The Gnashing of Teeth

by Snakedriver

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released March 10, 2015

Recorded Summer 2014 in Little Rock, AR by Will Boyd
Mixed by Alan Burcham at Secret Team Headquarters
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Mastering
Album cover design by Brandon Pearce
Album layout and design by George Hancock

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Jeremiah Chandler - Vocals
Dustin Weddle - Guitar
Josh Richards - Bass
Keith Bracy - Drums

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Track Name: Howling Ape
Introducing
The howling ape
Modern upright
Bipedal primate
Damned by way of
His complex thought
Confused and crying
Lost and distraught

What led him here
Dwelling in a place of fear
Instinct short circuits
His advanced cerebral cortex
The bile will rise
Trapped by civilized minds
Resist the urge
To break fuck and murder

Oh my sweet lord
An animal he is
Rage disguised by
The mask of a gentle man

What led him here
Dwelling in a place of fear
Instinct short circuits
His advanced cerebral cortex
Adrenaline floods
He bangs against the cage
Unearthly screams
Echo throughout the ages

Pitiful creature
Contemplates life
Awaits his death
Exists despite
He wears his shackles
With full disgrace
Neutered genitals
Doomed in this place

Let loose your scream
Let loose your screams

Introducing
The howling ape
Modern upright
Bipedal primate
Damned by way of
His complex thought
Confused and crying
Lost and distraught
Track Name: Reverse Damascus
Sleeping child
In loving arms
Lulled to sleep
Kept safe from harm
Doting parents
Did their best
Told their lies
To the innocent

I saw the light
When I was old enough to realize
Your life’s truth was
Fabricated with lies
I saw the light
When I turned back my eyes
Shrank away from goodness
Fell in love with the other side

Adversary
I kissed your cheek
Made love in the mire
Fucked away what’s weak
These inner demons
My only friends
Peel away the skin
No need for us to pretend

I’ve got this now
I saw the light
Cannot pretend
I saw the light
I was depraved but
I saw the light
No need for shame
I saw the light
Track Name: Bastard Son in Chains
Bold
I grow bold
Old
Wizened eyes now know
Cold
Former values erode

Fuck these chains
From birth they suffocated
Covered in ancestral shit
Journey through the fog
And reinvent
What use was this
But to heap guilt
And despair on me

Insanity unfold wings and fly
The never ending conflict of life
Lucifer from the heavens you fell
Defiant hardened hands will kill

Now cut loose
I stumble through life
Blinded by an unseen foe
Yet he resides
Inside of me
Horrified I strike
At the heart of my enemy
My enemy

Bastard son
Make your way
Unleash your will
Detonate
Unleash
Track Name: Sucker's Bet
Deathbed
But not ready for the hearse
Surrender
The game has run its course
Burned out
But I’m the one that lit the torch

Still there’s not one damn thing
That I could do
To glean one drop of respect
For the shit I pull
Hypnotically
I heard the sirens call
Steered the ship into the rocks
Euthanized for the good of all

Sons of a bitch
You and I until the end
Intertwined
Born and built for the fire
Laugh it away
Their weak and feeble plays
This life’s a joke
Born and built to go up in smoke

I’ve got nothing
Left to say
There’s not a prayer that could save me anyway
I turned the corner with a serpent’s hiss
I still won’t bow until I breathe my last

Forgotten
I’m just fine with that
Lived how I wanted
Never gave a shit
Eternity
Is a sucker’s bet
Hell is burning
I won’t repent
Track Name: The Salivant
Salivating
Inside my lizard brain
Primitive
Desires rule the day
Enough ugliness to make my mother weep
The idolater
My gods are these

From the old world
A time before your light
Before ritual disguised my one true plight
I am drooling
Gnashing head of beast
I am crawling
Chewing through with teeth

Instinctual
I thrive when my mind is free
Societal
Mores always poison me
Unplug myself
So that I no longer feel
The idiotic
Notions binding me

Release
The beast
Set free
Your fiend

You must release your
Enslaved animal
It longs to be free
Filthy digits
Yearn to dig through
Bloody sinew and meat

I can’t pretend to be
Some harmless thing
Spineless
Snared by your beliefs
Track Name: Incessant Madness
Steeped in incessant madness
Twisting the knife
Steeped in incessant madness
This wolf still bites
Steeped in incessant madness
Long in the tooth
Steeped in incessant madness
I am...

