Monolith

by The Unobstruct

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released April 12, 2016

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by The Unobstruct

Artwork by Caelan Stokkermans

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Track Name: Catalyst
In this current state of affairs
I fear for the worst
This reality, overwhelming me
Immobilized by the atrophy of my reasoning
And I have suffered the stigma
Shaped to your calculated design
Secluded in the confines of your mind
It's not like I ever had a choice
I've remained a silhouette
A jaded coward in the depths
Longing to be the catalyst
Close the distance, open the floodgates, eradicate the boundaries
Misguided attempts to control the outcome
Transcending ideals that go beyond your vision
So reminisce, and seek refuge in your failed existence
Fear for the worst
Choke on the words of a worthless oath
Exist in an empty world
In retrospect we're just another trivial statistic
Shrouded in a collective conscience, an augmented apparatus
I've remained a silhouette
A jaded coward in the depths
Longing to be the catalyst
Close the distance, open the floodgates, eradicate the boundaries
Track Name: Vicious Cycle
Tell me, is this all in vain?
Every single breath I take I know I'm approaching my last
Time is of the essence
You placed a crown upon your own head
And declared yourself king
Corrupting the common man
You painted a portrait of ruin
It was a masterpiece
You made us believe that violence and progress are one and the same
You will be exposed for what you really are
Relay the message
We can't live like this
Carry the torch as we strive for the perfect balance
I've hollowed out my chest in a desperate attempt to make sense of this
So tell me, is this all in vain?
Will we ever have the upper hand?
Bridging the gap between what we're born to believe and all the fabrications that go unseen
Can we summon the strength to resist?
Day in, day out
It's all become a vicious cycle
You will be exposed for what you really are
Constructing a right of passage for a self-proclaimed prophet
But the road ahead is desolate
So when it's all said and done
Will we summon the strength to resist?
Or is this all in vain?
Relay the message
We can't live like this
Carry the torch as we strive for the perfect balance
So when it's all said and done
We can make our presence known
Can you carry the torch?
Track Name: Subservience
Engulfed in sporadic recollections
Blinded by immersion, devoid of compassion
Just going through the motions
The sole intention is to obey
Peeling back the surface, revealing the culprit
A product of man, an absence of life
Hollow minds predisposed to consume
Premeditated, unprecedented
A continuous source of ordinance
We flee to past mistakes in a last ditch effort to salvage any remaining substance
We thought this was the age of a dying discord
But history just repeats itself
These futile endeavors only falter the masses
So know your place
Subservient
We are all subservient
Born to burn, live to serve
These futile endeavors only falter the masses
Pragmatic solutions drift out of reach
Engulfed in sproadic recollections
Blinded by immersion, devoid of compassion
Just going through the motions
The sole intention is to obey
We flee to past mistakes
We flee to past mistakes in a last ditch effort to salvage any remaining substance
Track Name: Force to Fear
We sense them inside our way of life
Take a number, stand in line
Like sheep to a slaughter
Laid waste before our eyes
This is mass hypnosis
Systematic extermination now
Seeping into my conscience, unknown pathogens
So captivated, infatuated by these masquerades
Submerged within our veins
We can't escape, we can't escape
The salt of the earth now lies within the dirt
Buried beneath a barrage of misinformation
Preserving the illusion of the infinity
We sense them inside our way of life
Take a number, stand in line
Like sheep to a slaughter
Laid waste before our eyes
There's more to the story, so let's set the story straight
Patiently awaiting an understanding
But certainty only lies behind lifeless eyes
Track Name: Paralysis
It’s an unconventional path
But I’ll find solace in truth
Paradigms have realigned
You are no longer the archetype
This is your way out
Colors of a spectrum once so profound
Fade to gray, as remnants start to decay
And if it were all to end
I could finally feel content
Only in the end
In the end
Abstract thoughts, nostalgic illusions
This is your way out
I am the most elaborate mastermind
Controlling what's yours and mine
Manipulated, by the puppeteer that you have created
And if it were all to end
I could finally feel content
Only in the end
Colors of a spectrum once so profound
Fade to gray, as remnants start to decay
Track Name: Sense of Self
Behind the lines of misconception
Answers are always few and far between
It's killing me for you to see any glimpse of weakness as I struggle towards an exit
An escape artist with a blank canvas
And I have always failed to see the innocence surrounding me
Holding on for dear life to these words inside me
This is not the first time I've fallen captive
You fall captive
Our time is up
Attempting to abandon every memory
What lies underneath scarred hearts and calloused hands?
We wait for everything and nothing all at once
Until we're numb
Leaving us hollow shells of our former selves
We both long for better things, so leave me be
So I can see this life in a whole new light
So I can see this life in a whole new light
I'll leave you behind, amidst the sorrow
Been holding on for dear life and it's time to let this go
I refuse to let you haunt my mind, vacate my conscience
Wrapped your arms around a moment, and now it's fleeting, fleeting away
Behind the lines of misconception
Answers are always few and far between
It's killing me for you to see any glimpse of weakness as I struggle towards an exit
An escape artist with a blank canvas
Track Name: Intentions
Breaking the norm of misfortune
My intent on awakening visions permeate the spinal chord
Reaping, with no sense of remorse
Forcing the undertow
It's gone
Rescinding sense of fictitious names
I pull the strings of your heart's contention
Forcing the undead resolution
Fall away, fall away from the norm
My intent on awakening demons
Permutation suicide
Reaping your own sense of remorse
Forcing the undead realm to talk
Undead realm to talk
And with this final mistake I fall back down
Off the records

