ODIN'S DOOM I find no comfort in the shade under the branch of the great ash. I remember
the mist of our ancient past. As I speak to you in the
present, my ancient eyes see the terrible future. Do you not see what i see? Do you not hear
what i hear, death approaching? The mournful cry of
the Giallr-hom shall shatter the peace and shake the foundation of heaven. Rise up our banner
and gather our company from your great hall,
Father of the slain, for you shall go to your destiny. No knowledge can save you and no magic
will save you. For you will end up in Fenrirs belly,
while heaven and earth will burn in Surt's unholy fire.
“The lyrics for this songs are taken from the book of heroes. Vikings rule and ODIN’S DOOM
words are pretty poignant!”
PREY A night out with your friends, some relief from the stress, that's what you dress up nice
for thinking you would have a good time. Not a care
in the world, the working week is over. That guy made you feel pretty, made you feel special,
there was nothing wrong with him walking you home,
till the isolate corner where he shown his true side. A naive and an easy target for the worst
kind of man. Nothing will give her back what she has
been taken away.
“I was thinking about writing this for a while, but the first idea was wrong. I wanted to
concentrate on how a girl, sometimes, can turn herself into
a PREY by going out and getting drunk without thinking of the possible consequences. After a
chat with my girlfriend about it though, i changed my
mind. Why is it that we have to be careful when we just want to have a good time? Why are we
forced to avoid certain places cause they're too
dangerous? Why in this city, country, world, there's people who take advantage of the ones of
us who are just too nice, happy or naive to give in to
this culture of violence? We have to live with this, unfortunately, and we need to take care of
ourselves. So please, always remember where you
are, what you do and who you're dealing with, don't give those sub humans a chance!”
YOU’LL BE CLOCKING OUT IN YOUR COFFIN Cold, thoughtless and empty all just waiting to
die, not that they’d know it in their empty lives.
Gossip and gadgetry keep us in line busying our feeble minds, constant distractions to ease the
malign, shadow existence between the lines.
Dragged up from youth, trained for work, in it for life. Nothing to live for, dead end routine, no
end in sight. What is the point in working for life?
Enter the workhouse, shackled for life. Log in. 9 to 5 just killing time, is killing you. Clock out.
You used to feel alive, you had dreams. You used
your job, to realise them. Feel dead inside now, don’t dream anymore and your job is using you.
What is the point in your life? Your time won’t
wait. What is the point is point in your life? Not a machine, a human being.
“Every day I get on the bus to work and I look around at all the tired faces, the blaring mp3
players, the gossip mags and tabloid papers. I wonder
how we end up becoming so comfortable in the process of wake - travel - work - travel - bed. I
wonder why we accept that the mass percentage of
our waking life is spent somewhere we don't want to be. Not only that but this "work" lacks any
real reward; long hours for a lifetime only to get to
retirement age to be told that there is no pension, YOU'll BE CLOCKING OUT IN YOUR COFFIN
before you can leave the rat race.”
MASS PRODUCING DEATH Given life just to be killed, after torture. Locked in a cell for life,
before execution. Bodies lay weak on the floor,
exterminated. Not a shred of compassion, for an animal product. What a waste of an innocent
life. This perpetual form of genocide. Wash the
blood from the abattoir floor and keep your conscience clean. When you add up all the facts, its
murder. No other way to look at it, you’re eating
the dead. Mass producing death for human consumption.
“I'm a vegetarian but I hate to preach, I've made my choices and I'll stick with them. If
somebody sees my choices and takes them on board, that’s
great! But I won't preach. However, I hate it when people belittle me for being vegetarian whilst
shoving a hotdog made from pigs arseholes in
their mouth. They fail to see that what they eat was once "alive" (in the loosest sense) and that
it was denied the chance to live a proper life so that
it may be fattened up and slaughtered along with countless others in a food industry that is
essentially MASS PRODUCING DEATH. I don't think
eating meat is "Unnatural" so to speak but the way it is produced for a mass market certainly is!
And I feel that we are in the fortunate position to
be able to make a choice not to consume it.”
WAY TO DENY I've been told not to take any risk, to think of safety first, not to use my
abilities and forget what I know. Follow the rules, you
won't get hurt. I've been told some words must not be used, someone might get upset. They
expect me to ignore diversity and forget what I know.
Harmless words, harmless rules.
“Here's a difficult one. I feel this a lot tho, and i just had to write something about it. The rules
of "health and safety" are something kind of new to
me, I came to know about them when i first worked in the uk in 2006, I got trained for a week
before I could start the job and that's fair enough.
What they sometimes forget to point out is the fact that these rules benefit the employers more
than the employees. Having said that, I'm more
than happy to not get hurt while working. Another aspect of this new views on what we should
or should not do is politically correctness. This is
the part that is difficult to explain without sounding racist, and i think it's because of these
regulations themselves. Why is it that a teacher is told
not to call a blackboard with its name? Sure the colour black shouldn't upset anyone. Are they
trying to make us forget that we are in fact the
product of what we experience, including different cultures, habits, languages, colours? To know
each other we need to talk about our differences,
we need to know where we come from and how we see things. Trying to avoid the discussion is
not the way to end discrimination, in my view,
it's a WAY TO DENY something that is in front of us.”
LADDER CLIMBER Forsake your morals, suspend what’s right, whore out your service for
highest price. To earn at any cost. Is this for your
future, what about today? Others will suffer from your selfishness. Smash the competition.
