Behind the Mask of Sanity

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1.
Splitting of the Mind Lyrics & Music by EC5³M. © 2008 BrainDead Band Music Verse 1: Murderous will and no remorse..... Voice of darkness stuck in mind See the face and (my) strings were pulled Must do what is right. Half a decade stuck in silence Quarantined in my cell Agoraphobic patterns swirl Release date (is) coming soon. “All is fine, and you’ll be free To enjoy life’s gifts and fantasies All in your way are envious (And) out to make you grieve.” It’s all clear what’s to be done Striving force is the key Agitated and aggressive Onset (of) violence may occur Chorus: Feel more alive Feel like a god Creating the (blue) prints Free as they fall Process was right Given the steps “Give it your life and conquer it all” Verse 2: I feel the eyes that stare at me Burning holes into my flesh Antagonized and left aside My hatred (for) “norm” increases more Inadequacies that they must feel When I’m around or hear me speak. I sense their fears and sly remarks The voice of assurance (it) stays and grows..... “Treading in your darkest hour, I’ll keep you safe and in my heart Mankind fears all (that’s) out of (the) box You now know what must be done” Dig my fingers through my skull I’m out of control in great distress No one believes the words (that) were told The art of murder soon to be unleashed Chorus: Feel more alive Feel like a god Creating the (blue) prints Free as they fall Process was right Given the steps “Give it your life and conquer it all” Bridge 1: Abilify, I’m running low Dystonia It grabs my soul Epileptic stricken life Something come and set me free Solitude Grinding teeth Tense as hell I shut the world Hear the voice and see the face It’s all clear what’s to be done Bridge 2: “Who are they To glare at you Soulless cowards and wretched pawns They don’t fear nor comprehend They’re all against you and out to harm Bringing death That is your job You hold the scythe Now make your moves The time of nightfall’s drawing near Soon enough I’ll set you free.” Verse 3: Murderous will and no remorse..... Voice of darkness stuck in mind See the face and (my) strings were pulled Must do what is right. Half a decade stuck in silence Quarantined in my cell Agoraphobic patterns swirl Release date (is) coming soon. “All is fine, and you’ll be free To enjoy life’s gifts and fantasies All in your way are envious (And) out to make you grieve.” It’s all clear what’s to be done Striving force is the key Agitated and aggressive Onset (of) violence may occur Chorus: Feel more alive Feel like a god Creating the (blue) prints Free as they fall Process was right Given the steps “Give it your life and conquer it all”
2.
5 Dimensional Apprehension Lyrics & Music by EC5³M. © 2008 BrainDead Band Music Verse 1: Twitching limbs begin again Currents running through the flesh Adrenaline runs to extremes I need to fuckin’ break again Torn my flesh a million times In hopes to bring me back at ease This fuckin’ shivering never stops Nothing left but infected wounds Chorus: I’ll give you the stars, I’ll give you my love I’ll tear up your mind and ruin your soul I’ll kill your emotions, I’ll scar you for life I’ll give you the (meaningful) words that (over) power it all. Verse 2: Lost all sense of right and wrong My drugs are low... I’m set to “thrill” Daylight clown has switched to Gacy Now I see in “black light vision” (The) human race is dying And I’m fuckin’ fine with that Don’t leave me near the global nuke Won’t hold back, I’ll kill this world Chorus: I’ll give you the stars, I’ll give you my love I’ll tear up your mind and ruin your soul I’ll kill your emotions, I’ll scar you for life I’ll give you the (meaningful) words that (over) power it all. Interlude: Don’t call for God, he's been Dethroned, Ennihilate this world with extreme Vio-Lence & Antipathy. Make this Tortured Existence an Eternal Nightmare like the Nine Inch Nails that crucified Jesus Christ. Call the Mortician, you will be next..... Bridge: Feel this hatred grow inside Fire’s burning just like hell Stare in mirrors (in) to my eyes What the fuck have I become? Horrors worse than you have seen Intoxicated mind from thoughts Feel my heart bust through my chest Gone to a world you can not touch Verse 3: Fake this smile... left eye frowns Fists are tight and right eye twitches Forehead feels (like there’s an) internal blood leak Need to fuckin’ tame this down Calm it down another day Need the mask to move on forward Calm it down another day..... Contain myself in fuckin’ silence
3.
White Walls 04:47
White Walls Lyrics & Music by: EC5³M. © 2006 BrainDeadBand Music Verse 1: Removed from the light of the sun By choice or forced will never be known The voice inside amplifies ...disturbed by the outside will not be allowed In love with the beauty that "no longer exists" sometimes the world forgets what that is... Maybe the box make's them blind ...the outside is magic to our eyes Chorus: The peace and love of moving pictures Accompanied by plastic figures Raised by artists' imaginations Creations, conversations are held Within the white walls Verse 2: A programmed mind is the fault of the "fixed" When we forget to see with our “eyes..” Fuck all those who won't let go and Settled on paths to destruction ::the voice inside:: But it's best they don't know what goes on in here ”Shut it all down and confine ‘em all” (they say.....) Only escape, welcome the upgrade Or a lethal injection Chorus: The peace and love of moving pictures Accompanied by plastic figures Raised by artists' imaginations Creations, conversations are held Within the white walls Verse 3: Tons on our side have been "fixed" ”Exposure” is deadly, no one is safe Crucify me (for) what you don't believe in ...Crucify me (for) what you do believe Never conform to what you’ve become May lose the "Loved Ones" who stood by my side Always the same since the day we’ve met Always the same ‘till the day I’m dead Chorus: The peace and love of moving pictures Accompanied by plastic figures Raised by artists' imaginations Creations, conversations are held Within the white walls End: ...those who’ve helped me, will be there forever ..."those needed" were never there ...I have spoken ::the voice inside:: ...now "they’ll" silence us forever....
