Manifest Destiny

by Mindless Faith

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With the release of their long-awaited 2nd CD, MINDLESS FAITH emerges to deliver one of the strongest and most noteworthy releases of the new millenium! They engage the perfect balance of inticate electronic arrangements, grinding textures, and explosive beats for a dynamic post-industrial sound that will draw you in with its emotion at one minute and beat you down with its intensity the next. With vocals that stick in your head and lyrics that make you think, MINDLESS FAITH's powerful new release is the shot in the arm the industrial scene has been waiting for.

Even prior to the official release, tracks from MANIFEST DESTINY were being prasied on mp3.com stations! "...an all out war on your body, mind, and soul...drives jackhammer pulses into your legs and crushes the dancefloor below your feet..." And "worth 10 orgasms"!!! MANIFEST DESTINY also received a 5 out of 5 in Outburn Magazine!
Where a lot of bands stick to formulas, MINDLESS FAITH pushes the envelope with their diversity giving each song its own pace and mood. As Side-Line Magazine commented, "the music has been worked out with intelligence, creativity, and knowledge." Songs like So Much For Salvation and Eclipse capture the listener with slow, synthetic textures. The epic dancefloor anthem, Stars & Stripes & Satellites, builds up and explodes with its trance-like feel and the mechanical, dark ambient intro of Vultures gives way to a relentless hard techno assault. Shifting gears, Incubation bumps and grinds with a bass-heavy, sleazy rock sound straight out of your favorite fetish video, while Mere Pawn exudes traces of drum 'n bass and Descent fuses elements of EBM and cyberpunk.

The evolution of MINDLESS FAITH's sound since their critically acclaimed debut CD, "The Silence" (1996), can best be attributed to their impressive, high-energy live performances (check out the bonus CD-Rom video on MANIFEST DESTINY)! MINDLESS FAITH has made their presence felt - touring throughout the Norhteast to now devoted fans and sharing the stage with the likes of Sister Machine Gun, Spahn Ranch, Pigface, Switchblade Symphony, and many, many others.
The widely promoted "Distention - AlterCulture Records Label Sampler", along with 8 other comp. appearances including "Nod's Tacklebox o' Fun" (Reconstriction), "Darkness and the Machine V. 2" (Carpe Mortem), and "Elektrauma V. 5" (Triton Records, Belgium), offered glimpses of the potential of this up-and-coming band. But with MANIFEST DESTINY, MINDLESS FAITH establishes themselves as one of the rising forces in the underground.

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released October 10, 2000

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Track Name: Vultures
(J. Sevanick)

There's no right, there is no wrong
Just different ways to come undone
Along the way to deviation
Anticipating oblivion
Hold me back, just let me go
You know I can't take much more
All this time spent grinding teeth
And all this time spent keeping score

Someone's going to cast the first stone
It helps them sleep better at night
Heads are buried deep in sand
While overhead the vultures fly
So many die, so many live
Just going through the motions
Don't pretend everything's fine
While overhead the vultures fly

Vultures are out tonight
They've got their hidden agendas
But we can't relax (into oblivion)
No we can't surrender

Entrenched in commerce
And Hollywood flare
Brought down by vultures
Cause no one cares
Track Name: Stars and Stripes and Satellites
(J. Sevanick)

Reaching for the sky
Punch through the atmosphere
With our satellites
Still some things remain unclear

Stars & stripes & satellites
We're rolling over rolling hills
Is this the right way we are heading
Or is it all uncertain still

We will pierce the sky
Punch through the atmosphere
For some answers why
Still some things remain unclear

And how we work so hard
Trying to save our hearts
Our souls and our love
And our lives as they come apart

Finding loopholes, supersize
There's too much overanalyzed
Building fronts and hiding scabs
Our hearts will bleed cause words will stab

Stars and stripes and satellites
We're making waves and thinking twice
Collapse into infinity
And manifesting destiny
Track Name: Descent
(J. Sevanick)

Puppets on a string
Tangled in the lines
Dancing for some plastic gods
Happy but so blind

On our way down
You ruin everything

You say that we'll do whatever
Cause we'll live forever
You're killing me
You're killing everything
You say tomorrow means nothing
That I'm missing something
Well you're just like me
You ruin everything

We buzz around like flies
Laying eggs on shit
We have come so far so fast
Something's got to give
Track Name: So Much for Salvation
(J. Sevanick)

Was it hard to decide
Or was there something else
On your mind
So you forgot one day
I just thought you might
come back our way
Why did you have to go
We're left to fend for ourselves
Now alone
Always in disarray
I guess it's always that way
Down here

Don't get me wrong and
I understand that
You had some better things to do
But your good intentions
Come across more as
A bad idea on the loose

I guess we shouldn't wait for you
We'll just stumble on alone
Cause we don't need your help
We can ruin things on our own
Track Name: Incubation
(J. Sevanick)

Another promise sinking
A fleeting thought
Twist the knife slowly
It's almost done
I don't want to get down
On my knees today
After all this time
Do I still have to beg
Must be another way...

