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by Beithíoch

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    Limited-run CD [jewel case] version of the 2015 Beithíoch album Conquest (original mix).

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Portents 01:12
Skirmish 04:18
Fall fast onto the shore The beating of oars - replaced by the beating of clubs an swords Clash with speed - break their lines Crush their spirits with fear confound them with ferocity The battle sought, must be the battle won No more the pieties of peace time No more the mirth Of cowards and merchants - of women and fools Power - savagery Fight - strive For honour and for survival Our enemies must fall Our spears and knives Must drink their fill Of warriors Blood -A furore Normannorum libera nos, Domine- The lord provided signs of the coming fury But none could foresee the beasts and the brutality They've brought upon our heads Lord forgot not thy servant The lord is displeased with his servant (Inspired by the Viking invasion of the British Isles, which commenced with the raid on Lindisfarne monastery, 793AD)
The waters lapped against the shore Vacant and ceaseless as ever before Yet, silent, the wind carried The sails of those who brought The fury of the sea None could escape When the island drowned In a tide of blood The feeble and the strong man, woman and child All were hunted Like seal or game The gore-strewn beaches Were seen across the narrow water Out to sea the wind carried their cries Where they fell unheard into the ceaseless waves Upon the cliffs, across the narrow waters Wailing and tearing, the lord beheld All he ever knew and loved murdered (Inspired by the Rathlin Island massacre, 1575AD)
Fallen altars once glorified Now neglected in desecration Plunder the shrines of the once honoured dead Contaminate the sacraments Soil the oblations Your names shall be forgotten Your line shall be extinguished To your god: An offering of mockery and flame His displeasure with you Is multiplied in our scorn (Inspired by the siege of Jersualem, 70AD)
Conquerors 06:34
Dawn breaks - Light falls On places unseen by your eyes Rise out from this land Leave behind the comforts of places known Journey to where glory waits And holy crusade is made Where the courageous overcome Where men forge themselves In the fires of battle And the Heart is hardened Await the holy sign of victory To sanctify this struggle To transcend this Earth The Flesh must be destroyed The path of the Godly is beset by trials Manifest thy destiny through conquest (Inspired by the First Crusade, 1095-1099AD)
Amidst crooked monuments... In a cold decayed Earth... Here, where corpses come to rest I come to contemplate Even the wind scarce ever rattles through these stones The names of the dead are all forgotten Their burial places unmarked That yawning void eternity haunts my night I cannot sleep for fear of death Fathers, mothers, daughters, sons All life shall cease and all flesh will rot Yet the fire, that animates this body Cannot fathom extinction It claws and burns at my insides and bids me not to sleep For sleep too much resembles The silence of the grave
Dominion 05:30
Gather ye sons and brothers for the fight Unite beneath this noble North-man's banner March across this barren land Where a foreign frost has choked the soil Long grievance has fostered our hate Reclaim our lost dominion By right we cannot fail, but by fate - we shall fall Prove ye not unworthy Shame not the spirit of Brían Borúmha Mac Cennétig Falter not before the enemy Divide not our ranks Turn not the other cheek Cast out your pity Ready for war (Inspired by Hugh O'Neill's rebellion and the battle of Kinsale, 1601AD)


"Conquest is the sound of warriors riding each other down in limbo, forever reenacting battles long since over."
- Metal Trenches

"a record both instrumentally rich, and willing to betray its blueprints for the sake of hell inferno"
- Holy Grail from Hell

"tenebrous, bottom dwelling, black souled stuff that has that hard to define but ever present Lovecraftian dread in it."
- Metal Ireland

"I find myself lost amid the rush toward battle and the glacially slow passages that feel like standing at a cliff overlooking endless seas."
- Black Metal and Brews

"It has really stood out to me amongst the latest swathe of Black/Death metal releases."
- Irish Metal Archives

"Beithioch make use of subtle counterpoint melodies to pierce through rhythmic bedrock comprising equally of Voivodian dissonance, statelier doom, and the ambient noodlings beloved of modern bands"
- Old Disgruntled Bastard


Conquest draws on historical stories of massacre, battle and rebellion - combining the muscle of early Amorphis with the compositional sensibilities of Burzum in an album exploring the savagery inherent to human nature.


released October 31, 2015


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Black/Death/Doom Metal from Ireland's north-west.

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