Behind The Music – The Other Side

‘The other side’ is the lead track of the album and it chronicles the wanderer’s life in a three-part story. It’s safe to say he has successfully made it to his paradise at the end of the path, where he looks back on his life one last time, before letting eternal peace take over him. The first part of the story is mainly focused upon the beginning of the journey, where the wanderer was still…

Behind The Music – Eternity

‘Eternity’ is the twelfth song on the album, and it’s the moment where the wanderer finally reaches his destination. He escaped the forest, the witch and her evil spells, the path now finally reaching its end and with that his destiny. The song starts soft, a complete 180 compared to the song before. It feels as if the wanderer stopped in his tracks to take a deep breath and think. Eternal rest awaits him, but…

Behind The Music – River of Death

His run-in with the witch has heavy consequences for the wanderer, which are described in the song ‘River of death’. As he is on his knees and captured by the witch, ghosts and undead appear around him through the trees. The toxic air keeps filling his lungs, everything seems like an hallucination. The music starts with a threatening intro. “All I can see is darkness, I feel the heavy air,” says the wanderer. The vines…

Behind The Music – Witchcraft

While his encounter with the sirens was a close call, we can safely conclude the wanderer has escaped. Sadly, as we dive straight in to the tenth song of the album, ‘Witchcraft’, this is a typical case of ‘from pillar to post’. ‘Witchcraft’ starts out strong, the sense of danger right there from the beginning. Our wanderer has reached a big, dark forest as the last light of day disappears, all the more reason to…

Behind The Music – Sirens Call

‘Golden light’ was not only a promise, but also a warning. “Look beyond the dark,” indicated there was still darkness ahead and the wanderer had clearly seen it as he stood upon the mountain. The first challenge ahead would be a raging sea, where something dangerous awaits him below the surface of the dark waters. Let’s dive into ‘Sirens call’! The song immediately starts with a bewitching voice, soft but insistent, luring the wanderer towards…

Behind The Music – Golden Light

What adventures lie ahead for the wanderer once he reaches the top of that mountain? This week is all about ‘Golden Light’, which is the answer to that question. The second ballad of the album is more hopeful compared to its predecessor and it’s laced with comforting words and the promise that the wanderer’s challenging journey and his battle with the darkness will soon be rewarded with paradise. It’s a needed promise; the wanderer is…

Behind The Music – Wanderer

The previous ‘behind the music’ left us right at the moment where the wanderer had to choose between reigniting his own spirit to continue forward or giving up and trying to escape. As mentioned in the Prophecy: “There’s a reason he ended up in this strange world and maybe it has to do with looking at himself and discovering who he is and what he stands for- only then he can reach greater heights.” –…

Behind The Music – The Prophecy

After the melancholy of ‘Memories’, the story takes a more hopeful turn for the wanderer. As the sixth song of the album ended with the wanderer calling out for the light to find and guide him again, ‘The Prophecy’, the seventh song, is an answer to that cry. This song is fully written from the perspective of that spectral guide, declaring what is to come if the wanderer manages to get back on the right…

Behind The Music – Memories

‘Memories’ is where we find the wanderer in a moment of clarity. The menacing voice was clear in his warning: “you will never leave this place,” definitely talking about the way the beautiful world the wanderer had found turned dark and dangerous after he was lured in far enough. The wanderer however, cannot shake the feeling he felt when he first entered the world behind the door. The song starts slow, with an acoustic guitar…

Behind The Music – Escape from Darkness

Another week, another ‘behind the music’! We’ll take a look at Escape from Darkness this time, the dark side to the story of ‘Avalon’. Remember when we said that ‘the darkness’ that the wanderer encountered in the first two songs was just part of a bad dream? Well, what if it wasn’t? Or what if he has never woken up in the first place? Something about that new world that the wanderer has discovered behind…