Isle of Avalon

How good is Isle of Avalon on a scale of 1-10?


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Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
just found out some interesting things about the IOA. Avalon is now known as Glastonbury. Avalon is a welch word for apple. Here is what i think the song will be about: Avalon was where King Arthur went to heal his wounds his sword (Excalibur) was forged there (there is a lot more to it but I'm lazy. I'm gonna guess the lyrics will be by Steve
 
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brother2

Prowler
The song was going well until they went to this boring ass riff which pretty much killed things for me. Oh and the transition into the reprise of the intro was pretty shit. The rest of the song is quite strong, and as a result this is on of my favs.
 
This is my favorite song they've done since Paschendale at least, and maybe much earlier.

It's been on loop for quite a while.
 

bearfan

Ancient Mariner
Wow, you do not see too many bands at this stage of their career keep coming up with some of their best work.  What a fantastic song this is (the whoe album seems really godo at first spin), but this sond is off the charts.  Cannot wait to get the actual record in my hand.  I'll be blasting the living hell out of this for some time.
 

Machiventa

Invader
I can hear them floating on the wind
Immortal souls their weeping saddens me
Mother earth you know your time is near
Awaken lust the seed is sown and reaped

Through the western Isle I hear the dead awaken
Rising slowly to the court of Avalon
The cauldron of the head of Annwyn laced with envy
Dark around its edge with pearl and destiny

All my days I've waited for the sign
The one that brings me closer to Isle of Avalon
I can feel the power flowing through my veins
My heart is beating louder, close to Avalon

I can hear you, can you hear me?
I can feel you, can't you feel me?

Fertility Mother Goddess
Celebration, sow the seeds of the born
The fruit of her body laden through the corn doll
You will pray for them all

The image of Mother Goddess
Lying dormant, in the eyes of the dead
The sheaf of the corn is broken
End the harvest, throw the dead of the pyre

I hear her crying the tears of an angel
The voices I hear in my head
Blessed the fruits are the corn of the earth
Mother earth holy blood of the dead

[guitar solo]

Mother earth I can hear you
Sacrifice, now united

Rising levels of the tidal lakes protect them
Keepers of the Goddess in the underworld
Holding powers of the mystics, deep inside them
Nineteen maidens, guardians of the otherworld
Mortal conflict born of Celtic legend
That apart from seven, non-returned from Avalon

Mother earth I can feel you
My rebirth now completed

Fertility Mother Goddess
Celebration, sow the seeds of the born
The fruits of her body laden through the corn doll
You will pray for them all
The image of Mother Goddess
Lying dormant, in the eyes of the dead
The sheaf of the corn is broken
End the harvest, throw the dead on the pyre

To have the belief of others
Looking for the Isle to show them a sign
Fertility of all mothers stood in silence
Waiting now for their turn

The gateway to Avalon
The island where the souls of dead are reborn
Brought here to die and be transferred into the earth
And then for rebirth

I hear her crying the tears of an Angel
The voices I hear in my head
Blessed the fruits are the corn of the earth
Mother earth holy blood of the dead

The water in rivers and rhymes rises quickly
Are flowing and flooding the land
The sea shall return once again just to hide them
Lost souls on the Isle of the dead
 

Khan

Trooper
Corrections and additions in RED below...

Edit: fixed a mistake I made

Machiventa said:
I can hear them floating on the wind
Immortal souls their weeping saddens me
Mother earth you know your time is near
Awaken lust the seed is sown and reaped

Through the western isle I hear the dead awaken
Rising slowing to the call of Avalon
The cauldron of the head of Annwyn laced with envy
Dark around its edge with pearl and destiny

All my days I've waited for the sign
The one that brings me closer to isle of Avalon
I can feel the power flowing through my veins
My heart is beating louder, close to Avalon

I can hear you, can you hear me?
I can feel you, can't you feel me?
Fertility Mother Goddess
Celebration, sow the seeds of the born
The fruit of her body laden
Through the corn doll

You will pray for them all

The image of Mother Goddess
Lying dormant, in the eyes of the dead
The sheaf of the corn is broken
End the harvest
Throw the dead of the pyre


I hear her crying the tears of an angel
The voices I hear in my head
Blessed the fruits are the corn of the earth
Mother earth holy blood of the dead

[guitar solo]

Mother earth I can hear you
Sacrifice, now united

Rising levels of the tidal lakes protect them
Keepers of the goddess in the underworld
Holding powers of the mystics, deep inside them
nineteen maidens, guardians of the otherworld
Mortal conflict born of Celtic legend
That apart from seven, non-returned from Avalon

Mother earth I can feel you
My rebirth now completed

Fertility mother goddess
Celebration, sow the seeds of the born
The fruits of her body laden
Through the corn doll
You will pray for them all
The image of mother goddess
Lying dormant, in the eyes of the dead
The sheaf of the corn is broken
End the harvest, throw the dead on the pyre

To have the belief of others
Looking for the Isle to
Show them a sign
Fertility of all mothers
Stood in silence
Waiting now for their turn

The gateway to Avalon
The island where the souls
Of dead are reborn
Brought here to die and be
Transferred into the earth
And then for rebirth

I hear her crying the tears of an
Angel
The voices I hear in my head
Blessed the fruits are the corn
Of the earth
Mother earth holy blood
of the dead

The water in rivers and rhymes
Rises quickly
Are flowing and flooding the land
The sea shall return once again
Just to hide them
Lost souls on the Isle of the dead

Will do more tomorrow after work. For now, it's late. Also fixed up WTWWB and MOM.
 

Ranko

I'll shoot the gunner first!
There is a guitar lick a few times in this song (after 7:25) that is the same as the one in No More Lies (at 4:30). :D
 

______no5

The Angel Of The Odd
My best song of the album.
Once again I love the theme /lyrics as well as the unusual elements of the song as the solo for instance. Not an easy listen.

On a side note, this is easily the most Celtic Maiden record ever.
 

Jeffmetal

Ancient Mariner
I pointed it out on some other thread when Khan posted the excerpt about the other world - Annwyn. It right away reminded of the drawing down the moon ritual, the beacon hill and the fire spreading all over the land, but specially the lyrics to Return Of The King which apparently has a stronger connection to Isle Of Avalon.

I won't read any lyrics, though, 'till next Monday.
 
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