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Soothing Rays of Eternity

by The Cruelest Animal

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released April 21, 2017

Alex Crane: Drums, Guitar, Vocals, MIDI programming, Recording, and Mixing
Matt Boylan: Bass and Vocals
Grant Lewis: Keyboards
Derek Donley: Vocals on tracks 2 and 4
David Timnick: Tablas on track 4
William Paton: Vocals on tracks 5, 6, and 7 (We'll miss you, buddy)
Mastered by Dan Certa

Art By Alex


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The Cruelest Animal Los Angeles, California

Complex minimal noise prog.

Inspired by metal, jazz, and trip-hop, favoring layered rhythms and hypnotic repetition over technical playing.

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Track Name: Invisible Passenger
A lack of Vision

Abandon the mold
Truths untold
Clichés unfold
Track Name: Primitive Vessel
Deceitful, nervous
Throwing your fake darts
In the garden
Poison your mind, poison your eyes
Breathe in your life
The world outside

The faithful servants cry to fake gods
Terrible lies, the look in your eyes, that's not innocence
Open your eyes and see a real god
Terrible lies, the look in your eyes, that's not innocence
Track Name: Soothing Rays of Eternity
Broke loose
Fell from the noose
Back in the infinite puzzle
Back in the infinite struggle

Calling it in
Severing ties
The search is off
No one is left alive
We'll never have a chance to know
We never had a chance to know

It's off the table
Find another way
Don't have time for the apes behind the wheel
If you're not able to find another way
Let it burn out, watch it disappear
Turn the tables
Look the other way
Age old rhyme of the apes behind the wheel
Consume from cradles in a constant way
Or let it burn out, watch it disappear
Track Name: Unleash the Swine
We don't have any drugs
All we have done is pray
Tried and true
We don't have time to waste
We don't have drugs

Spinning around
It's nothing new
On this raft circling the sun
Servants to the loop
We've spun around
Track Name: Vague Dreams and Fleeting Thoughts
The winds of change bring nothing but more of the same
The face of change brings nothing but more of the same
Ignore the lies and realize there's nothing to gain
The winds of change bring nothing but more of the same
Swimming in the effort wasted