Rage in Common

by The Blackcloud Syndicate

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Debut EP from The Blackcloud Syndicate! CD version contains bonus cover of "Rebel Yell"! Get ready to rage!

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released November 22, 2013

Joe D'Angelo- Guitar
Shawn Davidson- Bass/ Vocals
Glenn Novak- Drums
Graham Scott Anthony- Guitar/ Vocals
Miko Zoller- Vocals

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The Blackcloud Syndicate Toronto, Ontario

Featuring former members of 90s metal acts Absolute Zero and Endless, The Blackcloud Syndicate is fast, mean riffs, pounding drums and unique, in-your-face vocals with some of the best, thought-provoking lyrics in metal. Based out of Toronto, Ontario, the band’s debut record, “Rage in Common” is now available. Get ready for the rain. ... more

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Track Name: Clenched
Irritation leaks through pores that barely contain rage
Wandering through fools who can't see life is just a cage
Hypocrites so quick to switch, they must be double-jointed
Idiots all I expect and I am rarely disappointed

Heightened conflicts, quick to react
Tighten, constrict, strain to retract
Infuriating to exist, stay pissed
Living all my days clenched like a fist

Crawling out of bed each day angrier than the last
Can't stand what the future holds while obsessing on the past
Constant tension, racing thoughts, I never learned to relax
Spontaneously combusting now hate burns right through the cracks

Heightened conflicts, quick to react
Tighten, constrict, strain to retract
Infuriating to exist, stay pissed
Spending all my hours clenched like a fist

Heightened conflicts, quick to react
Tighten, constrict, strain to retract
Infuriating to exist, stay pissed
Wasting every minute clenched like a fist

Heightened conflicts, quick to react
Tighten, constrict, strain to retract
Infuriating to exist, stay pissed
Every fucking second clenched like a fist
Track Name: Fault Lines
Don't think about a resolution
Don't think about making better moves
Don't think about a new solution
Constantly revisit, tell us whose fault is it now?

Life is full of tragedy, a fact we can’t deny
Murphy sticks us with his law and our plans will go awry
What’s the answer? No-one cares, growing cancer of despair
Forget solutions, Restitution! Focus on the who, not the why

Nothing’s getting better, condemnation is our curse
Aligned along the fault lines
Blame us for the weather while the storm keeps getting worse
Aligned along the fault lines

Talking heads and lawmakers will set us on the track
To live the lie that any truth is a vile attack
Devoting all our abilities to finding culpability
As the fires rage we burn the page and now we can plan our payback

Nothing’s getting better, condemnation is our curse
Aligned along the fault lines
Blame us for the weather while the storm keeps getting worse
Aligned along the fault lines

Unthinkable events that no one steps up to prevent
History repeats itself and punishment is heaven sent
So spray that blame like acid rain, the rumors are all true
You point that finger all you want I’ve got one that I’ll raise back at you

Nothing’s getting better, condemnation is our curse
Aligned along the fault lines
Blame us for the weather while the storm keeps getting worse
Aligned along the fault lines
Track Name: Vice Grips
It is said that all we do
Is driven by the twin compulsions to survive and reproduce
So, tell me now, what are these
But base addictions at the very core of who we are?

Welcome to our affliction
The urge to itch, life causes friction
The attraction of what cannot fill us
Never enough of the stuff that will slowly kill us

Cocaine, fame or the fast and the furious
Heart attack specials, sports make us delirious
Caffeine, pain or soul sucking slot machines
The remote may change the channels but not our routine

The weight of empty time
The wages of sin
The war of the mind
We lose each time we win

Forever owned by what we crave
A first class ticket to a world of slaves
Haunted by what’s wanted ‘til we get it
Clutch with both hands, set it and forget it

Heroin, crack or the attack of always being right
Porn, popping pills, pumping up for a fight
Money, power, bitter-sweet nicotine
Chemicals may change our mind but not our routine

The weight of empty time
The wages of sin
The war of the mind
We lose each time we win

It’s so hard to think
When what you hold dear
Takes control
Swallows you whole

Vice Grips
Tighten
Vice grips tighten around our will
Track Name: Protest the Riot
Drop the needle and throw your fists in the air
It's a bad pop song played a little too long
And it’s stuck in rotation

Musical enslavement (The hooks aren’t in that deep)
Strike a discord (Strings lead us like sheep)
A broken record, scratched and in disrepair
Playing sour notes and no one seems to care

Enter the conservatory (A conservation of madness)
A symphony of misguided wills (This sonic power we possess)
Violate the stage with indignation
A modern masterpiece with no imagination

Reveling in applause
The shifting keys make us wonder
What exactly was it we were fighting for?

The red light’s on but no one's live on the air
Hear the roar of hundreds wanting more
As they reach for salvation

Growing by the thousands (Angry voices echo everywhere)
A counter melody (Anarchy provokes the warfare)
Ear-piercing feedback ruining every rest
Call and no response, we’ve forgotten how to protest

Sharpen the picture (Give the vision its release)
Fueled by desire (The video offers no peace)
A million bits of fractal fragmented imagery
Disunity in a billion part harmony

Reveling in applause
The shifting keys make us wonder
What exactly was it we were fighting for?

Make art to make a difference and we'll show them the way
A viewing to inflame the senses all your anger is on display
Host a visual feast for the creatures, it’s a non-stop diet
Your value decreases when your crowd becomes a riot
Track Name: Gift of Design
Why are we always too late?
Given time could we have made a difference?
Sometimes there’s no one to blame
We look at each other and simply call it fate

Is it God’s gift or the devil’s design?

Where despair and hope converge
An emotional tightrope spanning over the abyss
Sinking deep into the depths of tragedy
Searching for sense when we finally emerge

Is it God’s gift or the devil’s design?
Is it just a myth to which we resign?

As long as we never forget
We’ll be fine over time
We will always remember you
We will always remember you

So now our hearts are weighed down by loss
A heavy cost when our faith’s held in trust
Do what we must when our souls can't cope
When all hope is lost again we fail you

Who remain face constant reminders
Flip through pictures for a little glimpse
Try to resuscitate dead memories
Would a blank clean slate be a fate that's kinder?

Is it God’s gift or the devil’s design?
Is it just a myth to which we resign?

As long as we never forget
We’ll be fine over time
We will always remember you
We will always remember you