Betwixt and Between (KR​-​15)

by Oakhelm

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about

Oakhelm plays blasting & melodic dark metal that draws its inspiration from Celtic mythology and the folk music of their ancient ancestors. Formed in spring 2006 from 3/4 of Portland's Fall of the Bastards and joined by former Assuck bassist, Black Queen vocalist and current member of Wormwood. Oakhelm strives to stretch the boundaries between the ominous power of nature, and the blockade of limited modern human mentalities, breaking through with a haunting and triumphant maelstrom of metal that stays true to its roots.

credits

released June 19, 2013

Drums, Percussion – Elias Bloch
Electric and Acoustic Guitar – Kody Keyworth
Lead Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Accordion – Donald Stanley
Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar – Pete Jay
Recorded and mixed September/November 2006

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Track Name: Of Wood and Blood
By the light of the waning moon
Three sisters fly with the crow
Upon wings born from esoteric
Spellcraft which few are to know
Converging from different directions
To weave a fate of woe
As cloud banks obscure
All light from the world
A witch’s see begins to sore

Of names unspeakable and strange
Beguiling dreams with fear unknown
A whisper
Creeping like mist through the heart
Of mortal dreams
Her name you’ll never know
Track Name: Skal Shanty
[Instrumental]
Track Name: As The Murder Flies
Enclaved in strongholds
Lightless
Broods a wraith not dead nor live
A restless spirit born of scorn
For which no salvation lies

[Curse 1]
Of molten anger lying still
Of burning bark to spite
Reclaim our stolen kingdom
Bring death to reclaim life

[Curse 2]
This human plague hath ridden
The wood of soul and light
A burden unforgiven
A sea of endless blight

Long ago a tyrant sieged the forest
Tearing holes both far and wide
Into this sylvan world of magick
Forever scarring the land and sky

[Curse 3]
Once taken thou shalt wither
Once touched by mother night
Existence will escape you all
As the murder flies

The tyrants army fell beneath
Black feathered rites
Unleashed by the towering majesty
Misanthropic
From mountains their numbers
Stole the light

The few protesting the tyrants vision
Left through this perilous night
Drawn to the fire in the mountain
Misanthropic
To join with the earth
To give their lives

A sudden silence as the swarm
Returned to a shrine
Deep in the heart of the forest
Blessed in darkness
The land now cleansed
As the murder flies

No sound came from the village
No torchlight lit the night
A peaceful silence blessed the land
Without a human soul in sight

The wind sang for the mountain
Crows wings caressed the trees
The soil inhaled once again
The wood exhaled a chilling breeze
Track Name: Maybon Shore
[Instrumental]
Track Name: These Boundaries Crossed
In the morning light
Something stirred awake
From an overcast dawn
A grey doom yawned
Though a world remains
As aeons pass on
There will come a day
When all will be gone

One day humble all
By dusk your world will fall
Into a womb t recreate
To turn forever and seal your fate

Time has passed for this world to heal
Nevermore will it repeal
So abandon the path you wander on
For as darkness is born so is our dawn

A black host came near
She whispered “have no fear”
Time has come so on black wings we ride
To the end of all things
To the ancient’s kings

Dark masters of light
Procreate with hammers of might
Stone cities rise from the ground from a haunting silence
Their voices resound

Far before your race was sown
This earth belonged to the one with horns
Rule in fairness, not in pride
No falseness was there to hide

Then war reaped a fertile land
A burning hell turned the world to sand
No drop of rain fell from the sky
The leaders cowered beneath their lies

They fell consumed and abandoned hope
And with burning hatred
Slashed their leaders throats
Nothing left but a lingering sorrow
A dead future
No more tomorrow

In this place of pain
A great sadness brought rain
And a lifeless sunset sank and sighed

After an eternity of blasting wind and ice
A parting cloud shot a ray of sun
Foreshadowing a newborn time

On wings of destiny
Cries a memory lost
Who will remember tomorrow
These times gone by
These boundaries crossed
Track Name: Immram
Upon the waves the ancient’s graves
Through tempest, thirst and plague
Beneath the sky of the maters eye
So grey, we sail for Eire

Blind embarking in purple twilight
Westward through the night
A shore to be reached
A battle besieged inside

In darkness the fearful sat
Beside themselves without a pride
A greater power guided, challenged,
Guarded the thresholds of their minds

Lost are we who bask in comfort
Away from pain and strife
To reconnect, electrified
By tales told in the pale moonlight

And then an island came in sight
A weary crews heart filled with light
Until a scent of death blew east
Bones strewn the shore for a ravens feast

Our ship was thrown into the rocks
Impaling three on boney docks
Perhaps our fate was to be late
A grave at sea merciful would be

Fire…reigning from the sky
Water…endless brime
Air…parching, hot and dry
For earth we search and pray to find

Scorn…hungry and bleeding and left for dead
Hopeless…could we trust our minds
Desperation…forced to feed upon the dead
Surely hell is On This Earth

Wandering without direction
Betwixt
Insanity and a drowned hope for life
My boney hands they held my face
A truth to us came at night

Staggering we reached the western shore
Dying we faced our every fear
Regret then was meaningless
Salvation
A three skinned boat appeared

Now we flee the west, having passed our test
The horrors beckoned “join us”
Forever would we rest

But nay, to our land we shall return
To pass the stories on
For all to fear
But forever learn