How can you not love an album that has a 22 minute song that feels like 3 minutes? How is this band not Huge? The EP's were great. The Fool was amazing but Exist is next level.
Favorite track: Subjects.
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SUBJECTS I: MEAT SWEATS // SUBJECTS II: ABIDING DISCOMPOSURE.
Let's swing a simple notion. That terrorism is a crime. That sentience is all that's needed to justify a right to life. This ain't no simulation. There ain't no open door. We've got something that they want, but what if we want it more?
SUBJECTS III: NO HOPE - NO FUTURE.
This is not a life! You wanted this - I'm speechless - You wanted all that I have. Who are you - to do this - I'm cornered. I'm castrated. If you heard me - understood me - Would you keep me as a subject? If you felt this - comprehend it - Could you keep me as a subject? Here I am - Here I am - Am I here? - Am I here?
SUBJECTS IV: REALISATION OF WHAT'S AHEAD.
Here I am.
SUBJECTS V: BREAKING BONES.
You wanted this - I'm speechless - You wanted all that I have. Who are you - to do this? - I'm cornered, I am castrated. Breaking bones. You're breaking bones. Can you hear it? - Hear them snap. Can you feel it?
SUBJECTS VI: IS THAT ALL I GET?
Is that all - all I get - is that all - all I get - is that all - all I get - is that all I get?
SUBJECTS VII: MURDER IS MURDER IS MURDER
I am pig. I smell like pig. I squeal like pig. I'm dead fucking pig. I am cow. I'm mad fucking cow. I am horse. I am horse to ride. You kick dead fucking horse. I am wolf. I am hungry like wolf. I howl like wolf. I am dog. I'm pet fucking dog. Now you see it - now you see it. I'm child. I'm wild fucking child. Murder is murder is murder.
Track Name: Shambles
Our hearts are moribund. A gut full of the final breath. A worthless and devalued class is broken up and boiled in acid baths. I'm so sick eating bloods - you're not sick like us. There's no point in denying it. This hereditary diet burrows just one snap away from the bleeding heart I used to fake. I'm so sick of eating bloods - you're not sick, sick like us. You're not sick - sick like this. I'm so sick of eating flesh.
Track Name: Calves
We never pressed the right. It's up to you to fight for the right to choose. Here I am - It's alright. I've got you - it's alright. I still feel you - it's alright. I still need you - it's alright. What's right? What's wrong in here? You take my bloods from me.
Track Name: Lay Down Your Fire Arms
Earth first. There's no more time, this our... Earth first. I'm not a terrorist. I've got me an all-terrainian treehugger blues. A war on terror is a war on us depending on the government you choose. Here's a petition to sign - we'll ink it. A protest march - we'll walk it. Social media shame - we're typing away. A blood sport report - generating shame. When is enough not enough? Do we have to sing about it? We're blue to be green in this current climate. Lay down your firearms. Call off the fox hounds. Engage - direction action. Animal enterprise heroism. Animal enterprise pragmatism
One of the only hardcore albums from the past decade that managed to hook its fangs into my brain. This is a very beautiful, very challenging release. RIYL: Pg. 99, Orchid, Converge. last_vinyl_before_doomsday