Natural Burial

by Great Reversals

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7" EP "Natural Burial" by Michigan's GREAT REVERSALS. The EP features four songs of mid-tempo hardcore that combine influences from 90s hardcore with more recent bands such as VERSE, BANE, and FOUNDATION. The band has an ability to mix roughness and melody with fresh guitar sounds and rhythm patterns creating songs that are intense, well-written and powerful. Pre-order for this release and full streaming starts April 1st, release date scheduled for mid-April.

This is a split release between HYDROGEN MAN, PROTAGONIST and HOW SOON IS NOW.

Check out GREAT REVERSALS on BandCamp here: gr8rev.bandcamp.com

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released April 15, 2014

Recorded October 4th-6th at Bricktop Studios in Chicago with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Harm’s Way, Dead in the Dirt, etc.)

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Hydrogen Man Records Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hydrogen Man Records is a small DIY punk and hardcore record label from Philadelphia, PA.

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Track Name: Leviathan Smiles
She came trembling up the stairs eyes wide hands clutching her hair, I asked “what's wrong, what's going on?” She said “nothing can be done.” The tears poured down her face, something had stolen her light. She looked at me and said “nothing can save us, it wants us dead.”

“Darling as the man who loves you I know what I must do...grit my teeth, clench my fists, and invite this Hell through our door.”

“YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T UNDERSTAND, I'M THE DOUBT, THE FEAR IN YOUR HEAD. YOU POUND YOUR DRUMS AND SUMMON YOUR VALOR, BUT I SEE THROUGH YOU.
I SEE THE SHAME YOU LIVE WITH, A MOMENT'S REGRETS AT THE FOREFRONT OF YOUR MIND. I KNOW WHY YOUR HEART RACES WITH DISTANT VISIONS OF BETRAYING MANKIND.”
“I'VE BEEN WITH YOU SINCE YOUR SEED WAS SEWN AND I'VE WITNESSED EVERY STONE YOU'VE THROWN. I KNOW WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT AND WHAT KEEPS YOUR DREAMS FROM TAKING FLIGHT.”
“I EXIST TO DESTROY ANY NOTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE OF BEING A HERO OR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD. YOU OPENED YOUR DOOR WITH ARROGANCE AND INSOLENCE READY TO SWING OUT OF PRIDE AND FEAR AND IN DOING SO SEALED YOUR FATE.”

“Since you know me so well, hear this and feel it as I do: you've threatened murder, you've wrought terror, you've tried to dismantle me from mine. With the conviction of a desperate man I have no other choice but to fight, fight.”
Track Name: Siren Song
Standing at the edge, I peer in wonder, at the simplicity of how easily the end can meet me.
The end of worry, the end of fear, the end of anguish over why I’m here.
We need to believe that thought carries on,
For legacy, for love, everything we’ve tried to become
Image and memory, are not enough
To live and unravel who we are
We must, taste the blood, that accompanies the plunge
To dwell on breath that invokes the shivering invitation
To dine with the gods of oblivion
We welcome a curiosity unbecoming of reason
And yet I cannot escape the siren song of the great beyond
And the imagined peace that follows with
I hold no stance that I’ll exist, I hold no stance that I’ll exist in the unknown
All the same, I need to believe that I will still see
And I need to believe you will still think about me
Track Name: Reason In Madness
Out there, amidst the smoke-filled shade,
Grow the roots of a menace mankind cannot contain
Condemned to the soil, friend to the worms
The darkness and our doubt its most vital allies
It’s the cold kiss on our cheek as we sleep
The downed limb that won’t burn to give us heat
The distant glowing eyes awaiting their turn to eat
We throw ourselves into this convoluted abyss
Seeking companionship in the dirt from which we came
In the muck and the mire we sit in reverie
Contemplating how to conquer fears and master wits
Traversing terrains to discover something to settle our insecurities
With a heightened sense of things
We whisper grievances to trees, seeking their wisdom
In desperation we sing with cicadas to decipher their hymns
We raise arms as sails to the sky
Hoping the wind will lead us to where we can fully live and ultimately die
Though I know too well, there’s no reason to be found in madness
Just as the fire burns fuel to ash for the breeze to carry to a new home
I realize, “all we are is dust in the wind”,
What is to come won’t save much grace for the likes of me