Immortal Throne of Blashyrkh: Russian Tribute to Norwegian Black Metal band Immortal


Immortal - All Shall Fall (2009)

Immortal - All Shall Fall 2009

All Shall Fall
The Rise Of Darkness
Hordes To War
Norden On Fire
Arctic Swarm
Mount North
Unearthly Kingdom

Abbath - Vocal, Guitar
Horgh - Drums
Apollyon - Bass
Demonaz - Lyrics

Recorded at Grieghallen Studios and Abyss Studios
Produced by Immortal and Peter Tägtgren
Music by Immortal, lyrics by Demonaz
Cover artwork by Pär Olofsson
Video by Varde Film (Norway)

All Shall Fall Video

© 2009 Nuclear Blast Records

Immortal Lyrics: "All Shall Fall" (2009)

All Shall Fall

Storming the borders of chaos
For the cause of a battle once strong
Faster than the wind we rode
To where our blackened hordes dawned

Armed in the fires of combat
The end will come fast on this day
Stronger than the gods we fought
Triumphant for the dark prophecies

Besiege the thrones of reverence
Gods of all fiery fate
Besiege the thrones of reverence
Warriors crowned this day

All shall fall

Storm forth through battle of fury
All giant warrior be
Blacker than the winds of death
Stronghold and fear blind the weak

Brought at the borders of chaos
For the cause of a battle once strong
Faster than the wind we rode
To where our blackened hordes dawned

Besiege the thrones of reverence
Gods of all fiery fate
Besiege the thrones of reverence
Warriors crowned this day

The Rise Of Darkness

The rising moon so bleak and old
Its darkened grin poisons my soul
Mist pledges the darkness
I ride this night - lustful with pride

The lurking mist appears out here
Breaths of evil fire through the snow
This cloudless night smells of fear
Keep my soul - dark and cold

The rise of darkness in my sight
Black forces bound to the moon
Shadows creep under my skin

Smell of fear - darkness is here

All evil lurk under bleak skies
Undead and restless are their souls
Hatred lust aligned by the signs
Blackened night - darkness rise

Burning eyes watching upon me
From the dark haunting side
Caught between mighty winds
Kingdom of evil find

Demonic in this realm
I haunt marked by the sign
Caught between mighty winds
Kingdom of evil find

From the woods I see the rise of darkness
In its deeps I'm on the other side
From the woods I see the rise of darkness
In its craft I'm on the other side

Hordes To War

Gather attack while death march in the sky
Ride through the heavens with power
The hammer of battle pound hard from above
All doomed and damned in death's hour

Armies' formations winged in death's sky
Storming from the other side
Apocalypse dawns at the fiery command
Above the great battle fly

Chaos and fire to deafening sounds
Nearting from the other side
Last march for the battling hordes
Annihilation on the rise

Now proud all watch them by Nordlight we ride
Warrios with cold blazing eyes
Speeding on wind the fierce holocaust rises
Legions of black hold the sky

Hordes of war come storming forth
Coldblooded warriors of holocaust
Death stares out from their blinding fearless eyes
The sign of evil burns inside

Smell of death now as we ride through holocaust
Burning souls fall from the sky
Across the tide of pure apocalypse
Come waving flames to burn you all

Descent from the valley bursting through all
Released now is the black burning sound
Those who oppose shall be eternally destroyed

Norden On Fire

Black fire burns the horizon
Ravens fly high in the sky
A breeze lifts the fog from the ice
As the winter predicts our fall
The last tide of honour now rises
With greatness and frost in its eye
A pale sun gleams upon the masses
All mountains stand proud in its tall

The winds speed upon our twilight
Thundersnow falls from the sky
Snowstorm that blind upon my eyes
From the clouds of red they are thrown
A thousand miles winter surround us
The dark marches while the world falls
The storm of the millennium rises
In massive size I hear its call

Beast of prey from the north arise
A force of strength none can defy
Unleashed from the gates a giant storm
To an end it all shall come
Mighty deeps of north world call
The power is at hand
Apocalypse brought by will
Scattered winds blow at you all
Bewinged by darkness from the cold
Come the order of chaos
Spread by winter, hate and storms
The final days descend the fall

The worlds ends just as it began
Cold winters claws grips at us all
All to be - not to be revealed
The prophecies' truth upon all
The curse is a force that we onward
Freezing and breathing at us...
No far from the forest abounded
The ravens warn us and call...

