Northland – Withering Rose
“Those glory days vanished into the past
fury of time is taking your life.
No one can ride forever!
At the end of all paths light turns dark and death”
Country of Origin: Spain
Style: Melodic Death, Celtic, Folk
Lyrics: Paganism and Battles
The gentle, clean guitar starts the song with a sense of ease and peace. Only to be blasted away by the power of the Celtic style violin and keyboard. The chanting in the background brings you to an ancient time of battles and heroism. Melodic death growling vocals are backed by the chanting – and it works to give the song an epic quality. My only criticism is that the guitar riff at 4:05 sounds like the opening riff of Marilyn Manson’s “Sweet Dreams” cover, even the tones sound the same at that moment!
But aside from that, these guys are no Withering Rose – regardless of the song name. Their music definitely has a heroic quality that makes you want to bring the glory days back again.