Tales: Of Humanity and Greed

by Temnein

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1.
Welcome children I am the storyteller Everything you’re about to hear, Are lessons from the past From ancient times, from former lives Be patient, and listen carefully
2.
There in these cold lands Lived a young man and his grandmother The poor child was blind And the old lady was nothing but hate and greed You greedy ones Be careful who you try to fool When they open their eyes Payback time will be cruel All she wanted was to keep Everything she could Never to share with this blind kid Day after day she's blaming The young boy For being so useless You greedy ones Be careful who you try to fool When they open their eyes Payback time will be cruel Telling him every lies she could So he'd finally leave Acknowledging he's just A pointless weight for her Once she lied again But this time he couldn't buy it So he left to find out the truth Initiatory journey To finally face the world He met a mighty spirit who allowed him to see clearly He then came back home To get revenge Pretending to be blind He asked his grandmother to be his eyes For he wanted to go hunting This greedy one fooled the wrong one She told him where to aim As soon as she spoke She got pierced by a spear
3.
Leaving home Proud and confident He decides To travel across the land Mother gives him A piece of advice Be careful with The path you choose If you are not prepared enough You may be caught up By a disastrous fate Forsaken bags On a travel road May lead a weak mind To a relentless doom As he says yes he leaves Never to come back On his way he finds a knotted bag Curiosity's such a deadly sin As he opens the bag Appears a magnificent Djinn Seeking vengeance upon Those who trapped him Forsaken bags On a travel road May lead a weak mind To a relentless doom He needs to feast And regain strength Poor boy The trip was short Poor boy The trip was short
4.
Shaken by the waves I found the light on your side You brought heat to my soul You warmed my lonely heart You were the lighthouse I’ve been looking for Since the beginning of my journey I was only wrath I couldn’t be satisfied by what was mine As if I preferred to be surrounded by the shades You took back your light And left me in my own darkness Heat and love disappeared I’ve ripped off my heart And left my mind fall to pieces From now I drift on an empty sea I’m sailing through the Abyss I’ve locked my heart in a chest I threw it deep in the ocean But forever I’m holding the key I couldn’t be satisfied by what was mine As if I preferred to be surrounded by the shades You took back your light And left me in my own darkness Give me your light Bring back my heart
5.
Far away, coming from outer space There they live Their millennial kingdom, built to last forever Living for the sword Dying by it Proud warriors, they ride for victory sparing no one Make way for the Sontarans Fear their wrath, fear their strength Run and hide Or bow to them Born to fight and conquer Worshipping their strength They fear no one They are the Sontarans Burning cities Crushing their enemies They make their way, through carnage and violence Fueled by greed and ambition They make their way, through carnage and violence Born to fight and conquer Worshipping their strength They fear no one They are the Sontarans Rise, rise, rise Sontarans As strong as they are, they keep a secret A small breach able to make them faint The bigger they are, harder they fall Bigger they are, harder they fall They fall Born to fight and conquer They are the Sontarans They fear no one But backstabbing
6.
You've created a life Pure and strong But you're still humble You gave your wife all your love Everything was great Until the day she died Despair led you to choices, you thought you'll never have You went to a trip To save her, resurrect her You met your saviour All it took was 3 drops of your blood Shed on her dead body Coming back to life She's smiling again You started over with her Parasites, all around us, They feed, on what matters to us Only a few days later she betrayed you And she left with another man Since only wealth is what she cared for So you quit but you took back these 3 drops Parasites, all around us, they feed on what matters to us She died right away But she's cursed and so were you She reincarnated into one of these filthy creatures Only hungry for blood Small parasites Always chasing you for what you gave them once They wish for more so don't please them and let them grow Watch them die, from afar
7.
City of Gold 04:03
City of gold, every wall shines Brighter than a thousand suns People are richer than you could ever imagine Such beauty Close to perfection Out of this world Come get a closer look You will see these streets Turn red A crimson river flows Through the veins of the city Something is gnawing Everyone's soul For so long now No one could tell When it all started So many lives lost Forever Sacrificed for a greater good Given to the protector To satisfy his ferocious appetite And to keep shining Come get a closer look You will see these streets Turn red Victims of their own greed They chose this self-inflicted pain As a way of life Did someone already try To escape this fate What if the protector dies Will the walls collapse For they chose not to know To stay blinded by the glory of their gold
8.
New dawn on Termina The sun is shy Compared to the ominous moon High in the sky Lost in the woods, for so many years He doesn't even know Who he is anymore, no friends no home All by himself So appears the happy salesman And his masks But there's one far above the others Above the others Dark entity Cursed artefact Casting a spell on the lost kid Skull kid was born And the bell tolls With the mask on his face Skull kid brings doom over the land The moon shed tear but, the one who cries Wears a mask, to hide the pain To hide the pain To forget his misery From the highest tower, in clock town He's waiting for someone He's waiting for a friend to deliver him Time is running out To save the land Only 3 days before The moon crashes Dark entity Cursed artefact Casting a spell on the And the bell tolls Dirge for Termina 3 Days left Evil spreads its shade Hero of time, shall rise To bring a new dawn, on Termina
9.
Yuki Onna 04:37
Long ago Lost in these woods Cold as the night Two men seeking shelter Seeking shelter To escape the snowstorm Finally reaching a cabin Deep in the woods They warm up their bodies Near the fireplace As they fall asleep The fire vanished For she appeared The lady in white Beautiful as the moon but fierce As a wolf Her cold embrace Her frozen breath Deep in the woods She takes the life Of the oldest man in a gaze But she couldn't do the same With the youngest one “I will spare you”, she said “If you forget what you saw” “I promise I won't tell anyone; I'll even forget your face” “Years later, married and happy the man enjoys his simple life. On a snowy night he told his wife the terror he once lived.” “You couldn't keep the promise you made, I shall forsake you for I loved you and this life we shared” “Protect our children or you will face, a gruesome end “ The lady in white he married Disappeared in a haze
10.
Welcome to Hamelin Where people are friendly And life is good Nothing to fear Every day is a chance When you live in Hamelin But we all know This kind of things never last, forever Coming from eastern countries Here they are Carriers of the plague They're here to eat, they're here to drink They're here Never to leave Black death upon Hamelin Spreading their disease Devouring the soul of the city Leaving all this scum behind He travelled all the way Introducing himself, as a savior For the sake of gold He told he can get rid of these rodents The deal was sealed He led them rats to the river Using his music, enchanted melody Black death upon Hamelin Spreading their disease Devouring the soul of the city Leaving all this scum behind He then asked for his reward Mocked he was told, no one owes anything To a wanderer like him What a poor decision they made He left, threatening the whole town At night, the piper came back to play This time, he was followed By the children of Hamelin He brought them to a cliff And let them fall Leader of the rats Vengeful spirit Look at Hamelin, kneeling for you