Climb up the bodies of those that have fell. Fall down,
old allies under your feet. Back stab to climb to higher status. Look down at all those you’ve
deceived. There's no winner on this race cause it
never ends, you know too well that who stops to rest is lost. How many times did you wait for
someone to fall, just to laugh at their demise and step
on their face. Climb up the bodies of those that have fell. Fall down, old allies under your feet.
Back stab to climb to higher status. Look down at
all those you’ve deceived. Ladder climber, be aware that we aiming for you. Ladder climber, be
aware that we’ll be watching you fall. Watching you
“When I was at school I looked forward to being an adult where bullying, one up man-ship and
backstabbing for gain would be things left in the
playground. I was so wrong to think this. Nothing really changes, theres always somebody,
some social or workplace LADDER CLIMBER who is
happy to make you look bad, belittle you, stab you in the gut and then climb atop your hunched
over frame to get a little higher in the pecking
THE PROGRAM I read it in the headlines, I feel it in the streets. Safety at risk, growing fear.
Don't look in no ones eyes, be ready to run. Pretend
you don't see it and ignore the cries for help. Report just what you need to keep paranoia
growing. Decide what we will fear, control what we will
think, what we will vote. Don't worry we're watching with a million camera eyes. Anti terrorist
measures applied to petty crimes. We have the
solution: privacy banned! Just give us complete power and it will be all right. I heard this
before, I read this before, in the history books, in 1984.
“I never used to read newspapers and always felt i should have, now on my breaks at work i
read the free newspapers of our city and wish i didn't.
It's probably the fact that it's free and regional ones, but i found myself reading about the latest
stabbing or shooting or burglary. No need to
mention i got bored of it pretty fast, so i started to look for something more and found the
celebrity culture that is dominating everyday life like
never before. Skipped that and there was not much else apart from some local breaking news of
absolutely no importance. International news are
pretty much a quarter of a page and after that there's a couple of sudoku puzzles, the best bit. I
also hear the news on the radio and even if the
information is more complete it's just as scary as the newspaper's. THE PROGRAM is about the
way i feel all the fear that is pumped in our lives
from everywhere, media but also a big portion of the people, is somehow channeled by
someone who want to keep an eye on us all the time, know
our moves and, at some point, use it against us. Anti terrorism measures and facilities are now
used to spy on people with the excuse of the
greater good, though used for purposes very much far from what they were meant for. I am
scared. Are you?”
HALL OF THE DEAD Viking hammers crash down on your head, swing hard, swing true! The
christian armies will soon be dead, smash face, crush skull!
Moon rises over Valhalla, Oh lord I’m home! Gonna die on the fields tonight! Lets drink to death!
BAD FAITH What a fucking waste, praying to the skies. What is it that you hope to find?
Salvation? There’s money to be made, from selling you
these lies. Let sheep believe what they want to believe, and fleece them! Your belief has no
foundation.Bad Faith. So desperate to believe that
heaven awaits you, close your mind, no room for a real view. Blinkered to the degree that
you’ve abandoned this world, and all its faults, you don’t
perceive, you’re gone. Your belief. Bad Faith. Has no Foundation. Create false gods to ease the
HOST TO BILLIONS OF PARASITES This world, this organism we live on like a rash. Feasting
at its flesh, digging at its insides. Disturb the
equilibrium through wanton greed and ill, the sickly human spirit will be our own undoing. We're
just a virus sapping away at the earth. When it
dies we die too, when it falls we fall too. Tides will rise and cities will fall and the reign of man
will soon be gone. The earth it has such fury, would
burn itself so we may die. A cleansing of the pores to wash the scum away, a cleansing of the
pores to wash the filth away.
“It doesn’t take much to see that we are pretty poor guests on this planet. And the attitude that
we command some sort of ownership over the
earth still prevails. It is outdated and lies restingon old christian concepts... namely that god
gave us the earth to command over and use however
we wish. We have no more right to be here than anything else and we fail to see that the
damage we are inflicting on the planet will be our own
undoing, it will get to the point when it becomes unhinabitable, however the planet will repair
and new forms will rise. in short, the earth is HOST
TO BILLIONS OF PARASITES, and humans are expendable pests.”
FREEFALL I'm freezing, my lungs are filled with clouds. I see everything, everything's so far
away. Parachute don't bother opening. Don't stop my
freefall. At this speed and height, you can't hear yourself scream. I've never felt, never felt this
much alive. The fear of the point of no return. The
feeling of being free from any control.
“I don't know what it is about me that prevents me from having any fun or enjoying anything. I
feel very disillusioned about life and though I've got
a few things that keep me going, I miss that childish excitment, loving something at the point
you can't stop thinking about it, doing something
without worrying about the consequences because there are none. Sky diving has been without
any doubt the most relieving and eyes opening
experience of my life. There is fear. And it's ok because before jumping off a plane you need to
have come to terms with a few things. Dying is very
unlikely because you're strapped to a guy who jumped 3000 times before jumping with you. But
it's possible. I felt calm on the edge of the plane,
4000 meters above one of the most beautiful places I've seen. And then we were off, in the air,
falling, and i couldn't stop screaming. FREEFALL is
how i would like everything to be, free from worries, with a touch of fear, inner peace and very,
HAMMERS are Nick, Daniel, Andy and Sacha. These songs were recorded on a Sunday in
November 2008 at Stuck On A Name Studios in Nottingham. We like to say thanks in person.