Black Harvest

by GREEN LUNG

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Angelo Love this band. Subtle but noticable progression from previous work, primarily in having tightened their song strucures even further. Occult and folk horror overtones are a bit cheeky, but never cheesy. Definitely in my top 5 of 2021. Favorite track: Leaders of the Blind.
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dharmalogos NEW GREEN LUNG! They put out the best doom album of 2019, and it feels like I've been waiting forever for the follow-up. This new song shows that they haven't lost any of their songwriting skill but have improved in both arrangements and production. I particularly like the new keyboard sounds. I can't wait to hear the rest of the album. This is one band I don't mind spending a lot of money on.
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Colin M. If it were possible to wear out a digital copy, my copy of "Woodland Rites" would be binary dust. After two solid listens, I can happily say that "Black Harvest" will be no different. This album absolutely rocks! Favorite track: Doomsayer.
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1.
Come up to the hill for The Harrowing When the leaves begin to fall Come up to the hill for The Harrowing In the middle of the moor Come up to the hill for The Harrowing For the night is coming down Come up to the hill for The Harrowing Woden open up the ground
2.
Old Gods 03:59
Upon the moor and the mountainside We meet before the dawn From barren shores to the tumuli The Old Religion lives on At the sunrise The stones and stars align Light up the fires 'Cause old gods never die O well, they say that Jerusalem Was built on English ground But from the tor to the sunken fen We stand on heathen land At the sunrise The stones and stars align Light up the fires 'Cause old gods never die Old gods never die So to the peak we climb Holding torches high We keep the flame alive At the sunrise The stones and stars align Light up the fires ‘Cause old gods never die
3.
Hallucinating Stumbling in the dark Obfuscated You don’t know who or where you are You’ve been trying to get ahead But you’re going nowhere fast Caught up in their web Yeah, they’ve got you in their grasp ‘Cause, you're blind And the leaders of the blind Control your mind Leaders of the blind So get in line For the leaders of the blind All humankind It’s the blind leading the blind Dominated Calling you to heel Subjugated In reverence you kneel You can try to run away now But you won’t get very far You might think you’ve escaped but They’ll know just where you are ‘Cause you're blind And the leaders of the blind Control your mind Leaders of the blind So get in line For the leaders of the blind All humankind It’s the blind leading the blind And isn't it strange How we all live in the dark In shadows waiting For someone to light a spark Yeah, one day I know we're going to rise Step outside And open up our eyes Now, rise Open up your eyes Children of the blind Ooh yeah, you're blind And the leaders of the blind Control your mind Leaders of the blind So get in line For the leaders of the blind All humankind It’s the blind leading the blind Now, rise Open up your eyes Children of the blind
4.
Reap what you sow! When the hallowed harvest moon Hangs in the sky The reaper will be coming by and by Young and old, we must prepare for The Gathering Come equinox he’ll visit us again And do you hear the bells begin to chime? They’re ringing out for you It’s harvest time For you cannot hide No matter how you try Child, you cannot hide From the reaper's scythe Yeah, the reaper’s scythe Set the watchfires a-burning This Kindling Night For the psychopomp has taken flight By the corn rigs they’ll see him Send up the crows Welcome, He Who Walks Behind the Rows When September sun no longer shines Hooden, on a pale mare He’ll ride And you cannot hide No matter how you try Child, you cannot hide From the reaper's scythe See the Pale Rider He’s sharpening his blade See the Pale Rider Now he’s calling out your name... Tonight he stalks the fallow Can you feel his gaze? Hollow eyes staring through time and space Now hear us as we gather round the shrine We’re singing out ‘John Barleycorn must die’ And you cannot hide No matter how you try Child, you cannot hide From the reaper's scythe
5.
And as the summer dies the shadows start to move See them dancing strange among the ivied tombs And now the boughs turn verdant green to gold Wildflowers fade, this year is growing old Do you recall that cold October day? When you first walked toward my open grave? Autumn girl, lay down beneath the trees Auburn hair, the colour of the leaves A little death never hurt anyone So won’t you come out of the graveyard sun It was the hour of dusk, in the season of mists On your pale neck, your fate sealed with a kiss Kohl rims round your eyes like cinerary ash In my cold embrace you fell into a trance I led you through Egyptian Avenue Through iron gates, into the catacombs Autumn girl, lay down beneath the trees Auburn hair, the colour of the leaves A little death never hurt anyone So won’t you come out of the graveyard sun Out of the graveyard Remember Hallow’s Eve, Nineteen Sixty Eight All those years have passed, the colours never fade And so we’re lost in time, our dawn will never come We’ll live forever young, out of the graveyard sun Out of the graveyard...
