Lawful Evil

by The Dread Crew of Oddwood

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leratier Alestorm fans, you can buy this one. This is more "Folk" than "Metal", but if you like fast pirate songs and rough voices, this one is for you. All tracks are good ! Favorite track: Side Quest.
Douglas Clark
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Douglas Clark These guys are the most awesome pirates ever to sail the severn seas! I could listen to them over and over again! Long may heavy mahogany reign! \m/ Favorite track: Heavy Mahogany.
Jeremy Hammond
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Jeremy Hammond Gets stuck in my head way too easily. Favorite track: Sulfur.
Gematriel
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Gematriel The best production of all their releases. Fast and heavy. The physical release is gorgeous. For me, this album is not a grower like "Heavy Mahogany", but an instant classic like "Rocktopus". Live shows are great and I hope to see you guys again soon !

HYDRALISK.! Favorite track: Sand Lobster.
Sean Babbitt
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Sean Babbitt Side Quest is the greatest fucking song of all goddamn time. Sail on, you scurvy bastards. Favorite track: Side Quest.
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released March 25, 2016

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Track Name: Join The Ranks
So you want to join the ranks of the Dread Crew?
To toss your lot in life in with the sordid likes of us.
Here there's gold, blood and glory­ not just holes but epic stories
A chance to leave this world with more than dust
Well I will tell you you will haul, you will fight and you may die
But liquid gold and golden coin won't be in short supply.
Yet once you climb aboard your soul is never coming back
So you best now leave your conscience here to die

The men who stand before you are your officers and keys.
They've held their own against the many demons of the seas.
It's to them that you will answer­ your lives are now their whim
And if you meet with their displeasure you fucking better know to swim
Riven­ the first mate is seen as my right hand
Smithy guides this floating hulk across the sea and land
Stark­ the Quartermaster is the man who gives you life­
he is your judge, he is your jury and you best not cause him strife.
Deckard our Boatswain is the master of the sails
T-bone master gunner just likes to blow up whales
and Rouba fucking Jouba­ I don't know what he does here
but he changed his name to Francis and he fucking disappeared.
And me? I am your captain but refer to me as God.
I am the master, the commander, and at sea my word is law.
Now that you're aboard let’s cast off shore and follow through.
You've got a heavy day ahead­ welcome to the crew!
Track Name: Side Quest
Far too long since our last raid
No bounties found for 40 days
A course was set for gilded ports
To claim new riches by the sword

We disembarked and made for town
As we harked a faint yet festive sound
Luring us to the gov’nor's home
A palace laced with pearl and gold

Storm right through the doors and take what we can get
We’ll party with these drunken fools and steal all of their shit, yeah!
Tear this place apart and leave not but a single shred
Tonight we’ll be much richer men, tonight they’ll all be dead!

We dive rolled past a sleeping guard
And through a window left ajar
Our hosts were drunk, a pointless fight
So guns were stowed and we grabbed a pint

All filled up on food and wine
The thought of theft escaped our minds
When a fat prick fell upon my knife
They stopped, we froze, and began to fight!

Storm right through the doors and take what we can get
We’ll party with these drunken fools and steal all of their shit, yeah!
Tear this place apart and leave not but a single shred
Tonight we’ll be much richer men, tonight they’ll all be dead!

Flint was struck and blades swung fast
Booze was spilled as bullets flew past
Heads were split and skulls cracked open
Necks were snapped and backs were broken

We stood tall with death at boot
Then made for the halls and began our loot
Tons of gold coin, jewels and rings
Now let’s set sail and live as kings!


Storm right through the doors and take what we can get
We’ll party with these drunken fools and steal all of their shit, yeah!
Tear this place apart and leave not but a single shred
Tonight we’ll be much richer men, tonight they’ll all be dead!
Track Name: Heavy Mahogany
Riding on high above the mighty waves of steel
You heed the call!
Running all throughout your veins you can’t help but feel
The tune takes us all!

