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Dice

  • Release date: 2009-02-01
  • Label: Perekrestok / Avantra / Hammerforce
  • Catalog #: PR20CD / AVR-001

Tracklisting

  1. 1

    Dice

    Lyrics

    Dice

    The mirror calls me, the bell tolls
    The wheel of life – it rolls
    This magic door to worlds of war
    That’s what I’m looking for

    It’s my turn now
    Where we delve today

    We’re not ourselves
    In these weird realms
    We throw the dice and…

    Chorus:
    Dices lead our blind fates
    We can’t change anything
    Dices – they’re taking us away

    We’re not ourselves
    In these weird realms

    Come with me
    Let the dice take you anywhere

    It goes on and on and on
    And on and on and on
    Wheel of life turns on and on
    And on and on and on

    The mirror calls me, the bell tolls
    The wheel of life – it rolls
    We laugh and cry, we live and die
    We creep and then we fly

    Repeat chorus

    We’re not ourselves
    In these weird realms
    We throw the dice and…

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  2. 2

    Fury of the Nordmen

    Lyrics

    Fury Of The Nordmen

    Under the bloodred sky
    Our banners fly
    And the waves raise us high
    So high

    Five days ago
    We left our sweet home
    Cold salty wind
    It will help us win
    Fire in our chests
    We come from North-West
    Guided by wise Odin

    Chorus:
    Savages we are
    And will always be
    Guided by the star
    We will come to thee

    I do not fear
    To die by your spear
    Valkiries will
    Take me to Gljaddsheim
    Hall of the feast
    Covered by Tund's mist
    There waits my god - Odin

    Repeat chorus

    Repeat chorus

    Mighty Odin, here's my sacrifice to you, they all
    Now belong to you, take them
    Mighty Odin, here's my sacrifice to you, they all
    Now belong to you, take them

    (Under the bloodred sky
    His ravens fly
    Warriors never die)

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  3. 3

    Malleus Maleficarum

    Lyrics

    Malleus Maleficarum

    Times of witch-hunt
    Cruel and harsh
    Instead of Garden of Eden
    The dead marsh
    Fanatics, lunatics

    Chorus:
    Freedom call, take your toll
    Call us all, call us all
    Silent pray leads away
    Not astray, not astray
    We can live our lives how we want to

    They lie
    They kill
    In the name of their god
    By his will

    Don't go
    With them
    They will lead you to hellfire

    Repeat chorus

    We'll fight for our faith
    We'll fight, it's our fate
    We'll fight for our faith
    We'll fight, it's our fate

    Times of witch-hunt
    Cruel and harsh
    Instead of Garden of Eden
    The dead marsh
    Fanatics, lunatics

    Repeat chorus

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  4. 4

    Fall of Monsegur

    Lyrics

    Fall Of Monsegur

    Freedom fed to flames
    Killed by the church’s slaves

    Fetch ‘em all
    Kill ‘em all
    Burn ‘em all

    Field of the burnt
    Blood, fire and dirt
    Dreadful alert
    Murderers led by the church

    Smoke to the sky
    White bird will die
    And never fly again
    Murderers led by the church

    Heretics – the priest speaks
    Don’t return
    Burn, burn, burn

    Freedom fed to flames
    Killed by the church’s slaves

    Field of the burnt
    Blood fire and dirt
    Dreadful alert
    Murderers led by the church

    Smoke to the sky
    White bird will die
    And never fly again
    Murderers led by the church

    Wisdom fails in loud hails
    We’ll return
    Now we burn

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  5. 5

    Pink-minded World

    Lyrics

    Pink-minded World

    When you are lost in darkness
    Your god sleeps
    When you refuse to follow him
    Your god weeps

    No one can understand
    What you stand for

    Suffocation is the thing you can't avoid
    When you face pink-minded world
    You're surrounded by the silly sheep that can't
    Understand your single word

    Love in fashion, loneliness is left for freaks
    And you're being called the one
    They all dream only of looking good, and you think
    If I only had a gun

    Chorus:
    Restless beat inside your head
    So, survivor, dream is dead
    Childhood's gone, you're left alone
    Childhood's gone, and dream is gone

    No one can understand
    What you live for

    What's your final aim
    Will you win the game
    And achieve the fame

    Or will you die alone
    Will you turn to stone
    When your time is gone

    Repeat chorus

    No one can understand
    What you'll die for

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  6. 6

    Quest To The Lonely Mountain

    Lyrics

    Quest To The Lonely Mountain

    They came and broke my old life
    Now I’m with them on a quest
    Dangerous and mournful path
    Don’t know when I’ll take a rest

    Lonely it stands
    Mountain – our goal
    Dragon in it
    The greedy soul

    Chorus:
    Dwarven treasure I can’t measure
    Waits in dark lands, waits for our hands
    I must help them return
    The treasure, must turn
    Into sneaky thief, must hide in darkness
    Must be brave
    In this dark cave

    Deep in the caves under rocks
    Evil, unknown creatures creep
    But wizard is guiding our path
    And there is no time to weep

