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These are 5 real heavy songs that'll break your neck if you head bang to 'em, so be careful. The second 5 tracks are the tracks again without words and new names for those who really want to get into the nitty gritty details of those guitars in there.

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released July 4, 2015

Vocals - Andrew Gaskin
Guitars, programming, mixing, and mastering - Garrett Vandenberg

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Garrett Vandenberg Brant, Ontario

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Track Name: The Hot New Single
You are sustained by nothing, there are no tethers on You.
No contingency. Pure actuality, no potentiality. It is you who is the sustainer. I am contingent upon Your existence. You have no need for me yet I exist in this reality. The parts that make up who I am are repelling me away from you... And I can't help this. I try to feel but I can't. I need something more than what I am. To get out I must look within. But as I peer inward there is something missing. An ocean between. A void remains where what connected me and you once stayed.

Pangea, Split and shifted. What was once connected and whole has been ripped and
The drift of these continents has caused cataclysmic damage to all our contingence.
What was once contiguous, exist only in remnants of our fission.

Broken fragments of what we used to be, splayed across the open seas. This distance is killing me and I know there has to be a way to bridge past this anomaly. Connectivity is what I crave but these lonely waters will become my grave if you don't save me.

Breath Your winds, a mighty gale into my sails and bring me back to my purpose.
Erode all anchor holds and move me to a higher plane of existence.

We are all islands unto ourselves!
Connect me to You and through You, me to everyone else...
Track Name: The Chart Topper
Come back to me my first love
Retreat from your hiding.
I've faded for far too long and I'm tired of dying...
My thirst has not been quenched, the longing of my heart has been fixed.
I am desperate for your presence.
To live alive inside is my dream.

What is life if it's not poured out for others? What is love if all it does not cover? To live deep is my desire, the yearning of my soul Is to escape this mire. Who am I? That you are mindful of me? Beneath the stars our romance is so fleeting...

But you still pursue me,
Relentless in Your love, You fought for me when I was dead and nothing to behold...

Oh Your love!

I cannot escape from your ever piercing gaze. Your eyes burn with passion. Which you spilt forth for me. You did not flinch when you heard how high the cost. For the joy set before You, you endured it all...

You faced death and did not blink... With resolve like flint you pulverized the grave! Now you call out to me!

Come back to me my first love
Retreat from your hiding
You've faded for far too long, no need for dying
Your thirst I came to quench, the longing of my heart is fixed.
I am desperate for you presence!
I came to give you life! Give you life!

I came and died so you could have life!
Come to life my child (x2)
If life you seek then come and drink deep!
Track Name: The Instant Classic
I am everything I've ever seen and ever heard.
An amalgamation of experience and thought.
Even though I perceive something beyond, these eyes won't let me see past all that is before me.

As I contemplate the matter at hand, I am left only with my thoughts. Memories cascading through synapses, illuminating and orchestrating a biological infrastructure powered by a will that cannot be explained.

Neurons fire as I enact desire to interact with this world. Who started this causal chain? Can I know anything?
Knowing that, even my eyes do deceive me...
Am I lost? Can life poses any form of meaning?

Mind over matter
Observe the universe in all its majesty
Mind over matter
but don't blink or look away. As fast as you close your eyes it will all change.
Fundamentals constantly in flux. All we know is all we don't.

My ideologies become me,
an infinity of complexity rides on my shoulders. Leading and guiding this colossus through space and time.

Nothing is as it seems, my thoughts are muddled by my restrained perceptions. Confined and undermined by my own position.
Now I see in part but one day I will rise above.

I will rise above (x3)
I am the perceiver, only because I'm being perceived.
Can life poses any form of meaning?

Mind over matter
Observe the universe in all its majesty
Mind over matter
but don't blink or look away. As fast as you close your eyes it will all change.
Fundamentals constantly in flux. All we know is all we don't.
Track Name: The Smash Hit
We carved stones.
Into images of our design.
We gazed upon these empty muses devoid of life
We surrendered our adoration, submitting to our gods in vain prostration.

We erect our high places as monuments stating our abominations.
Our shrines litter the lands as bastions of the gods we fashioned with our hands...
Our children pass through the fire to ensure that we have all we desire.
Harvest and peace in our land. Is it worth it all? I can't understand...
I remember One who called us by name. Out of bondage and into promise with His mighty hand.

Who is this Great God? Before whom mountains melt like wax! Who is this mighty King? Who strikes fear into His enemies!

My name is Josiah I found the Lord's law it was long forgotten...
How long have we defaced our land with these idols made by our very hands
Great God what have we done? Turning our hearts towards the earth and sun...
We have forgotten the One who created us all beneath the heavens

What have we done? Turned ourselves away from you God!
What have we done? Made a mockery of your commands!
What have we done? Brought a curse upon our land!
What have I done! I've let this happen!

Iconoclasm, the time has come to tear our idols down.
Iconoclasm, we will make Your name great again!

Tear down the shrines, tear down the temples, bring the high places down.
Raze them to the ground!
Purge us!

We are all idols with skin on. Worshipping ourselves and the works of our hands. We try to remain but, we can't stay... We are not any kind of permanence. We will fade away... Look to the One who was, look to the one who is and will remain...
Track Name: The New Platinum Track
Knowing that our tuning is fine, there must be a scheme to Your design.
But... Where do I draw the line? Where do You draw the line?

Illusion takes me by the hand and leads me in an elegant ballroom dance.
There's nothing else anymore, only these lines I've scribbled on the floor.

A great mirage fuels my pursuit, an oasis awaits filled with deeper truth.

Grandeur tempts my eager soul with promises of uncharted soil.

I will mine deep, deeper than anyone who has come before me. I will find the truth. The unity behind everything!

This seed begins to grow, roots spread deeply and entangle my soul...
Mind fixed with deadly precision. Connect the dots pollute all of my vision.
While I'm caught up in this trance my life slips away with each new advance...
I tell myself it all makes sense but I can't see the cage I'm in.

Digression from the task at hand
I feel the sudden urge rise again...
As I peruse the data before me
Patterns emerge and passion consumes me
As it unfolds I see more clearly.

I see what others do not
I see what others cannot
I see what others do not
I see what others cannot see!

As I pursue the truth, meaning springs forth from everything.
My judgment blurred by my limited understanding.

My heart is pure but I can't seem to see true
Guide me with Your hands.
So that I can make it through...

You see what others do not
You see what others cannot
You see what others do not
You see what others cannot see!

Dazed and confused I pursue you
Crazed and reclused I need you,

My endless mirage... (x4)

As I pursue the truth, meaning springs forth from everything.
My judgment blurred by my limited understanding.

Divulge the pattern
Divulge the pattern
I must,
Divulge the pattern
Divulge the pattern
I must,
Divulge the pattern...
Track Name: Islands
(Instrumental)
Track Name: First Love
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Ideologies (Feat. Jared Smith)
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Iconoclastic
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Apophenia
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Metaphysical Realities and Philosophical Conundrums
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