Helveien

by Common Gods

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Joecriv Excellent melodic death metal from Glasgow. Taking inspiration from classic Dark Tranquillity, At the Gates and Edge of Sanity and rolling it all into one big powerful whole with NWOBHM-esque guitar theatrics to boot. A very promising start! Favorite track: Helveien.
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Recorded in the Spring of 2013 at Devil's Own Studio Glasgow.

EP Review:

"Combining an iron wall of titantic riffs and melodic passages, with bestial vocals and cumbersome drums, Common Gods could easily become one of the best acts Scotland has to offer."
4.5/5
Valkyrian Music

"The riffs are simply colossal and often have a certain circle pit inducing might to them... If you are looking for a death metal band who will make you think, then this is definitely an act you are going to want to check out."
Twoguysmetalreviews

Live Review:

"These guys play some crunchy, fierce and technically superior stuff, and strut round the stage like they have been doing this all their lives...do possible big things await? If they keep going like this then most certainly"
New Hellfire Club

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released August 4, 2013

Vocals: Kai Waløen
Guitars: Brenden Crow
Bass: John Gunn
Drums: James Thow

Production: Scott (Devil's Own Studio)
Artwork/Logo: Alasdair Dunn/Laurence Datrier
All music written by Brenden Crow, all lyrics by Kai Waloen except:
Track 4- lyrics Brenden Crow/Kai Waloen, music Brenden Crow/Jordan Crow

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Common Gods Glasgow, UK

Melodic Death Metal from Glasgow, Scotland. Next show Feb 18th, Audio, Glasgow w/Omnium Gatherum.

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Track Name: I Used To Pray
The orphaned land, the forsaken land
The culmination
A withering wasteland
The abortus lives on

While the purebred slaughter one another
Everything is as it should be
The lie is kept a lie.

Lingering in the corners of your eyes
Where ghosts and nightmares dwell
Like a degenerate who hung himself
From the tallest tree in an unknown forest

Revealing the inward bleeding
Revealing the outward fortress
Looking for the easy slit throat
Afraid of the world

I used to pray to god as you do,
He does not care, he is evil

Pray to Death for deliverance
I promise, He will come for you
Unlike this god you pray to,
You are forsaken

"Behold the crucifix, what does it symbolise?
Pallid incompetence hanging from a tree"

Pray to Death for deliverance
I promise, He will come for you
Unlike this god you pray to,
You are forsaken,
Forlorn
Track Name: Extinction
Extinction...

Through the shadows I see
A place of love turned to bitter hate
This soil I stand on
The place of nourishment of the oblivious

The shadows rush past in a blur
Of happiness, of bitter shame
Bereavement of a certain one
Death of a mutual love

Bitterness of death, sweetened by release
Both of us replaced, reserved, thrown away
Remembered? Only she can say
But her lips are sealed tight

You rot in your shallow grave
I rot in the polluted air, you think me blessed
Take my place you died happy

This is merely the course of extinction

The shadows rush past in a blur
Of happiness, of bitter shame
Bereavement of a certain one
Death of a mutual love
Track Name: Severed Tongue
The beckoning claw
The demoness demands an offering
You taught me how to kill myself
You taught me after you killed me
I surrender my soul

Dark clouds gather
The chorus of thunder shatters the glass sky
Extinction of all that mattered
Watching the beasts feed on my entrails

The clenched claw
The demoness accepts the offering
You taught me how to kill myself
You taught me after you killed me
I surrender my soul

The chorus of thunder still echoes in my head
The beasts are still feeding on my entrails
The demoness runs her talon along my skin
Splitting the flesh and letting the liquid flow

The outstretched talon
Carves her name in my chest
You taught me how to kill myself
You taught me after you killed me
I surrender my soul

I blink and run my fingers through the lacerations
This is the price for giving a helping hand
Dragged halfway to hell and left to decide, me or her...
Dragged halfway to hell and left to decide, me or her...
Dragged halfway to hell and I have decided
Fuck you I will live!

The forked tongue
Spoke of many calamities
Planted seeds of doubt in my mind. No more!
The tongue is severed
Burn in your self pity

Burn in your self pity
You will burn alone...
Track Name: Helveien
This road is familiar
It worries me...
For all the faces I've seen in my deepest dreams lead me down the path
Still I follow on.

Nothing can stop it...
There is no respite from the endless trail
Down and to the North we go
Up ahead of me the gates loom

Down the underground trail
That only unfortunate and evil men have seen
The old and sick all around
Helheim is near

When I am gone
Remember me...
Of my smiles and laughter
Not my evil deeds
Shed no tears for me...
I am free of this world
Walking down the path
Helveien

Walking along a path blind
This valley is so deep
I cannot see anything...

The giantess Modgud
Guarding Gjallarbru
A frightening sight...

Have I wasted my life?
Have I wasted my love?
Can you give me another chance?

I have wasted life...
I have wasted love...
I don't deserve another chance...

The gates of Helheim loom
At the end of the underground trail
That only unfortunate and evil men have seen

When I am gone
Remember me...
Of my smiles and laughter
Not my evil deeds

When I am gone
Remember me...
Of my smiles and laughter
Not my evil deeds
Shed no tears for me...
I am free of this world
Walking down the path

Helveien