But between "Armada" (2006) and it's predecessor "Agnen. A Journey through the Dark" (1999) there is a gap of seven years. The small EP "Reclaim" fills this gap with some fine songs, harsh but progressive black metal, and with the great Attila doing the vocals.
I wouldn't mention this EP, if there weren't some fragments of latin in the lyrics.
From the track "IX"
in limbo - in the limbo
in vitro - within the glass (means: life not in a living organism but in a controlled environment)
gigni de nihilo nililum, in nihilum nil posse reverti - Nothing can be born of nothing, nothing can be resolved into nothing (This is a phrase written by Persius, a Roman author (1st century a.d.) of dark, hard to understand satires).
From the track "Reclaim"
faber est quisque fortunae suae - Man forges his own destiny (Appius Claudius Caecus, about 300 b.c.)
lex Talionis - Talion's law (= An eye for an eye)
Vae victis - Woe to the vanquished (said by Gaul's leader Brennus who forced the Romans to bring gold and silver after he had captured the city of Rome in 387 b.c.)
fiat iustitia et pereat mundus - Let there be justice, though the world perish (motto of Ferdinand I., Holy Roman Emperor (1503-1564)
mortui non mordent - dead men don't bite
sic itur ad astra - that's how you reach the stars
exegi monumentum aere perennius - I've raised a monument more permanent than bronce (originally from Roman's famous poet Horace, Ode III, 30, praising his own poetry and claiming that his fame will last forever... where he's actually right because after more than 2000 years he's still (beside Vergil) the most famous and valued Roman writer).
So let us hope that Keep of Kalessin as well exegit musicam aere perennius.