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Where Ancient Spectres Lie

from Shadows of Man by Scimitar

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The mountains cast their shadow, over silent misted groves
Stirring in the brooding twilight, branches twisted by the cold
By jutting craigs of granite, midst the mildewed roots and mold
Mounds of earth stand foreboding, ancient wrathful pride untold

Where ancient spectres lie
For when the raven; stole the sun
Its rays were'nt blinding for everyone
Primal beings still ran, through thicketed moss matted dales
Driven on by thunderous warriors tales
Patrolling the edge of the sea, totems in the sand
They warn of vengeful hate, guarding this hostile land
A canopy of spirits, over the undergrowth
Sworn to vengeance on a primal oath

A barrow is dug to house, the carcass of the slain
The forest, reclaims the flesh
And a spirit roams with the release of death
Earth crypts of the ancients; where valoured hunters lay
Tombs of the elder gods; ever unconcerned with life or light of day

Through gales of the piercing fall awash with rain
Under stormy winters; frosted bane
A northern sun is; borne to spring
While the summer`s twilight; gathering
Under ever broadening night
Effervescent with ageless flickering light
Ever haunted by the warning
Ravens cry; in primal wisdom ancient spectres lie

Where ancient spectres lie, the end is nigh
For careless beings; unfounded in pride
The toothless warren of a dying breed
Will be robbed of their flesh for the forest to feed

For the forest will feast on the flesh of under beings

Where ancient spectres lie


from Shadows of Man, released August 23, 2019


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Scimitar Victoria, British Columbia

Scimitar is a metal band hailing from the island capital of Victoria, BC, Canada. Combining influences from melodic-death, folk, and black metal; Scimitar features uncompromisingly heavy drums, high-rollicking fingerstyle bass, dual-guitar-driven harmonies, and gruff yet sharply enunciated harsh vocals that deliver lyrics based in historical fiction and fantasy. ... more


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