The Paradox of Commons

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released February 27, 2014

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Dynamis! Morristown, New Jersey

A sonic concoction of alternative-progressive metal, that refuses to colour within the lines of convention. A chaotic, creative energy force, this amalgamated sound takes the best elements of the New Jersey underground scene and rearranges them into an innovative aural assault. With frenetic drum patterns, and staccato breakdowns along with harmonized interlaced guitar work. ... more

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Track Name: Gozer
To summarize, this tale is epic,
in the parlance of our times.
Commiserate, upon our hero's fate,
as we consecrate the ashes.
Warhammer swung, with mettle and resolve,
awaiting worthy purchase!
Ignoble fate, to fall upon your sword
Accepting this fell blow with open arms!

The architect's design is shrewd,
He believes in second chances.
In ignorance, we carry on,
As the truth devolves to legend.
We exercise the myths of old,
Entertaining as romances!
Amidst the progress of mankind,
is a force we've failed to reckon!

The keeper of the gate, ascends the urban spire.
The master of the key, like wood upon the pyre!

Of blood and bones, upon the heath,
He transcends this mortal coil!
This deicide, occults the moon,
in the twilight of the Gods!
Track Name: The Gozerian
Choose the form of the destructor!
Choose and Perish!
Behold the fated coming of Gozer, of Gozer! (x3)
A hundred foot tall sailor marshmallow man!

What we have to entertain is the possibility
That life as we know it, has reached its peak.
The form has been chosen, bear witness to its rise!
The time has come, to settle all accounts!

Choose and Perish!
Behold the fated coming of Gozer, of Gozer! (x3)
A hundred foot tall sailor marshmallow man!

These warriors four, steadfast at the door of Calamity...
With weapons in hand, they take their last stand,
They have the tools, They have the talent!

The form has been chosen, bear witness to it's rise!
The Apocalypse is nigh!!!

Let's show this prehistoric bitch, how we do things downtown!
TO-TAL PRO-TONIC RE-VER-SAL!

Let's show this prehistoric bitch, how we do things downtown!
TO-TAL PRO-TONIC RE-VER-SAL!

Upon bated breath, our faith placed in science,
Crossing the streams, in tempered defiance! (x2)

In the twilight of the Gods!
Track Name: Ubiquitous Gaze
Sheer undulating
Fear masquerading
Clear under it's own
Ubiquitous gaze

Capitulate to foresight,
and ruminate in hindsight.

The asking price of free will,
subsidize the metrics herein.
As observations dictate,
The course of action we take.

As the host acclimates,
Palpitations subside within.
An order to disorder,
the paradigm of spirals!

We tow the line, stepping into all space and time. x3

All hail the Lord of Chaos!
Crushing all banality, in writhing horror
As tentacles caress, our hiveminds' recesses.
We yield to higher powers, culled from the depths of another dimension!
The all-seeing eye!

The fear we feel, lost...
All apprehension suspended.
On bended knee, we exalt the end of questioning!


We yield to higher powers culled from the depths of another dimension!

The fear we feel, lost...
All apprehension suspended.
On bended knee, we exalt the end of questioning!

Under a sea of stars, meaninglessly lost in hypnotic suspension
We yield to higher powers culled from the depths of another dimension!
Track Name: Enticing the Tyrant
This Terrestrial Tragedy
A Celestial Comedy
As the Old Gods forsake the New!

Sown amidst a field of failures
Borne root and spread like disease
A cancerous avarice, that consumes the miser

A martyrdom satirized inside
The eyes of our gluttonous King.

Enticing the tyrant we ride
towards approaching finality
This mobius band of destiny.


This Celestial Tragedy
A Terrestrial Comedy
As the New Gods betray the Old!
Track Name: Palaver
Across the barren wastes,
Our stranger hastens chase.
His past looms like a shroud.

Campfire ashes cold, A somber sigh escapes.
This will-o'-the-wisp, elsewhere conflagrates.
Incensed by his prey, faded eyes carve the way.

The wilting sun,
grants brief reprieve
stark horizon enveloping periphery...

A relic of the West,
Honorbound and hellbent,
My quarry draws me ever on!

The man in black cajoles,
Through prophecies foretold,
The drawing of the three!

Beneath the Demon Moon
We hold palaver til
Dawn's light ignites the sky.
The world has since moved on.
My irons at my sides.
The Tower on my mind.

Through love and loss,
we foster bonds,
as nature yields to serve the beam!

Lest we forget,
The faces of our fathers
The litany resides inside our hearts!

Beneath the Demon Moon
We hold palaver til
Dawn's light ignites the sky.
The world has since moved on.
My irons at my sides.
The Tower on my mind.

I Aim with my Eye,
I Shoot with my Mind,
I Kill with my Heart!

All hail the Crimson King!
Whose chaos reigns supreme!
Unchallenged at the nexus of Discordia!

I Aim with my Eye,
I Shoot with my Mind,
I Kill with my Heart! (x2)

Beneath the Demon Moon
We hold palaver til
Dawn's light ignites the sky.
The world has since moved on.
My irons at my sides.
The Tower on my mind.

I Aim with my Eye,
I Shoot with my Mind,
I Kill with my Heart!
Track Name: Revolutionary Debris
You were the inspiration
An idol to the slighted youth
Exanimate disillusion
Placated by this simple truth

Queue the insurrection!

A minute to midnight
The clock chord strikes
Igniting the detritus
An incendiary landslide

Corporeal remains to be seen,
As a marker of trespass,
A vulgar display,
bordering a false horizon.

You were the inspiration
An idol to the slighted youth
Exanimate disillusion
Placated by this simple truth
We are the remnant force
Upon this gilded age
Last will and testament
To stave this malignant malaise!

Queue the insurrection...

