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Communal Decay

by Vindicator

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    Fourth full length album from Cleveland's original new wave of thrash titans, Vindicator.
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Rising up from a pallid tomorrow Never meant to be Hide behind smiles wide false and hollow Invisibility Climbing high on the backs of the ignorant Standing tall mighty grip to intolerance Splitting wide with the axe of the privileged Crushing force of policy Play pretend from positions of power Casting chains on all Intimidate heart of stone cold and sour Stand above the law Striking out drive apart Keep the hatred strong Be the pet on the leash Of the corporate throng Puppet strings knotted deep In the capitol, strangle unity Words of clay tightly form to the narrative Blinding silver tongue Tuning in hear the words of your profiteer Hymns of oblivion Smoke and mirror fan and crack In the dead of night Slight of hand stack the deck With an ugly might Titan force no restraint pulling harder Fall to depravity Swallow hard the bitter pill As your masters break your will Laughing at your feeble lives While dancing on your grave Juggernauts hide in plain sight Feed you poison out of spite Tribalism join or die There is no other way There is no other way
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I find myself exhausted by Superiority I want to simply live my life By simply being me Standing on my feet I force a smile to my face While staring blankly at a world So full of man’s mistakes Warring to no end with our family And our friends Keeping knives placed on the throat Of peace time and again We never stop to think about Why we feel the way we do Take a closer look, you’ll see The strings attached to you Kill the rich There’s a class of people with no cares Relying on us all To hate and fear the world outside To keep them standing tall Hiding in the shadows while Standing in plain sight The elephant that’s in the room His iron grip is tight The cost of living on the rise Our nightmares made alive Pick the pockets of the blind We struggle to survive Although one day I think you’ll find That money cannot buy Your safety is in jeopardy Your life we will deny Kill the rich No longer will you influence No longer can you lie We smile in our unity As you are burned alive Your screams of agony will be A song upon our ears A penance must be paid in full For sins of countless years And so we close this chapter Of a future to unfold The meek will bear the riches While they feed the gallows pole The wrongs made right by penalty We march them to their death No more will they control the world Pay with their final breath Pay with their final breath
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I’m getting used to losses Things won't be the same again Welcome to the thoughtless Age of man Where thinking is done for us Anything to pacify Keep us safe, defend us from An end Getting used to being numb Things won’t feel the same again Welcome to the heartless Age of men Where anger is the only Emotion we can quantify Hate and fear until the Bitter end Protect us and feed us the lie The threat of the world is alive Death always lying in wait Protect us from meeting our fate Shield us from hurting ourselves Identities placed on a shelf Numbers are all that remain Life support quelling the pain Protect us and feed us the lie The threat of the world is alive Death always lying in wait Protect us from meeting our fate Shield us from hurting ourselves Identities placed on a shelf Numbers are all that remain Life support quelling the pain Life support Life support Life support Life support
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Poison In Us 02:56
Doesn’t matter what you say to me I’m prone to hate Doesn’t matter what the papers say I’m gonna break The weight of the walls As the world falls apart Grinding my bones into dust The sound of the screams Outside my door Are riddled with cancer and rust Doesn’t matter what you think of me I’m gonna fight Doesn’t matter if the muzzle’s on I’m gonna bite The weight of the walls As the world falls apart Grinding my bones into dust The sound of the screams Outside my door Are riddled with cancer and rust Poison in us Is rotting away Poison in us Is social decay Poison in us Is driving apart Doesn’t matter if you understand I know you don’t Doesn’t matter if you lend a hand I know you won’t The weight of the walls As the world falls apart Grinding my bones into dust The sound of the screams Outside my door Are riddled with cancer and rust Poison in us Is rotting away Poison in us Is social decay Poison in us Is driving apart Doesn’t matter if we’re family Can’t be too sure Doesn’t matter if we’re friends or not We never were The weight of the walls As the world falls apart Grinding my bones into dust The sound of the screams Outside my door Are riddled with cancer and rust The poison in us We made it this way The poison in us We thrive on our hate The poison in us We keep it in place The poison in us We nurture our fate
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Welcome to the new world We think you’ll love it here And if you don’t, you are cast out We’ll make you disappear This is no threat if you conform And celebrate our cause Just keep in mind, you must fit in Or be thrown to the dogs One mustn’t think too hard Never ever speak against Our agenda is the future Another way does not exist So wear a smile and take a leap Follow the leader like a sheep We are offended, we are weak Making logic obsolete Welcome to the social schism Iconoclastic mysticism Destroying your identity To unify society The time has come for one true vision Hypocrisy the new religion We burn our books destroying lessons For clarity and man’s progression We will not tolerate mistakes Forgiving those is not our way People never really change Until they die they are the same Welcome to the social schism Iconoclastic mysticism Destroying your identity To unify society Welcome the social schism Double standards, endless wisdom Silence those who side with reason Insanity will reign supreme
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Spiders 02:49 video
Spiders, I see them everywhere Feel them crawling on my skin And in my fucking hair Spiders, I can’t escape their grasp Lure me with fantasy I fall into their traps Their poison is tearing away at my mind Spiders, whisper in my ear Speak to me of blasphemies And everything I fear Spiders, spinning all their lies Feeding insecurities To sweeten up their lives Spiders, In the corner of my mind Catching little pieces of my soul For supper time Spiders, draining everything from me Rushing from the shadows Coming out to feed Their poison is tearing away at my mind Clouding my judgment and making me blind Spiders, never content Ruin your everyday Til every life is spent Spiders, snatching innocence Fucking kill them all Before we kill ourselves instead Their poison is tearing away at my mind Clouding my judgment and making me blind

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Communal Decay continues along the same sociopolitical trenches as its predecessor, United We Fall, but with more sonic nods to earlier releases like The Antique Witcheries and There Will Be Blood. You’ll be hard pressed to experience more rage packed into one half hour anywhere else. Free from mimicry with an aggravating inability to fit into any box, Vindicator continue to deliver their unconventional approach to thrash, blessing the listener with a dissonant feast for fans of Megadeth, Metallica, and Exodus.

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released October 1, 2021

Produced by Vindicator with Tim Holsinger

Engineered and Mastered by Tim Holsinger at Mercinary Studios in Avon, OH and Sacred Realm Studios in Ft. Wayne, IN

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Cleveland, Ohio... A town where sports come to die and metal comes to live. A city that has seen it's share of metal titans by their own rights. In two thousand five the city would give birth to another bastard of speed and aggression. Vindicator continue to unleash their signature brand of thrash metal to die hard fans of the genre and the unsuspecting alike. ... more

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