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(Instrumental)
7.
You dreamed of power You lusted for fame But you are merely A pawn in our game Ooh yeah, you reached out To the Hidden Hand Playing with forces You can’t understand We are thirteen And gathered here as if within a dream You are the one The vessel for our black communion Upon the altar We will deliver to the devil a daughter Before the altar We come together, singing ‘Ave Satana’ Ave! You have been chosen We summoned you here Ah, don’t be frightened There’s nothing to fear High Priestess calls you She bids you disrobe You lie on cold stone Shrouded in smoke And now it begins Black tallow melts upon your trembling skin An ancient rite Performed before the very dawn of time Upon the altar We will deliver to the devil a daughter Before the altar We come together, singing ‘Ave Satana’ Astaroth O Duke of Eternal Night Behemoth Arch-devil of Black Delights Belphegor Lord of All Blasphemy Hail to thee Thy Satanic Majesty Upon the altar We will deliver to the devil a daughter Before the altar We come together, singing ‘Ave Satana’ Ave!
8.
Can you feel it in your bones? You were born under a bad sign Now it's coursing through your veins Ancestral curse, down through your bloodline You can clutch your cross and hold it closely to your chest But you can’t hide our seal and how it burns upon your breast Come to the dark Girl, you bear the mark Girl, you bear the mark When you're walking in the night Can you sense something in the air? No, you'll never be alone Wherever you go, we’ll be waiting there You can lay prostrate and pray to God your soul to keep But we will haunt your fevered dreams each time you fall asleep Come to the dark Girl, you bear the mark Girl, you bear the mark And when you hear us call you cannot hide just who you are Child of the Abyss and Sister of the Left Hand Path Come to the dark Girl, you bear the mark Girl, you bear the mark
9.
Doomsayer 05:27
Seer of the future You were cursed with second sight Your premonition The demise of humankind You tried to warn them But they took you for a fool You preached your sermon All they did was laugh at you Doomsayer When will they heed your words? Doomsayer When will they ever learn? Doomsayer I fear that it's too late Oh yeah, too late to escape our fate You read the scriptures The writing on the wall Omens and portents Predicted we would fall Mooncalves are birthing And there’s ergot in the rye Doomsday Clock’s ticking It’s just a matter of time Doomsayer They just don’t want to hear Doomsayer Your words fall upon deaf ears Doomsayer They don’t want to see the proof Ooh yeah, they don’t want to know the truth O, it’s time to repent now Get on your knees and pray You’d better beg for mercy For today is judgement day O, the seal is broken All hell is rushing forth And at the head of the vanguard Behold a pale horse Lord save us! Alright! Doomsayer Your prophecy’s taking place Doomsayer This world is an open grave Doomsayer There’s no way to stop the spread Ooh yeah, we’re already good as dead Good as dead!
10.
I heard the bells Tolling in the tower Under the ocean Where the old church used to be Ringing in the deep I was young O, but I remember The night the spire Sank 'neath the raging sea Lost to the waves And o, there in the swell Do I hear the passing bell? O Lord, I was born Born to a dying world Where the rivers run dry I was born Born to a dying world Where the oceans they rise I was born Now it is dawn O, but the light is failing Every day waning ‘Til we’ve seen the last of the sun Morning never comes And o, is this farewell? Do I hear the passing bell? O Lord, I was born Born to a dying world With the forests ablaze I was born Born to a dying world Feels like the end of days I was born Ooh yeah, I was born Born to a dying world They say it’s spring But here the skies are benighted There’s no horizon The seasons they all seem the same No sunshine, no rain And I know As I stand in the roar of the breakers No one will save us Save us from ourselves And so rings the death knell

about

'One of the most exciting things to have emerged from the metallic underground recently, and here they proved that their cult was on the rise' Kerrang! Top 50 Albums of the Year 2021

www.kerrang.com/the-50-best-albums-of-2021

'Britain’s finest folk horror-indebted heavy metallers' The Guardian

www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jul/30/green-lung-the-folk-horror-heavy-metallers-inspiring-cult-like-support

