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Tale Untold

by Adavant

Tale Untold is an unprecedented blast of epic symphonic folk metal set to the backdrop of the tale of an unsung hero lost to the pages of history.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Scandinavian Metal
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  Song Share Time Download
1. What Makes a Legend
2:28 $0.99
2. The Siege
5:56 $0.99
3. Of Fate and Revelry
5:54 $0.99
4. Voyage of the Vagrant Heart
5:54 $0.99
5. Embers Forgotten
5:07 $0.99
6. Treachery Under Flags of Peace
7:18 $0.99
7. Ride of the Vengeful
5:07 $0.99
8. Origins of Alliance
6:36 $0.99
9. Upon the Proving Grounds
8:00 $0.99
10. A Penny for the Folk, and a Jug for the Jig
15:38 $0.99
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Album Notes
On an old wooden table in the corner of a dimly-lit tavern, there sits a weathered, leather-bound tome, recently unearthed from an abandoned library in the catacombs of The Old Republic. The book, a forgotten relic of The Great Advent War, recounts a tale long lost to the fading embers of this land's history. As the fireplace roars steadily and the flickering candlelight sparsely illuminates the scene, a scholar sits down at the table with the purpose of discovering the missing piece of this story; the tale that the histories and legends of this land have forsaken. Following a deep draw from his pipe and a hearty swig from his tankard, he opens the cover and begins to read the first lines of the faded, handwritten manuscript:

"Our history tells of The Great Advent War,
In which our ancestors’ tribes conjoined in alliance
And won independence from The Great Republic,
Thus ending a century of fear and compliance.

While the war is well-known, its heroes have faded,
Consumed by the ashes of time’s dying embers.
Their names and their faces snubbed out by the eons.
But rare as they are, there are those who remember.

For some know the Tale, the Tale of the man
Who by adverse occurrence of Fate was thus beckoned.
From his journey, we learn of the warrior’s path,
And of what makes a man, and of what makes a legend."

TALE UNTOLD, the debut full-length album of epic metal band Adavant, is an unprecedented explosion of intense and melodic metal set to the backdrop of the tale of an unsung hero from the forgotten pages of history. While often maintaining a heavy death and thrash influenced style that vividly replicates the intensity of battle, turmoil and conflict, the album regularly takes sharp dynamic turns towards fun and light-hearted drinking hymns, as well as moving symphonic ballads. As the tale unfolds and the moods and themes accordingly conform, the band shows versatility and precision in musical story-telling, as well as drawing their listeners in with their engaging, unique, and often theatrical style of metal. With songs ranging from driving battle themes to upbeat beer ballads, fans of epic, symphonic, and folk metal will find themselves regularly alternating between their sword and tankard, while staying constantly engaged by the quality musicianship and infectious melodies that TALE UNTOLD has to offer.

"...Adavant is a welcome addition to the underground class of folk metal acts, providing a solid alternative to the bigger names and expanding the genre’s horizons."
-Metal Underground

"Tale Untold is a well written album that would take you to scenarios of war and conquest, a perfect balance between adventure and music. The whole album is a ride of epic battles, war cries and victory celebrations."
-The Age of Metal

"These are six extremely talented musicians, who continuously prove it to us throughout the album."
-Geek News Network



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Herzog Zwei

Glorious Battle Music
I heard them one night amongst the hills. I, Herzog Zwei, hermit of the Malefic Mountain, speaker of the Nine Tomes of War and Three Pamphlets of Skirmish, saw their fire aglow beneath my cave. From my distant vantage I beheld a band of brothers and a comely lass 'round a campfire, singing raucously of battles past, yet when I did investigate closer, there was no one tending to the camp, merely a scuffed and well-blooded iPod containing an album most intriguing.

With an aged hand, scarred by the blades of many a foe, I connected the mysterious iPod to my computer and hit “play.” What was this? This great cacophony of music most metal that materialized from mine speakers? It was a bard telling of the great legends of the past! It was sound of clashing sword on shield! It was the sound of the very Fates themselves, their voices as hammers upon the anvil of the Adavant War!

Old and forgotten stories of centuries long gone were gifted to me by the glorious ballad. I learned the tale of an orphan boy, of his great braveries and deeds, of the treacherous Republic against which he fought, and the mighty torrents of ale that were conquered throughout. I laughed and cavorted throughout the night, reveling in the narratives of these great acts and raising mighty war whoops to the heavens. Raising high the desiccated skulls of my enemies, I did drink many a toast to this glorious band.

And lo, the dawn did come, and the music trickled to a thrumming as the songs of slaughter concluded. Yet within me didst stir a mighty passion! Reignited were the flames of my youth and once again did Herzog Zwei yearn for conquest. Before the sun was overhead, I found myself girded for battle, trusted axe of black iron in hand.

Adavant's the Tale Untold has filled me with blood lust that can only be slaked by the mead of combat. I heartily recommend this album to any who wish to wake up and roar their defiance to their oppressors before burying a blade within their bone and sinew.