Smashing all the boundaries to the ground like a battering ram
Playing it as hard and as loud as we possibly can

Heavy Mahogany
Dominates air, land and sea
Heavy Mahogany
In our wood we trust
As we thrust our way to victory

We were all bound by a pact when we crossed our swords
Destined to be!
Burning deep within our hearts we are Wooden Lords
And we are free!

Raise your fists up high to the sky all as one
You are all the lifeblood of our crew and you're second to none

Heavy Mahogany
Dominates air, land and sea
Heavy Mahogany
In our wood we trust
As we thrust our way to victory

Losing all control it’s in your soul there’s nothing left to do
It’s time to cross your swords and swear the oath time to join our crew

Heavy Mahogany
Dominates air, land and sea
Heavy Mahogany
In our wood we trust
As we thrust our way to victory
Track Name: Sulfur
Move you fucking scoundrels the spyglass brings a prize
A hulking trader mercantile of far from modest size
Fill your pistols don your blades and haft and belt your axe

And send the gunners down below to ready the attack


Spark to life the iron beasts that dwell within her gut

Feed them powder shot and chain then haul them in their ruts

Down the sights the timbers lobbing, bobbing in the waves

Bring the final lick of flame to send them to their graves


Use our lead to do the killing sulfur screams the air a-filling
Make them rue the moment where they tried to return fire
Soot and powder stains our skin and burns away the guilt of sin
Turn this floating heap into their pyre
Fire!

Fill their ballast full of holes and tear them limb from limb
Shreds of sailors, soldiers, whalers in their blood they’ll swim
Blast away their will to fight then throw the hooks a soaring
And leave the ones still standing with their throats and bellies pouring

Plunder all within her holds that we have yet to burn
Leave the draining souls remaining for death is all they yearn
Soon this burning butcher's boat will slip beneath the swell
And none will see these souls again 'til we all burn in Hell

Use our lead to do the killing- sulfur screams the air a-filling
Make them rue the moment where they tried to return fire
Soot and powder stains our skin- and burns away the guilt of sin
Turn this floating heap into their pyre
Fire!
Track Name: Siren's Song
Lost their way and drifting at sea
As time and life had ceased to be
The lust for more, forevermore
Held this crew’s hope of reaching shore

Off the bow a thick fog crept
While tightening, empty stomachs wept
For nowhere else, was land in sight
To sail on or sail blind

Fighting just to stay awake
As tired bones began to quake
But surely as their lives were through
Winsome voices called this crew

Release your strength and come to me
No need for hope, now you are free
Let these words compel your heart
All pain and sorrow will depart

Their song had cast an enticing allure
Rendering all their judgment obscure
Into the mist the vessel turned
For safety no one was concerned

Splintered masts and shattered hulls
Unseen by sunken eyes in skulls
Mocked them from the hungry rocks
for they would never reach the docks

Striking hard against the reef
The crew would soon find relief
Oblivious to untold doom
And what the voices would consume

Release your strength and come to me
No need for hope, now you are free
Let these words compel your heart
All pain and sorrow will depart

When ageless beauty seeped aboard
No one cared to raise their sword
Glistening, naked bodies swarmed
And soon the feast began

Lungs were punctured, faces gored
Flesh was eaten, blood was poured
Hungry, feral voices roared
This hopeless voyage now at an end

Release your strength and come to me
No need for hope, now you are free
Let these words compel your heart
All pain and sorrow will depart

Dead men have no tales to tell
With your death our stomachs swell
There’s no warning to this fate
Once you hear our song it’s too late
Track Name: Expedition on Heavy Submarine
Descend into the sea

Let’s dive down underneath the roaring waters
Into the heart of the ocean
Soon you’ll know what it feels like to be prey
So face your fears or sail a bit faster
We’re commandeering your vessel
Surrender is your only chance for escape

Minutes go by and we’re moments behind you
We’ll launch our attack and before you can fight we’ll
Descend into the sea...

