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Resurrection Opus is the debut album of HMELU, a heavy metal orchestra based in Appleton, WI. Its seven tracks include orchestral reinterpretations of songs by Vader, Týr, Finntroll, Ihsahn, Blind Guardian, and Dethklok.

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released December 4, 2014

Apoxis, Grand Vizier of the Abyss - Six-string electric cello, acoustic cello, vocals, arrangement
Aldebaran - Acoustic cello
Oxalis - Violin
Evox - Violin
Eldur Skegg - Clarinet, bass clarinet
Khal'kru - Soprano saxophone, bass saxophone
Rivmager - Tenor saxophone, bass saxophone
Kallo Torvi - Trumpet
Axilia - Trumpet
Galgviðr - Bass trombone
Olkoth - Trombone
Augur - Vocals
Oni - Electric guitar
Shathaak - Electric guitar
Fester - Bass guitar
Helltork - Drums

Recorded at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI with Larry Darling, head of Lawrence University Recording Services.
Mixed and mastered by Larry Darling and Adam Tucker of Signaturetone Recording in Minneapolis, MN.

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Heavy Metal Ensemble of Lawrence University Appleton, Wisconsin

HMELU is a 16-member metal orchestra featuring brass, woodwinds, strings, a six-string cello, guitars, drums, and vocals. HMELU is a sonic behemoth.

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Track Name: The Book
Liquid, sticky lines
Stories meander and trickle
Communiqués that cruise with no end
Whispers of slow ooze and drain

Reading takes you inside
Slow observant attention
Tracing plots uncovers
Layers of inner self

Gush is an explosion
Slow trickle - description
Pulsing rhythm a sonnet
Steady rush like a novel

Veins are like lines
White parchment of the bones
Vessels of pages that collect
Meaning and truth and sense

It takes years to perfect
Comprehension and skill
Tender touch of the red
So elusive to capture

Ripped pages, lost meaning
Words trailing off into void
Cooling plot with no climax
No text is forever
Track Name: The Hunt
Hideaway, I can stay
Mountains cover my way back
One door in each direction from my hall,
My waterfall
Let them come, how come they never

Wonder why I defy
Wish to see them all die black
They do not see a different way alone,
None but their own
They just take, I take it they are close by now

Out hunting for their truth
Out on the fields of insanity after me
Let me be, they'll deceive me, never believe me
In the end we all stand alone

Each keeper of his truth
On our own field of insanity just like me
Let me be, they'll deceive you, never believe you
In the end you're alone

Burn and rave, not so brave
Take him into the cave deep
Now see your own son as I hold
My vow to you and now
She'd a tear and tear his brother

To the bone all alone
No one hearing your moan creep
A paragon of pain and sadness lies never to rise
Bound by guts his guts have left him all by now

Out hunting for their truth
Out on the fields of insanity after me
Let me be, they'll deceive me, never believe me
In the end we all stand alone

Each keeper of his truth
On our own field of insanity just like me
Let me be, they'll deceive you, never believe you
In the end you're alone
Track Name: Nattfödd
Svartkonst och magiska krafter.
I natt jag tar den som en tid var min.

Jag suger livet ut.
Blåsa till urgammal asken...
...urgammal asken!

Jag är världens mörkret.
Jag är det dödande vattnet.
Jag är livets blod.
Du ska bli pinad för dina brott.

För dina brott!

Sargad för dina synder.
Dina synder mot oss alla.
Du ska bli tukt
ad för att vi skulle helas.
Dina sår skall giva oss bot...
giva oss äntligen bot.

Jag längtar efter ett slut.
Men vet ej hur det ska ske.
Dags har kommit egentligen.

Jag är världens mörkret.
Jag är det dödande vattnet.
Jag är livets blod.
Du ska bli pinad för dina brott.
Track Name: The Curse of Feanor
Taken the long way
Dark realms I went through
I arrived
My vision's so clear

In anger and pain
I left deep wounds behind
But I arrived
Truth might be changed by victory

Beyond the void but deep within me
A swamp of filth exists
A lake it was of crystal beauty
But Arda's spring went by

I've heard the warning
Well curse my name
I'll keep on laughing
No regret, no regret

Don't fear the eyes of the dark Lord
Morgoth I cried
All hope is gone but I swear revenge
Hear my oath
I will take part in your damned fate

I will always remember their cries
Like a shadow which covers the light
I will always remember the time
But it's past

I cannot turn back the time
(I)
Don't look back
There's still smoke near the shore
But I arrived, revenge be mine

I will take part in your damned fate
Morgoth I cried
It's my oath
So don't fear the eyes
Of the dark Lord

Suddenly I realized
(Soon you will be free)
The prophecies
(Set your spirit free)
I've never believed in
My deeds were wrong

I've stained the land
And slain my kin
(Burning Soul)
There's no release from my sins
It hurts, the curse of Feanor runs long

Time and only time will tell us
Tell, was I right or wrong?
When anger breaks through
I'll leave mercy behind

I will take part in your damned fate
Morgoth I cried
It's my oath
So don't fear the eyes
Of the dark Lord

I will always remember their cries
Like a shadow they'll cover my life
But I'll also remember mine
(And)
After all, I'm still alive

Morgoth I cried
All hope is gone but I swear revenge
It's my oath
I will take part in your damned fate
Track Name: Go Forth And Die
Trapped inside a box
Four long years
Hiding from the world
Punished by your peers

Studied teachers words
Stabbed a box of hearts
Earned a piece of paper
No go forth and start

Go forth Be conquered
Go Forth and Die

Now you've graduated
Mind is mutilated
Thrust into the world
Feeling segregated
Move in with your parents
Back into the dark
Landed where you started
Bachelor of Arts

The learning starts now...
Open up your textbooks and turn to the
Chapter concerning your DETH

Night sky
Bleeds red
Black birds
Bring DETH

You'll be eaten by the blackness
Of your rotting mind that's dying
You're consumed with sharpened wings
That penetrate your frightened lying

Go die
Go die
Go die go!

Now you're sad and frightened
Want to go and hide
Maybe get your masters
Eight more years inside
Dream of your own murder
Strangled by the IVY
Drown in student loans
Better off just dying

Go Die
Go Die

You'll be eaten by the blackness
Of your rotting mind that's dying
You're consumed with sharpened wings
That penetrate your frightened lying

Go Forth Be conquered
Go forth and die
Go forth be conquered
Go forth and die
Track Name: Fornfamnad
Upp på hällens översta back
Upp på bergets högsta sten
Jag klättrat dess rygg på alla fyra
För skogens ande, för dem som viska

Ett skrik nu stiga från sargad strupe
Ett himlarop, bara skogen lyssna
Ett skrik nu stiga från skuret sinne
Få nu höra, få nu förstå

Älgen gamle, han talt till mig
Om tidevarv utan månens stigar
Skogens fåglar sjungit liv och lycka
I fornfamnad morgonrodnads stund

Jag funnit sanning i kvistars sång
Jag lystrat visdom i vindars gång
Mitt skri nu eka mellar häll och fura
Jag funnit sanning i kvistars sång

Ett skrik nu stiga från sargad strupe
Ett himlarop, bara skogen lyssna
Ett skrik nu stiga från skuret sinne
Få nu höra, få nu förstå

Få nu höra, få nu förstå
Få nu höra, få nu förstå
Få nu höra, få nu förstå
Få nu höra, få nu förstå

Jag funnit sanning i kvistars sång
Jag lystrat visdom i vindars gång
Mitt skri nu eka mellan häll och fura
Jag funnit sanning i kvistars sång