The Burl, The Earth, The Aether

by Ice Dragon

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"Ice Dragon from Boston, Massachusetts, released with "The Burl, The Earth, The Aether" a nearly perfect album for all fanatical fans of Electric Wizard's Dopethrone and Black Sabbath's eponymous debut - an awe-inspiring hybrid of dark doom metal and 70's epic metal/space rock. The songs are HEAVY as F.U.C.K. Once they schlep drudgingly ahead like a sluggish bulldozer and other times they sound more like a starting rocket at Cape Canaveral."

- Captain Beyond Zen Blog (Rod Reinhardt)

"Ice Dragon immediately hooks you in with a mix of modern Doom Metal and 70's epic Heavy Metal/Space Rock sounds and ideas while not over-doing any of those musical angles. You also get your required fix of Sabbath inspired sludgy riffs along with some bluesy early 70's axework along with modern Stoner Doom riffing you would expect from Electric Wizard and Sleep. Its a combination that can't lose and this is pretty close to a perfect album"

-Doommantia (Ed Barnard)

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credits

released 01 July 2010

Recorded at The Berwick Institute basement, Carter's Living Room, and Ron's Wrecker Service. With lots of help from beer.
Cover art by, V. Lähde of Droning Earth.

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Track Name: Squares Inside Squares
you say you want to take the sidewalk
you don't want to walk in mud
you would make the whole earth sidewalks
if you could

you'll make your throne of stone
and i'll make mine of wood
yours will stand much longer
but there'll be growth where mine once stood

mindlessly marching through squared off rooms
you've taken what once was beautiful
and encased it in a tomb

you know nothing of us
you don't create with your hands
always planning out your life
your life is nothing more than plans

every time you speak
it's always through technology
i'd like to use more senses
i'd like you in front of me

staring at pictures in small wooden squares
do you really expect us to believe that you care?

staring at pictures in small wooden squares
do you really expect us to believe that you care?

(high pitch)
mindlessly marching through squared off rooms
you've taken what once was beautiful
and encased it in a tomb
Track Name: Spellpouch
rolls of parchment thin from time
I carry in this pouch of mine

spells of love and spells of hate
they've taken years to calculate

I reached into my spellpouch
and I drew a spell out

cast upon ye weary men
who now live to fight again


words pierce through sword and shield
the greatest weapon man shall yield

hear me now great sky and land
bow before me, obey my command

I reached into my spellpouch
and I drew a spell out

cast upon ye weary men
who now live to fight again


worn leather satchel round my mid
deep within are secrets hid
deep within are secrets hid
deep within are secrets hid
Track Name: Meddoe
speak to me of flowers
speak to me of spring
speak to me of branches
with their fallen leaves

all things need to change
all things stay the same
it's a great galactic cycle
with an infinite range

mountains and valleys
rivers and trees
see them all swaying
in the cosmic breeze
(repeats)

listen to the silence
of a snow covered meddoe
there is much to learn there
and there is much to know

white fox came up to me
along with red coyote
and the answers to many secrets
they told me
(repeats)

mountains and valleys
rivers and trees
see them all swaying
in the cosmic breeze
(repeats)
Track Name: Hexagon Riders
interlocking hexagons
marking their chest
riding six grey horses
taking you to your death

see the gleam of pitch black steel
their minds no longer think
and their hearts no longer feel

hexagon riders
doom patrol
riding straight into your soul
hooves crushing your head
i can't help but think of you dead

eating the hearts of the old
destroying the dreams of the young

they travel the path of infinity
make their home on distant sun


hexagon riders
doom patrol
riding straight into your soul
hooves crushing your head
i can't help but think of you dead
(repeats)
Track Name: The Watcher
here come those sounds that i hear in my dreams
where astro-logic takes the place of reason

all is not well, all is not what it seems
star patterns in the sky change with the seasons

the warlock sees the watcher through the stars
eyes shall see all, lips shall not part

when will you die? when will I?
someday when young tears turn to dry

he could tell you all the truth
he could tell you all the facts

but he never speaks
and he does not react

the warlock sees the watcher through the stars
eyes shall see all, lips shall not part

there really are no answers, because there are no questions
we create them in our mind through superfluous reflection

leagues of men crushed into dust
all great planets collapse and rust

only he remains, still forced to watch
eyes remain open, they can never shut.
Track Name: Alucard
watching through the curtains
into your bedroom

like a beautiful flower
now you've come into bloom

many i've taken
and many have died

only the chosen one
may become my bride

stole away in the night
from your mother's home

forever my queen
come to take up your throne

trapped in darkened crypt
for centuries i lay

forced to rule the night
and shun the light of day


lay your body before me
wrapped in velvet cloth
trapped inside my castle
now your life is lost

trading your soul
for eternal power
to watch as the centuries
take the place of hours
(repeat)
Track Name: Winged Prophet
i went walking one rainy afternoon
and i did see a mighty loon

he swooped down in front of me
and raised his beak
he turned his head toward me
and he began to speak

he said darkness was on its way
he said there would be a terrible plague

great and mighty bird
help us to heed your word
guide us with your shining light
help us to spread our wings in flight

mankind has come so far
but can he escape his fate
you all must act with haste
for i fear it is too late

you are the chosen one
you must show them how to live
just use the love in your heart
it is your greatest gift to give

great and mighty bird
help us to heed your word
guide us with your shining light
help us to spread our wings in flight

it's up to you to show
that there's love left in mankind
only love can liberate you
only love can free your mind
Track Name: Aquageddon
is that the sun?
or is it the anti-moon?
they say the spots on the surface
speak of impending doom

8 hundred million miles
from anywhere
see the light burning still from an
ancient solar flare

black rain and the sky is grey
the last wave
the last wave

no one shall be safe
no one shall be safe

sky touching down
clouds tear into the underground
oceans overflowing
water taking the land to hell

a planet transformed
their only sun is the lightning now
dark blue radiates from
the outer shell

black rain and the sky is grey
the last wave
the last wave

no one shall be safe
no one shall be safe

into the sign of the twins
mercury is in retrograde
the winged messenger travels
until all the stars fade

three weeks of travel
through an endless void of black
he begins his return to direct
motion through the zodiac
motion through the zodiac
motion through the zodiac