Legends Of Human Spirit

by ShadowStrike

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KH Panda Z Absolutely adore this album. One of the best albums of last year and I think one that will constantly be in my rotation. Such a great representation of cheesy power metal that makes the genre so fun. It's an absolute blast from start to finish.
Can't wait to hear more from these guys in the future. Favorite track: The Fiery Seas And Icy Winds.
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Arrogant Bastard Big ups to eldritch_elitist for bringing this to my attention!
As mentioned, the parallels between Dragonforce and Angra are immediately apparent. The scorching speed and melodicism Shadowstrike display will tantalize any cheddar head. The soaring symphonics and lyrics add an element of cheese previously unattainable or possibly undiscovered.
Follow your heart and true love will be born.
Favorite track: Gales Of Winter.
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eldritch_elitist Just when I think my interest in power metal is starting to permanently wane, Legends of Human Spirit comes along and makes me totally feel like a kid again. ShadowStrike's sound, reminiscent of Sonic Firestorm-era DragonForce with added symphonic and progressive leanings, is exactly the kind of music I would have made as a teenager, and the sheer passion they exude makes this album's 65 minute runtime a breeze to listen through. This is absolutely going on my year-end list, and is essential listening for fans of melodic, fast-paced power metal. Favorite track: Gales Of Winter.
Certified Bryan
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Certified Bryan The wait was so worth it. This is one of the best power metal albums of 2019 and you have to hear it. Favorite track: Fly With Me.
Tommy Parnelle
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Tommy Parnelle 5 long years, and worth every second of waiting. So happy this is finally out for the world to hear and cherish. This is easily one of the very best symphonic power metal releases of the genre. Favorite track: Gales Of Winter.
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bluemaxima Legends of Human Spirit reminds me of the DragonForce that we lost after ZP left the band.

