Six have been killed and twelve come again But we all know the felony of the orcs Captured, they keep the heroes in their jails -Time is short we can't stop here and know -You will not have enough blood in your veins! -We must find a way to come out -You are meet ah, ah ,ah....!!!! Breaking their chains, killing their jailers They run through the gallery's maze Seeing the light, they come out Into the forest, chase by the orcs Fighting their fear of the threatening trees Hear the screams, of the betrayed creatures The orcs are coming nearer The wizard begins to psalmodize Lightning strikes, the enemies are burnt to death On the edge of the forest And standing far away in the valley Their eyes meet the tower of Palanthas
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Instrumental
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The seasons are gone, with the setting sun And their eyes meet the end of the land With its magestrial beauty The landscape lay now wasted Go walk in the valley Where stands the Palanthas tower With its ancestral majesty Her shadows reign on the earth Come taste the fear as you're coming inside Demons are waiting Come feel the pain with the absence of light Death is approaching This place won't be my grave The tower of Palanthas No more death, no more cries No more enemies, no more lies Find the questions, search the answers To know why you are dead Every time you hear the laughter You begin to see the slaughter And when you start to feel the pain You begin to pray not live again Raistlin the end is near Tell me why I fade away Tell me how I lost my way I need to know please, help me In this cold place where I stand Remember the time when you were unborn You feel like you're nothing just one more dead human being Falling in this trap, you will never come out!! Covered with blood of this exhausting travel They have reached the almighty door With its infernal destiny Her passage is now opened Come taste the fear as you're coming inside Demons are waiting Come feel the pain with the absence of light Death is approaching This place won't be my grave The tower of Palanthas
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Through this door, my eyes see the end of a world, An hopeless land Where the evil as far as I can see Spreads its fatal tragedy Remember the horrors your people have borne The battlefields Where the nations of humans fought bravely Living young but dying free! Now I can see what this all means to me In the fight, no I won't be alone Here I stand to see where I belong I want to be sure to go home Raistlin and his legions have made the conquest Of our world Now he's walking again and shows the way But we will not let him stay Now I can see what this all means to me In the fight, no I won't be alone Here I stand to see where I belong I want to be sure to go home I remember, now how it was Come upon the colour of my eyes It's been a long time without dreams I ramble alone in my realm All the walls make me blind This world is always on my mind And after all these years of aimless All I can feel is emptiness And now that all is gone All your dreams were wrong Just take a look on what you have done Just take a look on what you have done Die in pain, die in fear under the glass of the moon Die in blood, die in tears come and meet your doom Perpetual burning fire, leads you to your tomb I'm the one who pulls the wire to reopen your wounds A halo of ravens are flying away Telling the news 'til the end of the day Birds of bad omens, bringing the waste Letting behind them a world full of hate A glance over them, it's already too late Moving their wings in the sky with the crows Before their passage everyone will bow Expecting and waiting for Raistlin's rebirth He will rise from the bowels of the earth Conquerin' this world and spreading his wrath Conquerin' this world again and so forth Now I can see what this all means to me Now I can see what this all means to me In the fight, no I won't be alone Here I stand to see where I belong I want to be sure, but I want to be sure to go home
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The moon is high, escaping from his light You can see your shadows (on the stones) The blood on the ground, widespread all around On this ravaged wasteland (cry your dead) Your friends have been killed, your wife have been raped Your children have been slaughtered (vengeance is yours) Vengeance is yours...Bloodstone lands What do you feel? Why do they bleed? You wanna see the life again Why do you hate? What do you hate? I think you wanna go and find those who killed! The journey is not over The weight of the world on your shoulders The wind blows colder and colder The elf is bright, the power in his eyes He is the wizard (guided by spells) The dwarf is brave, the power in his hand He is the warrior (the sword is shining) The human is wise, the power in his mind He is the priest (kill the undead) What do you feel? Why do they bleed? You wanna see the life again Why do you hate? What do you hate? I think you wanna go and find those who killed! The journey is not over The weight of the world on your shoulders The wind blows colder and colder
