Awakening

by Moradin

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Mario Polzin
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Mario Polzin This EP is a welcome appetizer for the albums to come and it really makes me lust for more - the songs are well composed and structured and the vocals are very well done, reminding me a little of Agalloch. Definitely recommended. Favorite track: Celestial Waters.
Waldhalla Chris
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Waldhalla Chris If you love nature inspired and spiritual music, you should give "Awakening" a shot. Three tracks full of atmosphere and a whiff of "Agalloch". Definitely a great appetizer for Moradins sophomore album "Sonnenanbeter", which will hopefully be released soon.

Read our review in German: www.waldhalla.com/alder-ehemals-moradin-awakening/ Favorite track: Celestial Waters.
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Awakening is a free EP inspired by nature worship, death, and the spirit. Released under the name Moradin (the previous name of our band).

credits

released October 26, 2012

Drums recorded with Griffin Kissack. Guitars recorded by the band at the Dungeon. Vocals recorded with David Parks at Warwinds Productions. Mixed and mastered by David Parks and David Horrocks sr. at Warwinds Productions and Infinitewave, respectively. All music by Horrocks. Lyrics by Horrocks and Mele. Photo credit to Cassandra Lee Photography.

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Alder Calgary, Alberta

Started in 2006 by David as a solo project, and after a series of line-up and sound changes evolved into what it is now.

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Track Name: Spring Rain
Welcome is the rain to the starving earth
Life it will breathe into the forest
Trees will awaken from their winter slumber
And new spirits will stir amongst the old

Celebrate we must!
New life and rebirth
Jera will bring us the spring rain
Celebrate we must!
New life and rebirth
And become one with the earth

And when the veil between worlds has become thin
Once silent gods will come to speak again
We will dance once more with ancestral spirits
As leaves blossom from the ancient wood

When the last mountain has fallen
When the last tree has been burned
When the sea has swallowed your home
What then will you consume?
Track Name: A Cascade of Spirit
That which is a pyre burning high
Will always turn to ember and ash

Shut your eyes and open the other
You will be in another place
Breathe the scent of fresh pine and rain
And hear the tumble of water upon stone

Follow the cascade of souls
Into the heart of the world
Follow the cascade of souls
Into the heart of the world

When I have departed
I would have my ashes cast into the wind
So that I may be free
And return to the cascade of spirit
Track Name: Celestial Waters
Slowly I drift to an ethereal plane
No longer fettered by my senses
I breathe the air of a pristine world
Surrounded by the essence of my spirit

As I wander the landscape of my soul
Celestial waters flow and cascade down from atop the mountains
I gaze again at the wonders before me
Ancient symbols of ethereal beauty

The grandeur of this pantheon within
Gives shelter to the hatred of mankind
These symbols of divinity and courage
Are etched on the canvas of my soul

Before I commence my journey
Throughout time and space
I'm left with the heathen beauty
Of a landscape not soon forgotten