I can't give it much higher praise than that. Favorite track: Gales Of Winter.
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1.
I dream of my destiny A winding journey into lands unforeseen What lies behind brooding hearts? The hopes and fears of mankind fall to the dark And all the valour seems to falter The Gods awake and meet us on the shore A ship sets sail upon a sea of fire, burning Reach out in faith and you’ll - Take my hand and hold tight We’re soaring with dragons on mountains high Twisting, turning on this journey lost in pure fantasy Lose yourself - All your life you wonder if this path leads to grand adventure See the starlight / (in the void of the night) Shining so bright / (like the sun’s glowing might) Guide this young willing spirit Feel the yearning journey that lies deep inside your heart And you’ll fly so very far away Onward, no time to waste The trials of mankind will stand in our way Forests and meadows of gold The legends of spirit as foretold And from the damning ice of winter The boundaries of love cast away Darkness falls, a nearly silent voice still calls me Reach out in faith and you’ll - Take my hand and hold tight We’re dancing on rainbows and starry skies In this woods of ancient magic seek the lost prophecy Power on - All your life you wonder if this path leads to grand adventure See the starlight / (in the void of the night) Shining so bright / (like the sun’s glowing might) Guide this young willing spirit Feel the yearning journey that lies deep inside your heart And you’ll fly so very far away Sundown, bright shooting stars The quest is over as we head for the dawn I dream, a life of ease The magic of heart will guide our search for our peace And then we looked back through the ages The sands of time now running so thin We were young, we lived, we laughed until the pain had faded Reach out in faith and you’ll - Take my hand and hold tight We’re writing the pages of our lives Every time there’s one more chapter Story never ends Fly away -
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Ascension 01:35
Once upon a time in a world of hopes and dreams, the trials of humanity gave rise to the brave heroes and travellers who would one day engrave the Legends of Human Spirit into the hearts and souls of all who would seek them. To the corners of the Earth, and to the galaxies and beyond, we ascend, and rise above those shallow expectations that chain us to all known reason. Through the battles fierce and winters cold, may the fiery might of righteousness guide you through the storm and safely home in dire times of need. Go forth and forge a path worth taking, and one day in the future pages of myth and legend the tales to be read shall bear your name and likeness. The story begins… with you!
3.
Fly With Me 04:51
Day after day as I stare at the suns in the sky Searching and hoping for my chance to fly Trapped in these motions just longing for more out of life Onwards and upwards we fly through space and light! Last night your smile took my breath away And we’ll fly to never-land, wishing for a kiss And I know in my heart you’ll never be alone Now that you are here, you’ll fly with me To destiny! Facing the forces of darkness Trust your heart and never lose sight of your way Temptation to fall, succumb to your anger Twisting and turning emotions (Grasping hold of your reality) True friendship will be your guide Embrace it or die! Last night your smile took my breath away And we’ll fly to never-land, wishing for a kiss And I know in my heart you’ll never be alone Now that you are here, you’ll fly with me To destiny! Last night your smile took my breath away And we’ll fly to never-land, wishing for a kiss And I know in my heart you’ll never be alone Now that you are here, you’ll fly with me To destiny!
4.
Clouds of dust now fade, speak and they obey On the darkest plain the power of man, the power of fate Will finally collide (Through the ages) Darkness surrounds us on stairways to nowhere Our hearts silenced late in the night Torsion of power, deception of wisdom The lies of an era hold strong Nature's wind, Earthen flame The forces of the cosmos spark a new hope for all And for one more day we'll fight the curse away On fields of valour Sing for peace of mind, sing for one last time Judgment lays in wait, the fire of Hell and a fall from grace Will end it all (Now we witness) Legions of shadows; forsaken and angered The embers of life burning bright March from the gallows my brothers and sisters The winds of our freedom prevail Nature's wind, Earthen flame The forces of the cosmos spark a new hope for all And for one more day we'll fight the curse away On fields of valour Nature's wind, Earthen flame The forces of the cosmos spark a new hope for all And for one more day we'll fight the curse away For peace for all mankind / (On fields of valour)
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Fight / (Fight!) - fight for your dreams Never giving up and escape into eternity Dream / (Dream!) - dream for your souls Lost inside this battle across the deadly seas What does this mean? / (It is nothing but a dream) We sacrifice and wind up in paradise We pray for thee / (We will cross the endless sea) Never give up, never surrender tonight Fly free and fight for your dreams Live to fight and pray for might We battle on the sun, the war we have won The fiery seas and icy winds we ride Open - open your eyes Wake up and tell me where this world is headed for Cry / (Cry!) - cry for the land Now’s the time to help fight this tyranny Over meadows of golden sunlight And in the valley of the kings Time and space are realigned tonight Fly free and fight for your dreams Live to fight and pray for might We battle on the sun, the war we have won The fiery seas and icy winds we ride Fly free and fight for your dreams Live to fight and pray for might We battle on the sun, the war we have won The fiery seas and icy winds we ride
6.
You don’t know where we’re waiting (You’ve seen it, you need it) But you don’t want it You’ll never know Who takes the fall? One time, one for all End it forever. Leave your life of sin Shining and stalwart in the night We’ll see - Endless morning, truth and glory, like you’ve never known We live together, sing in harmony, telling stories old Wherever you are, I’ll be by your side In magic lands where sleeping gods await We all have our past, and futures to find But I won’t listen to your tragedy When the stars shine bright One night forever (You see her, you need her) But you can’t save her You always lose One hazy night One dark, stormy sky Live strong with no fear, for your time has come Shining and stalwart in the night We’ll see - Endless morning, truth and glory, like you’ve never known We live together, sing in harmony, telling stories old Wherever you are, I’ll be by your side In magic lands where sleeping gods await We all have our past, and futures to find But I won’t listen to your tragedy When the stars shine bright Endless morning, truth and glory, like you’ve never known We live together, sing in harmony, telling stories old Wherever you are, I’ll be by your side In magic lands where sleeping gods await We all have our past, and futures to find But I won’t listen to your tragedy When the stars shine bright
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A bridge across the river flow The sun sets, glowing but fading away Healing all of your sorrows Oh, it has begun, we stand as one In a battle tomorrow (Out of the fog we must go) Oh, open your mind Oh, follow your heart And you'll see - All of your fantasies Sealed and cased in gold When we stand with shields up high Then we’ll always be Forever as one, forever as one A ship upon the tempest wake Is tossed about so carelessly A sailor is lost to his widow How long will she wait / (How long will I wait) For solace? (Only in time will we know) Oh, deep down inside Oh, try to realize And you’ll see - All of your fantasies Sealed and cased in gold When we stand with shields up high Then we’ll always be Forever as one, forever as one Oh, open your mind Oh, follow your heart And you'll see - All of your fantasies Sealed and cased in gold When we stand with shields up high Then we’ll always be Forever as one, forever as one
8.
Long is the road that we wander blind and cold Searching in wonder for peace in our own lonely world And you’ll see, you can be what you dream Singing - Oh - You will learn to try (To see the light) You will never ever see it all You just can't ever hear the call You can hear a voice calling out in the night As your best years fade before your eyes And for every little light, and every little life We are, we are, we are One life, one more reason to survive In this time, what have we become In the eyes of this humanity? And I'm walking past the line For our kind Drawn by man, for man You will learn to try (To claim the right) You will never ever see it all You just can't ever hear the call Burning desire, inside you, on fire Once more your honor inclines you, misguides you But still - You can hear a voice calling out in the night As your best years fade before your eyes And for every little light, and every little life We are, we are, we are What will be your course of action What path will your spirit take? Once more you must weigh your judgement Something safe or something great? You close your eyes, you shut your mind And never will you reach the sky But I won't stay and be forgotten I won't let it die, oh no When you feel the touch of the world When you see the signs on the wind When you hear the call of your lost forgotten king You'll know you're not alone When you heed the voice in the night When your friendship's true and the time is right When you know your worth then the truth will set you free Or you will never know what is your destiny in life You can hear a voice calling out in the night As your best years fade before your eyes And for every little light, and every little life We are, we are, we are You can hear a voice in the shadows You can hear it calling through the night And with every little cry Then every little whisper Turns from dark into light
9.
One step, your life has begun The journey starts, the power of the everlasting sun The days keep going by, there’s chaos in the air And no one seems to notice all the spirits crying Destiny will guide them safely His love will shelter them all When darkness falls he’ll protect us all The world will know of his power Somehow, someway, I know it’s true A dream like no other, feelings in your heart Somewhere, someday, searching the dark You’ll see where life will lead All in a dream of stars Hold on, we’re nearing the end The treachery of all mankind will seek its revenge Never try to move this mountain on your own You’re crying out but no one’s there Your fears of dying Destiny will guide you safely His love will shelter them all When darkness falls he’ll protect us all The world will know of his power Somehow, someway, I know it’s true A dream like no other, feelings in your heart Somewhere, someday, searching the dark You’ll see where life will lead All in a dream of stars Destiny will guide you safely His love will shelter them all When angels cry they’ll protect the night The world will know of their power Somehow, someway, I know it’s true A dream like no other, feelings in your heart Somewhere, someday, searching the dark You’ll see where life will lead All in a dream of stars The power lives deep in your heart And we’ll fly, just aim towards the sky Tonight, in a dream of stars!
10.
Crossing moonlight, power and strife Standing till death kills us all The battle of our lives Chaos rips through our souls, inner struggle I fight The gales of winter strike with might Oh glory, power at hand United we fly to protect our land Oh glory, true love is born Death of the cosmic, the battle wages on! Into the days of last year’s winter I left the land that I knew Storming through the moonlit sky Breaking the boundaries of love And now we stand for all our glory Our hearts will never cry Believe in your dreams for one moment In boundless time Pray for the damned, sword in our hands Into the darkness we ride A miracle of forest alive Winds from the north, gales on the sea Eternal flame once more Ice and snow surrounds us on the shore Oh darkness, gaze at the stars Believe in your dreams and just follow your heart Oh darkness, true love is born Death of the cosmic, the battle wages on! Into the days of last year’s winter I left the land that I knew Storming through the moonlit sky Breaking the boundaries of love And now we stand for all our glory Our hearts will never cry Believe in your dreams for one moment In boundless time Into the days of last year’s winter I left the land that I knew Storming through the moonlit sky Breaking the boundaries of love And now we stand for all our glory Our hearts will never cry Believe in your dreams for one moment In boundless time