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Walking in darkness through the galleries of the temple Stately heroes of stone cast a glance over their souls Holding their heads high, they were going up to the door This two great warriors knocked and enter in concil hall Come on have a sit my friends we have to talk Meneden is awaking and our time is short Go mighty warriors, go walk across the land You have to find the demon's door And save the peace and life on Ravenland Even if they have very unlikely to succeed With faith in their hearts they decide to leave Quest for Alifaar's door Go mighty warriors, go walk across the land You have to find the demon's door And save the peace and life on Ravenland In the joyful troll joker's inn Lost in distant dreams Memories of forsaken friends Met ten years ago in this place Here among the Karling's guests The gathering of long lost friends Sweet drinks and soft relaxing light Early beginning of the Baredorie's war Peaceful surrounding that they could feel Should have made anyone forget the fear But outside the chaos were rising Waiting for the saviour's coming Go mighty warriors, go walk across the land You have to find the demon's door And save the peace and life on Ravenland
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The dawn just came on the Ravenland plains Maltaar dragged from his sleep seem to be peaceful and calm They came down to the ground floor of the inn Surprised to see them so early, Karling ask for their plans -Where do you run like this? -The quest for Alifaar's door! -What a fuss, you're crazy! -I'll explain you on my return! -If there is a return, don't you know all the legends going 'round about him? The morning breeze of the north winds Made the trees rattle Maltaar saw in this wind The blowing of his people And the Killianor's sight But they know it all, stories settled in their souls They walk all the morning, not afraid of dying The morning breeze of the north winds Made the trees rattle Maltaar saw in this wind The blowing of his people, and the Killianor's sight Suddenly, the forest resounded with their shouts In a glade, sword in hand, an orc's body lay down Many others came, and the battle was as its height They killed the orcs in this way And iron shines in the morning light An high voice came from the trees A gnome was hiding there Trying to escape from the orcs They wanted to stole his creation The morning breeze of the north winds Made the trees rattle Maltaar saw in this wind The blowing of his people And the Killianor's sight Suddenly, the forest resounded with their shouts In a glade, sword in hand, an orc's body lay down Many others came, and the battle was as its height They killed the orcs in this way And iron shines in the morning light
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I can't forget the tears I've cried Now that you're gone without a word, without a sign No you don't need to justify The road you take, the choice you made to end your life Through all the years you've gone You were following your mind But when the noose is done Your death is your last sight And through the endless circle You're swinging by a rope But no one knows you need to hide From dark of life, the ides of death are in your mind Your eyes have seen the end of light Now tell me why, what is it like when you die Through all the years you've gone You were following your mind But when the noose is done Your death is your last sight And through the endless circle You're swinging by a rope
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Before the war, reflected in my eyes the mirror of life. During the war, I was the first on line, oh for my pride. During the war, I used to kill and I used to see my friends die. Now that it's done, I'm so alone and another war has just begun, Another war has just begun Will I see a wasteland again? Wish there is a flower field instead, Still I'm searching for my heaven within. And when out of the fog we'll loom, All these evil wings of doom, Will vanish under a guiding moon… …I was wrong, oh, I was wrong Think about these visions, Are they real or just illusions? I feel the grains of sand, Assuring me that I'm insane. I run to catch my time, And so I close my eyes, To travel on the wings of dragons, Fly forever under the heat of the sun, Forget this war and reach the stars. I forgot the perfume of grace, I need to escape from this place, Where I belong for much to long. Won't have the will to face these lies, I feel the whispering of cries, I hear the ironical laughs that I'm prisoner of. Think about these visions, Are they real or just illusions? I feel the grains of sand, Assuring me that I'm insane. I run to catch my time, And so I close my eyes, To travel on the wings of dragons, Fly forever under the heat of the sun, Forget this war and reach the stars.
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I feel, I feel a great power threatens me. Three were at the gate and two in Ravenland. Now they turned out in full force. And now they are complete. For them, I've got something, I'll give them their own coffin, My wrath will blow them away, I'll send my dogs of war, They will not see the light of day, They won't come back for more. This war has just begun, this war has just begun. I've waited for a miracle, In times I though I was undone Now I know the miracle is near, I cannot hide behind my fears again. Can you truly hide from me? Let me tell you something… …You're already mine Now the gathering is made, I dry my tears and set my blade. I though it was another farewell, The end of an old fairytale. Now I know the miracle is near, I cannot hide behind my fears again. Still I'm there with the ones I adore, We struggle for another war. Now I know the miracle is near, I cannot hide behind my fears again.

