manifest-decimation

Power Trip
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You want to double down? Well I’ll break you twice.
Buy into the bullshit with your head as the price.
The system is broken what choice can you make?
Pick up a gun, or catch some fucking chains.

We ride as one,
We’re ruled by none
As long as I’m free I’ll live illegally,
Smoke and mirrors until they catch me.

We ride as one,
We’re ruled by none,
Their lies, your life.
Your mind, not mine.

Earth’s moral compass pointed south,
Forever broken, the good cast out,
Join or die; there is only two sides to take:
The rebel evil or the police state.

We ride as one,
We’re ruled by none.
As long as I’m free I’ll live illegally,
Smoke and mirrors until they catch me.

We ride as one,
We’re ruled by none,
Their lies, your life.
Your mind, not mine.

Not mine

Perennial paranoia:
A paradox for every thought.
But the endless chase is better than being left to rot.

Pride and fear has brought us here,
A catalyst to an endless abyss.
Every toe-tag; a price tag.
I pledge deviance from under the flag.

Their lies, your life,
Your mind, not mine.

Heretics Fork
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BEST METAL 2013 - METAL MONDAY: Heretic’s Fork by Power Trip - ‘Tis the season for end of year music lists, and here at Strong Opinions I think those lists suck.  Instead of a list, I am simply going to post tunes from the bands I thought were quite excellent for the rest of the week.  That includes the Dallas, TX thrash metal act Power Trip, whose impressive debut album from Southern Lord blew me away.  This band is armed to the teeth in riffs, and even when they are skirting dangerously close to Metallica or Slayer, they manage to bring it back towards their own thrash meets hardcore grind.

There are plenty of awesome tracks off this album, but Heretic’s Fork probably has the hookiest of hooks on the record.  The real fun though starts at 2:37 when the mayhem switches gears and the riff kicks into this low grind / groove chug that like a locomotive just bowls you over.  That is what makes this album stand out over many over thrash metal throwbacks; it gives a nod to the past but sounds fresh by throwing in some surprises and rewriting the thrash cookbook.  There is good reason this has appeared on those best of lists, because it is one of the best thrash releases in quite a few years.