4.
Behind the Mask of Sanity Lyrics & Music by: EC5³M. © BrainDeadBand Music 2006 Intro: One eye is chasing the mysteries of life, as the other stays focused on the mess under the light. Verse 1: Today Has become tomorrow, same as yesterday, Cycle continues (and) humans recycled Infected With the same disease from our ancestors. Installed forever in our genes, no one’s pure, nor has ever been. Offspring will have what kills from birth. The many doors that follow (this) maze, Not even (the) architect knows where they end. (The) blue prints were lost, construction continued. More doors, no keys, Locking halls that lead to darkness and traps. (The stairs to nowhere and) pits to salvation all lost within. Verse 2: In love with (the) art of ''naturalism'', Disgusted by (the) reflection of truth The lies have grown over the years to Shield away the sunlight that makes us grow. In this ditch with lines thrown, Not knowing whether they'll break or work The fall is further than the one that leads to hell. The doors are cold as ice, (but) Doesn't mean there isn't warmth inside, waiting. The (land)mines go off the closer you step. Don’t force a way behind these doors When the keys are so simple to use Some things don’t need to be said One can’t ever tell how bad they will die. Verse 3: Silenced is best. Aggravation from interrogation. Behind the Mask of Sanity is where it's best to stay. Your right will never be mine, Nor should you mind the way I am Await the accompaniment and beauty of silence. No words need to be exchanged Thoughts alone will always do. (This) broken puzzle can be fixed, But the parts must remain untouched. Close your eyes and take my hand. You won't fall down unless you question (what lies) ahead. When you are my guest, you will be treated like gold and see everything, given the world. Post-Verse: When you doubt or ask, a lot will be taken. Repeat and you have lost it all. Welcome. Welcome. Never question, accept and float with me. One day you'll reach the end. End: Love for what surrounds the outside Learn to love the damaged inside. You will never have both. Choose... Walk through (the) maze, and finish (it) if you can...
5.
Dreams 05:41
Dreams Lyrics & Music by: EC5³M. © 2008 BrainDeadBand Music Verse 1: Restrained..... in pain..... can drive a man insane Can’t kill..... the will..... close your eyes (and) enjoy the thrill Afraid..... to fail..... can feel all life is drained The strive..... to fight..... (and) earn it all before you die Chorus: A million thoughts run through the mind The struggle within to cross the line Injecting life into the vein Waste away another day Forced to kill just to survive Some sell their soul for the lights Injecting life into the vein Helps create the art you “hate” Verse 2: Ignored..... pushed aside..... helps the mind plan invasion One shot..... at life..... keeps determination going Cold blood..... head strong..... can destroy the lives of others One will..... one way..... all for one and none for all Chorus: A million thoughts run through the mind The struggle within to cross the line Injecting life into the vein Waste away another day Forced to kill just to survive Some sell their soul for the lights Injecting life into the vein Helps create the art you “hate” Verse 3: Some live..... to tell..... stories of their glory roads As if..... we care..... all the burnt bridges tell it all Some die..... at prime..... touching only certain souls A dose..... too high..... what a tragic way to go Chorus: A million thoughts run through the mind The struggle within to cross the line Injecting life into the vein Waste away another day Forced to kill just to survive Some sell their soul for the lights Injecting life into the vein..... Helps create the art you “hate”
6.
Permanent Enslavement Music by EC5³M. Lyrics by EC5³M. & D-Vour © 2009 BrainDead Band Music Verse 1: One more fix Is all that 's needed All the talent is there To live on forever The calling, the thirst Is hard to break Anticipating (the) hits Takes you to heaven Chorus: A blissful insight..... Into these fixed lines Verse 2: Follow me into Darkened fixtures Death counts On his fingers Waiting for the end..... The end of this hit In the veins of the youth, And truth will suffer Chorus: A blissful insight..... Into these fixed lines Bridge 1: All these years trying to escape From the impalement of (the) white knight's lance Constant falls from cracked pavement Implant (the) hunger (in)to my mind..... Bridge 2: Forget the past must live for today Reach for the stars at any cost Caught in the wind of immortality (Not) man nor machine can take me down..... Verse 3: Feels like I'm a god, Nothing brings me down Have the world at hand Feeding off these hits Inhaling fire Gives me release I've been sentenced (to a) Permanent enslavement
