Legends

by Ethereal Riffian

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Matthew Thomas
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Matthew Thomas Val & Company switch gears to more straight forward, yet complex, heavy rock but with a Message......Save Our World. Every album from their discog (I own it all) has a message. "Legends" masterfully weaves tales of imminent concerns that reach all covers of the globe. YES, an abundance of Riffs to boot!! Favorite track: Dreamgazer.
Michael Shiver
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Michael Shiver I'm always impressed by the new places they find to explore with each album. Here, they add more driving rock-and-roll elements to the core hard rock / doom sound, with particularly exciting results. Favorite track: Kosmic.
Mikhail
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Mikhail On the 3rd album Ethereal Riffian focused on writing of shorter and simpler (by their standards) compositions + added a pinch of Seattle sound into the trademarked shamanic psychedelic stoner-doom.
Result - the most accessible (in the finest sense of the word) ER record, charged with great songs, cool riffage and awesome vocals.
My favorite combo: Dreamgazer + Kosmic + Moonflower. Favorite track: Dreamgazer.
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03:33
Born again into confusion, distortion is all around Moving towards absolution, we’re gonna' break the ground! Guilty scare, indifferent stare, you want me be like this? You try to make me lesser than I AM But I won't stay, I won't betray the youniversal bliss Come on and join me, make your choice And whether you stand, or you fall Or you flow it doesn't matter at all ‘Cuz what you seek and what you find, you knew it all Road is changing, it can’t stay the…it can’t stay the same Now you’ve joined me, let us play the game Look through delusions of fear filled mind Cease all illusions, save the mankind We go through joy, we go through pain that's how we're living You can't escape it with body just like mine It's time to share, it's time to love and start forgiving You've got it, brother?
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03:40
Stay on the ground, with your head in the sky Gazing at the black wings of Morpheus And I hear he whispers my name, he whispers my name… Should I believe it? Should I believe it? Can I conceive it, now? And so, I let go, I let it flow Hear, understand there is nothing to fear You will find you have nothing to lose You will see all the roads you can choose Seer, understands there is no thing as fear We have nothing to lose, we are able to choose Ohhh, nothing to lose, world we can choose
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03:52
Rise again, rise again Get a hold now with your plan Destined to rise To skies, way of the wise Breathe again, feel again Get a hold now with your clan Destined to rise Into the skies, to star shined skies Can you feel the indestructible? Can you see the way? I will show you indestructible force inside I will show you and your fear will die I will show you vibrant way you can be The legends are you and me Only actions define me Can’t suppress this force in me Whenever I go, perfection’s show Can’t take it away, no way Yeah, whenever I go… Can’t take it away, take it away Can’t take it away from me Cease now all your weakness Time for the glory has come Legend’s vigor you have witnessed Now one of us you can become Rise up with your fist in the air Devil’s on your back, fuck him off if you dare Gather your force, gather all of it right now Don’t look around, gather and go! Can you feel the indestructible? Can you feel the pulse? Now you show me indestructible force inside Now you show me and our fear will die Now you show me vibrant way we can be The legends are you and me
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05:18
Kosmic sky shining Elements aligning We're to witness the fall of the old Let the Spirit unfold And reveal our nature WAKE YOUR STRENGTH I AM made of timeless stardust And I see it in you To the final Truth awakened Now I'm waiting, I'm waiting for you Ohhh, we're eternal Earth is our playground Ohhh, we're eternal Try to malign me, no matter what you do You can't confine me Can't you see, you're no different than me Go and set yourself free and shine in your glory When our eyes point to the stars Then we feel, that our nature is Eternal It is Real I AM made of timeless stardust And I see it in you To the final Truth awakened Now I'm waiting, I'm waiting for you I AM made of timeless stardust And I see it in YOU
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Recognize me, scrutinize me I’m the force within, can set you free Realize me, eternize me Open up your heart and your mind now No one can put the limit on fearless spirit, that’s pulsing in us No one can put the limit on fearless spirit, never Rectify you, purify you Clean up all your dirt, cleanse of all your shit Etherize you, creolize you So that you can be, what you were meant to be Nothing can crack your will, if you feel If you live beyond the unreal Vitalize us, canonize us Ignorance’s not bliss, it’s devil’s kiss Heroize us, divinize us Step into new world, to new world now No one can put a limit on fearless spirit, that’s pulsing in us No one can put the limit on fearless spirit, which makes us robust Let’s awake to glory Let’s rewrite our story Time to realize We are free, we are free, we are free
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08:35
When’s the slumber over? Yeah yeah yeah I’m looking through haze of my eyes When no-mind will take over? Yeah yeah yeah I will not accept these lies Wake me up Wake me up Are we sane? In pain… all fuss in vain Some dreams are wiser than waking Yeah yeah yeah Watch this reality’s shaking Yeah yeah yeah Show me, the reality So that I could see Where the phantom ends And the Truth ascends in me
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Born blindfolded, ignorance limits our sight Die blindfolded, is there a way to reach the light? Zillion times to wisdom through pain we rise (silent cries) We shatter mind's walls, we break the ice, erase vice How many more cycles can we endure? Till we cure... Reaching to Infinity, I sense our affinity Our scars can be the maps to light (not our plight) Fuck your fear if Death is here, it's always near How many more lessons should we take? Till we wake... Act like it’s your final breath, only wise can cheat the Death Resurrection! In the moment of truth, we will stand as glorious titans, For our pain is nothing but a realistic illusion Free from the pains of tomorrow (Free from grief, our fears are peeled) Free from the ills of the past We’re living in NOW with no quarter (See and feel, our wounds are healed)
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06:33
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Atapi sampajañña satima AUM, when time is spent eternity starts AUM, one starts sensing ethereal path THE ONLY WAY OUT IS IN Look through the haze inside you, don't let this noise define you Stay with the sacred stillness, break free from illusioned mind illness Recall the look of your face, before the beginning of life's race Seeing, seeing, seeing the bubble of this world Touch it, peel it and hear what was once unheard Feeling, feeling the end of the game Yearning, thirsting not to be saved, but to save Envisioning light, envisioning dark What will be their choice? What will be their mark? Envisioning pain, envisioning bliss Entwine with the darkness, before you know peace How many lifetimes, you’ve stepped onto this blessed Earth? The Truth that you sought, was always right here, right here… Shard of the divine, my soul here I lay Oh human, rejoice, we’ll meet at kosmic bay THE ONLY WAY OUT IS IN

