Man Of Two Visions (KR​-​29)

by Valkyrie

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Undergroundhero In the world of doom metal, Valkyrie, from Harrisonburg, Virginia are different from other bands in 2008. They don't seem to sound like most other modern doom bands, but rather, come from the traditional school of Pentagram. This isn't a bad thing because they still have a unique sound all their own, with memorable riffs & a good vocalist who actually doesn't growl.

If you like classic sounding doom, check out "Man Of Two Visions" by Valkyrie.

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Sophomore album from these incredibly talented musicians.
The follow up to their self titled album will not disappoint.
Very well written and played. So good.....

Review:
Those who've witnessed Valkyrie on stage know the difficulty the band faces in capturing that live magic on record. The Virginia-based four-piece is truly electrifying, playing like each show is the last.

Obviously, it's that relentless, take no prisoners approach that's the hardest to recreate when the tape's rolling, but Man of Two Visions comes close enough to hammer home the central strength of the group – their ability to fuse classic rock with classic metal and classic doom. It's The Scorpions' In Trance and all of the essential Thin Lizzy records mixed with the first two Iron Maiden albums and leavened with a crushing dose of Pentagram and St Vitus.

That's best exemplified on “Apocalypse Unsealed” (once upon a time known as “Valkyrie”). The song begins with a Wino-worthy passage before launching into a galloping riff that serves as the bedrock for a litany of solos that keep ratcheting up the intensity level. Guitarists Jake and Pete Adams play off each other and then lock together in a harmonized attack before breaking off yet again. They're epic without being solemn; in fact, it's just downright fun listening to those two stretch out.

And while there's plenty of blistering leads on Man of Two Visions, it's never an overindulgence at the expense of the songs. The band (rounded out by Warren Hawkins on drums and Will Barry-Rec on bass) knows structure, they know how to write material that's going to stand the test of time (including two instrumentals that take the band in more mellow, melodic directions). Wait, does that mean this Man of Two Visions is a classic? You bet your ass it is. Recommended. - Review by John Pegoraro

credits

released June 19, 2013

Jake Adams - Guitar/Vocals
Pete Adams - Guitar/Vocals
Will Barry-Rec - Bass
Warren Hawkins - Drums

Recorded in July and December 2007 by Matt Singleton
Mixed and mastered in June 2008 by Vince Burke
Cover Art by Ken Meyer Jr.

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Track Name: Running Out
Riding out tonight - I'm leaving
I'm not part of this game
Forget this race of a life you're leading
I won't become just the same
You would try to control my mind
And dictate all my life
But I won't believe in all your lies
I'll leave them all behind

I'm running out - before it's too late
I won't get caught in this mess
Seeking a place to live in freedom
I cannot live like the rest
You can try to ignore everything
Pretend that nothing's wrong
But I can't give up and lose control
It's gone on for too long
Track Name: Dawntide's Breeze
Destroy the hatred in your heart
And fill it up with thoughts of love
You must believe in your own destiny
And let the daybreak set you free

Confront the darkness in yourself
You can't rely on no one else
Just walk the path
That puts your mind at ease
And float away on dawntide's breeze
Track Name: Green Highlander
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Apocalypse Unsealed
The end of days has come and gone
The apocalypse unsealed
In the ancient Persian land
The truth has been revealed
The prophecy has been fulfilled
To revive our sacred Earth
Humankind must now return
To its noble birth

Chaos reigns in a land destroyed
Now there's nowhere left to go
Mount Carmel has come to life
Flowers of springtime grow
Armageddon is now at hand
The horsemen ride in four
Baha'ullah is calling us
To fight the final war
Track Name: False Dreams
People are crawling on their knees
Mass consumption their disease
They try to keep their families safe
From threats created by the state

And as the years go rolling by
They slowly start to lose their rights
They're taught to bill to fill their needs
Becoming slaves to a false dream
And they don't know the reason

Blind to the world that they belong
Sure that they can do no wrong
Distracted from reality
What will it take for them to see?

They're buying all that's being sold
Believing all that's being told
Not knowing what they truly need
Because they're slaves to a false dream
And they don't know the reason
Track Name: The Gorge
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Man Of Two Visions
Gotta find the thing
That gives dimension to my life
This quest is not in vain
My soul it must take flight
The lights and suns inside
They still remain concealed
What holds me back from facing
What I know is real?

Cycle continues
To the dawn of a new age
Universe is crying out
To be rearranged
Life passes by
Without a chance to take a breath
Try to find the meaning
Have no regrets