Album Credits

Produced by Joe III and Trapper Quintero.

Recorded July to November 2008.
Recorded at Suicide Studios (New Windsor, NY) and Far Too Frail Studios (Saugerties, NY)
Mastered December 19, 2008 by Joe Gagliardi III at Hit The Road Productions (Chester, NY)

Joe Gagliardi III:
Vocals, Guitars, Synth Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums, Samples, Abnormalities,
Programming and Sequencing.

Guest Musicians:
Additional Drums on Tracks 2, 6 & 10 by Jason Andersen.
Additional Bass on Tracks 5 & 6 by David Andersen.

Visual Stimuli by Joe Gagliardi III

All Music and Lyrics by Joe Gagliardi III except*
“Method of Design” written by Joe Gagliardi III and Trapper Quintero.
“This House” written by Joe Gagliardi III and Phil Warran.
“Spiritual Warfare” written by Joe Gagliardi III and Kai Gunning.

Gear Used

iMac G5
LaCie Hard Drives
ProTools 7.4
Digi002
Propellarheads Reason
FL Studio 4
Garageband 3
Schecter Guitars
Boss GT-8 Processor
Pick Guy Guitar Picks
D’Addario Guitar Strings
Roland TD-1 Drums
Shrue SM48
Alesis Micron Analog Synth
Sony Stereos
Sony and Fisher Speakers
Sony MDR-XD200 Headphones

ZSR-005

"React" Lyrics

Clenching teeth
Tourniquets
Injections of heroin

Suicide of choice
Your opinion is your voice
In a room with only you and your device…

Woken up
By the stench of death
It suffocates each and every breath

I wait
For darkness
To speak, to come and consume

(scat singing)

Consumed by despair
Drowning in this river, I am
Deep inside the mind that rapes
Forever I am enslaved

Forever…

Man cannot be saved from self-inflicted extinction

we are,
we are fucked

"Method of Design" Lyrics

Autumn leaves fall to the ground
The seasons change the earth everyday
Cold winds blow all that’s left away
Persephone brings death to life

you can’t undo the method of design
you can’t undo the cycle of life

So all of this and nothing has changed?
Time is running out in the hourglass, for her
Love dies like our memories erase
Faces fade, like night into day

you can’t undo the method of design
you can’t undo the cycle of life

Disconnected by the sorrow we feel
Our dreams change, suspending in time
Just like Iife, all that we love will wither and die

you can’t undo the method of design
you can’t undo the madness you define*

Fall asleep
Into a dream
of your design
As our world
dies

"This House" Lyrics

…the door is open, let yourself (in)…

Welcome to this house of mine
Life hangs itself on the walls
Memories running up and down the halls of pain and joy
In a single sentence you shattered my life

Contradicting modes of action
My dreams become distorting scars
Motions of confusion swirling around, can’t keep gravity
Cannot see the force in front of me can’t undo this blasphemy

…those nightmares scream at me

This is the house of my life
This house made me who I am
The winds of pain blowing by
Imprisoned by myself, self-enemy

Contradicting modes of action
My dreams become distorting scars
Motions of confusion swirling around, can’t keep gravity
Cannot feel the force in front of me can’t undo this blasphemy

This is where I began

Contradicting modes of action
My dreams become distorting scars
Motions of confusion swirling around, can’t keep gravity
Cannot know the force in front of me can’t undo reality

…this pain and suffering

"The Bleeding Mississippi" Lyrics

hand in hand
I’ve walked the earth
with grief, driven by the pain, suffocate in mud and dirt
death loves me just the same as I start to fall…

i lay my head down to the earth
and feel the trembling of hurt
the love of god was given then taken away
i lost my faith

damaged by the lives, in which we live
killing a life is the gift we give

i lay my head down to the earth
and feel the trembling of hurt
the love of god was given then taken away
i lost my faith

running red, I’m bleeding
running red, I’m seeing
running red down the river bed

damaged by the price in which we live
killing a life, is this your thoughtful gift?
the laws of reasoning are dead…

i lay my head down to the earth
and feel the trembling of hurt
the love of god was given then taken away
i lost my faith

i lay my head down to the earth
and feel the trembling of hurt
the love of god was given then taken away
i lost my faith

"Spiritual Warfare" Lyrics

A sheep among the wolves
Sent us away to serve

It was allowed
that our lives and pride
are to die, for a cause
that means nothing at all…

they say
they say “stand up for your rights”
they say “lay down and die”

In the architecture of the plan, I don’t think we wanted this
But where will Allah be, to come and save us from our devastation?

