Sagas (album)

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Sagas
Studio album by Equilibrium
Released June 27, 2008 (2008-06-27)
Recorded Helion Studios (Munich)
Genre Folk metal, [1] symphonic black metal[2]
Length 79:14
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer René Berthiaume
Seref Badir
Alex Ross
Chrisoph Klatt
Jay Ester
Equilibrium chronology
Turis Fratyr
(2005)
Sagas
(2008)
Rekreatur
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[3]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]

Sagas is Equilibrium's second full-length album, released on June 27, 2008.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Helge Stang, all music composed by René Berthiaume, except where noted.

No. Title Translation (from German) Length
1. "Prolog auf Erden"   Prologue on Earth 3:39
2. "Wurzelbert"   Hermit[A] 4:59
3. "Blut im Auge"   Blood in the Eye 4:45
4. "Unbesiegt"   Unconquered 6:19
5. "Verrat"   Betrayal 6:05
6. "Snüffel"   Snuff (Austro-Bavarian) 5:45
7. "Heimwärts" (Music by Berthiaume, Stang, Andreas Völkl, Sandra Völkl) Homeward 2:34
8. "Heiderauche" (instrumental) Heath Smoke 2:31
9. "Die Weide und der Fluß"   The Willow and the River 7:21
10. "Des Sängers Fluch"   The Bard's Curse 8:05
11. "Ruf in den Wind"   Call Into the Wind 4:54
12. "Dämmerung"   Twilight 5:55
13. "Mana" (instrumental)   16:23

Personnel[edit]

  • Helge Stang − vocals
  • René Berthiaume − guitar
  • Andreas Völkl − guitar
  • Sandra Völkl − bass guitar
  • Manuel DiCamillo − drums
  • Kurt Angerpower – guitar
  • Ulrich Herkenhoff – pan flute
  • Muki Seiler
  • Agnes Malich – violin
  • Gaby Koss – vocals
  • Jörg Sieber
  • Toni González (Karlahan vocalist)
  • Karlahan crew

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The word "Wurzelbert" (though "Wurzel" means "root") has no direct English translation, but Helge Stang describes it as "an ugly man living in the woods and looking like some kind of nature-bum or something, [with] roots instead of fingers."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sagas (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Equilibrium - Sagas (album review)". Sputnikmusic. 2008-07-20. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  3. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Equilibrium – Sagas". About.com. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Sagas Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Skjørestad, Tomas (2007). "Equilibrium: Interview with Helge Stang (vocals)". Beat the Blizzard. Retrieved 9 February 2010.