Wherewithal, the unkempt and uncanny fall to the ground
And with this final mistake
I'll burn to the ground

Besmirched unmasked enslaver
Clairvoyant vagrant ties
In this relentlessness
For now what's left in you
Predates your punishment
For all time

My intent reaping on muted skies at my expense

Now, how do I turn the tables back around?
Asphyxiating my heart every second
For I've become what I've been born against
The shadow of this life will repent, repenting on
You wont believe until you repent, repenting on
Left in this world to die alone

My intent
Track Name: Better Off
You know I thought you were better than this
I thought you were better than this
One last drag now ash yourself out on the concrete
Blow with the wind and dissipate into nothing
Blow with the wind and dissipate
We carry the burdens of this life you take for granted
One last drag now ash yourself out on the concrete
Blow with the wind and dissipate into nothing
So anchored to your beliefs
They only seem to sink you further
You know I thought you were better than this
I thought you were better than this
Track Name: The Disconnect
How can it be that we've given up already?
Your demeanor is so revealing
And I won't make the sacrifice to be the only thing you need
What was loved is now lost, and we can never rebuild
This is something greater than ourselves
Your eyes widen, glistening with disdain
I feel them forcing me to admit defeat
Consequently stained with animosity
There is no resolution
I was never a man of many words, but I won't hold my tongue anymore
My choice has been made
Your eyes widen, glistening with disdain
I feel them forcing me to admit defeat
I've been looking for an exit, and I know you did the same
Plagued by an uncontrollable fear of what's to come
We've given up on this
Sever the ties and let the disconnect take over now
Sever the ties and let the disconnect take over
Track Name: Among Chaos (ft. Davis Rider of Immoralist)
Awaiting validation as the epiphany sets in
Where is your destination?
Walk hand-in-hand with me into the oblivion
Fixated on potential purpose
This novelty has run its course
Understand me
Among the chaos of this futile world
Among the broken aspirations
We remain catatonic
I'm at a crossroads
And this parasite has intertwined with my state of mind
Free me from this mindset
Make me comatose
Free me from this mindset
Make me comatose
We remain catatonic
Awaiting validation as the epiphany sets in
It sets in
Track Name: Monolith
This is the product of who we are
Our foundation built upon expression
The blueprints have been drawn
A newfound admiration of artistry casts over me
The sheer beauty of each and every intricacy has left a lasting impression within me
It's a bittersweet completion
Is this the crowning achievement?
What happens now?
What will become of this?
Intrigued by new beginnings
A fragmented timeline stretched into eternity
Only the future can piece it together
What happens now?
What will become of this?
We'll have to see where this takes us now
It's all within our grasp
The target is in our crosshairs
This is the life we lead
This is the product of who we are
This is the end result, the final culmination
This is the life we lead