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This is the 2004 reissue with 3 bonus tracks.
Original CD album is sold out.

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released February 23, 2004

Matthieu Morand : Guitars and Vocals
Fred Seiler : Drums
Nicolas Colnot : Bass
Thomas Letscher : Keyboards

Produced by Matthieu Morand. All music by Elvaron. All lyrics by Matthieu Morand
Sleeve by Matthieu Vidal for Fresh Garden Design (www.freshgardendesign.com)
Band pictures by Béatrice Bigel. Elvaron logo by Karl Sape. Global Artwork by Matthieu Morand
Additional bass & vocals on “The Orcs Of Thar” by Julien Skorka
Recorded by Matthieu Morand in Elvaron’s lair
Mixed by Christophe “TheTofBoy” Heyrend
Mastered by Raphaël Ludwig (raphy@tekitizi.com)

Matt special thanx : Mom & dad, all my family, my friends in Auxerre (Etienne, Rod, Mike, Bouille, Olive, Benny, Hugo & Sandra, Marie, Touby). All my friends in Nancy (Flo, Rémi & Audrey, Jean-Nic, Franckyboy, Elise, Tof & Laetitia), the CMCN boys 95-96. All those who gave me their musical knowledge (Pascal Valony, Chris Crauland, Chris Danjon, Manu Livertout, Hassan Hajdi, Phil Woindrich, Anniela Zins and Dominique Eder), all the Magic, AD&D and Warhammer’s players in the world. Thanx to Julien Skorka for many years of friendship and 7 years of music. My neverending love Catherine. I would like to dedicate my work to the memory of Jacques Morand.

SeeK special Thanx : My parents & Camille (I’ve made it !!). Arnolp & Roby (death is not dead), Nightwish, Woozy Memories, JB, Crazy Gamers and everyone who supported me.

Fred special Thanx : Lucy & Sandrine “t’es pénible !”, JM Seiler for the foundations, P. Gentilhomme for the bound, RP Morellini for the confirmation, The Jacquel family, Florus, Steve & Titine “la péruche”, Eric “la myrtille”, Oncle Pat, a wink to Yanos of the Camionettes, Charles Bongiovani, Dédé, Alex Keldenik, watching us from above. Thanks to Max the cousin and to my acolyte Jules “le Skorks” & thanks to Tchous “la déprime”.

Nico special thanx : Tofboy, L.A.boy, Franckyboy, Zélizegirl, Laetipagirl, Bebouille, Jean-quene “my neighbour of misery”. All musicians I still and used to play with. Special thanks to Lionel “musique arnaque”, Julius & Anne-Lise.

Elvaron special thanx : Laurent Bocquet & Thundering Records, Christophe Heyrend, Raphaël Ludwig & Tékitizi. Scarve, Bob, Alex, Béa, Pedro, Patrick & the “Fort Pélissier” team, Arnaud, Matt Vidal, Torm. All the fans, zines, webzines & radios who supported us.

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Formé en 1993 Elvaron est un groupe de metal progressif moderne baignant dans un univers littéraire fantastique. Elvaron se nourrit de nombreuses influences musicales des maîtres du progressif tels que Rush, Symphony X ou encore Dream Theater tout en conservant une approche plus agressive du thrash américain d’Overkill ou encore de Testament. ... more

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