Fear of Failure

by Malfunction

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Recorded at GCR Recording Studios with Jay Zubricky, mixed by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues), and mastered by Paul Leavitt (Turnstile, Darkest Hour), 'Fear of Failure' is a harsh and uncompromising bout of metallic hardcore. The band's first proper release in three years after touring extensively with the likes of Bane, Turnstile, Backtrack, and Harm's Way shows them progressing considerably, adopting a loose and raw yet thoroughly heavy strain aggressively exorcising the demons of personal anxieties and volatile relationships.


released November 20, 2015


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Track Name: Drained
Hard to swallow. Drain from me. Drown in your misery. That mask you wore has escaped. All those years flushed away. To find the bottom of another bottle. All you do is drain from me. Take away all the good I see. Your sun was bright but it never shined. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. I can't help but laugh at your demise. Watch the paint peel from the wall. Another wasted day. I still feel it all digging it's way out. I need to escape this hate. Withering weeds, I can relate. Drained, maybe that's my fate.
Track Name: Fear of Failure
Examine my every step, magnified to every breath. This feeling of failure has me feeling contempt. Cold fills the air, won't forget what was said. Your mouth is full, your words are empty. I can't listen to you tell me this world has something for me. Ambitions, none to see. Friends and family out of reach. Still trying to find my peace. Flirting with uncertainty, crushed by anxiety. Fear of failure.
Track Name: Cut Off
I've burned, I've bled. Been sucked dry. Hand me the knife, cut you off. Your days of deceit, and bringing on misery, are so far gone: no retreat. I was right all along, hand me the knife, make you pay in the worst way. Cut you off. In a place so dark, place none of us belong. I want to be the one to light the spark in a world gone wrong. Put myself first, I'll face their fears. For the ones I love I'll give it all. For myself, I just want to survive. Some gave most, I gave it all.
Track Name: Window of Illusion
Eyes focused on the absent. Fixed on your perfect world. To desire is not to possess. Every vision skewed. Disease spreads. I resent your every breath. Fool yourself, I know what I see. Window of illusion. Let the scum infiltrate, everywhere I turn another fake. Don't tell me I'll be okay, I can see my own fate. Where the flowers don't wilt and sun always shines. I don't see your illusion. Alone in your mind. Rest of the world drenched with sickness. Can't be cleansed, disease pours down. All you see is your illusion.
Track Name: Final Thoughts
Looking in from the outside. Is this how you want to live your life? Breaking day by day. At the end of your road will you be satisfied? Come to me for answers. Answers there: help yourself. No remorse for you, you refuse to accept the truth. Clock strikes, final thoughts, are you satisfied? You always look the other way when I point you to an escape. No redemption for the ones who destroy. No remorse when you play the victim. Burn the rope at both ends as I ask again. In your final thoughts. Are you satisfied?
Track Name: Drift
So hard to tell, did I drift again? Go ahead and yell, "You did it again". Shattered my brain rejecting your pain, lost all self control. With solitude in pursuit, the presence of you is weighing on my soul. Consumed by chaos, constant cycle of repeated mistakes. Others prosper, I just seem to drift.
Track Name: Guilt
Pushed into shame by myself. Self reflection is still progression. Absence of certainty. Doubt crumbled at my feet. All these emotions building inside, feeling guilty of being alive. Tortured soul has led me blind. Next step, my progression: death. Progression forcing myself to be free. What I'd give to have the world at my feet. I'm guilty.
Track Name: Release
Time is up, I've had enough. I knew you couldn't last without that crutch. Discriminate, you're all that I hate. Just couldn't take another fake. This is my release, cross me again I'll take your breath away. Forked tongues, I see both sides. Feeling cheated when you waste my time. Refuse to see me face to face. Turn to dust; this is your last mistake.
Track Name: Discontent
Process never ending. Satisfaction out of reach. I will never create perfection. Thoughts never as beautiful as they seem. I try, in fear, I fail. Artist's discontent; time devoted to disappointments. Sacrifice of creation: fear of failing. What a terrible life living in fear.

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