Green Man Rising (Demo)

by GREEN LUNG

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slomeli75 Incredible. Prefer the 'Freak on a Peak' lyrics to the 'Into the Wild' changes. Favorite track: Freak on a Peak.
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Eirian The seed of Green Lung's proper releases is audible here, but you have to strain to hear it. It's not just that it's a rough recording (which it very much is; it's a demo after all); it doesn't quite sound like the same band. I'm not sure I'd have given GL a second listen if this had been my intro to them. But it's a freebie when you buy their discography, which is a pretty good deal. 3/5 Favorite track: Green Man Rising.
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multisyllabic "Green Man Rising" nearly killed me when I first listened to it. I wasn't expecting such a stark difference from their later releases, and about destroyed my eardrums. Not that I'm complaining. Their sound here reminds me a bit of Egypt, at least vocally.

"Freak on a Peak" is essentially a heavier, lumbering version of "Into the Wild" off their new album. And it's great! The vocals differ somewhat from their later releases, but are honestly no less appealing. I really like the slower groove they dish out here.

They've done a good job finding their sound since this demo, but by no means should you pass this up. It stands tall on its own. Favorite track: Freak on a Peak.
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'Green Lung boast former members of Oak and Tomb King, among others, and Green Man Rising, their first digital single, is the means by which they make their entry into London’s crowded underground sphere. Aside from the apparent nod to Type O Negative in the title – and plenty of more-than-apparent nods in guitarist Scott Masson’s riffing – “Green Man Rising” and “Freak on a Peak” bask in post-Church of Misery blown-out cymbals from drummer Matt Wiseman, while also engaging a sense of space via rich low end from bassist Andrew Cave and the echoing vocals of Tom Templar. Cool vibe; makes it easy to look forward to more from them' The Obelisk

theobelisk.net/obelisk/2017/07/11/quarterly-review-summer-2017-day-2/

'Magnificent ... an amazing performance' Riff Relevant

www.riffrelevant.com/2017/06/04/green-lung-green-man-rising-single-review-nyp-item/

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released June 1, 2017

Side A:

I. Green Man Rising

Side B:

II. Freak on a Peak

Recorded at Vatican Practice Space, April 2017
Engineered and mixed by Steve Good

Cover design by Mark Ecob (mecob.co.uk)
Cover illustration by Alan Rogerson (baggelboy.wordpress.com)

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GREEN LUNG London, UK

Vox: Tom Templar
Guitar: Scott Black
Bass: Andrew Cave
Drums: Matt Wiseman
Organ: John Wright

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Track Name: Green Man Rising
I’ve seen the Green Man
With his face of leaves
Carved on the church wall
High in the eaves

As I passed by him
Heard him call my name
Can this be real?
Or am I insane?

Ooh, now I can see
I am the sacrifice
Ooh, now I believe
The Green Man shall rise

Into the wildwood
I walk entranced
Deep in the shadows
I hear them chant

Compelled by his power
To my forest tomb
I let out a mad laugh
I know I am doomed

Ooh, now I can see
I am the sacrifice
Ooh, now I believe
The Green Man shall rise

Ooh, under the trees
I am the sacrifice
Ooh, blood on the leaves
The Green Man shall rise

I stand in the circle
Watching as he takes form
As life drains from my body
I see the Green Man reborn

Ooh, now I can see
I am the sacrifice
Ooh, now I believe
The Green Man shall rise

Ooh, under the trees
I am the sacrifice
Ooh, blood on the leaves
The Green Man shall rise

Green Man rising...
Track Name: Freak on a Peak
Spent all winter waiting
For the sun to arise
Longing for isolation
In my perch on high

Dreaming of the mountains
The whispering pines
Soon as the summer comes
I will take back what’s mine

Now I’m back on the track
Freak on a peak
Just me and my pack
Freak on a peak
Now I’m homeward bound
Freak on a peak
No use down on the ground
Freak on a peak

Tried to live the city life
Didn’t do me no good
Tried to be civilised
But I never could

Never felt satisfaction
Never felt at home
Til I went to the woods
And I lived alone

Now I’m back on the track
Freak on a peak
Just me and my pack
Freak on a peak
Now I’m homeward bound
Freak on a peak
No use down on the ground
Freak on a peak

No sense of self
No sense of time
Think I finally found
Some peace of mind

Free as a bird
Like an orphan child
Couldn’t help but answer
The call of the wild

Up here in my tower
I got my own space
Feel like I dropped out
Of that human race

No hope for mankind
No, they’ll never learn
I’m going to sit back
And watch the world burn

No sense of self
No sense of time
Think I finally found
Some peace of mind

Free as a bird
Like an orphan child
Couldn’t help but answer
The call of the wild

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