about

"Legends is a tour de force of excellence from start to finish. There is virtually no aspect of what this Ukranian act has created that can’t be eaten right up in earnest.
Ethereal Riffian has been criminally unknown after all their valiant and interesting efforts that they’ve put out over the years, but it’s with this release alone that Ethereal Riffian has created something that just cannot be missed."
Kris Wilson, Headbanger Reviews

"The album is helped along by explosive production values that will keep the listener on their toes and guessing which direction the album will take you next.
Overall, Legends is a complex and challenging album but one that is packed with expertly played riffs and fantastic vocals to match. This may not be the most straight forward album to listen to but that hasn’t stopped Ethereal Riffian from releasing their best album to date."
Stewe Howe, Outlaws of the Sun

"A successful album with potential to leave its mark on the international scene."
Joel Costa, Metal Hammer Portugal

"After listening to the album for the third time, it became clear to me that none of Ukrainian bands were able to do anything like that."
Oleksa Blidyi, Neformat UA

"Highly entertaining audio that’s dangerously infectious and pleasingly varied throughout."
Cult Metal Flix

credits

released September 6, 2019

Ethereal Riffian is:

Val Korniev – guitar/vocal/lyrics
Olexander Korniev – bass
Max Yuhimenko – lead guitar
Nikita Shipovskoi – drums

Guest Musicians:

Olexander Senkovych – cello

Written and performed by Ethereal Riffian
Recorded during autumn 2018 at Bobina Records
Mixed and mastered at Bobina Records by Dmitry "Bob" Homulko
Artwork by Yura "xninja" Nagorniy, Mila Kisileva and Val Korniev
Thanks to freesound.org for samples
Thanks to Vadim Kulinchenko for merch photos

The band would like to thank everyone who contributed during the
crowdfunding campaign: Mikulik Vladimir, Kalinka Vitaliy, Michael Shiver, Masovets Oleksandr, Suprunenko Andrew, Jeremy Quantrill, Nikiforov Oleg, Michael Isaac, Mike Lynn, Conrad Coyle, Matthew Thomas,Gavin Hobson, Ronald Lee Walter, Anton Santanen, The Wolves 111, Ivor Loobas, Eric Layhe, Ryan Knapp, Marilena Moroni, Nakamura Aurelie, Andrew Minor, Lanvin Pierre-Baptiste, Christof Jud, Sebastian Schnell, Mikhail Bielousov, Sven Hesse, Ivan Kryvoruchko, Aymerick Lome, Rob Matyas, Adam Everhardt, Kai Szuwar and Anton Ivanov.

Special thanks to Viktor Priduvalov, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Filipp Dobrov, Julia Korneva, Annie Gilevich, Dmitry "Bob" Homulko and Dmitry Gedrovich

Release prepared in association with Robustfellow Prods.

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Ethereal Riffian Киев, Ukraine

Ethereal Riffian's activity has two main objectives: to compose unconventional music, which is able to expand the frames of the listener’s musical perception, and to shed light on the existence of a subtler plane, whose laws if understood properly may help to perceive the reality on a deeper level. Join us if you're ready for the intermediation between two worlds. ... more

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