'Black Harvest is a grandiose 70s revival that would make our metal ancestors proud. With hints of funk and swagger, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath roots, Black Harvest is a deeply layered album that may very well be a modern classic. Green Lung has continued to grow and evolve its sound into something truly spectacular. 10/10' Metal Injection

metalinjection.net/reviews/green-lung-black-harvest

'Having been denied the opportunity to hit the road in support of their debut record, the Brits have simply cracked on and made another one. Pleasingly, it's even better than its predecessor and seems guaranteed to make a great number of new people go absolutely fucking nuts for this band ... however you wish to label their idiosyncratic but utterly mesmerizing hybrid, Green Lung have struck pure gold here' Blabbermouth

www.blabbermouth.net/cdreviews/black-harvest/

'Black Harvest is a great album that finds Green Lung at the top of their game ... its traditional doom sensibilities paired expertly with its more progressive, 70s rock flourishes and folk nods make it wonderfully easy to lose yourself in. Tightly written, with stellar performances across the board from the band' Angry Metal Guy

www.angrymetalguy.com/green-lung-black-harvest-review/

'It’s hard to think of Black Harvest as anything other than masterful ... one of 2021’s finest releases' The Obelisk

theobelisk.net/obelisk/2021/07/28/green-lung-black-harvest-review-premiere/

'Huge, swinging riffs, wailing vocals that split the difference between Ozzy and Dio and really catchy keyboard lines that give a symphonic flair' Revolver

www.revolvermag.com/music/7-best-new-songs-right-now-62521

'Replete with catchy riffs, tasty organ runs, and Templar’s irresistible vocal lines' Decibel

www.decibelmagazine.com/2021/06/21/green-lung-heavy-rock/

'If you have even a passing interest in the occult, metal and some of the best songwriting in years, then you simply can't miss this' Total Rock

totalrock.com/green-lung-black-harvest/

'The verdict is indisputable: Green Lung’s latest album is a great piece of music. Combining occult medieval fantasy with super-rich and catchy stoner doom compositions, Black Harvest never disappoints. Damn, paganism sounds so good!' More Fuzz

morefuzz.net/reviews/green-lung-black-harvest/

'Black Harvest is a deep record, unveiling new nuances with each listen. While it does knock your socks off initially with the opening trio, there’s so much depth in the middle and the end of the album, it bears repeated listens. Additionally, Green Lung must be applauded for altering their sound as they did, and not simply repeating what had made them blow up so much in the first place. Although very different, Black Harvest has a chance to show up on many of this year’s best-of lists like Woodland Rites before it' The Sleeping Shaman

www.thesleepingshaman.com/reviews/green-lung-black-harvest/

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released October 22, 2021

Side A:

I: The Harrowing
II: Old Gods
III: Leaders of the Blind
IV: Reaper's Scythe
V: Graveyard Sun

Side B:

VI: Black Harvest
VII: Upon the Altar
VIII: You Bear the Mark
IX: Doomsayer
X: Born to a Dying World

Recorded at Giant Wafer Studios and St Padarn’s Church, Llanbadarn Fynydd, November 2020
Engineered and mixed by Wayne Adams
Mastered by John Davis at Metropolis
Released via Svart Records

Illustration by Richard Wells
Graphic design by Vaderetro
Photography by Andy Ford
Art direction by Tom Templar

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Vox: Tom Templar
Guitar: Scott Black
Bass: Joseph Ghast
Drums: Matt Wiseman
Organ: John Wright

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