Above the Ashes (feat. Acastella)

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lyrics

Silence,
Can you hear
The whisper on the wind?
A challenge to begin

He has walked this world,
A nomad
Forgotten prophet
Of the coming storm

He is lost, and yet he wanders
Treading secret paths
Bearer of a name forgotten
The relic of a broken past

He is still, yet he speaks thunder
In a tongue lost long ago
A man who stands both slave and master
To fortune’s call

He stands alone there
His eyes turned to the setting sun
As the stars guide him onward this night
His destiny enshrined as he rides

The rain has come
The storm clouds blacken out the sun
As his dreams grow dark and troubled
He feels his day is soon to come

The day when all will stand and die as one
When our song will drown the thunder

When we’ll stand together there
Our eyes turned to the rising sun
As the earth burns below us we’ll ride
Our destinies entwined as we...

Rise
Above the ashes
Through the wind and snow
Through the eyes of life itself
He’ll wander, a stranger lost in time

You will hear his song
When the stars resound with his name

Whispers in the dark that dance like shadows in the flame
Keep council in the dead of night, they beckon
A test to pass by daylight’s break, a gamble with his soul
To conquer or to be enslaved forever

Stares deep into the eye of the abyss
'Til cold morning’s light ends the demon’s test

Oh, when fate calls to us
It may be on trumpets high
Or as voices on the wind
It speaks in many tongues
Its wisdom cloaked in history
Wreathed in sacred flames it calls
And challenges the will
The resolve
To rise above the ashes
To rise and heed its call

Solo (Niell Schoeman)

Rise
Above the ashes
Through the wind and snow
Through the eyes of life itself
He’ll wander, a stranger lost in time

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from When Gods Walked the Earth, released July 31, 2016
Written by Deon van Heerden

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Strident Cape Town, South Africa

Strident is South Africa's premier power metal outfit. It was formed in 2007, and has headlined every important metal festival and stage in South Africa. Their second album, When Gods Walked the Earth, releases on 31 July, 2016.

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