Arctic Swarm

Through the storm of storm the Aurora lights
In her swirling skies a wrathlike ice
Born to ride the cold, winds of the North
Cometh to freeze the grounds

Release the arctic swarm to drag us down
Spread its shivering wings, caught us by its cold
With haunting frosty eyes, it journeys fast
The cold will bring the fall

The arctic swarm
Indestructible cold

The arctic swarm a fiend, of frost and ice
Gathering winds that howl in frost lines
Transatlantic travels a moss of cold
Revenge on mankind

Deep cold green seas... shivering masses
Winds tide heavy waves
Of continental darkness

Into the ice you see ...It devours all
Unbreakable its ice walls are
Aghastic majestic sight

Chaotic apocalypse
A floating storm
On colossal powers
All souls to the frozen world

Into the ice you see ...It devours all
Unbreakable its ice walls are
Eyes filled with ice

The arctic swarm
Indestructible cold

Mount North

A passage in the sky
Its sights so monumental
Tower the mountain range
Pointing towards the Nordlight
Its realm hearts the kings
In the shivering frost

A horn monumental
Portals that throne in the sky
Above mountainsides
Pointing towards the Nordlight

Who dwell as gods of ice
Who rule the final realm

Mount North - the greatest of sights
Mount North - its power and might
Mount North - in the dark can be seen
Mount North - awaiting me

A mountain of dark
To where the mysterious rise
Under its light call the stars
Out here I am cursed to wander

Its realm heart the kings
In the shivering frost

Mount North - on unholy ground
Mount North - blackened abound
Mount North - as far as I see
Mount North - I shall enter thee

Unearthly Kingdom

Entering the sacred world of might
To where the stormy kingdoms home
Here naked winds blow cold and free
All black and dead on frozen ground

Pass the gate to Blashyrkh worlds
An everburning fire swirls
Here shadows hold a grimly sight
Dark must the eyes that see it be

Elder visions rise - the legends and myths
Once brought before the throne of might
Blacker of worlds
Once I would look upon its grace
With everblowing winds
This realm consumes the light

Rule all that comes to eye
Uphold the might
Gates to Blashyrkh
Profante majestic realm
Unearthly kingdom
Mighty ravendark
With everblowing winds
This realm consumes the light

The gate is open
With endless heights, tall and steep
Here moons at twilight
Above the misty deeps
Graced with eternal nights - ice blown by wind
Forests dark to see - dread naked trees

Terrorizer Nuclear Blast off to Germany for "All Shall Fall"

While a disturbing proportion of team "Terrorizer" were sunning themselves in Donington and desperately trying to relive their youth by convincing themselves that nu-metal was at one point actually enjoyable to listen to, one of us fell asleep on the Picadilly line and ended up in Donzdorf. And no that wasn't made up by mashing together two words that sound German. While there "Terrorizer" bumped into a couple of Norwegian fellows who insisted we went to what was assumed to be some kind of nuclear bunker and listen an album they've been working on. James Minton exclusively expounds his thoughts on Immortal's upcoming album, "All Shall Fall".
"All Shall Fall"
Where "Sons Of Northern Darkness" rushes out of the gates like a horse with its arse on fire, the opening title track of the new opus flows like cold molasses with snowy industrial ambience. Then it's straight into trademark melodic riffs, colder than an Inuit's snatch with a subtle 'Hanger 18-esque tone and uplifting ascending chords. There's deeper vocalisations, thundering, phased guitar and delicately woven leads making this cross between "One By One" and "In My Kingdom Cold" less "Sons..." part two more Immortal 2.0.
"The Rise Of Darkness"
Bringing back the Bathory, this is a thrashing number that alternates between moments of menace and a mellow mid-paced sweeping chords, the '80s vibe carrying through to a stomping riff part way through.
"Hordes Of War"
Short, sharp, shock of thrashing war metal - albeit with the Immortal sheen to it - it's a brutal burst of pummeling Black Metal and picks up the slack left by 1349. Pure musical holocaust.
"Norden On Fire"
A drop of pace an another intro, with glacial ambience making way for clean guitars in a cross between a speedier "Beyond The Northern Waves" / slower "Cursed Realms Of The Winterdemons". It's swiftly followed by a vibrant battle riff in an upbeat "Tyrants" vein, with Furia-esque uber-posi drive.
"Arctic Swarm"
Another blackened thrasher with the pace of an avalanche, the guitars pound like Hephaestus in a workshop while chaotic solos punctuate the mix like a swarm of bees. A riff buffet.
"Mount North"
An intermediary song before the final assault it's not what you'd call filler, but after a snow blizzard sampling intro, it's like a diabolical holocaust battle with blizzard beasts and the damned sons of northern darkness at the heart of winter.
"Unearthly Kingdom"
We've had darkness, war, fire, mount, Arctic, north so it wouldn't be complete without a kingdom thrown in. And at this point it's no longer possible to avoid using that word. This is epic. Organ-like disparate noise introduces the track, with the feel of a less tedious latter-day Burzum before the riff appears like a longboat breaching the fog, the raiders contained therein marching to massive, pounding drum beat that complements the guitars like a well organised industrial complex. The term "buzzsaw guitars" was made for this song, with some subtle complexes coming to the service the longer it drones on. It comes to a close in triumphant fashion, like victorious raiders marching from a burning village and fading into the horizon.

Author: James Minton (© 2009 "Terrorizer")

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