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Sacramentum


I ett försök att utveckla den melodiska tendens som utgör essensen i poetisk svartmetall, skapar Sacramentum drömlika visioner bortom mänsklig existens.

Harmoniskt växlande riff alternerar mellan olika melodiska känslotillstånd, och skapar däri en musik, som stöper mörkromantiska teman. Rytmen åtföljer melodiväxlingarna och bygger därmed upp en dynamiskt musikalisk presentation, som lyckas bryta sig ur vedertagna sätt att framföra centrala idéstrukturer, och placerar i stället synonyma händelseförlopp utifrån en inre känslomässig och instrumentalistisk logik.

Där anförandet av ett melodiskt tillstånd leder till ett annat, löper Sacramentums musik vidare genom att utforska områden, som både kan utveckla och ytterligare definiera grundtanken bakom varje musikspår. I detta uppstår en oförutsägbar skönhet, som naturligt balanserar mellan metatema och upplevelse. Harmoniströmmarna flyter fram likt förpestad dimma i urskogar, och lyckas skapa en episk atmosfär när ett melodianförande hålls kvar under en nämnvärt längre period, för att fullända en viss känsloupplevelse. Samarbetet mellan musikerna uppvisar ständigt prov på utmärkt instrumentalism och musikalisk erfarenhet, trots det faktum att detta är bandets första EP.
Sångarens gastkramande vrål vävs samman i den mörka estetiken och uppnår ett utbyte, som följer grundpulsen i musiken. Intensiteten tätnar efterhand som varje individuellt spår når sin progressiva höjdpunkt, vilket innebär ökad rytmmelodisk pådrivning och musikalisk utveckling. Medan produktionen är något låg och under vissa tillfällen har problem med att fånga de lägre frekvensbanden, då låga tonskalor möter bastrummans rytm, är slutresultatet en klar och väl formulerad presentation. Sacramentum lyckas genom "Finis Malorum" att avla fram en mörk och stämningsfull värld, där upplevelsen av att befinna sig mellan dåtid och nutid, ter sig överväldigande, men stärkande.
 

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Sacramentum
A melodic death/black band from Sweden, with bizarre but interesting rhythms and flowing songs.

 

Finis Malorum

1992

Production: Demo-quality, low contrast high volume. 'Alright at best although definitely clear.'
Review: This is heavy and beautiful, flowing black metal from Sweden reminiscent at times of At The Gates, but that comparison is mainly from the harmonic ability and melodic sensibility combined with the speed of strumming more than a statement of similar goals. Like the closest things to this, Dissection and Immortal, these Swedes make from a hybrid of heavy metal and current death/black technique a style in which melodic phrasing and shape of tonal construction alone weigh in above the milieu.

Below the guitar is the structural sympathy with nonlinear ideas of rhythm, an intensely experimental drive to the music. Guitar playing here is frenetically rhythmic, whether at speed or in one of the slower, more melodic parts that help to form the sense of power behind this music, which builds intensity and then drops it or modulates it with amazing instrumental sections of running guitars, shifting drums and overall rhythmic and harmonic collusion toward producing a bafflingly beautiful but dark music.

It is "heavy" for those who can appreciate heaviness as music having manic intensity and insanely complex ideas for its artistic rendition. Excellent instrumentalism and an aesthetic that is easy to like enwrap oddly conventional European folk- and classically-influenced melodies in an end product that synthesizes logic and emotion in sonic scultpure. The power behind it is the insightful ways that it forms this into something dark and, underneath aesthetic, progressing beyond the predictable conventions.
Tracklist:

1.Moonfog
2.Travel With the Northern Winds
3.Devide et Impera
4.Pagan Fire
5.Finis Malorum
Length: 19:54

Copyright © 1992 Sacramentum


Produced by Dan Swäno as the first release for Sacramentum, this EP exudes youthful brilliance and ambition with unconventional and sometimes unsteady but never unstudied songwriting and exploration of emotion and form in art, wielding to great effect signs of forward motion in the otherwise cloned-out genre of Swedish melodic metal (to be fair, Sacramentum and Dissection were ahead of the rest and correspondingly, more coherent and conceptualized in their musical approach). Where there is beauty and the romanticism that embraces death and demons as part of the adventure and epic potential for disaster or triumph at any second of life, there is a heartsurge with the thoughtfulness and emotional lucidity of this band.
 

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We're gonna die when the sun comes up
We'll drink until we drop
My blood's 100 proof
We're gonna stumble, twist and crawl
99 bottles of beer on the wall
I'd rather drink than fuck

 

No doubt about it - I can't live without it
No doubt about it - I can't live without it
Alcohol, Alcohol

It is my destiny
You got the beer
We've got the time
You got the coke - Gimme a line
We're gonna die when the sun comes up
We'll drink until we drop
I'd rather drink than fuck
You got the beer
We've got the time
You got the coke - Gimme a line
 

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You will never see ...heaven

 

Take my hand and walk with me until the end
You will never see heaven

Come and walk with me my friend
I will guide you to the end
Into the grateful pit
Into the ever black
Where there is no return
You will forever rest

You will never see heaven

I'm the one to set you free
I release you from this life you live
I seal your destiny
And you will writhe in pain
As I make you one
With eternity

Take my hand and walk with me until the end
You will never see heaven
Joh. 3:16 + Mark 15:34
Burst of laughter when you die
Your belief won't save you now
In your pit you lie naked
Forever dead and mutilated

Come and walk with me my friend
I will guide you to the end
Into the grateful pit
And you will writhe in pain
As I make you one
With eternity

Take my hand and walk with me until the end
You will never see heaven
 

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Kamphund, alfadrömmar, ledararv
en telning av den forna erans tidevarv.
Tre sekunder ifrån bestens stund,
möter skrämda blickar vitögat av en kamphund.

