"Arkhangelsk" as written by Daniel Antonsson, Mikael Bengt Stanne, Martin Brandstrom, Anders Jivarp, Niklas Bo Sundin and Martin Henriksson....
Willed by winters so called frost
Fix the in anxieties from grip
The frost that burned the honorees
Underneath the heavy clouds
The lifted sword, the broken shield
The end that drew the final word
From the frozen mouth of Arkhangelsk

Let them go, let them burnt the world to cinders
Let the rats run down
Falling through the tungsten skies
The burning clouds of Arkhangelsk

To the eye of judgement now
What will stand when time of the end, (time of the end)

Center stone, into fire
On to nothing and nothing to lose
They gather, groaning to the souls
Of the grinding winds of Arkhangelsk

In the world what movement in
The fabric, everything dies
The storm that sweeps the world away
From the frozen plains of Arkhangelsk

You hear it from the morning star,
What others brought
And the land, forgot

Soring through the Nether mills
Through blazing stars, the time suns
The grinder now that carries us
Through the bloody end of Arkhangelsk


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    Song MeaningMikael Stanne:

    "I would say this song is mostly about depression. The lyrics were written by Niklas and his inspiration came from the Russian Arkhangelsk seaport city, which is situated in the Far North. During winter, because of the bad weather and the frozen sea, the city is completely isolated from the rest of the world. Suicides increase their frequency, because it's like the whole existence of these people is suspended for an indefinite period of time. When it's so cold and dark, you start to unconsciously turn off your life support systems one by one."

    Source: Bulgarian "Pro-Rock" Magazine, #67, March 2010
    [Since the article was in Bulgarian, this is my translation, not his exact words in English, but you get the meaning.]
    ChesterBon April 24, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretation"Held by winter's chokehold fast
    Fixed in anxiety's firm grip
    Frost that burn the arteries" - Stanne is conveying the atmosphere in Archangelsk

    "Underneath the heavy clouds
    The lifted sword, the broken shield
    The hand that drew the final word
    From the frozen mouth of Arkhangelsk" - He's personificating the Archangelsk making it seem like alive ruthless warrior who's bringing judgement

    "Let them go, let them burn the world to cinders
    And let their heads hang down
    Falling through the tungsten skies
    On the burning grounds of Arkhangelsk" - Archangelsk rages on and hangs heads of all life down

    "To the eye of judgement now
    One will stand in the time of the end" - I think stanne is talking how he looks into the heart of Archanglesk and how it'll be the only one surviving

    "Sun to stone, air to fire
    All to nothing and nothing to lose
    They gather, drowned to the sounds
    Of the grinding wheels of Arkhangelsk

    With one word, one movement in the fabric
    Everything dies
    The storm that sweeps the world away
    From the frozen plains of Arkhangelsk" - I think it's telling how in the Archangelsk is destruction being brought upon everything

    "Inherit from the morning star
    What others brought and the land forgot" - I think it's talking about unearthly origns of the storm

    "Soaring through the narrow belts
    Through blazing stars, through dying suns
    Collide not now, but carry us
    Through the burning air of Arkhangelsk" - He's saying how destruction is inevitable and we are being carried throught it

    In the end to me this is the journey in the core of apocalypse...
    azrawon May 01, 2010   Link

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