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Arch Enemy – First Day In Hell

Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, from Halmstad, formed in 1995.

Torn from home
Sent down death’s railroad are we

When we wake up tomorrow
Will we still be wearing this curse?
Will we wake up tomorrow?
Which punishment is worse?

Day one:
No sun
Stripped of our names
Now we are merely numbers
Permanently inked in the flames

Our kind
Our existence lights the fire
Igniting hell on earth
Archangels bending crosses hooked

Innocent men, women, children
Sentenced before conviction
With golden stars to guide them
Their gavel is the end of a gun

Day two:
Lived through
More culprits arrive
Every cage so crowded
How will we survive through the night?

Our kind
Our existence lights the fire
Igniting hell on earth
Archangels bending crosses
Hooked

First day in hell

First day in hell
See the terror in abandoned gazes
Fear sunken eyes
Get the guards and walk a dozen paces
Saturnine

First day in hell
Incarcerated without reason
Doomed by blood
Anti-venom for a poisoned nation
Our birth right

Week five:
Alive
Soon out of time
After all that I’ve here witnessed
There’s no value in life

Our kind
Our existence lights the fire
Igniting hell on earth
Archangels bending crosses
Hooked

First day in hell

First week in hell
See the terror in abandoned gazes
Fear sunken eyes
Get the guards and walk a dozen paces
Saturnine

First month in hell
Incarcerated without reason
Doomed by blood
Anti-venom for a poisoned nation
Our birth right

Last day in hell

Revolver: Arch Enemy’s “First Day in Hell”: Lyric Dissector, Ep. 1

The vocalist was inspired to write the song by her grandparents, both of whom survived the Holocaust. “I heard these stories from them,” she explains, “and I thought it was about time to just take this personal weight that I had in this historic event and translate it into a song.”

For more in depth background information on the Holocaust, I would suggest heading to Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

Yad Vashem (Hebrew: יָד וַשֵׁם‎; literally, “a monument and a name”), established in 1953, is Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, located on the western slope of Mount Herzl in western Jerusalem, Israel.

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Draconian – Moon Over Sabaoth

Draconian is a Swedish Gothic doom metal band formed in Säffle in 1994.

Oh Fathers and kinsmen
Yield in glorious bow,
for its springtime on Saturn
See the Archons gather
around the celestial crown
for the god of Saturn

Towards the liquid light
Like a swarm of lice

We stand tall,
for no more shall our souls
rattle the chains of Saklas
and the moon over Sabaoth
Where you are laid to rest,
a skeleton that was blessed
We found only Death

Oh gracious Mother
You’re trapped here with us
in the darkness of Saturn
Hear the Archons whisper
in the shadows of fear
for the god of Saturn

Down comes the serpent rain
Of a god insane

We stand tall,
for no more shall our souls
rattle the chains of Saklas,
and the moon over Sabaoth
Where you are laid to rest –
a skeleton that was blessed
We found only Death

Let fires plummet
at the soundless dawn,
I am here to defend you
from the cold
(of) the Saturnian glow

Oh brothers sisters
Be brave and rise above
The moon over Sabaoth

We stand tall,
for no more shall our souls
rattle the chains of Saklas,
and the moon over Sabaoth
Where you are laid to rest –
a skeleton that was blessed
We found only Death


Sorry, no Live video for this as far as I know.

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Arch Enemy – Reason to Believe

Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, from Halmstad, formed in 1995.

There’s a scar on your heart
But your journey’s just begun
A distant light that’s worth the fight
The story’s far from done
Stop hurting yourself
Those tired sores have nothing more to bleed

Self hatred I know it well it’s dragging you down
Listen to me now

There’s a reason to believe again
There’s a reason to go on
Always keep on fighting my friend
There’s a reason to believe

They don’t understand you
And they hate what they don’t understand
You are more than they’ll ever know
Like sand through your fingers
Don’t let your life slip away
This prison of glass can’t hold you back no more!

Self hatred I know it well it’s dragging you down
Listen to me now

There’s a reason to believe again
There’s a reason to go on
Always keep on fighting my friend
There’s a reason to believe

There’s a reason to believe again
There’s a reason to go on
Always keep on fighting my friend
There’s a reason to believe

There’s a reason to believe again
There’s a reason to go on
Listen to me…
Always keep on fighting my friend

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Nightwish – Noise

Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996.

Crave the machine
Revere the screen
Zoom in for flak and misery
Bleed some pixels

Shoot yourself
Pose for the dead
Have a near-life experience
In a hot air matrix

Now you’re a star
Vain avatar
Feeding the beast
In your loud Egoland

You have become
Tool of a tool
Digital ghouls
Telling you to
Shut up and dance!

Color a yarn and the crowds will gather

Noise
From a sunless world
Your mirror is black, only a copy stares back
At a slave of brave new world
Noise
To decoy the human voice
Brain insomniac, paranoiac
Endless noise

Please love me
See how I bleed
Please endure
I have such empathy in me

Hum, noise, hum
Beautifully numb
Tapping the quiet air
To have a meaning

By a carrion
Sad hologram
Lost in the maze
The real and human feel

Sunset is free
From this deity
The Earth has a real voice
Go out and get in

I will follow

Color a yarn and the crowds will gather

Feast your eyes on the black mirror
Feed the beast, join the gathering
Tell a tale
Feast of fears is drawing nearer

Beyond the human horizon
Something terrifying sleeps

I couldn’t find anything really appropriate or related – So here’s an awkward transition from one topic to another.
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Delain – We Are The Others

Delain are a Dutch symphonic metal band formed in 2002 by former Within Temptation keyboardist Martijn Westerholt and singer Charlotte Wessels. The name of the band comes from the Kingdom of Delain in Stephen King’s novel, The Eyes of the Dragon.

[Verse:]
I’m walking with Sophie tonight
She lives in the air that I breathe
I can’t get it out of my mind
How you were left to bleed
Was it how you dressed?
Or how you act?
I can’t believe
How they could act
So violently, without regret
Well we will not forget

[Chorus:]
We are the others
We are the cast-out
We’re the outsiders
But you can’t hide us
We are the others
We are the cast-outs
You’re not out there on your own
If you feel mistreated
Torn and cheated
You are not alone
We are the others
(We are the others)

[Verse:]
As simple as air in your lungs
As simple as words on your lips
And no one should take that away
No one should argue this
Now with our heads up high
We’ll carry on
And carry out
That we won’t let them get us down
Or wear us out
‘Cause we are not alone…

[Chorus:]
We are the others
We are the cast-out
We’re the outsiders
But you can’t hide us
We are the others
We are the cast-outs
You’re not out there on your own
If you feel mistreated
Torn and cheated
You are not alone
We are the others
(We are the others)

[Bridge:]
Normal is not the norm
It’s just a uniform
(We are the others)
Forget about the norms
(We’re the outsiders)
Take off your uniform
(We are the others)
We are all beautiful
(We are the others)

[Chorus:]
We are the others
We are the cast-outs
We’re the outsiders
But you can’t hide us
We are the others
We are the cast-outs
You’re not out there on your own
If you feel mistreated
Torn and cheated
You are not alone
We are the others
(We are the others)
We are the others
(We are the others)
We are the others…

Please do check out THE SOPHIE LANCASTER FOUNDATION for a better understanding of what this song is all about. -Aleksi

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