Eden to Abyss 24 bit

by Mindless Faith

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"Eden to Abyss" marks Mindless Faith's sixth full length CD. Their triple-distilled, aggressive sound produces anthems that go from chants to wails, whispers to growls, and some stunning guest female vocalists. The lyrics are crafted to provoke some critical thought, while an infectious mix of synths and grinding guitars converge with a core of rocking beats and throbbing bass. Pushing far beyond any stereotypical industrial sound, Mindless Faith infuses their songs with occasional elements of hip-hop, acoustic guitar, reggae-dub, trip-hop, and a rare glimpse of 1940's big band and 1970's funk. While strange on paper, these ingredients come together to great effect and enhance the themes of each song.

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released April 28, 2015

All songs written and recorded by Mindless Faith, and produced by Jason Sevanick. All songs mixed and mastered by Jason Sevanick, with additional mixing/mastering by Chris Sevanick.

Graphic design by J Sevanick, except front cover by J Sevanick, Sean Davidson, Paul Green, and Chris Sevanick with Larry Bradby (photography) and Natale M (model).


A very special thanks to the following: Storming the Base, DSBP, CDBaby, Velvet Acid Christ, Kim Dylla, Ego Likeness, Valentine, Sean Davidson, Bombenkinder, Jet/Vampire Freaks, Side-Line Mag, Ilker Yucel/Regen Mag, I Die: You Die, DarkBelarus, Expiring Sun, Reflections of Darkness, Brutal Resonance, Drax, Matt, John, and Bill from Mojo 13/Asylum 13, Xris SMack, Ben Liemer, Larry Bradby, Natale M., Ania Ziolkowska, Neska Lapicki, Dark Angel & all at Elektroschock, Jim Semonik, Brian @ Braincorp, DJ Ras DNA, Rodney Anon, Emmerick Gortz, Angel Morales, Punk Steve, Andrea Grogan, Mark Rydger, Until My Heart Bleeds, DJ Ban, Gary (Elektrotrash), Thea Bell (Aloof Hat), Jackie Wells & all at Fallout, DJ Hardwired, Dark Nation Radio, Digital Lust Mag, Daskreestof, Mark Leake, Mike Ewall, M Durant, Skipp Frazier, and all the fans and cool folks who have supported us over the years.

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Track Name: Devil May Care (24 bit)
DEVIL MAY CARE

There’s a crowd to be deceived
Another martyr joins the team
Cults become regimes
Their sins sanctioned by their creed

Past the angels and the demons
I've abandoned alone
Past the unforgiven lovers
Crying to free their bones
In the ocean of a lifetime
To a rowboat lost at sea
With no partner and no compass
No one aboard but me
Creatures dive from the sky
No honest man escapes
No God left to defy
In the freezing water
In the darkest of days
No sense of destination...

They say, “God won’t lead you
Where grace can’t find”
Is that a comfort
Or a flawed design?
They say, “God won’t lead you
Where grace can’t find”
Then why did he leave her
So far behind?

Goblins hungry for young fruit
Childish boredom with their youth
Hidden corners where they meet
Border battles end in defeat

From the depths of de profundis
To those chasing the stars
From the fires of a hunter
To those praying in dark
From the weakness of a saint
To the heart of the beast
With the bitter taste of failure
And the let down of peace
Creatures dive from the sky
No honest man escapes
No God left to defy
In the freezing water
In the darkest of days
No sense of destination
But they always say...

They say, “God won’t lead you
Where grace can’t find”
Is that a comfort
Or a flawed design?

The real villain got away
The scapegoat will have to pay
With virgins on display
The witch hunt takes centerstage
Track Name: Shit Show (24 bit)
SHIT SHOW

Just another shit show today
No bubbles, no sprinkles, no cake
The world as it was before I found some fuzz
To blur things that all look the same

Just another shit show today
All aching, all breaking, all pain
My life on a spit as his gaze roasts it
Till I burn and blacken in flames

What have I lost? What have I found?
What have I ever gained?
What have I learned? what have I fought?
What have I ever saved?

Just another shit show today
No spotlights, no music, no stage
My lies as they are with some feathers and tar
That he sticks and then rips off my frame

Just another shit show today
All failures, all losers, all shame
My head in the sand, dug by my own hands
With no place now left free of chains

I should have known
Just how it goes
There's no way to win
It's just a shit show

I should have known it would be a shit show
Track Name: Red Halos (24 bit)
RED HALOS

Propaganda sings
And the tears it brings
Makes us feel the good guys won the war
Bing Crosby makes it sound
White Christmas all around
But the other side might be wanting more

Models dance about
Heroes look proud
The nightmare seems underneath their hands
As the music swells
I’m deep under their spells
So I can fight for bloody Uncle Sam

Halos
Blood Red
Gung ho
No end
Halos
Blood Red
Gung ho
No end

The fairy tales teach
That just out of our reach
The monsters get stronger everyday
The silent pacifists
Open up their wrists
'Cause no one listens to them anyway

Bing Crosby makes it sound
White Christmas all around
Halos are dripping red
No fight song for the dead

Halos
Blood Red
Gung ho
No end
Track Name: Hollow Victory (24 bit)
HOLLOW VICTORY

It feels like the wheels
Go round for the system
For a system that won’t go round
Tossed out the lost
Not found by the system
For a system that can’t be found

Victory?
Fail!
Another
Hollow
Victory...

