Tag: vocals

Of Fire

This is simply a cover of Dismember’s song Of Fire. It first appeared on their album Death Metal, released in 1997. It’s pretty straightforward and verbatim, but I like it.

I also made a video for this. I’m just starting to learn video things, so hopefully my future videos will be better!


Bewitched

So, a cover of Bewitched by Candlemass. Pretty straightforward. Originally made for and appeared on the Halloween compilation Danse Macabre 5, so check that out for some more spooky tunes!


Kummitusten linna

My version of Rölli’s Kummitusten linna, originally composed and performed by Allu Tuppurainen. This is one of the most memorable songs from my childhood.


Ghostbusters

I participated in the scary Halloweeny rites for Danse Macabre 3 with this song. It is what it is. You know, Ghostbusters. There’s a reference to another song “hidden” somewhere in there, can you spot it?


Justice ninja

Originally my entry to May 2006 DoD (placed 9th). Features Dennis of Dissolution doing bass, and half of the guitar solos.

I actually did a re-make of this song in 2013, which is what you’re hearing here. Can’t remember exactly why, but I guess it was for posting on YouTube. Recorded new vocals, changed drum samples, and messed with the mixing. So guitar and bass performances, and drum programming are the same as in 2006.

If you really want, you can check out the original version, and an instrumental version of the same in the Treasury.

The moon shines bright
On me tonight
As I run through a plain
In the night
You can try to run
You can try to hide
But I will find you and it
Will be your end

PRE-CHORUS:
I am on a mission
For the Justice Division
Brace yourself!
Your time it is now!
Die! In the name of all that’s good
Evil shall be vanquished
Operating in secrecy

CHORUS:
Out of nowhere I strike
Filling evil hearts with fright
Punishment goes where it is due…
Oh, I’m coming for you!
If your mind is not right
Silent death awaits you in the night
Justice Ninja will cut you down

How you live
Is up to you
But you should
Always be nice
Who you are
I do not care
If you do evil
You’d better beware!

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS x2


Now that you’re gone

Yet another one that appeared on a compilation. This one was originally released in late 2010. I had bands like Satanic Surfers and Lag Wagon in my mind when composing this.

There was something I wanted to tell you
That’s why I called you on your cell
I let it ring but you did not answer
That’s how I knew something was wrong

I drove up to your place
And let myself in.
I’ll never forget the expression on your face

When I found you dead

CHORUS:
How could I have known
That this imitation of a life you led
Was nothing more than a show
Should I have known?

I thought we shared our secrets
I thought that we were best friends
But now it’s too late

Now that you are gone

Looking back on the years I spent with you
You never really opened up
You kept it all inside of you
Until this one day…

You left behind a note, it said:

” Look, I’m sorry, but I
just couldn’t handle the pressure anymore.

I took the easy out.”

CHORUS

Remembering the good times that we had
I know you’re never coming back no matter how I cry

And still I wonder why you didn’t say anything…
Not a word

CHORUS


Falling apart

Another one that first appeared on a compilation (in late 2009) of different artists, and hasn’t been released elsewhere. About time it was. Try to enjoy!

There used to be a fire inside me
But now that fire is long gone
And the embers that remain will soon burn through
I’m growing cold and time goes on

Where there used to be a light
Now only shadow remains
My soul is dark

CHORUS:
So long ago since I really felt a thing
And now I wonder
How long I can keep up the charade
Act as if everything was fine
When I’m falling apart

All alone again I sit here and I think
Going through the things I feel
This silence slowly eating away my will to live
There is no light, no rescue in sight

Every day it’s the same old thing
I dwell on my own suffering
No one may ever see
What I hold inside
Where there used to be a light
Now only shadow remains
I’m so alone

CHORUS

“One word frees us of all the weight and
pain of life: That word is love.”
– Sophocles

What is… love?

CHORUS

I’m falling apart


How?

This one first appeared on a compilation in 2007, so it’s not exactly new. But it hasn’t been heard elsewhere and I thought it was about time to let everyone hear it. It’s old and the mixing and singing leave something to be desired, but I do believe it’s not completely without its charm.

Psst! Don’t tell anyone, but the lyrics were actually inspired by the TV show Supernatural. It was some specific episode, but I forget.

 

Days have passed
Since I heard your frightened scream
Those days have felt like years
No more can I hear you speak
No more can you listen to me
I’m all alone again

How can I live
When the only thing I have left
Is the image of you?

How can I die
When I know there’s no afterlife?
There is no paradise

Years have passed
Since I found your lifless body
Those years have felt like an eternity
No more can I hear them speak
No more can they listen to me
Grief has taken me over

How can I feel
When the only thing I feel
Is the pain of losing you?

How can I dream
When every time I close my eyes I see you?

Like an arrow shot through my heart
This love kills me
And it’s tearing me apart
I’m one with misery

How can I cry
When my tears have run dry
So long ago

How can I be
When it’s been so long since I
Drew my last breath


Musta aurinko nousee

A legendary Finnish song by a legendary Finnish artist that I covered for my girlfriend-at-the-time. It was not by request, btw. Karaoke version also available here.


Realm of pain

My entry to August 2010 Death Slam. Made over a weekend from scratch. Inspired and influenced by, and based on the movie Hellraiser.

No! Don’t touch it! It’s dangerous! It opens doors
To the pleasures of Heaven or Hell
You think you’ve gone to your limits? Well you have not
The Cenobites will show you a brand new experience:
Pain and pleasure indivisible
You’ll want more until your last breath is gone
Those hungry chains of Hell, they feel no remorse
Commanded by Pinhead, they’ll tear you apart

CHORUS
Come join us in the realm of pain
Open the box, open the door
Your life was meaningless anyway
Welcome to your own personal Hell

Explorers, in the further regions of experience
Demons to some, and angels to others
You solved the box, we came, now you must come with us!
Come on, taste our pleasures!

CHORUS x2

YOUR SUFFERING WILL BE LEGENDARY!