Your hull is crushed by our raging torpedo
You’re taking on water and trembling
Scrambling, screaming, you’re already too late
Periscope down! Flank speed towards target!
Tubes one two flash online
Briny ocean depths will be your fate

Minutes go by and we’re moments behind you
We’ll launch our attack and before you can fight we’ll

Descend into the sea
Down to the depths of the ocean
Deep below where no chart goes
Home to all manner of monsters unknown

Descend into the sea
We travel in perpetual motion
Enemies in submission
We’re in position for an underwater
Expedition on Heavy Submarine

Descend into the sea
Down to the depths of the ocean
Deep below where no chart goes
Home to all manner of monsters unknown
Descend into the sea
We travel in perpetual motion
Enemies in submission
We’re in position for an underwater
Expedition on Heavy Submarine
Heavy Submarine
Track Name: Humours of Oddwood Isle
Hup!
Track Name: Raise Your Pints
If you’re ashore after sun down
There’s only one place to go in town
It is the call you can’t ignore
Just stow your troubles at the door

Life is the BOAT! on which we cruise
It doesn’t matter if you win or lose
Booze is the way battles are won
So let’s grab a drink and have some fun

Raise your pints
Drunken nights
Singing, dancing, and fist fights
Raise your pints
Drunken nights
Raise your pints
Drunken nights
Singing, dancing, and fist fights
Drinking till the break of dawn then drinking more until we’re done

Dicing and cards, tables are packed
The meat is fresh and the wenches are stacked
Boasting about adventures past
Embellished stories forever last

Three days have gone, we are still here
This tavern never runs out of beer
And if you have the coin to spend
This drunken party may never end

Raise your pints
Drunken nights
Singing, dancing, and fist fights
Raise your pints
Drunken nights
Raise your pints
Drunken nights
Singing, dancing, and fist fights
Drinking every tavern dry then sailing on until we die

Raise your pints!
Track Name: Sand Lobster
Crash landing, red lights flashing
Turn this thing around
Check turbine light is on
We’re going down!

Whilst flying from coast to coast
Over deserts and arid skies
We met a new breed of armored beast
and we barely escaped with our lives

It looked like a lobster
But it lived in the sand
With a stinger on its tail
And giant claws for hands!

It had eight juicy legs
And a shitload of eyes
It had only one goal
To send us to our demise!

It charged through the rocks
leaving dust in its wake
We stood there stranded
with no chance for escape

The airship is busted
from our constant abuse
the turbine is done for
so let’s put it to use!

Hit the starter, cut the fuel lines
turn the ship around
point the engines at that guy
this lobster’s goin’ down

Cover it with burning fuel, sear its armored shell
burning turbine-fueled inferno
Send this thing to hell

The lobster was cooked
Its shell had turned black
well that’s what he gets
for failing his attack

We cracked open its shell
and snapped off its legs
the succulent sand lobster meat
had us fed for days!

Another high adventure comes to a fiery end
our heroes all survive and Oddwood wins again!
Track Name: Whalin' Rumbo
My eyes cracked open just a titch my jaw and back ached like a bitch
My breath was foul and my head throbbed with pain.
As my eyes filtered in the light I found the crew in a similar plight
Now What the hell did we all drink last night?

About that time we realized that the strange floor on which we lied
Was rather sticky, warm and writhing up and down.
Then from the cavern up ahead crawled twenty crabs with thirty heads
And so we drew the few small arms that we had found.

With broken bottles, knives and axe we smashed those forty claws
and we surmised that we'd been swallowed through some cruel and massive jaws.
What awful fiend had taken us? A shark or archituethis?
And what the hell did we all do last night?

And then a piercing beam of light shone through a distant hole so bright
It was a blowhole! That's the thing that we must find!
To gain our freedom once again we had to reach the whale's head
But then the ground and walls they heaved and churned away.

Way yo
Whalin' rumbo
We reach the whale's blowhole or we tear the beast asundo
Way yo
Whalin' rumbo
With six Oddmen and five Oddbeards we'll fight into the sun'o

Our captor vessel must have felt the damage to those crabs we dealt
And thus it started twisting round and round
Then a massive flood of ambergris it poured out from the dark abyss
We thrust knives to the floor to hold our ground.