The red queens never lose
Odds made by the system
For a system to be brought down
And when it's done
Take a look at what we've won
A ticking red clock
With a few seconds on

Yo, I'm up in DC and I'm jammin' Mindless Faith
Jammin', jammin' Mindless Faith
Jammin', jammin' Mindless Faith
Yo, I'm up in DC and I'm jammin' Mindless Faith
Yo, but this is how we roll in Charm city, Motherfucker

Money is my enemy
Money is my enemy
One more slave who can't be free
One more hollow victory
Shades of grey, faces pale
Friends of friends all the same
Raised for greed, empty souls
As if cash is the goal
Sands of time, falling fast
Thief of thieves like the past
Taught to take, rabid thoughts
What is left, leave to rot
Born to kill, selfish first
Plague of plagues, scorch the Earth
Toughened skins, trade for war
Bred to breed, nothing more

Life just keeps pouring
In the taking and whoring
Just how it seems to be
It's tough to swallow
It's just another hollow victory
Track Name: Leachate (24 bit)
LEACHATE

I'm catching a ride out to the landfill
I open my mouth till the shit rolls downhill
Everything here is nothing that's needed
Just 'cause I'm leaching, don't mean I'm defeated

Leachate
Vile and putrid
Leachate
I'm nothing more

Nothing more than leachate
A vile and putrid sound
I know that I'm toxic
In a useless, wasted underground

Come out with me, out to the landfill
Rrr#*!, another cheap thrill
Everything here is nothing that's wanted
Polluted, deluded, I'm still undaunted

Come out for a drink
Come out for the stink
You never cared before
So why would you think?
From out on our heap
We'll watch the last pillars fall
Cause nothing else matters
Once the landfill calls
Track Name: The Fluffer (24 bit)
THE FLUFFER

It's another night
On a crowded set
Your hands are dry
But your lips are wet
You take a knee
But we haven't met
I feel a chill, the thrill
And then the threat

Take it easy, Baby
Go easy, Lady
You're just the fluffer

The director shouts
"All hands on deck"
You haven't finished with me yet
No, not with me yet
You pout your lip
Before the gag reflex
The girl's got a grip
And a few regrets

Take it easy, Baby
Go easy, Lady
You're just the fluffer
Not the star of the show
Take it easy, Baby
Go easy, Lady
You're just the fluffer
Not the star of the star of the show

And your eyes
Like painted glass
To your soul
Someone should make the fluffer
The star of the show

Down in the valley of Hollywood
Where the virgins are hardest to find
'Cause innocence is soft
And easily lost
When the contracts are easy to sign
You know the cops are shaking them down
Been bending the rules all night long
As reality claws through alcohol's pause
Abandoning all they've done wrong

Take it easy, Baby
Go easy, Lady
You're just the fluffer
Not the star of the show
Track Name: Dead Inside (24 bit)
DEAD INSIDE

Dead inside, the monster hears
The beating of a heart
Time as sand, runs underhand
A desert full of loss

Dead inside, the lizard speaks
In lies and some truths
Degrade with sex, undo what's next
Let the weak corrupt the youth

Dead inside

Dead inside, the creature feeds
Drowning in a thirst
A breeding ground to be found
Creeping closer in the dirt

Dead inside, the lizard grows
Shedding off its skin
Like foreign hands in the dark
Crawl under then within

No reason we're here
On this desolate Earth
Abandon our hearts
In a hopeless reverse
Track Name: Deaf to Defeat (24 bit)
DEAF TO DEFEAT

I could see it coming
It wasn't worth the wait
I knew it'd mean nothing
Another hollow victory
Track Name: Minerals (24 bit)
MINERALS

I am the crack in the rock
That grows wider every day
The more I fight, the more breaks off
Then water wears away

I get the strong impression
More is destroyed than what is made
So frack and blast, and bleach the sand
More land is lost than what is saved

We will all soon be minerals
In a salt, salt sea
What wicked worm somehow evolved
To be disappointed me

I am the wicked west wind
Like the howls of a dog
With cries of pain from the birds
To insult the ears of God

I get the clear impression
That you’re waiting for the cause
But with your last question asked
You will meet with faint applause

We will all soon be minerals
In a salt, salt sea
What wicked worm somehow evolved
To be disappointed me

I am the burning bright sun
That’s drying out your skin
The more I see, the more is gone
Till there’s nothing left to win

I have the sole impression
You’re obeying Darwin’s laws
And all you’ll hear, under the waves
Is the sound of faint applause

We will all soon be minerals
In a salt, salt sea
What wicked worm somehow evolved
To be disappointed me

... and bleach the sand