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Third album of French Melodic Death Metal band Temnein.

The main lyrical concept is about various tales, myths and legends. Different universes and folklores are mentioned: classic childhood occidental fairy-tales, unsung tales from Asia and Inuit lands, Pop culture universes (Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask, Doctor Who…). Each story has a common moral: the repetition of human errors and avidity across time.

Musically, the band has wrote shorter songs to add more dynamics to their Melodeath roots. More Doom/Death and Post-Metal influences have been incorporated to increase the atmospheric side of the previous album. A 10-minute song with Progressive elements is closing the album.

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released May 22, 2020

All music written by Florian Frandidier except lead guitars on tracks 4, 5 and 10 co-written with Morgan Rappe.
Lyrics and concept written by Jocelyn Fidry.
All arrangements by Temnein.
Guest vocals on track 9 by Sab Elvenia.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Frederic "El Mobo" Motte at Conkrete Studio from April to July 2019.
All artworks and layout by Vincent Fouquet: www.abovechaos.org
Photos by Damien Dentler: www.damiendentler.com

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Temnein Nancy, France

Melodic Death Metal from France since 2009. FFO At the Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Ghost Brigade, Insomnium,Opeth, In Mourning...

The band has released 3 full-lengths and has toured Europe, Russia and Japan, including support slot for At The Gates, Beyond Creation, Mors Principium Est, Hate, The Crown and many more.
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