    I must confess I am afraid
    Quests aren’t the thing
    For which I’ve been made

    Repeat chorus

    Over and over I think of my dear silent home
    I don’t know when I’ll return there again, I don’t know
    Dangers so numerous wait for me out in the cold
    I don’t want to perish here – no

    Repeat chorus

    Quest’s over, it’s time for war
    Oh, how I wish I were home
    Forces of Darkness appear
    To take the mighty Great Stone

    Oakenshield died
    Died for us all
    Nowhere to hide
    No one to call

    Repeat chorus

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  7. 7

    We Are the World Pollution

    Lyrics

    We Are The World Pollution

    Away from me, I tell you
    Take off these wraps of lies
    In ruins of your ambition
    Our raped homeplanet lies

    We are the nature’s rubbish
    We are the parasites
    There are too many of us
    But you’re still telling lies

    Hungry parasites
    We are destroying our home

    Chorus:
    It’s time we heard
    Cry of our raped motherland
    It’s time we saw
    Wounds of our hurt motherland

    World pollution

    We are the stupid creatures
    We are the silly fools
    In this world we call ours
    Another power rules

    Hungry parasites
    We are destroying our home

    Repeat chorus

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  8. 8

    Piano

    Lyrics

    Piano

    Father used to play the piano
    Down in the dining room
    But the autumn came
    He was taken away
    By the cruel doom

    Gone to war
    Home under threat
    Far away
    Gone he had

    Mom weeps at night
    Treats me right
    Telling nothing about the dad
    Once we were knocked
    At the door
    We got a letter – father was dead

    Chorus:
    It took away all we had
    Cruel World War the Second
    War of the Black and the Red
    Cruel World War the Second

    Mama, stop scaring me
    Mom, cut it out
    The way she behaves is not good
    I’m so afraid
    Mom, what’s happening to you
    Insanity bout
    World War the Second took her sanity

    No, we must live
    No, we must live

    It means that now she’s a widow
    I feel so scared
    She grabs me and runs to the window
    It is so weird
    Does she want to kill both of us now
    I don’t believe
    We must overcome this pain somehow
    But we must live

    Now it is all so clear to me
    And I don't blame her any longer
    I know you can't think, you can't see
    When your insanity grows stronger

    Now what have you done
    You’ve killed your own son
    She must be insane
    For father’s been slain

    Once again he plays the piano
    Down in the ground floor
    And we stand by him
    What a lovely sound
    It lasts forevermore

    What a tragedy
    What a misery

    Repeat chorus

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  9. 9

    Breakaway

    Lyrics

    Breakaway

    Black ghosts of trees rushing by
    I'm free again, I can fly

    Run away
    (Don't linger any longer)
    From decay
    (Your fear is growing stronger)

    Resurrection
    Struggling tension
    Dark temptation
    Cold and windy night

    Chorus:
    Long starry night
    I'm out of their sight
    I run but not hide
    Protect me, night

    I left my prison behind
    Now I have nowhere to hide

    Drowned in darkness
    Chased by madness
    Calm and fearless
    Covered by the night

    Repeat chorus

    Scary visions, wrong decisions
    Darkness, hide me, they won't find me
    Blood-mixed raindrops, distant hilltops
    Hard way, long way leads from decay

    Darkness, help me
    Forest, hide me
    Wind, don't stop me
    I rush through the night

    Repeat chorus

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Review

Take some Sonata Arctica, a little Pagan’s Mind, a touch of Rhapsody, a hint of Blind Guardian, and a dash of Dragonforce then mix it all together and let it simmer until each part’s flavour come out perfectly and you get Hammerforce.
3.75/5 The Metal Crypt

Musically, there are some keys, plenty of speed, and the CD as a whole is almost entirely upbeat. There are a lot of cool and interesting musical segments, many twists and turns, and even some great guitar solos. Still, both Lanfear and Auvernia are good general band comparisons and should give you an idea of what to expect from Hammerforce.
3.5/5 Metal CD Ratings

Credits

Nikita “Tjalvi” Valamin – vocals
Ilya Kapralov – lead guitars
Nikita Merzlyakov – rhythm guitars and keyboards

Also on this album:

Vadim “Komposter” Nikandrov – bass
Alexander Moroz – drums

Additional keyboards on tracks #7 and #8 by Nikita Valamin.

Recorded at DDT Records and Contact Studio (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) by Yuri Smirnov and Apollo Studio (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) by Roman Urazov and Nikita Merzlyakov in April 2007 – August 2008.
Additional tracking by Ahti Kortelainen at Tico Tico Studio (Kemi, Finland).

Mixed and mastered by Ahti Kortelainen at Tico Tico Studio in August 2008.

Produced by Nikita Merzlyakov.

All music by Ilya Kapralov, Nikita Merzlyakov and Nikita Valamin.
All lyrics by Nikita Valamin.

Artwork by ART-s-KILL Studio.
Photography by Danil “Leick” Rymsha.

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