If I aspire along the way, to make amends
To forge a home in the memories of long forgotten friends
I only ask you’ll help me find – amidst the coil of harder times
A reason it’s worthwhile!

Fellowship is a power metal based in the United Kingdom. Formed in 2019, this band is one of the few pure power metal bands to emerge over the last few years. In recent years, the general trend in the genre has been to lean towards gimmicks and stand out aesthetic elements to draw in fans. Not that there’s anything wrong with gimmicks. But it is refreshing to hear a band that just plays power metal, nothing more and nothing less.

The band’s debut album, The Saberlight Chronicles, released on July 15th 2022. Featuring cheesy fantasy themed lyrics, absurdly fast and melodic shred guitar, punchy up-tempo drums, and high, soaring vocals; this album is 12 tracks of stereotypical power metal remade for the modern era of music. The bold decision to do something new, by doing something old has resulted in an album that is an absolute delight to listen to. And on this stellar album, the most outstanding track of all is Glint.

The song is about self worth and realizing your capability, but the way this theme is presented is not only unique, but very well done. The song presents the concept of destiny and worthiness as unnecessary, you are already worthy and your destiny is yours to decide. It is perhaps one of the most organically inspirational songs ever written, with a brilliant symphonic atmosphere enveloping soaring vocals and mesmerizingly melodic guitar. This song is more than the average uplifting metal track, it is the very essence of what inspires us as people. The ability to defy any rule that seems set in stone. The power to decide what we do with ourselves. And the idea that we can choose our own path, in defiance of what anyone tells us. It compels the listener to abandon any standard to which they hold themselves to, anything that makes one feel like they need to achieve something to prove their worth. Because they’ve “always been worthy”.

Submitted by Prashant Srinivasan Sarkar

Listen to the track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j0oE6RiWng

Glint
Led by the fire of a thousand burning lights
To a hillside of heroes who welcome me there
Am I lost to ambition, or might it be right that
Before the light can burn another quite so bright…
I’ll
Storm through the gates to the strength that I hold inside
By the might that’s burnt into my skin by birthrite?
Blaze, in the pyres of a destiny that calls to the
Warriors who never needed destiny at all!
Request of the moonlight, that the sun sees my face
Let the gleam of my reflection all these doubts resign
I’ll go where the light goes, be it throne or be it cage
So my life reflects the truth that these words imply
So
Storm through the gates to the strength that I hold inside
By the might that’s burnt into my skin by birthrite!
Blaze, in the pyres of a destiny that calls to the
Warriors who never needed destiny at all!
I’ve always been worthy
I’ve always been worthy
I’ve always been worthy
I know that you know me!
I’ve always been worthy
I’ve always been worthy
I’ve always been worthy
I know…
If I aspire along the way, to make amends
To forge a home in the memories of long forgotten friends
I only ask you’ll help me find – amidst the coil of harder times
A reason it’s worthwhile!
Storm through the gates to the strength that I hold inside
By the might that’s burnt into my skin by birthrite!
Storm through the gates to the strength that I hold inside
By the might that’s burnt into my skin by birthrite!
Blaze, in the pyres of a destiny that calls to the
Warriors who never needed destiny at all!
I’ve always been worthy
I’ve always been worthy
I’ve always been worthy
I know that you know me!
I’ve always been worthy
I’ve always been worthy
I’ve always been worthy
I know, I know!