1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Isle of Avalon

Discussion in 'The Final Frontier' started by Mosh, Jul 7, 2010.

?

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

  1. 10

    24.2%
  2. 9

    27.3%
  3. 8

    24.2%
  4. 7

    6.1%
  5. 6

    9.1%
  6. 5

    3.0%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3

    6.1%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains 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
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013
  2. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    If this isn't about King Arthur, SMX will eat my hat.
     
  3. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

  4. Suicidehummer

    Suicidehummer Trooper

    I only listened once but it doesn't seem to have a chorus. It just kinda keeps going steadily.
     
  5. brother2

    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.
     
  6. p4warrior

    p4warrior Trooper

    One of my favorites so far.  The solo/breakdown is epic
     
  7. Zeppelin88

    Zeppelin88 Trooper

    I don't think I have heard Maiden do anything like this before. Fantastic solo!!!
     
  8. p4warrior

    p4warrior Trooper

    There are so many twists and turns on this record it's unbelievable.
     
  9. Cap Maronis

    Cap Maronis Trooper

    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.
     
  10. bearfan

    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.
     
  11. Machiventa

    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
     
  12. Khan

    Khan Trooper

    Corrections and additions in RED below...

    Edit: fixed a mistake I made

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

    Machiventa Invader

    Dude, you are are god!  :shred:
     
  14. FilthweaselUK

    FilthweaselUK Prowler

    This song is made of 100% WIN  :yey:
     
  15. Xodus

    Xodus Prowler

    Fantastic song. Probably my favourite on the album so far. Loving the Rush similarities.  :bigsmile:
     
  16. Ranko

    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
     
  17. ______no5

    ______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.
     
  18. Suicidehummer

    Suicidehummer Trooper

    I will have to give this one more listens. It's just too much for me to take in yet.
     
  19. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    It reminds me, lyrically, of Bruce's solo song Wicker Man.
     
  20. Jeffmetal

    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.
     

Share This Page