FAITH, FLESH & BLOOD

by WITHDRAWAL

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Our debut release on A389 Records was a transitional period for the band, as 3/5 of the band had left after a particularly tense tour.

These songs were darker and more raw in sound and structure. For some reason it sounded more stripped down than Unknown Misery, even though it was recorded at a very expensive studio (for more than each of our other recording costs combined...).

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released June 21, 2011

VOCALS AND ELECTRONICS: Adam
LEFT GUITAR AND BASS: Joel
RIGHT GUITAR AND LEADS: Brad
DRUMS: Daniel

Artwork by Give Up

Recorded in January 2011 by Craig Boychuck at Private Ear Studios / The Gloom Cave

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Track Name: SHAPESHIFTER
CRYING, WHISPERING, CHILDREN LIKE RATS:
HIDING IN THE SHADOWS THEY BREED!
ILLUSIONS. A HALO OF FLIES.
BENEATH US, IN SECRET, THEY SPEAK.
DRESSED IN DISGUISE. LOST IN A LIE.
AS SAD AS A SIGHT AS YOU'LL SEE.
SHAPESHIFTING FROM WOMAN TO MAN.
CONJURING FALSE IMAGERY.
SHAPESHIFTERS. LIARS. THEY FALL.
THE ILLUSION IS SO THIN, THE POISONS ARE SOAKED IN.
A MASQUERADE OF GOD AWFUL ART.
A GROUP OF FAKES FROM THE FUCKING START.
YOUR VOICE? THE WORST THING I'VE HEARD.
SONS OF THE NIGHT AND THE LIARS OF DAY.
WE CURSE YOUR WORLD AS YOU FADE AWAY.
AND ALL ALONG: WE SING YOUR FUNERAL SONG.
AND AS YOU CRY: WE LAUGH UNTIL IT HURTS AT HOW HARD YOU TRY.
PIERCING HOLES IN THE VEIL OF YOUR ILLUSION...
...CAUGHT IN THE EYES OF TRUTH YOUR WALLS COME FALLING DOWN.
SEE THROUGH YOU. BLACK TONGUES OF LIARS.
SHAPESHIFTER. NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY YOU'VE LOST.
Track Name: BLOODLAW
HEAR NOW A WHISPER; SO FAINT BUT SO CLEAR!
THE WORLD OFFERS NOTHING BUT SORROW AND FEAR.
THE STRONG RULE THE WEAK: THE CLEVER RULE THE STRONG.
KNOW NOW THAT DARKNESS WILL OVERTAKE DAWN.
ONE BY ONE AS WE MARCH TOWARDS DEATH.
BURNING AND RAPING UNTIL NOTHING IS LEFT.
THIS IS THE BLOOD LAW.
BRED AS SADISTS, WE FUCK IN DISEASE.
BLOATED ON OUR BACKS, WE LIVE LIFE ON OUR KNEES.
NOTHING IS HOLY. NOTHING IS SACRED.
THERE IS NO GOD.
CASTING OURSELVES INTO THE SUFFERING.
AN ACT OF MERCY IS AN ACT OF WEAKNESS.
NO ONE IS SPARED FROM THE GLORY OF BLOODLAW.
AND AS THE WORLD OVERFLOWS WITH THE MASSES OF THE WEAK?
WE LEAVE BEHIND A LEGACY OF VIOLENCE AND DECEIT.
NOW WE DANCE UPON THE BACKS OF THE WEAK.
DRINKING. SING FOR OUR BLOOD. SO WE FEAST.
NO TURNING BACK. EXIST TO SPREAD FEAR.
MAN CHOSE DESTRUCTION AND PARANOIA.
CHAOS OVER THE EMBRACE OF THE HOLY.
WE HAVE CONDITIONED OURSELVES TO BE INDIFFERENT TO THE SUFFERING WE SEE EVERYDAY.
BLOOD LOSS BROUGHT UPON OURSELVES.
THE LAWLESSNESS. APOCALYPSE BROUGHT UPON BY OURSELVES.
TAUGHT TO HATE WITH EVERY EFFORT OF STRENGTH IN MY HEART.
HUMANKIND IS NO DIFFERENT THAN BEAST.
THOSE ABOVE YOU WILL PROFIT FROM THE SUFFERING... SINCE THE DAWNING OF TIME.
SHOW NO MERCY TO THOSE BEFORE YOU.
