Like lions among men, THE FIRSTBORN come forth as a true force of nature within a movement where mindless, continuous repetition of the same old formulas is often mistaken for talent. With its roots grounded deep within the Black Metal movement of the first half of the '90s, the band soon revealed an immense urge to detach themselves from the multitudes of clones that by then began invading the underground. Towards the turn of the millennium, already with two albums under their belts, they sharpened their senses and underwent transformation. The maturation took five years, but eventually saw them define their own identity and embrace a path they could call their own. In the search for enlightenment, they took, and keep taking, steady steps in their ongoing search for perfection.
"Lions among Men" is the 2012 of portuguese metal band The Firstborn.
CD Digipack edition.
1. Lions Among Men 8:50
2. Without As Within 9:14
3. Wantless 6:02
4. Vajra Eyes 7:23
5. Eight Flashing Lances 7:08
6. Nothing Attained, Nothing Spoken 8:54
7. Sounds Liberated As Mantra 7:20
Recorded At – Estúdios MDL
Mastered At – The Boiler Room
Bass Guitar – Hélder Malícia
Drums – Rolando Barros
Guitar – Filipe Lima
Guitar, Sampler – Nuno Gervásio
Layout – Phobos Anomaly Design
Mastered By – Collin Jordan
Photography By – Pedro Almeida
Recorded By, Mixed By – André Tavares
Sitar, Synthesizer [Synths], Percussion [Additional], Sampler [Additional] – Luis Simões
Vocals [Additional] – Hugo Santos (tracks: 2 to 4, 6)
Vocals, Guitar – Bruno Fernandes