"Gods of war arise" as written by and Johan Soderberg Fredrick Andersson....
War, the very first war of our world
When the treacherous witch was killed
Three times burned and three times born
By searing flames was Gullveig torn

Death, Odin hurled his spear off with great force
Deep into the great vana-fyrd
Battle horns gave up their sound
And Asgard walls razed to the ground

The Vanir felt deceived
Hone was a fool
Without Mimir at his side
Hone could not rule
In a fit of violent rage
Mimir's blood was shed
And to Odin's court they sent Mimir's severed head

Truce, so a brittle and frail peace was forged
And to ensure that the peace remained
Njordr and Freyr to Asgard came
And Hon' and Mim to Vanaheim

Death, see the furious gods wanting blood
Odin knew that a raging war
Would not bring them any gain
Just leave a black and bitter stain

The Vanir felt deceived
Hone was a fool
Without Mimir at his side
Hone could not rule
In a fit of violent rage
Mimir's blood was shed
And to Odin's court they sent Mimir's severed head

The Vanir felt deceived
Hone was a fool
Without Mimir at his side
Hone could not rule
In a fit of violent rage
Mimir's blood was shed
And to Odin's court they sent Mimir's severed head


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"War Of The Gods" as written by Olavi Mikkonen Ted Oscar Lundstroem

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  • +4
    General CommentFuck your faith faggot.
    Brain_Muncheron March 26, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment^then don't listen to Amon Amarth. Pure and simple.
    Anilandon February 04, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"They weren't burning churches down to denounce the faith, it was just a lack of understanding for what it was..."

    If you are going to give a history lesson, at least have a clue what you are talking about. Vikings burned down churches and killed Christians directly to denounce their faith. Why? Because they had their own way of living for over 900 years before Christianity even existed and then when this new religion came along, all of a sudden, you had to believe what the Christians believed or face the consequences (Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, etc..). They were only doing so in a way of taking back what was originally theirs and fighting back against the Christians.
    samwaltonon May 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Metalheads, listen up: your bands are artless and laughable. Your scene is composed of antisocial misfits, pretentious stoners, and moronic sociopaths. You look ridiculous to the outside world, your supposed angst and darkness and brutality are downright comedic, and you are walking punchlines for those of us with standards. Get a life, nerds."

    Huh? What are you doing out of your cubicle, sheep? You never sound like this in public. Oh wait, that's because your a coward.

    P.S.- Owned.
    Phaynon December 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe intro on this song is epic. This song and Valhall Awaits Me would be great show openers
    deviationeron September 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLet's grow up and be nice to each other now children...

    This song seems to be about the pillaging of a village by (of course) the vikings. For those of you who don't know much about vikings, a church to a viking isn't a religious place (not trying to offend you laidback). They weren't burning churches down to denounce the faith, it was just a lack of understanding for what it was (and during this period, any building with men and women that wouldn't fight back if attacked is gold, considering the church then controlled a lot of the money). Anyway, this song is also talking about the glory of taking a village and reaping the rewards. Although this song is told from the glorious viewpoint, I'm also seeing the scary side to it. I could just imagine being peacefully sleeping, having a nice dream, and then waking up to a viking burning my house down and killing me when I walked out.

    Great song by the way.
    ZionsVillageIdioton April 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI applaud samwalton. This song is badass
    Cowboy from hellon June 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSam's not entirley right or wrong.. But don't go about acting like Zion doesn't know his history
    It doesn't state anywhere in the song that the attack was due to religion. The Vikings did in fact loot churches purely for the promised loot, (gold, silver plates, jewels, silver crosses) but they also did loot to destroy the threat of Christianity.

    In my opinion this is either a group of very brutal vikings imposing a no tolerance to resistance, plundering all they can, and knowing their gods are proud for their actions. OR it's a group a vikings whose common choice of action towards christians is total destruction, looting, and they believe they're saving their gods for doing so.
    Egmineon June 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentall of you are of some semitic religion? or agnostics? hahaha, punks
    vonsson June 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI apologize for my mistake, I was told this in a history class so I assumed it was accurate.
    ZionsVillageIdioton June 25, 2007   Link

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