1336

by The Esoteric

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With a genre-defying stab at modern conventions, Lawrence, KS quintet THE ESOTERIC provide a feral four-song glimpse into the future of music! "1336" is a corrosive blend of abrasive but intricate guitars, a pummeling rhythm section, determined, compelling vocals and stellar, memorable songwriting. Coupling their unique grasp of songcraft with a live performance that MUST be seen, THE ESOTERIC command attention. Take action, before action takes you! Featuring former members of COALESCE, REGGIE AND THE FULL EFFECT and TODAY IS THE DAY!

"Metal outside the mold" -LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD

"The Esoteric just dropped an atom bomb that will incinerate all genre boundaries" -DIGITALMETAL.com

"The band's ear-splitting attack is as tuneful as it is abrasive, mixing odd time signatures and calculated rhythm blasts into thoughtfully composed songs." -LAWRENCE.com WEEKLY

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released May 11, 2004

Produced and recorded by The Esoteric at home. Drum recording assisted by Nick Cline. Mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound. Layout and design by Andy Cummings. Cover art assistance by Brian Ast.

Anthony Diale - Bass
Cory White - Guitar
Eric Graves - Guitar
Marshall Kilpatric - Drums
Stevie Cruz - Voice & Electronics

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Track Name: His Eternal Enemy (2004 Version)
His Eternal Enemy

Stay sweet, lonely boy
Harshness, rots and sours
Cunning, not so cruel
Ruthless, and so patient
This art applies to everything
Disruptive agenda

ALL YOUR OWN / NO ONE KNOWS
DISGUISE IS so smashing, so smashing, so smashing, it's so smashing!

Petty tyrants annoy
Points to distraction
Sowing seeds of doubt
Reasons unexplained
Remain with agenda
Daring yet very mistaken!

ALL HIS FEARS / ALL HIS PLEASURE
ETERNAL his enemy, all the nagging, all the nothing, behind everything

For the average man, backstabbing is
Negative business
For the petty tyrant, the knife is
The only witness
There is no friend, anywhere
There is no enemy, anywhere
There is NO!

P & C Phantom Receiver Music Publishing, ASCAP
Track Name: Until the Grave Gives Up the Ghost (2004 Version)
Until the Grave Gives Up the Ghost

A casual agent, with convenient excuse
Serves to attract awareness,
To substitute truths...

ACT OUTSIDE THE DEADLINES
TO REDISCOVER, TIME OUT OF MIND

Angelic assassins, monkeys in reflection
Infinity mocks their definition...
YEARN TO UNLEARN, UNWIND

SLAVETIME, UNCHAIN
WILL NOT REMAIN
Change today, have tomorrow today
Change, constant and continual
Here is sacrifice / now a ritual
I destructure, I default, I devour
I AND ALL...KALLISTI...RELEASE ME!

We shall examine, manufactured crises
Commonly believed, as necessary process
UNTIL THE GRAVE GIVES UP THE GHOST
A SPIRIT SHINES THE INNERMOST

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Track Name: The Curse of Greyface (2004 Version)
The Curse of Greyface

It's now or neverwhere, we're here to disappear
A persistent minority, within shadows
Of impossible light!

It's nothing less than unbelievable
Hidden grades, impossible shadows
Nothing less than
Interpretation, truths as phantoms
Strange attempts, time well spent
Lift our hands to grip the stars
In memory of the future

The eternal return-come again and again
How many times must we realign and rebegin
This heart of darkness holds a light within
The end of history-nothing but a state of
Transition...(interpretation...)

Time-blind results, self-defined insults
HAUNTED AND HUMORLESS AS THEIR OWN HEAD
THE CURSE OF GREYFACE!

Forget us / we are passing show / we are here to go
None of us are ok but all of us are fine
Don't let it stop, stop at your eye
Don't let it stop, stop at your eye
It is now or neverwhere
It is now or neverwhere

INHERENT
It just goes
TRANSPARENT
It's unborn
BURNING
This veil with waves of...waves of will
WE CAN'T WAIT FOR THE WORLD
TO TURN BY OUR OWN...FIRE!
WE SHALL BURN

Chaos so necessary / you so indifferent
A path of certainty to know...what is meant by
Endless absence!
Passing of skin / a time to rebegin / eat your karma alive
Everything changes, one into the other
The eternal return, a passing of skin, how many times?
Must we realign, and rebegin?

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Track Name: Make Fine Dreams (2004 Version)
Make Fine Dreams

Imitate yourself, through a series of roles
Actor as hacker cracking codes
Of conduct not to get stuck, but know
Totality, sum of many separate realities

I AM MY OWN LIFE / I AM MY OWN DEATH
I AM MY OWN

Death! Is a story with out pages
This is theater with out stages
View will change, patterns rearranged
So! Shatter the category melt the mold

I AM MY OWN LIFE / I AM MY OWN DEATH
I AM MY OWN

Possibility of position, collapse the mainframe
With stars of the brain, spots the shine
In all directions, remembering the birth of initiation

With each step, exhale strife
Take in new life
With each breath, beside me is death
To remind me what's left, to make happen
To take action before it takes you
Move further through to see from all views

CAST OURSELVES OUT! WAY OUT
From blind existence tone touched and
Persistent, here for our own amusement
We earned our exit, make fine dreams

P & C Phantom Receiver Music Publishing, ASCAP