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Epiphileon
Posted: Sunday, April 7, 2019 6:35:10 AM

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This stuff is intense. Did someone resurrect some Vikings?
Heilung | LIFA - Fylgija Ear / Futhorck LIVE
Heilung | LIFA - Hamrer Hippyer
Some of the lyrics from Fylgija Ear

What am I supposed to do
If I want to talk about peace and understanding
But you only understand the language of the sword
What if I want to make you understand
That the path you chose leads to downfall
But you only understand the language of the sword
What if I want to tell you to leave me and my beloved ones in peace
But you only understand the language of the sword
I let the blade do the talking
So my tongue shall become iron
And my words the mighty roar of war
Revealing my divine anger´s arrow shall strike

Then there are the Resurrected Mongels
The HU - Wolf Totem

Wolf Totem (The Wolf's Totem)
Versions: #1#2
The lion is in a bloody battle to the death
The tiger overcomes the leopard in a match
The elephant thrashes the leopard in a contest
Man intensely struggles with a leopard to contend

We, the lions slaughter the leopards in a match
The tiger beats the leopard in a contest
The elephant trounces the leopard in a fight
Man strenuously strains with a leopard in contention

An instigator, the jealousy of a snake it could be
And Khan Garuda leaps up above into the air
A growl, the jealousy of a tiger it could be
The blue wolf comes too from far away

Hu - hu - hu - hu...
Hu - hu - hu - hu...

Provoked, the snow leopard competes with it's rivals

Ten thunderbolts strike at the same time
A hundred hearts energized in the thundering roar
Simultaneously a thousand colliding thunderbolts
And too, ten thousand lightning strikes in the heavens

Hu - hu - hu - hu...
Hu - hu - hu - hu...

This deluge is the leopard battling in a deadly fight
The surges of the leopard scuffling in competion
The awesome leopard swats, blows to overthrow
The glistening leopard slashes in the scramble

Hu - hu - hu - hu...
Hu - hu - hu - hu...

With the speed of the falcon advancing
The wolf's courage at times flaring up
The strength of horses hooves, their paces pounding
The mark of Genghis Khan, an overwhelming impression


Question authority. How do you know, that you know, what you know?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:39:20 PM

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Impressive videos - can't say their voices are generally musical but very effective!


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Epiphileon
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 4:03:09 AM

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Yeah Drag0 I was intrigued by the visceral response they provoked, compelling was another word I thought of to describe the music.

Question authority. How do you know, that you know, what you know?
Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:02:41 AM

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Wow, thanks, Epi!

I know next to nothing about the theory of music, but it seems to me that modern heavy metal continues on exactly this same line, only offers a sound that is slightly more "rich" in my view by using a broader range of instruments (guitars, in particular). But it's very interesting that someone decided to make a step back and try to take it from the root. Maybe they'll give birth to some alternative version of "heavy metal".

My elder son may like it. What language do the guys sing?
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:30:15 AM

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Heilung has members from Denmark, Norway, and Germany. In the first piece they sang at lest in old German and old Norse or Icelandic.


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:43:56 AM

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Thanks, JJ!

Amazing people in Northern Europe still know and can even use those older versions of the language(s).

In Russia Old Slavic once was a compulsory subject in classic schools (known as "grammar schools"), but that's not the case anymore. Now if we can understand anything of Old Slavic then that's due to Ukrainian and southern Russian dialects that are relatively closer to "roots" compared to modern standard Russian as taught in schools.
thar
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 8:04:43 AM

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Old Icelandic is pretty much modern Icelandic!


Ástin á sér stað - Sverrir Bergmann, Friðrik Dór og Albatross - Þjóðhátíð 2016


and whatever makes you feel is good music!


In Iceland there is a traditional form of chant-singing poems and eddas - rímur.
But the Icelandic music scene is so small, you end up with everyone collaborating with everyone else eventually - so you get things like a mixture of rap and rímur together. People sometimes think they are inventing new music to express themselves - but most has been done before in some way or another! It is a primal urge, to create music and tell your story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDaSIoSXGsI




Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 8:33:09 AM

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Thanks, Thar!

I like this song very much. What's this thing that they set on fire? Is this some kind of a traditional feast?
thar
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 9:23:43 AM

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It is a festival held on Heimaey, off Iceland.

Quote:
Þjóðhátíð was first held in 1874 when islanders were prevented by bad weather from attending the celebration on the Icelandic mainland of the millennium of Icelandic settlement. The festival has grown to become the largest multiday festival in Iceland, and one of the largest annual cultural events in the country.



It has a particular subtext of survival and persistence, holding it there.

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghl33n26d44

edit - in case people don't realise the significance -
these islands are surrounded by steep cliffs, and harbours are practically non-existent, so saving the inlet on Heimaey and stopping it from being blocked off saved the island and kept it habitable -




but mostly just a lot of fun . An institution - this song is a parody of making it there (wait a minute for the initial chat to pass - from then on it is pretty obvious what the song is about!)

Heimaey - Ég fer á Þjóðhátíð - I am going to the national festival



Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 9:56:31 AM

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Thanks! I love the tradition Dancing

In Russia we have this so called Butter Week, which is a pre-Christian feast meant to celebrate the beginning of Spring, during which people eat crapes and burn effigies of Winter.

Local authorities, in the city of Moscow at least, have been trying to sabotage it for a couple of these last years, citing risks of fires and even crap like crapes being potentially harmful for children's health so they can't allow them to be consumed in schools... But I think it's okay - if the feast has managed to survive for at least 1000+ years I guess it'll be okay.

The only real risk anyway is of course not to allow the winter bitch to prevail through dealings within top political institutions, but things seem to gradually get straightened at that level, too. Or am I an irremediable optimist, I don;t know. Dancing
thar
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 12:14:14 PM

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This festival isn't ancient in any way, it is just one that has lasted and kept itself current.

And lots of fire!


old video intercut with 2013 festival


of course having lots of people go to a quiet island for a festival sponsored by a lager company does have its downside!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6W2PH6hX0I Whistle
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