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The Forest


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CounterHarmony

 Genre: Metal

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This song is about the United states 77th division during World war I and how they were trapped and surrounded near the German's border in France (same as in the book "Lost Battalion"). This is the artists view of that...a poor history lesson, but a I figured a story so brutally tragic and amazing deserved a metal dedication.

War is a terrible, no sided, game.
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Lyrics
VERSE 1

Woke up this morning in a trench
The troops must move on
To the left, the Meuse River runs
To the right, Forest Argonne
In the middle 3 battalions meet, but only one will see the night.
October 2ed they were lost,
With the forest by their side

CHORUS

How can they send us to Die!
Cut off, abandoned in the night!
Pinned down by fire
We're running out of food
Thirsty and tired
The dead are with us too!

VERSE 2

The dawn cracks wide with Mortar shells
Our runners have been caught
Trapped deep in France without a prayer
Awake all night with rifles cocked
We are surrounded, hope is lost
God help us hold the line
Ammunition is in short supply
They attack for the 2ed time

Chorus

How can they send us to Die!
Cut off, abandoned in the night!
Pinned down by fire
We're running out of food
Thirsty and tired
The dead are with us too!

VERSE 3

6 days of hell that they lived through
Seems like a hell of a longer time
200 men trapped alone
Against the whole German Line
The men that lost their lives
Are in a never ending dream
The forest is stained with blood
At night you can hear them scream

Chorus

Song Stats
Hits: 1919
Comments: 16
Fans: 7
Plays: 66
Downloads: 45
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Mar 20, 2011 - 07:11:33 PM
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2011 - 07:11:33 PM Last Played: Apr 09, 2017 - 02:20:08 PM
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Hardware:
ESP guitar, Warwick bass, MXL mic
Software:
GB, amplitube
Comments
TheComfortLeaf said 2409 days ago (March 20th, 2011)
Shred tastic !
Fantastic shredding I love the guitar solo wow , this drums have some energy . Great lyrics dude listening to the song I was re acting the stuff in my head . Mos def about war no one wins .
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CounterHarmony said 2409 days ago (March 20th, 2011)
Thanks CL
Glad you liked it, man. Thanks for listening.
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RAVENS said 2409 days ago (March 20th, 2011)
Awesome
Wow, killer guitar playing man! Powerful lyrics, great voice singing them as well. War is indeed a terrible thing. The 2:20 mark is cool, great touch!

RAVEN ;-)
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CounterHarmony said 2409 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Thanks Raven
Thank You! I appreciate that.
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Reggie_Pole said 2409 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Metallic history lesson
Cool combination of old school metal and the military march. Ripping work on the leads. I like the vocal harmony parts. Unique choice of topic for a metal tune. Nice tribute to our WWI efforts. Fortunately, very few of us know how horrible the battlefield is.
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CounterHarmony said 2409 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
Thanks RP
Thanks man, the vocal harmony takes me a long time to get right...and I still cringe at certain parts,so thanks that means a lot! Yeah, war is pretty nasty business alright.
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racerat said 2408 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
The Forest
Epic story. Loved historic lyrics, especially true ones. Great chorus break progression. Insane drums!
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CounterHarmony said 2408 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Thanks RR
Thanks man, glad you enjoyed it. I love historical songs as well, one of my favorite songs of all times is "Alexander the Great" by Iron Maiden.

As always , I appreciate the comment.
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Kicbal said 2406 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
Killer
Great guitar riffs. Cool vocals and lyrics. I love the 3rd verse lyrics. My only comment (while listening to this at mid volume on my studio monitors is I'm wishing that the guitars were louder, actually the whole mix could be louder. Otherwise this kicks hard. Cool man.
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CounterHarmony said 2406 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks for listening man and for the input.
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fasteddie said 2405 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
Killer
It's good to have some heavy stuff going on here.

I particularly dig the vocals; excellent delivery.

Great use of double bass.
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CounterHarmony said 2405 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
Thanks FE
I agree \m/

Thanks man, i struggle with vocals, so It means a lot to hear that.

I appreciate the listen.
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egobandit said 2404 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
send us to die
I like that line, cool riffin in this tight and rockin song, Heavy duty the lead is very melodic I like that , the breakdown and how it comes back in is a nice touch excellent all around!
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CounterHarmony said 2404 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Thanks EB
Glad you enjoyed it. I added that little breakdown in last minute, thought it gave the chorus a little extra feeling...thanks for the listen :)
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papag said 2404 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Mojo
The story is bleak and well told. Your riffs are titanic! Metal meets WWII...

thanks for the download :)
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CounterHarmony said 2404 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Thanks Papag
History metal!

Thank you so much for the support and listen. Glad you got the download, enjoy!
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