Bleed

Suck

Plead

I'll never crawl

Is this what you love
Is this what you want
Put your blindfold on
and sing along
Track Name: All These Years
(John Boese)

One day a man with his life in his hands
dishonors himself for a dime
I managed a look but that's all I could
Cause I don't have the time
Seeing myself and feeling my wealth
controls my mind
One man's dead, one day is gone
What's next for all mankind

I blindly stare around alot
I can't feel anything, anything at
All these years, to see where I began
I didn't know, guess I'll never understand

Twenty years gone it didn't take long
And still I don't even care
Razed and bred, put thoughts in my head
To take away the fear
Woke up one night, screaming with fright
Afraid of what I'd hear
Ghosts in the streets, old, broken, and beat
Telling me I'm near
Track Name: Plaything
(J. Sevanick, Ernie Zappacosta)

Birth
Grinding
Slight displeasure
Coiled up on the inside

Pain
Consuming me
All I can think about
Can't accomplish anything

I should have learned
Not a thing is changed
I should have learned
Not a thing is ever changed

Hey
Fuck off
Leave me alone, just let me go
Don't you bother me again

You'll never get away
You'll never be the same
I get what I want
I always get my way
No one will care
Love was forgot
Just one more time
And then we can stop

Hey there plaything
Maybe we could die today
I know it doesn't sound like fun
But at least it would be an escape

Hey there plaything
You know it's alright with me
So you don't want to be alone tonight
But in giving I hope to receive
Track Name: Mere Pawn
(Mike Leskowitz, J. Sevanick)

Chewed through a hole
And borred deep inside
Colored your life
In chaotic designs
Fever pitch planning
And just getting by
Praying for crumbs
To fall from the sky

You were the seed, you had it all
Thought you were invincible
You're under an iron hand
Part of a master plan
You'll just rise and fall
Just another mere pawn
Track Name: Candy Thoughts
(Paul Green)

Did I ever have candythoughts?
Play with ribbons and believe in things?
Did I ever believe there was a Santa Claus?
I sure as fuck never believed in the Easter Bunny
I think I respected the Tooth Fairy
Like a cat burglar swiping my teeth
from under my pillow
and leaving a quarter as a calling card
I'd do it if I could... make jewelry out of teeth
It's fucking cold
Track Name: Contaminated
(J. Sevanick)

When I grow up
I wanna be just like you
Afflicted with traditions
And social truths

When I grow up
I wanna be just like you
Locked into a lifestyle
That I didn't choose

I never
I never dreamed of this
I never
Thought it'd come to this
And the chances
The chances that I missed
They're leading
Me to my slow eclipse

Contaminated
Contaminated
Contaminate
Track Name: Rat Race
(J. Sevanick)

I have that sick feeling
I have an empty heart again
And the world just stumbles along
I can't resist, but I can't give in
So far, so way off course
Hope for the best expect the worst
The big picture's invalid now
Because it's the little things that hurt

Now, wanting to believe you tried
Does it matter if we close our eyes
Sugar-coat, disguise the taste
More like rust than a golden age
Pointing fingers, twisting knives
Hellbent on that dollarsign
Still behind, can't keep the pace
Just lose your mind in the rat race

Eyes fixed on merchandise
They're getting in line for the sale
Those sheep that meat market
It makes no sense and I feel like hell
Just keep them pacified
Dangling carrots in my face
But I don't want a consolation prize
For a game I didn't even want to play
Track Name: Strained
(J. Sevanick)

The blood has dried the time has past
We're not devices built to last
But somehow, someway, we just keep going

So frayed, so strained, crushed
By the weight of the world
But somehow, someway, I just keep going

Like tore-up ragged toys
That stitches couldn't mend
I don't think we'll break
But we'll surely bend

Each day, burn out, feeling strained
Each night spent looking for escape
All the madness just won't go away

Your voice, a hollow echo
From a distant yesterday
Pull me into obsolescence
Push me to depravity
And my mind's on fire
Overwhelmed and distending
Sedated by your essence
Lulled into complacency