Nightwish Sacrament of Wilderness Video

Sacrament of Wilderness music video for the song from Oceanborn, the second full-length studio album by the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish.   The record was released in December 1999 via Spinefarm/Century Media and has sold over 68,000 copies in Finland alone achieving double platinum status there.

Band leader and founding member Tuomas Holopainen commnted on the release – “We were all such amateurs when it came to recording. We didn’t really know what we were doing, so we were just experimenting with a lot of different things, we even brought in this string trio who were complete shit, then another violin, then another violin on top. So we ended up with Moondance having 20 tracks of violin, just because we hadn’t done this before and didn’t know what we were doing! It’s a pretty stuffed album, but I also think it’s one of our best because you can hear the excitement of trying all these new things. It seems strange that this became a breakthrough album, because back at the time the music was so funny. It was really operatic, and when you look at the pictures, they look pretty horrific.”

Sacrament of Wilderness Lyrics

Naked in midwinter magic
Lies an angel in the snow
The frozen ficure crossed by tracks of wolves
An encounter, symbolic, yet truthful
With a hungry choir of woods
An agreement immemorial to be born

Dulcet elvenharps from a dryad forest
Accompany all charming tunes
of a sacrament by a campfire
A promise between the tameless
and the one with a tool
Tonight the journey from cave begins

I want to hunt with the tameless
I want to learn the wisdom of mountains afar
we will honor the angel in the snow
We will make the streams for our children flow

Wrapped in furs beneath the northern lights
From my cave I watch the land untamed
And wonder is some becoming season
will make the angel melt in shame

Nightwish - Oceanborn - Cover

Author: Staff Writer

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