And then the monstrous water beast had second thoughts about its feast
And all the walls around our crew they pushed us through
We slipped and slid as we were passed not through the head but through the ass
And left to swim back to our ship amongst the poo.

Way yo
Whalin' rumbo
Not in the belly of the whale we were all in its asshole
Way yo
Whalin' rumbo
We thought that we would win the fight- instead we were all pass'do

Way yo
Whale Shit Gumbo
Not in the belly of the Whale we were all in its asshole
Way yo
Whalin’ Rumbo
We thought that we would win the day instead we were all pass'do
Track Name: Trollwhack
Darkness brought a melody
Drawn in by the ecstasy
Forging through a winter snow
To the Maglestone I go

Vesper hour is at hand
Riding horseback ‘cross the land
Frosty wind creeps in my skin
Crawling with adrenaline

Golden pillars now in sight
Looming in the dead of night
Holding up the Maglestone
When suddenly I’m not alone

Hordes of drinking, dancing trolls
Fill the dark with festive souls
Caught up in the revelry
As it takes a hold of me

Troll! Whack! Troll! Whack! TROLLWHACK!

One approaches leisurely
Bearing items cautiously
Drinking horn a silver hue
Filled with a fermented brew

And an ivory pipe to sing
Unaware what it would bring
Leaning in so I can hear
She rasps a warning in my ear

Choosing not to pay her mind
Leaving my old life behind
I drain the horn of offering
Drinking to the Mountain King

Piping like a savage beast
To forever join their feast
Without ever looking back
Eternal dance of the Trollwhack

Troll! Whack! Troll! Whack! TROLLWHACK!
Track Name: The Gleeman
In an age yet come­ an age long past
a crowd gathered 'round with eyes all cast
To a man on a stage in a patchwork cloak
with hands like lightning, fire, and smoke

He made fly leather, flame and steel
and plucked at a harp with a heavenly feel
And sang with a voice so moving and strong
that all passers by were entranced In his song

Hold high your drinks to the king of the bards
Roll all your dice and lay down your cards
Drum with your fists on the tables and bars
Sing out your heart as you gaze to the stars

He knuckled his mustaches and produced a black wood flute
And from the gilded silver sprouted reels jigs and tunes
The tavern floor was shaking from the dancing and the booze
And not a man or woman there could ever have refused

Now the gleeman held the throng in the palm of his hand
As he spun tales and songs of old heroes and lands
But any can have secrets­ and not all is what it seems
And the evening was cut short by a demon from a dream

A pale grey thing with an eyeless gaze
Drew from hanging robes a long black blade
He slithered through the crowd yet before he reached the stage
A pair of knives flew into empty sockets on his face

Hold high your drinks to the king of the bards
Roll all your dice and lay down your cards
Drum with your fists on the tables and bars
Sing out your heart as you gaze to the stars
Track Name: Storm Riders
Far, from port we sail
catching the winds of a heavy gale
through, the valleys of time
on great storms we ride
feast and fight
forging tales of heroic might
A journey with friends old and new,
That we call our crew

Sail across the golden sea and beyond
the waves that crash against the hull
Now ride the coming storm for the shore
awaits the returning of our souls

Now, we cease to roam
Returning to land we call our home
Life fades to a dream
as we yearn for the sea
fortune and fame
Limitless bounties and lovers to claim
In constant search for what is gone
So our legend can live on

Sail across the golden sea and beyond
the waves that crash against the hull
Now ride the coming storm for the shore
awaits the returning of our souls
Track Name: Dead Man's Medley
Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest
hey up bully boys way aye yo
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Whiskey rum and brandy-o

Bought the chest with blood and gore
hey up bully boys way aye yo
Still they sold their lives for more
Whiskey rum and brandy-o

Fourteen knives and greedy hands
hey up bully boys way aye yo
Cut down each other man for man
Whiskey rum and brandy-o

Last soul alive was the cabin snitch
hey up bully boys way aye yo
That little shit got bloody rich
Whiskey rum and brandy-o