Rabid
Unglued
Sinking deeper into mental tombs
Sickened
Despised
Endless anguish
A burning fire
Pull hair
Twist the knife
Teetering feels like I’m dying
Compression it’s all too much
Faltering no more I’m crushed

Steeped in
Incessant madness
That leads me deeper
Into confines
Steeped in
Incessant madness
Circling downward
Mental demise

I’m watching the world pass by
And I don’t care
Reduced to an endless blaze
But I’m not scared
Four walls to comfort me
Hanging off of the ledge
Try to shake off the malaise
Clear my eyes of a blinding haze

But my psyche won’t rise up
I sink into the ground
Tangled in my darkest thoughts
I am forever bound
Suffering and suffering
My god what’s wrong with me
Shackled ever tighter to
My insanity

Boiling over the sides
Pure combustion creates the tide
Ripped out at the seams
A brutal blow the final scream
I can’t take any more
I’ve got nothing to even the score
Battle through bout after bout
But the devil’s waiting to get out

Bow down

Gripping
I’m slipping
My mind was mine now left behind
Gripping
I’m slipping
My mind was mine now left behind !
Insane
Insane
I am going
Insane
Insane
I am going
Insane
Track Name: Reign of the Slime
Primordial slime
From sordid pits did you climb
Raised up by chance
To rule this vast expanse
Out of mental darkness
Now sadly self aware
Pathetic human
So much hubris to spare

You’ve already won
Await no further outcome
What more could there be
But to perpetually breed
Emotions compel you
Disseminate DNA
A tool to guide you
Survival is the game

By hands of god
You claim to be touched
Emulated creator
That idea is self taught
You invoke the holy
That’s probably a waste
Multiply the infection
And you will win the race
I spit in your face

I reject your virtue
I reject your lies
I reject your made up bullshit
I reject your cries
Track Name: Apex
The pack at my heel
The blood of fresh kill
Warm bodies in the night
Shielding me from winter’s bite
The first hunt of the season is done
A short chase before I lunged
My breath unfurled as I sank into flesh
Taking in death’s sweet stench

Apex
King of the beasts
Territory
This forest belongs to me
Apex
King of the beasts
Territory
This forest belongs to me

I laid in wait
Unsuspecting you walked my way
Could you not see
Me hiding amongst the trees
Suddenly I sprang
You were so vulnerable
I bit into your hide
Wounds rained down your life
You are nothing but food to me
Feed for the killing machine
No remorse from the pitiless
Fuel for my wanderlust
You are nothing but food to me
Feed for the killing machine
No remorse from the pitiless
Fuel for my wanderlust

Steering you as I pleased
Legs failed on icy debris
Spurred on by your screams
I drove harder into the stream
Once more then it was done
Death by attrition
Famished I dragged off my meat
Nourishment in lonesome peace
I call my pack
Fade out into the black

Apex
King of the beasts
Territory
This forest belongs to me
Apex
King of the beasts
Territory
This forest belongs to me
Track Name: True Love
I burned this love away
Hopeful futures wilt
With a hateful gaze
Cut me open
Put on display
Arteries severed
How quickly my blood drains

True love
Did I ever know your name
Sad forsaken conscience
Indiscernible change
My heart hardens
Day after day
Strengthen my will
So I can choke us with blame

True love
I never knew your face
Soulless eyes pierce through
The abyss knows my name

True love
So very obtuse
Wasted emotion
What was the use

True love
I throw this back at you
Strangulation
Rotten through and through