Orden Ogan – The Things We Believe In


The band name translates into, “The Order of Ogan.”

Orden Ogan is a band from Germany that transitioned from playing Folk Metal to playing Symphonic Power Metal. It’s been a while since a symphonic power metal band has gained attention like this group. In fact, they are the only Power Metal band that I have written about on this blog, so good job guys! Much of their lyrics and album art is oriented around a concept fantasy story created by the band.

“The Things We Believe In” itself was released as a single in 2012, and I think they couldn’t have picked a better song. It is inspiring, has a great melody, a thought-provoking video and great metaphorical connections to fighting the corruption of those currently in power today.

My interpretation of the song is that you feel more alive fighting for the things you believe in. If you live a life of deceit out of fear, you are already as good as dead.

We should die for the things we believe in 

But live our lives in the dark self deceiving

In the snow, all the world that we knew is ice…and so we are: Cold, Dead and Gone

LINK TO SONG LYRICS

ORDEN OGAN ON ENCYCLOPEDIA-METALLUM

ORDEN OGAN OFFICIAL SITE

ORDEN OGAN FACEBOOK

3 responses

  1. Thanks for the lyrics, which i cannot often make out, and a new Lyrics site to use. Before this i have been using http://www.lyricsfreak.com/ so now have two resources. With the cold weather coming i often think about those who are cold and hungry and do try to give a little money to a homeless shelter that has been around for decades down in the city, even if they are christian oriented.

    November 5, 2013 at 9:40 am

  2. No problem. Last month I attended a Pagan Pride festival where we collected coats and food for the homeless. It felt pretty good. It definitely seems like a majority of the outreach programs are Christian. I hope more Pagan oriented volunteer organizations/groups pop up in the future. But that’s good that you donate to your local shelter.

    November 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

  3. HAwen

    Reblogged this on Eaarth Animist and commented:
    Again Metal Gaia gives me an awesome video to watch! This one is wicked cool because it has that post-Apocalypse cyper-punk feel which I already feel like we live in. Cool costumes, cool message, good song, tres happy!

    November 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm

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