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Eternal Contusion Lyrics & Music by: EC5³M. © 2009 BrainDead Band Music Intro: It’s May, 5th, 5:55 PM. It’s getting closer to Day X of Completion. Still (feels) far from the day of insemination. Verse 1: Declared a psychopathic genius With blank stares (and a) spaced out mind .....into the unknown Seen it all from dead bodies to success Join me in my dreams..... Stranded at the point of no return Agonizing withdrawals The fall from grace is one step further Chorus: With nights of rainstorms .....(and) symphonies of thunder Surviving (the) fires of hell .....and (the) freezing moons Eternal! Intensive brutal struggles .....(my) body’s weak from trauma These trembling nerves of horror .....Eternal Contusion! Would you die with..... Verse 2: The skull that stares (at me from) across the room Makes me realize (that) day x .....of completion .....is not like day 1 anymore I (still) smell and feel your frozen flesh The thought of it, consumes my soul .....I’m captivated I’ll blast your fuckin’ skull if (you’re) gone Chorus: With nights of rainstorms .....(and) symphonies of thunder Surviving (the) fires of hell .....and (the) freezing moons Eternal! Intensive brutal struggles .....(my) body’s weak from trauma These trembling nerves of horror .....Eternal Contusion! Would you die with..... Post-Chorus: Now I see you..... Extreme love from my cold black heart When I look deep in your eyes..... (We) grab each other’s soul forever You’re my precious angel..... Need to see you once again..... Take these (with)drawals away from me….. You’re the one to set me free Over time machines malfunction..... All repressed and built up pressure Feel this hatred grow inside Like an unstoppable fuckin’ force You will never run from me Destroyed enough to risk this freedom “(My) make-up may be flaking! But my smile, still, stays on!”* Bridge: Time after time I’ve reached for the stars Every night (they shone) bright, (and) I felt alive. Felt their presence in my heart My soul raised in ecstasy Now I’m confined in a darkened room I feel like my stars have died. End: .....Me *Queen
8.
Red Snow 05:42
Red Snow Lyrics & Music by EC5³M. © 2007 BrainDead Band Music Verse 1: Grab the throat; plunge in a knife,feed from their pain. Then saw right off, (to) feel the body die in your hands, feels great To take a life; a guilty life for all I care Just watch ‘em die, in agony and torturous fuckin’ pain Words were written, but taken for granted, just harmless phrases..... "a little boy's best friend is always his mom.. at least that’s what she said" *1 Chorus: Should I be pissed at anything? Should I be frustrated? Should I smash someone's fuckin' face in or Should I just be patient? I am not the person you have met, I am far from the point (you) understand, All I hear (and) desire... same as always, Just "make a fist with your neck in it" *2 Verse 2: No regrets will come of this, the will to kill (Is) alive and well. The mind is gone and sense is lost, (But) the thrill remains, to spill some blood and rule as king, Tyranic oppression you will obey or feel the hands of death The end is near, no fuckin’ remorse will fuckin’ arise so “If there is a hell..... I’ll see you there” *3 Chorus: Should I be pissed at anything? Should I be frustrated? Should I smash someone's fuckin' face in or Should I just be patient? I am not the person you have met, I am far from the point (you) understand, All I hear (and) desire... same as always, Just "make a fist with your neck in it" *2 Bridge: Schizophrenic thoughts that plague like angels of heaven. Reflections of dead bodies with black nails on broken glass. The words were written that you “understood”, don’t say you do, I’m far from average. Thoughts of suicide (are / were) never present (so) “paint the devil on the wall”*4 Verse 3: Try to stop what you cannot touch, will drill your face (If you) get in my way, I won’t be held (down), I rather die Than give you power. I’ve given so much of my own to hand it over. Try and take it, come and fuckin’ die (I) live (by) my words, (I) rely on no one, with (a) heart of steel You know my name, “I bow to no-one...” and “I’ll kill again” *5 *1 Chad Gray *2 Joseph Bruce *3 Trent Reznor *4 Dave Mustaine *5 Henri Sattler
9.
15 Hours of Hell Lyrics & Music by: EC5³M. © 2007 BrainDead Band Music Verse 1: You cannot understand what you do not know To see eye-to-eye with someone that isn’t there Try to imagine this world that I am from Embracing the end with wide open arms Chorus: Frozen, Paralyzed on this cloud Sweating Shivering as I float Exhaling the soul The farther I go The Reaper’s hands Reaching my neck Verse 2: Just lay on your bed and feel yourself falling Down through a spiral that never ends Feel your heart busting through your chest But you refuse to accept death Chorus: Frozen, Paralyzed on this cloud Sweating Shivering as I float Exhaling the soul The farther I go The Reaper’s hands..... Reaching for my neck Part 2: At night I hear the voice “Turn around, Turn Around!” It grows louder I can’t even move Frozen in this darkness It’s pleasure and unnerving No power nor will to move Paralyzed by an unknown force Part 3: 15 Hours of Hell..... 15 Hours of Hell..... 15 Hours of Hell..... 15 Hours of Hell..... 15 Hours of Hell..... 15 Hours of Hell! Part 4.1: Don’t (try to) understand what isn’t there This voice I heard, you’ll never hear God or Satan, someone spoke All my strength was drained and gone A thousand pounds were on my back My mind was warped and I was gone A thousand pounds were on my back Then it spoke..... I heard more..... Part 4.2: Something needed to be done To send this message to the few My strings were pulled and something sparked I was under their control Can you see Eye to Eye With something that isn’t there? Am I here or am I gone I’d never be the same again. Verse 3: When the bombs hit I want to be next to them when they explode Bring all this chaos and destruction to the world I invite it all, everyday I want to see it all go down When it finally hits..... .....we’ll (all) see each other again..... soon End: I've fallen deep into a world that I can't explain and see things as if I'm on a permanent hallucinogen

