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Shadows

by Valkyrie

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Marcin Wielewski
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Marcin Wielewski I could write, that there isn't anything special about this music. However the these two guitar slide among songs are delicious. Sound here, so different to first 2 albums kick ass. Favorite track: Shadow of Reality.
Abnormal Listening Habits
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Abnormal Listening Habits Ex-Baroness guitar player Pete Adams former/now primary gig. Not as sludgy as his former band but you hand hear it in the riffs and solos. This is a worthy addition to ones collection if you like heavy rock/stoner. The artwork btw is wonderful as a bonus.
Piper Haqim
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Piper Haqim I'm not usually one for Doomy Stoner Rock-ish albums but the way that Valkyrie sound just blow me away. Their chugging riffs and straight out groove remind me so much of early Sabbath with a sprinkle of The Sword and it just works well! Great album! Favorite track: Mountain Stomp.
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1.
You know how hard I try To remove this cage from my mind The secret to living well Is to break through your mortal shell The world is nothing but a show Empty, vain and so cold The secret to living life Is freeing yourself from desire
2.
05:30
High-born sage brought forth from the heavens Came with signs to mark his birth Golden age – of wisdom and virtue Time of justice for the earth The Day arrived- foretold by the ancients Healing hatred with his pen Claim denied – and facing rejection Forced to leave his countrymen Golden Age – Sacred Way Another Day – Slow Decay Third eye darkened - a clouded vision Sun obscured by worldly dust Misled masses – misguided leaders Cherished wisdom turns to rust Quest for knowledge - a thirst for power Words perverted to control Progress stifled – the souls left searching Years of darkness take their toll Golden Age – Sacred Way Another Day – Slow Decay
3.
06:36
Into this form we’re born – a temple raised O, moving form of dust! Rise through the haze As above so below, without within Temple of man stand tall- and transcend The vessel for the soul- it seeks its ground Absorbing rays and waves – embracing sound The noble frame that’s attuned to the higher Mind Temple of man will stand through space and time
4.
Don’t put your trust in anything you see This world’s a shadow of true reality They’ll take your body – don’t let them take your mind Don’t join the ranks of the blind leading the blind A passing wave – a mirage not long to be It will confuse those without their eyes to see Just look beyond the shadows and the lies And come to know that the truth has no disguise
5.
Wolves’ howls crying in moonlight Snow blinds my eyes Leading the herd to solid ground Through starry skies My legs ache from running now My body’s drained Shrugging off memories of my old self I so remain On Wintry Plains I will remain On Wintry Plains Numb to the bone - frozen memories Sun clears my mind Skies break - the rays are falling down My path defined Approach the gates melt before me I feel the pain Awakened by the wolves drawing nearer I so remain On Wintry Plains I will remain On Wintry Plains
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Echoes of the ways we lived We are drawn to the place where all life begins Era will come to its end Roots destroy what they paved And a new day is dawning again Survival causes structures to change We are now unified and no longer estranged Earth must be tilled and the soil renewed The land bearing fruit and no longer abused No time is better than now
7.
06:02
Into the realm beyond the veil Our spirits linger on And though your earthly time has come to its end You know your voice will carry on Carry on! And when the silver cord is cut Leave all the world behind Becoming stars and shining lights in the sky You know your voice will carry on Carry on!

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Propelled by the stunning guitar heroics of brothers Pete and Jake Adams, Virginia's VALKYRIE return with their third full length 'Shadows', one of the year's best guitar-driven, heavy rock records. Jam packed with harmonized leads, rich solos and melodic, blues-based riffs, VALKYRIE sound like the perfect blend of American style doom rock bands like Pentagram or Spirit Caravan and classic hard rock like Thin Lizzy, Wishbone Ash, and Deep Purple. Where Pete Adams' other band Baroness focuses more on the modern proggy and poppy side of metal, VALKYRIE looks to proto-metal trailblazers for influence while injecting plenty of current day inspiration. Produced by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Leviathan, YOB), 'Shadows' is the perfect summer heavy rock record!

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released May 17, 2015

Relapse Records 2015
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Driven by brothers Jake and Pete Adams, Valkyrie draws from pre-metal style to create a rich and earthy heavy rock sound.

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