CAST THEM DOWN WITHOUT REMORSE.
THE STRONG RULE THE WEAK: THE CLEVER RULE THE STRONG.
SINCE THE DAWNING OF TIME.
THE BLOOD LAW.
Track Name: KINGDOM COME
LOVE LOST FOR LIFE THAT'S NOT LIVING.
SOULS ARE BOUGHT AND SOLD.
BURNT OUT HEARTS. EXTINGUISHED THE FIRES.
LEFT IN THE DARK AND COLD.
A DESPERATION FOR A LOVE THAT'S DIFFERENT.
LIFE IS COMING APART.
FORCE MYSELF NOT TO WISH OR DREAM:
I KNOW THEY'RE DOOMED FROM THE START.
VISIONS OF MYSELF WITH THE HARLOTS AND LIARS.
BURNING MY EMOTION ON THE FUNERAL PYRES.
FAITH TORTURED BY MY OWN SELF DOUBT.
I TRY TO PROTEST BUT SAND FILLS MY MOUTH.
SO I DRINK FROM THE CUP OF DISEASE.
ALL THE WHILE CHASING THROUGH THE MEMORIES OF A HEAVEN.
SO VIVID! ALMOST THERE...
I HAVE TO TURN AWAY BECAUSE IT HURTS ME TO STARE AT MY FAITH...
MY FLESH....
MY BLOOD....
...IT'S NEVER ENOUGH.
DYING CHASING OUR HEAVEN.
OUR KINGDOM COME.
I'M LOST IN AN ENDLESS ILLUSION.
FEELING LOST FOR DAYS AND DAYS.
STARE INTO THE FUTURE; SICK TO MY STOMACH.
PARALYZED. CAUGHT IN A DAZE.
ANOTHER YEAR WORSE THAN THE LAST.
DISAPPOINTMENT LET GO OF MY HAND.
LEFT ME TO DIE IN THE BURNING FIRES.
A MASS GRAVE OF HOPE AND BURNING DESIRES.
TO MY DISMAY, LIFE GOES ON.
MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT. THE HOLY FALL AT THE DAWN.
HEAVEN SO DISTANT: NOWHERE NEAR.
TRAPPED INSIDE A MAZE CONTROLLED BY FEAR.
TIRED ANGELS... HOW WE FELL.
HEADFIRST FROM HEAVEN INTO LIVING HELL.
WHERE EVERYTHING IS NEVER ENOUGH.
SO WE SACRIFICE FAITH, FLESH AND BLOOD.
A WORLD THAT IS POISONED.
FRUIT THAT SOURS.
ROBBED OF EVERYTHING.
NOTHING IS OURS.
A JAUNDICE MOON. CANCEROUS SUN.
CLOSE MY EYES AND PRAY. KINGDOM COME.
Track Name: ROTTEN HELL
TRADED DAYS FOR ENDLESS NIGHTS.
PUNISHMENT FOR A THOUSAND CRIMES.
BEGGING FOR A RAY OF LIGHT.
POISON TO DRINK; MEALWORM TO EAT.
BURNING SANDS BENEATH MY FEET.
CARRION FLESH CLINGS TO MY BONES.
BROKEN TEETH AND FIRE SEARED THROATS.
DESPERATE AND TIRED I CLAW AT YOUR FACE.
I PRAY.
SUFFER IN HELL.
AND I TRY TO PASS THE TIME.
ANOTHER NIGHT OF LIARS SERMONS AND CRIES.
PASSING OUT BREAD TO THE LEPERS AND POOR...
...WASH OFF THE SIN OF THE SUCCUBUS WHORES.
MOUTHBREATHERS WITH FESTERING SORES.
I CAN'T STAND THIS: I'M IN HELL.
NEVERTHELESS, MY MIND IS AT EASE.
SUFFERING SOMEHOW KEEPS ME AT PEACE.
WHILE OTHERS PAID THE PRICE...
...SOLD THEIR SOULS TO SERVE PARADISE.
I MADE THE MISTAKE OF DARING TO DREAM.
RUINED MY LIFE AT SEVENTEEN.
HOW WAS I EXPECTED TO KNOW THE DARKSIDE OF LIFE.
ENDLESS LOWS.
DARKENED HALLS. ABANDONED ROADS.
SAD SONGS FOR WAYWARD SOULS.
FORFEIT MY BODY AND MIND,
AS THE OTHERS TURN THEIR EYES TO THE SKY.
I BROKE MY FINGERS DIGGING HOLES IN THE GROUND.
DUG A GRAVE WHERE I COULD FINALLY LAY, AND REST.
TO TURN MY BACK ON GOD FOR HELL.
YOU CAN CALL IT SUFFERING.
OR FEELING PAIN.
BUT I KNOW I HAD TO KILL MYSELF JUST TO LIVE, AGAIN.
AND NOW I'M LOST IN SOLIDARITY.
I CAN FEEL THE FUTURE FALL THROUGH MY FINGERS.
NOW NO MATTER WHERE I LAY MY HEAD IT'S NEVER HOME.