The power of speech, instigates!
the metal we forge, integrates!
Resolution distilled to invigorate!

Once suspended lives, empowered by the seeds of discourse!
Begin with chagrin to incite!
This dark reign has wrought, its own destruction
At the hands of...

The unanimous anonymous!
A graveyard spin which eclipses judgment
The impact of delayed recognition
Littered in glittering hindsight.
The author's forebearance betrayed!

You were the inspiration
An idol to the slighted youth
Exanimate disillusion
Placated by your simple truth
We are the remnant force
Upon this gilded age
Last will and testament
To stave this malignant malaise!

Queue the Insurrection!
Forward to our prime directive!
Track Name: Wanderlust
Born upon this present course,
Haphazardly gambling the shoals.
The hull is breached,
as we tread, amidst the dead, unto foreign shores.

She's steadfast in the aftermath,
And walks, upon the wake of sheer destruction
These flights of fancy, invigorate the doldrums
While she listlessly, slips away yet again
I ask you one day, will this trend beget you solace?
We can only hope your wanderlust is sated at the~

~End of days, recounting all the debts left unpaid.
Alone you shall stand, in recompense, and fade from memory.

He's steadfast in the aftermath,
And walks, upon the wake of sheer destruction
These flights of fancy, invigorate the doldrums
While he listlessly, slips away yet again
I ask you one day, will this trend beget you solace?
We can only hope your wanderlust is sated at the~

~End of days, recounting all the debts left unpaid.
Condemned to this fate can you change? All evidence to the contrary!

To flirt with catastrophe,
Enticing calamity,
In clamoring ecstasy!

In tendered resignation, we decline the rights, to this legacy...

Born upon this present course,
Haphazardly gambling the shoals.
The hull is breached,
as we tread, amidst the dead, unto foreign shores.
Track Name: Black Box
An Astral compass,
Lost amidst the raging seas...
This ill-fated manifest,
call-and-response to destiny,
Hearkens to a carnal need
To hold dominion!

Apotheosis,
We pledge our blind fealty.
Heavy lies the crown,
The weight of discovery~
In symbiosis,
Coexistent revelry,
Pusillanimous,
We honor servility!

A measure of distance
From from horn to tail
From stem to stern.
Annotated progression~

Bereft of free will
The science of conjecture!
As we approach the apex,
We condemn our progeny.
Yet this cataclysm may yet abate,
if we, take heed...

Apotheosis,
garnering our fealty.
Heavy lies the crown,
The weight of discovery~
In symbiosis,
Coexistence placating,
Pusillanimous,
We honor servility!

A measure of distance
From horn to tail
From stem to stern.
Annotated progression~

This divisive device divines destiny!
Risen from the shrouded depths,
frenetic lust unleashed.
The sea shall claim this vessel,
within the maelstrom's fractured reach!

Conscripted, we hear the Siren Song
And brave the depths, in reclamation!
The black box obscures the procession~

This long lost lexicon,
An impedimentary speech!
Track Name: Venn Diagram
Once more we embark upon the literary trail!
A convoluted parable, this cautionary tale!

Another nameless victim
Fell by avarice
Much to the drollery
Of our usurper king

In an act of mutiny
Susurrations abound
Invoking our frustrations
With an active stance
Take this happenstance
And raise our steins in contest!

Meanwhile the pretender
Schemes of our demise
Invitations of reprisal
are seldom unrequited

In an act of mutiny
Susurrations abound
Inspiring resolution, conspiring revolution!
With an active stance
Take this happenstance
And force a deposition!

A fragrant eidolon lingering stale
Enveloped by this presence distilled
Synaptic triggers misfire muscle memory
Scorn scorching the score of this scene
The absence of evidence, is not the evidence of absence!

An empirical introspection of circular logic.
A misnomer, the pseudonym of elusive illusion.

Defeated by lyrical redundancy, our villain recedes.
Regressing to an infantile posture, in posthumous recognition!
Track Name: Skullduggery
Through suffocation, a strained reply,
lost in translation!
Exasperated, a crime of passion,
At curtain call the gloaming covets all.

The understudy takes the stage,
as accolades roar from the cheap seats.
Ensconced in gleaming light,
apathy becomes her device.

This is a new beginning
vile ticking of a clockwork heart
the offbeat holds the absence
an abscess taking form

In a day and age
where paranoia reigns...

Oh impetuous youth!
How sickly sweet, the corners meet!

This is a new beginning
vile ticking of a clockwork heart
the offbeat holds the absence
An abscess taking form

Chicanery, the means and motive obscene!
And yet they clamor for more!

The understudy takes the stage,
as accolades roar from the cheap seats.
Ensconced in gleaming light
apathy precludes insight!

An amalgamated front, damascene, we waver with the ebb and flow.
This adamant resolve, the end result of what we've come to know.

Exhumed, no traces remain.
The footlights of a shallow grave.

Her pitch and sustain,
A solemn refrain.
Track Name: Tragedy of the Commons
Sip it in, sip it in, sip it in, inspid...
Complacency's lost its taste

Decidedly pacified, by informed consent.
An indelible crux of the human condition.

A calloused umpire
Formidable in it's reach
A sallow horizon envelops,
and forfends this breach.
The conscientious objector
yields to this trespass
only under expressed duress!

Can we rescind this chosen vocation?
Throw caution to the trade winds as we climb?
If fortune favors the bold,
Let us seek our fortunes in vagrancy
with humility, our creed!

A calloused umpire
Formidable in it's reach
A sallow horizon envelops,
and forfends this breach.
The conscientious objector
yields to this trespass
only under expressed duress!

A despondent correspondence.
Bedtime story histrionics.

A tragedy of the commons
Maintaining our sustenance,
Supped by the gluttonous!

We are the figments of collective fiction!