Behind The Music – Witchcraft

While his encounter with the sirens was a close call, we can safely conclude the wanderer has escaped. Sadly, as we dive straight in to the tenth song of the album, ‘Witchcraft’, this is a typical case of ‘from pillar to post’. ‘Witchcraft’ starts out strong, the sense of danger right there from the beginning. Our wanderer has reached a big, dark forest as the last light of day disappears, all the more reason to…

Behind The Music – Sirens Call

‘Golden light’ was not only a promise, but also a warning. “Look beyond the dark,” indicated there was still darkness ahead and the wanderer had clearly seen it as he stood upon the mountain. The first challenge ahead would be a raging sea, where something dangerous awaits him below the surface of the dark waters. Let’s dive into ‘Sirens call’! The song immediately starts with a bewitching voice, soft but insistent, luring the wanderer towards…

Behind The Music – Golden Light

What adventures lie ahead for the wanderer once he reaches the top of that mountain? This week is all about ‘Golden Light’, which is the answer to that question. The second ballad of the album is more hopeful compared to its predecessor and it’s laced with comforting words and the promise that the wanderer’s challenging journey and his battle with the darkness will soon be rewarded with paradise. It’s a needed promise; the wanderer is…

Behind The Music – Wanderer

The previous ‘behind the music’ left us right at the moment where the wanderer had to choose between reigniting his own spirit to continue forward or giving up and trying to escape. As mentioned in the Prophecy: “There’s a reason he ended up in this strange world and maybe it has to do with looking at himself and discovering who he is and what he stands for- only then he can reach greater heights.” –…

Behind The Music – The Prophecy

After the melancholy of ‘Memories’, the story takes a more hopeful turn for the wanderer. As the sixth song of the album ended with the wanderer calling out for the light to find and guide him again, ‘The Prophecy’, the seventh song, is an answer to that cry. This song is fully written from the perspective of that spectral guide, declaring what is to come if the wanderer manages to get back on the right…

Behind The Music – Memories

‘Memories’ is where we find the wanderer in a moment of clarity. The menacing voice was clear in his warning: “you will never leave this place,” definitely talking about the way the beautiful world the wanderer had found turned dark and dangerous after he was lured in far enough. The wanderer however, cannot shake the feeling he felt when he first entered the world behind the door. The song starts slow, with an acoustic guitar…

Behind The Music – Escape from Darkness

Another week, another ‘behind the music’! We’ll take a look at Escape from Darkness this time, the dark side to the story of ‘Avalon’. Remember when we said that ‘the darkness’ that the wanderer encountered in the first two songs was just part of a bad dream? Well, what if it wasn’t? Or what if he has never woken up in the first place? Something about that new world that the wanderer has discovered behind…

Behind The Music – Avalon

This week we’ll focus on the third song and title track of the album, called ‘Avalon’. This song is the wanderer’s next adventure, after having his first encounter with ‘the darkness’ in the first two songs. We clearly hear a clock ticking as the song starts; an indication of a sense of urgency. The point of view has changed, the lyrics are now written from the wanderer’s perspective. “I hear it softly humming, the light…

Behind The Music – Spark of Hope

It’s time to take you through our second song, ‘Spark of Hope’. This song is a continuation of the events that happen in the first song. Spark of Hope starts off with strong guitars, like a reality check after the somewhat triumphant ending of Black Horizon. The darkness has not yet been faced by the wanderer, he has only been told he held the power to overcome it. The setting describes a restless sea in…

Behind The Music – Black Horizon

This week we’ll guide you through the first song on the album, called ‘Black Horizon’. The story will reveal much of the meaning behind both the music and the lyrics. Black Horizon is the song that kicks off the album full speed, with a grand musical intro. A fitting start to the journey- one that still seems like a dream. The wanderer seems alone, in the rush of his own imagination. A storm is raging…