 

Pannben, skarpa klor och blodad tand.
Här morrar djävulskäftar från avgrundens rand.
Svälten river, bränner tills den svett.
Väcker vittring, blodlust, agg och bett!


Hungern driver rovdjuren till hårdhet,
kampen är den piska som för vargarna till jakt.
Den viner som valkyriornas vingslag,
när den tvingar sinnen till att vara på sin vakt.

När alfahanen leder flocken framåt mot det vilda,
hjälper ej att gnälla som en valp!
Vinterns vind och tundrans karga stormblåst,
kräver sin tribut i än ett byte än en skalp.

Hårda tider kräver hårda tag,
vildmark lyder endast egen lag.
Det finns en dunkel sanning dold i vargens sång,
som minner mannen om hans svaghet och hans undergång.

KAMPHUND!!!

http://se.youtube.com/watch?v=Zvqw6d_KS8Q

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Selfdefense or murder of first degree.
Tell me who are you to pass judgement.
Raise my hand in anger,
a just cause, to pacify the aggressor at all cost.

 

So what is the law?
When all else fails, there's nothing left.
Given a choice.
Stand back or suffer the consequences.

Three times,
my fist came down.

So what is the law?
When all else fails, there's nothing left.
Given a choice.
Stand back or suffer the consequences right now.

[spoken]
I refuse to be victimized, or given your pathetic fucking powertrip.
You're not looking to kill anyone, you just want to display how big and
strong you are.
Well, check again motherfucker!
Do you think that you'll live forever?
I have no qualms about mortalizing your arse!
Check again motherfucker!
You're in the real world now.
So how does that feel for a change?
How does it feel to be the victim?
Victim..victim...victim

Twisted indifference,
Violence against violence.

Destroy resistance.
Violence against violence.

Selfdefense or murder at first degree.
Tell me who are you to pass judgement?
Cold reality, suffer the ultimate truth.
Die motherfucker!

So what is the law?
When all else fails, there's nothing left.
Given a choice.
Stand back or suffer the consequences right now.

Three times,
three times
my fist came down, down, down
 

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Two and twenty for the hole in you.
A meat cleaver comb to run you through.
Lethal gas will make you cough.
A car crash scene to finish it off.

 

Pain!
True definition
Truth is pain
Truly addicted.

So don't you worry about your earthly rest,
I'll dig the fucking hole myself.

Pain!
Truly addicted
Life is pain
I am addicted
to this pain

Hate song!...(I live to bury you)...

Stabbing and shooting and ripping the life out of you.
I get off and I wish that you could too!
Open chest tickle will quiver your bones.
Just lay back and chill. 'cos I run this show.

Pain!
Truly addicted
Life is pain
Life is infected
by this pain......

Hate song!...(I live to bury you)...

There's no need to explain,
you know who you are.
I deliver the pain,
I'm the baddest by far...

Die onehundredthousand times,
One million ways to...Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate!

Hate song!
Lifelong!
Hate song!
 

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Dess klor greppar mig,
jag fylls med styrka
Dess skönhet smeker mig,
jag fylls med lust
Dess visdom föder mig,
jag fylls med kunskap
Dess vind andas ondska,
jag fylls med hat

 

Dess ärftliga makt besitter mig,
jag fylls med hämnd
Jag reser mig ur skuggornas dal,
jag går med döden i hand
Tusen själars blod flyter i mina ådror,
mitt namn viskas i dödens land
Dess svarta skuggor är min armè
Av mörker är jag skapad,
av mörker ska jag bli
Dess makt är min, mörkrets makt
Jag är mörk, jag är makt
 

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Something was tugging on me from the far right wall.

 

A "grid" appeared on my right, and starting bending my space. It was approaching slowly.

I was amused at first, this "space grid" was enveloping the room.
I was having some concerns at this point as i was being pulled in.... it felt of infinity.

My mind began to fight back...
trying to maintain some sense of control,
and when this failed....
 

The GATE TO HELL OPENED UP BEFORE MY EYES!!!

There are things that MAN was never meant to see.
There are places that MAN was never meant to go.

I was going to HELL!!

There was a moment of "intermission".
As the Demons were trying to decide the best way to scare the living shit out of me.

Evil is not always Fire & Brimstone.

..I suddenly become aware of my new surroundings..

I WAS NOT ALONE...

It was "explained" to me that what i thought was the real world... was in fact an illusion.
Our entire existence was an illusion created by our senses and our minds.
Without the mind, there is no universe.
But there is a soul...

It was then "explained" to me that i should not have come here, and by doing so... my view of reality... what i considered my real world... was going to be erased!!!

This put me in a state of horror unlike anything i have ever experinced in my life.

My hopes, dreams, family.. my entire existence was an a illusion.. and it was about to be erased.

I was going to loose everything i ever had, loved and lived for.
At that moment, the strongest flood of emotions i´ve ever felt, hit the deepest part of my soul.

I become semi-aware, i am desperately climbing up my basement stairs.. seemingly screaming for help.

The "gate" is still pulling at me.. wanting me back.

I turn on the Demon.
I scream NO.. YOU CAN NOT KEEP ME!

Finding it hard to breath, as if my right side collapsed.. I crawl back to the bed to try to get my mind back.

THE END.........
 

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