In a land, so far away
The plan was put into effect

the innocent blood
flows from the womb
of mother earth
drowning us all…

they say
they say “stand up for your rights”
they say “lay down and die”

In the architecture of the plan, I don’t think we wanted this
But where will Allah be, to come and save us from our devastation?
In the architecture of the plan, I don’t think we wanted this
But when will Allah see, to come and bring death and judgement to all?

In the architecture of the plan, I don’t think we wanted this
But where will Allah be, to come and save us from our devastation?
In the architecture of the plan, I don’t think we wanted this
But when will Hades bring all of us to our final destination?

"That'll Be The Day" Lyrics

The past of your lies
Bashing your conscience to death
Choking on the aneurysm
of your last dying breath

That’ll be the day… When you start to think
That’ll be the day… When you fess up to your mistakes
That’ll be the day… When you fall from grace
That’ll be the day…

Shame is all that you know, you cling to it like blood on the cross
A wolf in sheeps’ clothing is what you are and your deception is unwelcome at my door

That’ll be the day…
That’ll be the day…

Shame is all that you know, you cling to it like blood on the cross
A wolf in sheeps’ clothing is what you are and your deception is unwelcome at my door
Escape the pain, numb the nerves, intoxicate your state of mind
Disintegrating by all of those that you have left behind

Sometimes
suicide
seems like the only way

To get away and to find inner peace

Death by your
religious beliefs
War in the name of GOD is unscrupulous

You must find yourself and reclaim your faith

Fixed on blasphemy
you’ve destroyed
the trust in me

That’ll be the day…
That’ll be the day…

"Son of Mourning" Lyrics

Walk with me into, the sunset
Walk with me into, the darkness
Walk with me with trust, in hand
Walk with me, we are, the damned

The son of mourning (rises)
The sun bleaches my eyes
Cursed by my past
I walk this path to Hades

Walk with me and the spirits of the dead
Come here and feel the suffering
My mind wanders through purgatory
While the devil looks after it’s own

The son of mourning (rises)
The sun bleaches my eyes
Cursed by my past
I walk this path to Hades

You challenge me…
With sinful offerings…

So now it seems that I am free
From the hounds of hell stalking me

Hereafter… I enjoy the sunrise
Hereafter… I enjoy the sunset
Hereafter… I enjoy the stillness
Hereafter… I enjoy the silence of tomorrow morning…

"The Battle of Kings" Lyrics

Formed from nothing – Into everything we know – Blending – Unformed galaxies
Bleeding – The species – From one another into one another

This war inside of me, between the battle of kings
Is dividing the core of equality
A war of humanity desecrates the needed unity
But I must stand by and observe this treachery

Elemental properties – of the water, earth, sun and sky – We are killing the laws that have been placed to make
what’s life
Repentance – for our sins – Will never be given – Since we disease

This war inside of me, between the battle of kings
Is dividing the core of equality
A war of humanity desecrates the needed unity
But I must stand by and observe this treachery

In hate
You plague
In hate
You rape
In life
You lie
In death
You deny

Why?

This war inside of me, between the battle of kings
Is dividing the core of equality
A war of humanity desecrates the needed unity
But I must stand by and observe this treachery

Our need _ to create __ superior control
As within _ the eon _ of a beautiful supernova
Will destroy _ everything _ in existence
Within _ the line _ of a thought
We will _ have never been
Through _ the passages _ of time
Truth and justice _ have been destroyed
Allowing _ godless men _ to delete all that was ever all…

ever all…
ever…