Hreilia

by TONGUES

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Perennial waves smash into my mind's harbors Dark waters form seas of golden tears Lost in waves between the cosmic shores Icons and mythos of forgotten ages Washed down by the tide of time Washed down... Death comes in perennial waves Mirrors from within the self Revel in mysteries Reflecting the gulf between flesh and spirit Descend into the blackened depths Into the inner caves of self-illumination Pulsating through the locus of the soul Ceremonial offerings of rotting saviours Pillars drenched in eerie glow From the shrines and temples Forged in flesh and blood To the outermost regions of the void The hearts of men shall howl So gather me up from the watery pits Let me find the strength to reach the shore Let me see the sacred soil rise in the horizon And bathe me in the light of blinding flamessssssssssss... …the hearts of men shall howl in the ocean of all souls! Death comes in perennial waves Before I shall drown in this inner sea In the ocean of all souls Death comes in perennial waves And to the outermost regions of the void The hearts of men shall howl Forevermore!
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Burning pages in pearly towers The mantis eagerly lie in wait Ashes descend into mouth of men Touched by divine madness Slithering tongues of fire Crowning the skull of the corporeal Alethea; the veil has been lifted Seraphs become larvae Crawling in mud, devouring Dawn become dusk Sun become moon Soil lifted into high heaven Becoming of Man From clay and unto rotten earth Hierophants become agents of amentia Ophidian worship by lofty prophets Becoming of Man Abyss of obscene principles Writhing, grotesque cosmos Thousand eyes in each molecule Staring into the souls of the condemned Evening star has faded Irkyllia Methelia Omrelia Hreilia
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Interlude 01:10
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I am towering over mountains of flesh Laying bound upon themselves And the ever watchful ashen clouds Cast their judgement in silence... Feed me my incessant hate Of great spires and thrones In all their splendor and glory I see them fall against my wrath... I am forging gods from bone and clay In my throne room of dancing shadows Craven idols stand on pillars By my grace they shall receive Spiritus vitae, et carnem de morte To be watched in awe by progenies of ruin I cast them into the heavens To glimmer like the morning star Cast their apocryphal light upon the waters For all the desolated cosmos to see And the seas all burn with their light A perverse glory for me to keep
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Unseen hands shepherd the accursed lineage Towards the evergorging darkness To shed the wretched skin of man And step into the body of light Luminous drudges and blinded slaves fall below All in the name of the king Suspended over the pits of eternal torment Flanked by numinous guards of faith All paths marked by living statues howling Ivory figures of godhead, grotesquely luring Enthroned on foundations of ancient blood Huge as mountains, the pillars of this barren earth Scorched and burned to the core The eyes that see, the ears that hear The parodies of holy objects burn away Letting the black light pass onto my coil Undying, unliving A mockery of his creation Suspended over the pits of torment Flanked by numinous guards of faith
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Unseen hands shepherd the accursed lineage Towards the evergorging darkness To shed the wretched skin of man And step into the body of light Luminous drudges and blinded slaves fall below All in the name of the king Suspended over the pits of eternal torment Flanked by numinous guards of faith All paths marked by living statues howling Ivory figures of godhead, grotesquely luring Enthroned on foundations of ancient blood Huge as mountains, the pillars of this barren earth Scorched and burned to the core The eyes that see, the ears that hear The parodies of holy objects burn away Letting the black light pass onto my coil Undying, unliving A mockery of his creation Suspended over the pits of torment Flanked by numinous guards of faith
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Hreilia 03:29
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Denmark's TONGUES debuted in 2014 under the flag of I, Voidhanger Records with “Thelésis Ignis”, a portentous 35-minute long EP which earned them the praises from the underground metal aficionados. Apparently swallowed by the shadows right after that promising release, TONGUES have simply kept a low profile and concentrated for 3 long years on the second chapter of their doomed spiritual journey. A journey that now spawns “Hreilia”, a new and exciting example of TONGUES' audacious synthesis of black, death and doom metal, propelled by fiery riffs, magnetic melodies and mystical atmospheres.

Enshrouded like its predecessor in an esoteric dark aura and graced by an apocalyptic cover painting by vocalist A. Lovmand, “Hreilia” delves even deeper into the realms of subconscious. “The underlying concept of the album was inspired by a dream; that's where the word Hreilia comes from,” confirms drummer and lyricist C. Qvortrup. “That word held a significant spiritual value within the context of that dream. It symbolised a profound spiritual disappointment... a nightmare.”

TONGUES' pessimistic approach to the new album is quite evident even during its most aggressive moments, when the inner fire that characterized the previous EP bursts out nervously from the articulated structures of “Grove Of Mithridate” and “Theophagous Wounds Of Earth”, two examples of the band's trademark style, hanging in the balance between utmost aggression and psychedelic meditation. As the album progresses, the melodies become slowly - yet steadily - more depressive and defeated, till when TONGUES' ferocious inner struggle concludes and gives way to sadness and disillusionment.

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released December 8, 2017

TONGUES is:
T. Lovmand - Guitars and bass
A. Lovmand - Vocals, additional guitars, synth, and saranji
C. Qvortrup - Drums, lyrics, and backing vocals

Additional guitars on tracks 1, 2 and 5 by E. Nyboe

Recording, mixing and mastering by A. Lovmand

Cover painting by A. Lovmand
Art direction and design by Francesco Gemelli

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Cat. Nr. IVR090

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