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hile early Germanic cultures idealized a death in battle, the costs of war were as great for them as they are for us today. "Pyre" takes a more somber look at the costs of warfare, mainly the deaths of the young men who go to fight. The name and much of the content centers around one of the common burial practices of the pagan Germanic peoples; cremation by means of a funeral pyre.

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A pyre burns to consume
The flesh of men cut down in youth
A warrior’s death
but a death too soon
Now women weep
over burning bones

A mother's tears
The price to pay
Whether to win
Or lose the day
Our son's lives
Their breath and blood
Like red gold paid
To the one-eyed god

Allfather, why
Did you give Frige
First choice of the slain?
She takes our young
Our fair faced sons
Why can’t she
Take the old like you?

Our sons' lives
The price to pay
And what good has it
Done this day?
Their blood soaks into
Foreign soil
And what have our
People gained?

A pyre burns
Our tears away
As we mourn
The dead this day
Valhalla
Is a fine last home
But our sons went there
Far too soon

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from Land of the Setting Sun EP, released October 14, 2016

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Isenmor Baltimore, Maryland

ISENMOR is dual-violin-fronted Gewyrdelic Folc Metal. Combining elements of folk metal greats ENSIFERUM, HEIDEVOLK, ELUVEITIE, FALKENBACH, and TÝR, ISENMOR fuses the heart of the Old World with the spirit of those who sought out new shores.

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