Conquest (Remaster)

by Beithíoch

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"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

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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.

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released October 31, 2015

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Beithíoch Ireland

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

'Beithíoch' means 'beast'.

Beithíoch represents the instinctive and terrible in man.

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Track Name: Skirmish
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)
Track Name: The Fury of the Sea
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)
Track Name: Smashing the Shrines of the Fallen
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)
Track Name: Conquerors
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)
Track Name: The Silence of the Grave
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
Track Name: Dominion
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)