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This is ShadowStrike's debut album "Legends of Human Spirit"

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released July 12, 2019

All music recorded by ShadowStrike.
Music mixed and mastered by Linus Corneliusson and Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.
All compositions and orchestrations by Jon Krais: Tracks 1, 5, 9, 10 by Jon Krais and Matt Krais. Tracks 2, 3, 9 by Jon Krais and Ryan Patane.
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1) Heart for Yearning Journey- Music by Matt Krais. Lyrics by Matt and Jon Krais.
2) Ascension Music by Ryan Patane
3) Fly with Me- Music by Ryan Patane. Lyrics by Ryan Patane and Matt Krais
4) Fields of Valour- Music and Lyrics by Jon Krais
5) The Fiery Seas and Icy Winds- Music and Lyrics by Matt Krais
6) Where Sleeping Gods Await- Music and Lyrics by Jon Krais
7) Forever as One- Music and Lyrics by Jon Krais
8) Voice in the Night- Music and Lyrics by Jon Krais
9) A Dream of Stars- Music and Lyrics by Ryan Patane and Matt Krais
10) Gales of Winter- Music by Matt Krais and Sean Walls, Lyrics by Matt and Jon Krais
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ShadowStrike, from Long Island, New York, delivers a melodic, fast-paced, and grandiose sound to the local music scene. The band’s main objective is to deliver a fully immersive musical experience that includes an entertaining stage show and utilizes both musical and extra-musical thematic content to draw from pre-established tropes within the fantasy genre. ... more

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