Eluveitie - The Siege Lyrics




Scorched earth we left
A barren land of ash
Our fatherland laid waste
Be the void our fucking monument

At a leaden dawn
At this ominous morn

Pila loomed on the horizon
Talons of the wolverine
Exanimate legions formed
At the very gates of Avaricum
Believed invulnerable
This calling wall
But straight out of nowhere
Before our eyes this godsdawn bane arose

Thus Avaricum burns
Under a dead sky
Avaricum drowns
In blood and demise

Siege towers emerged
Protruding from the ground
Standing out against the threatening sky
As if to mock all valiantness
Face to face with an eye-levelled enemy
Serried Roman ranks
Embattled upon our hold

Cut off and trapped inside
As the carnage was at hand
As the creak of the winches extolled our doom
The slaughter befell Avaricum
Dead suffused the oppidum
Left to pillage, sack and rape
Avaricum the brave became Avaricum the grave





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Eluveitie The Siege Comments
  1. Supa

    sami bag pl in voi de roacari satanisti si crizati

  2. Grey

    Hound Of Tara sent me here

    Middle Finger Technology

    Best highlander

    DeVikingr

    He listens to Folk Metal?! Fuck yeah!!!

  3. lordmonky100

    The big boom sound at 1:11 always gives me goosebumps!

  4. Gerard Atlas

    Usually when I compare metal bands' old records to their new ones, I see regression.

    For once, I actually see improvement from this mostly generic style with the occasional cello thrown in to something pretty awesome and unique with these guys.

    Either way, thank you, "We are number one, but it's played in 13 different metal styles", for introducing me to this group.

  5. Cry of 4

    beautiful contrast the fiddle brings in, I just love this

  6. Bort Smimpsmon

    Their new female singer is very pretty, and I'm sure she can sing the clean parts beautifully, but I'm eager to see if she can do the growls in this one!

    Sean D.G

    Dude, just say it. Okay? We all do anyway, no matter how good Evocation 2 was.

    Chad henry

    The new singer did a little bit of screaming on the heavy new song Rebirth.

    Konstantin Funk

    Don't think fabienne will do the screams on this one.last time I saw them kriegel sang the entire song alone

  7. bigbouncer t

    wow i love anna`s vocals

  8. Rossana Pérez

    1:11 Yeah!

  9. Solrod

    I guess the 482 likes are the Romans that besieged Avaricum, and the 5 dislikes are the surviving Gauls?

    Celtic Metal Warrior

    This band "is" Gaulish

    Solrod

    +ShyLonelyWolfGal I don't find much sense in Gauls liking a song which talks about their defeat while Romans dislike their victory, that's why I said that the Romans liked this.

  10. Christhjian

    Anna sounds pretty brutal :D Fucking awesome what they did there.

    Sean D.G

    Christhjian they shall, indeed...

  11. Cabur Cyare

    wow... just like... wow

  12. Matt Clark

    brought to you from the same young lady that did the soft clean vocals on evocation

  13. WhiteSwan

    Great lyrics. That's about a gallic city (Avaricum)- who fell by roman hands in 52 B.C. after a great massacre.

    Midaspl

    It's even greater if you count in that female vocals because Avaricum fell due to women's screams.

  14. Sweed kUsH

    1:22 Best moment. Orgasmic :D (EDITED XD)

    Solrod

    +Ave Satani Indeed

  15. Tales Oliveira

    Eargasm...

  16. iSick 77

    someone posted this on a comment, and i stupidly copy and pasted it with my headphones, full blast. *RIPhearing*

  17. mp3scorpion

    What are they saying

    Cheesio

    4 years late but here:

    Scorched earth we left
    A barren land of ash
    Our fatherland laid waste
    Be the void our fucking monument

    At a leaden dawn
    At this ominous morn

    Pila loomed on the horizon
    Talons of the wolverine
    Exanimate legions formed
    At the very gates of Avaricum
    Believed invulnerable
    This calling wall
    But straight out of nowhere
    Before our eyes this godsdawn bane arose

    Thus Avaricum burns
    Under a dead sky
    Avaricum drowns
    In blood and demise

    Siege towers emerged
    Protruding from the ground
    Standing out against the threatening sky
    As if to mock all valiantness
    Face to face with an eye-levelled enemy
    Serried roman ranks
    Embattled upon our hold

    Cut off and trapped inside
    As the carnage was at hand
    As the creak of the winches extolled our doom
    The slaughter befell Avaricum
    Dead suffused the oppidum
    Left to pillage, sack and rape
    Avaricum the brave became Avaricum the grave

  18. darksideye

    this song is a fuckin buldozer, so brutal, yet beautiful...

  19. Michal Pavlac

    In fact, it doesn´t fucking matter what "genre" it is. So STFU please.

  20. Jiří Čevela

    In fact, it's pagan metal... But nobody cares, the important thing is that we love it.

  21. Metkeks

    "new wave of (swiss) folk metal" is their own description of their music, celtic melodic death the "official"....

  22. TheDarklynk

    master for a drums

  23. aragorn767

    Anna is vocal frying hear. Awesome sound for female screamers.

  24. Wyatt Loethen

    Hold on a sec, gotta get my sword to kill this legion

  25. Gobboh

    awesome how she sings the "in blood and demise" also love the "kraaaaaak" in quoth the raven :D wonderful

  26. AwakeWhenDead

    Love that violin!

  27. Daniel Slota

    Anna's scream is the most beautiful thing I've EVER heard!!!! :-D

  28. Daniel Slota

    That's not growl, what Anna do in this song. That's Screamo! But mixed with Chriegel's growl, it's just beautiful! :-) And I love this song too

  29. TRAIANVS

    Why can't it be both? Genres aren't little boxes that you have to cram yourself into. I think both Celtic Melodeath and New Wave of Folk Metal are very descriptive of Eluveitie's sound.

  30. Heckin Steve

    Who the fuck cares what genre it is. It's awesome.

  31. Schmidz The Unenchanted

    1:11
    Every time I hear this part, I take a deep breath and then BOOOOOOM! GO FUCKING INSANE AT 1:24

  32. bugz000

    fuck that paragraph - it's not "celtic megafunk death black folk celtic pagan norse folk techno industrial violin drum metal" -- ITS FUCKING AWESOME.

  33. TomajKhan

    Yes and no. "New Wave of Folk Metal" is a well-sounding tag, not a real genre. Their genre can be called even modern folk metal, modern Celtic metal, folk melodeath metal or Celtic melodeath metal (as I wrote in the info). ;)

    There's a similar styled band in Hungary, called Niburta, they also play modern folk metal but they tag it "Balkanic Folkmetalcore" for example, or the Italian Krampus simplycalls it "Modern melodic folk metal". :)

  34. TheTrueM4gg0t

    we always new that anna can sing, but damn that girl can growl!
    I love this song

  35. Khatgar

    Thats not Celtic Melodic Death Metal its New Wave of Folk Metal !!!

  36. MrsPinkSpider

    female scream.... aaaah <3