terça-feira, 7 de julho de 2015

Athena - Twilight of Days

"During an imaginary Middle Ages, a king wisely reigns a flourishing land that from time immemorial has forgotten all about war. One day, unexpectedly, the echoes of a army are heard in the wide valley. Therefore the king decides to summon an extraordinary meeting of the Council of War, open to all citizens, in which he recalls the ancient deeds of the brave soldiers who so many times in the remote past kept the integrity and peace of the land.

The Resolution to go back to war after so many peaceful years, even if hard, seems now unavoidable. The army prepares for war and leaves to protect the borders of the kingdom but, given the long time of war inactivity, the soldiers are easily defeated by the extraordinary fierceness of the enemy. The battle's outcome is disastrous: the overrunning is relentless and the people are decimated. Also the king dies during the attack.

After his death, the king finds himself in front of a big portal of metal and flames: the door to hell! As he doesn't remember anything of his past except the moment of his death, the king accepts to make a pact with the Devil, for he only wishes to take revenge for his death. The pact provides that he's allowed to come back to life being immortal and blessed with exceptional power, so that he can find his killer and face him in a battle. As soon as he finds his enemy, he will lose all his extraordinary power and he will become mortal again. If he is defeated, his soul will burn forever in hell; if he wins, he will have to start the conquest of the world by leading the Army of the Darkness. 

He starts his his restless hunt with no mercy for anyone. While he's looking for his man he remembers images of his past life, mixed with unknown images of an angry and evil life. After searching for so many years he starts to understand his true nature: a split personality. Finally he finds the signs of an army's overrunning in a desert and ruinous land; his kingdom! 

Furious, he swears on his honor he will fight till the end to take revenge for his people. He finds the enemy's camps. The ultimate battle begins! After defeating the army he finally finds his man: he's the king himself, his second cruel personality. The king becomes mortal again and, as he understands the devil's trick, decides to kill himself so that he can kill both sides of his nature and stop the devil's plans. His death will be remembered forever and his tomb will be worshipped until the end of days."

domingo, 4 de janeiro de 2015

The Storyteller - Parte 1

Este é o primeiro álbum que conta a história criada pela banda "The Storyteller".

Aqui você poderá ler o significado e a história por trás de cada faixa do álbum. Os textos foram retirados do encarte do próprio álbum. As letras serão inclusas em breve, mas a princípio já é possível ter uma ideia de como a história se desenrola.

And the Legend Begins

Welcome! Please sit down and make yourself confortable. Tonight I shall take you to a place of great adventures. A place so far away from us. A place where the stories are alive. Well, are you ready to step into the time of the stories? Then come with me..

Guardians of Kail

The kingdom of Kail. A kingdom which lived in peace. Never would they've thought that evil would come to haunt them one day. But in search for the Book of Mystery evil is now standing at the gates of Kail. Who can save the Kingdom of Kail? Is it destined to fall by the hands of the evil one? Only time can tell.

Always Be There

Not knowing if he would survive this quest, he said goodbye to his loved ones and began his dangerous journey. The pain inside of him was great, but he knew he had to do this to save mankind. So with that in mind, he left his home and began his journey into the unknown.

Sense of Steel

One night in a dream a young man of the Kingdom of Kail visited by the God of Light. Explaining that it was his destiny to save Kail from darkness and to restore the Book. The God chose him to fulfill his destiny. So take your sword, saddle your horse and fight the evil one.

Power Within

In the beginning of his journey he was all alone. But along the way he met a few brave men who decided to join him in his quest to stop the evil one. One of those men was a sorcerer that was sent by the sorcerers of light, the rightful owners of the book. He offered his service and knowledge and by God they needed that help! With a mighty sorcerer by their side the odds seemed a little bit better. He explained that the mightiest magician existing had been sent to oblivion by the dark side and even though his powers were not quite that strong he promised to do what he could to help them... and what more they could ask for?

Book of Mystery

The Book of Mystery. The most powerful item in this world. In the right hands, it can perform miracles. But in the wrong hands it can be the end of our world. Now, that it's vanished we're running out of time. If it falls into the hands of the evil one, this world is doomed forever more. Find it. Guard it with your life, for in your hands lies the destiny of Kail!

Like a Wind

Exhausted after the dangerous obstacles they met during the day, they decided to set camp so that they could get some rest. But the presence of evil floated like fog in the forest, and they were aware of that they where being watched from the shadows. Even so our friends fell that this was a good place to rest, so the sorcerer blessed the camp with a protection spell. And when the bard began to sing, peace sank down over the exhausted heroes.

A Test of Endurance and Strength

Early next morning they started their journey further into the unknown. They know this journey would be of the most dangerous tests they ever had to face. The fear of not knowing what is yet to come, which path to take... where would they be safe? They could only pray that the Gods still were at their side. Well, were they?

Chant of the Thieves

Though they were a little doubtful at first about how these people would make their living, they couldn't help feeling a bit envious. These people lived a quietful and almost peaceful life. Everyone helped each other as a great family. And they had to admit that when the sun went down and they all gathered around the fire and sang, they fell as one with this big family. And for just a few seconds they felt like all their problems were gone.

The Storyteller

Since the beginning of time when giants traveled the earth and dragons were flying through the eternal sky, stories has been created. Stories about many heroes and sorcerers with great magic. These stories have been passed down from generation to genereation for hundreds of years. In our days many people choose not to believe those stories, but those who has a pure heart and an open mind shall see what lies beyond our reality and step into the time of the legends. So gather around the fire, close your eyes and listen to the storyteller!

quarta-feira, 15 de agosto de 2012

And so it begins...

Hello my friends! Stay a while and listen!

Assim como diz Deckard Cain da série Diablo, este blog contará as histórias presentes em diversos álbuns de bandas de metal do mundo todo!

Muitos álbuns contam histórias em suas letras, e são complementadas nos encartes. Muitas bandas já são velhas conhecidas, como Rhapsody of Fire, Avantasia, Blind Guardian, etc. Outras nem tanto! 

E são essas mais desconhecidas que eu gostaria de falar sobre. A banda The Storyteller, por exemplo, foi a qual me serviu de inspiração para este blog. Em seus dois primeiros álbuns, eles contam a história do reino de Kail.

Aqui vou descrever as histórias baseadas nas letras e seus comentários no encarte, no original em inglês e também em português.

Gostaria de ter tempo para falar sobre mais bandas e mais histórias, mas agora tenho um blog ativo que consumirá boa parte do tempo livre (quando eu não estiver jogando e lendo, é claro).

Em breve colocarei os textos do primeiro álbum da banda The Storyteller!

É isso aí.