I had one album (CD) by them called 'English Settlement'. It was during my phase when I liked listening to some 'post-punk'/'new wave' bands from England and Germany.
Saddle your soul and let it ride With blind eyes, you’ll surely find the way Draw your breath in – let your thoughts fly Let it out slowly – on winds you’ll bide The spindle spins, the thoughts entwine revolving sight The enchantment song lures the soul from its shape Out through the door, through the cobweb-veil Out borne on bare feet, a heavy burden Out in your innermost, a steep trail ahead High upon Healing-Peak, nine maidens await At the first stop where paths cross, you pause Leave clothes behind and all you own Where you are heading, they’ll be of no use The burden lightens, but heavy is the trail ahead At the second stop where paths cross, you pause Leave time behind, and weighty thoughts Where you are headed, they’ll be of no use The burden lightens, but heavy is the trail ahead At the third stop where paths cross, you pause Leave fears behind, let fall all masks Where you are headed, they’ll be of no use The burden lightens, but heavy is the trail ahead Naked at the top, the mountain knows you North waves an eagle-wing, the wind it draws The shadow-women dance about you They sing for you, chanting powerful runes Wounds and sickness Of marrow and blood Of meat and bone Of flesh and skin into weather and wind you fade I summon you into the mountain blue Where neither sun nor moonshine can reach you I summon you into the forest where no one dwells and out to the sea where no man rows Deep beneath an earthbound stone out of harm’s way Run through the rivers and roll with the ocean tides Into weather and wind you fade Neither sun nor moonshine can reach you Sink in the sea where no man rows Run through the rivers and roll with the ocean tides Healing-mountain stands for eternity It comforts the sick and the sore Each and every one who assails that rock Will find their lifelong ailment cured Leave it behind on Healing-Peak Where the rivers and streams dance northwards and down That mountain mends all those who climb
There are so many days when I feel like that climber stumbling barefoot toward the mountaintop. Others where I feel like the woman weaving her magic as she stands tlal, the bearded man with arms wide to embrace it all... but especially the climber.The newest from Wardruna, topic is Healing again.
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I used to be a real 'Toolhead' (used as an analogy to or derivation from "Metalhead") in the early 2000-years especially. I've listen endlessly to the Lateralus album (2001) which was my favourite for a long long time.apparently the song even goes a bit deeper. No wonder that I intitively picked this one ...
In metal I indeed can't picture a band that has this kind of spirituality in it.I used to be a real 'Toolhead' (used as an analogy to or derivation from "Metalhead") in the early 2000-years especially. I've listen endlessly to the Lateralus album (2001) which was my favourite for a long long time.
And yes, they are a universe to discover and somewhat unique in their genre (well, some say they are in a genre of their own anyway already). I like their 'occult' and 'spiritual' angle. Too many other metal bands are either somehow atheistic (cuz it's maybe cool or whatever) or even satanistic (Black Metal), so it is really refreshing to have Tool.