about

You can listen to this album three different ways; first person, third person or background music. The songs have been written between 2005 - 2008, each song dealing with a psychological or personal issue.

Originally this project was meant to have 4 different humans performing their own proper instruments, but of course there have been issues, which is what any band goes through.

Recording began in 2008 and drums were to be added at the end, since we work backwards and everything was written on a guitar tabbing program, we didn’t have to worry about not being in sync with timing/tempo.

The major delay in things were getting real drums recorded and since we’re a broke band, we did everything ourselves. By the time drum tracks were ready to be done, our drummer decided that this wasn’t meant for him. No hard feelings and he went on his way. At this point it was March of 2011 and the painful decision of using a drum machine was made, it was either this or wait more years, and we aren’t getting younger.

Enjoy.

~Ed Corpse555 M. (1998 - Present)

credits

released February 26, 2012

BTMoS 2008-2012 era:
General Mazzyko Odium (Drums 2004-2009)
Steve Travesty (Rhythm Guitar 2007, Bass 2009-2012)
Lorenzo Negroni (Bass 2009)
Ramon Rojas (Drums 2009-2011)
Hector Hex T. (Rhythm Guitar 2008-Present)
David Rodriguez (Bass 2012 - Present)

Credits:
EC5³M : All Instruments & Lead Vocals.
D-Vour : Guest Vocals on “Permanent Enslavement”.
Steve Travesty & Hector Hex T. : Backing Vocals on "Permanent Enslavement" & "15 Hours of Hell"

All music, lyrics, artwork and concepts by EC5³M except “Permanent Enslavement.” Music by EC5³M / Lyrics by EC5³M & D-Vour.

Produced, Engineered & Mixed by EC5³M.
Vocal engineering & production assistance by Steve Travesty, Hector Hex T. and Ricky Wolf.
Drums assisted by Maz Perry & Ramon Rojas.
Recorded at BD-R Studios using Acoustica Mixcraft 4 & mixed using Sonar 7.
Mastered by Chris Clover at Mobile Media Mastering.

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BrainDead: A Bronx born Dark Metal band started in 1998. Originally started as a Punk / Thrash Crossover band which evolved through thrash, death / thrash and now Dark Metal. Lyrical themes include psychological issues and the horrors of reality mixed with heavy melody and aggression tapping into the human emotions. Enjoy. ... more

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