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about

- Old Man Gloom is a supergroup (containing members of Converge, ISIS, Cave In,
Zozobra, Doomriders, Mamiffer, etc.), but instead of making shitty records like other
"supergroups", Old Man Gloom actually makes great ones.

- "NO" is an undeniably great title for an album, and also serves as an ironclad manifesto
in opposition to the moral and aesthetic decay of our global society.

- This is Old Man Gloom's fifth album, their first in eight years. They weren't on hiatus,
just busy writing the greatest album in music history. That makes them the proud
progenitors of the five greatest albums of all time, "NO" being number one. "NO" is like
"one", only spelled backwards and without the "E".

- Old Man Gloom are playing shows in 2012 and 2013, just in time for the collapse of
the global economy.

- The acronym for Old Man Gloom is "OMG". "OMG" has become a household phrase
since its introduction in to the popular lexicon in 1999, directly coinciding with the
formation of Old Man Gloom the year prior. The group has never been properly credited
for this massively important contribution to global culture.

- "NO" was made using acoustic and electric instruments including but not limited to:
sheet metal, toilets, human voices, guitars, drums, tambourines, shoes, hands, various
other percussive tools, analog and digital electronic devices, and brains.

credits

released 26 June 2012

GLOOM CONGLOMERATE: NATE, AARON, SANTOS, CALEB
SPECIAL "NO" COMMITTEE MEMBERS: kevin baker, kurt ballou, mike MCKENZIE
RECORDED / MIXED BY KURT BALLOU AT GOD CITY, 2011
ADDITIONAL RECORDING AT HOLC, VASHON
MASTERED BY: JAMES PLOTKIN
ARTWORK BY ABCT, TYPOGRAPHY AND ART ASSISTANCE BY FAITH COLOCCIA
NO, THANKS.

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Track Name: Common Species
FILTHY INSECTS SCUTTLE IN PITCH BLACK, TIRELESS
ERECTING TEMPLES OF WISDOM REVERSED
GNAWING CAVERNS THROUGH THE FOLDS OF THE SOUL THROUGH VENTRICLES AND VEINS
PARASITIC SPAWN DEVOTED SERVANTS FIRST AS PUPAE INGESTED INHALED IN THROUGH THE EYES THE EARS SQUIRMING IN THE MOUTH
SWALLOWED INTO THE DEPTHS
GROWING IN SUCCESSIVE WAVES
THEIR COMMON SPECIES: LUST, ANGER, FOUL DECEPTION, THE SCOURGE OF THE AVERTED EYE
IN WEAKNESS, IN BLINDNESS, AND IN SLUMBER, I AM RIGHTLY DEVOURED
THEIR BITES LEAVE NOT WELTS UPON THE SKIN BUT SCARS UPON THE SOUL
MY TASK, TO BRING DOWN INTO THEIR MASSES WHITE FLAME
A SALVE FOR ANCIENT WOUNDS, AND RENDER THEM TO NAUGHT
Track Name: Regain / Rejoin
GO, GO LIVE ECSTATIC LIFE
EXIST EXIST INSIDE
EXIST OUTSIDE BE BE WHOLE
REGAIN ORIGINAL DIVINITY REJOIN ORIGINAL WHOLE
THIS THIS IS IT
GO BE EXIST INSIDE EXIST OUTSIDE GO BE REJOIN
ORIGINAL WHOLE EXIST OUTSIDE EXIST INSIDE
Track Name: To Carry the Flame
UNDER THE DIRT DOWN TO THE STONE DOWN WHERE THE ANTS AND WORMS CALL HOME THERE IS THE PLACE WHERE WE BEGAN REPLACED THE CLAY WITH A FOREIGN SAND TO CARRY THE FLAME UP THROUGH THE EARTH TO HARNESS THE FIRE INSIDE THE HEARTH INTO THE AIR
SEE THE EMBERS FLY THE FIERY ASHES BURNING OUT IN THE SKY SMOKE FILLS THE AIR ITS IN EVERYTHING
THEY SMELL THE WILD BLAZE AS THE CINDERS SING TO CARRY THE FLAME UP THROUGH THE EARTH
TO HARNESS THE FIRE INSIDE THE HEARTH "HIGHER HIGHER BURNING FIRE MAKING MUSIC LIKE A CHOIR" BURN THE FOLLIES OF MY YOUTH ALL MY VICES AND UNTRUTHS
THE BRICKS GLOW RED ON INTO THE NIGHT WE'LL WATCH IT BURNING TIL THE MORNING LIGHT
Track Name: The Forking Path
TO THE CASTLES OF OUR CLAN WE TREAD AN UNSEEN ROADWE ALL FALL ALONG THE WAY LEAD BY SHINING HEARTS THE FORKING PATH VEILED IN FOG BLIND WE STUMBLE GROPING IN THE DARK GREY FOLDS OF NIGHT TO THE CASTLES OF OUR CLAN WE TREAD UNSEEN ROAD TO BURN AWAY THE DARKENED EYE THAT CLOUDS THE WATERS DARK AND CLEAR, DIVINE
Track Name: Shadowed Hand
VILE PROTECTOR, DOMINATOR
PLEAD RELEASE FROM THE SHADOWED HAND
BANISHED, EXILED FROM CABAL OF ROTTING CORPSES
THOSE ADVERSARIES OF THE LIVING LIGHT
THOSE WHO THRUST THEIR WITHERED SPIRITS INTO CHILDREN OF THE EARTH
DOWN INTO THE PITS THEY BE THROWN
AND WITH THEM LEADEN SAP DRAWN FROM THE POISONED WELL OF MY SOUL
Track Name: Rats
ANOTHER MOUTH IN A STARVING WORLD OH HOW VERY ORDINARY IT'S NOT A VIRTUE NOT QUITE A BLESSING THERE'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE ALL FORGETTING
HUMAN ROACHES, HUMAN RATS. WE'RE NO DIFFERENT. DON'T FORGET. HUMAN VERMIN, HUMAN ANTS. WE'RE NO DIFFERENT. DON'T FORGET IT. FLEAS ON RATS FLEAS ON RATS HUMAN ROACHES. HUMAN RATS. WE'RE NO DIFFERENT. DON'T FORGET. HUMAN VERMIN, HUMAN ANTS, WE'RE NO DIFFERENT. DON'T FORGET. MOTHER NATURE'S CRUELEST TRICK, GORGE OURSELVES UNTIL WE'RE SICK HUMAN TAPEWORMS, HUMAN TICKS, WE'RE NO DIFFERENT, DON'T FORGET HUMAN ROACHES, HUMAN RATS. WE'RE NO DIFFERENT. DON'T FORGET. HUMAN VERMIN, HUMAN ANTS, WE'RE NO DIFFERENT. DON'T FORGET. MOTHER NATURE'S CRUELEST TRICK, GORGE OURSELVES UNTIL WE'RE SICK HUMAN TAPEWORMS, HUMAN TICKS, WE'RE NO DIFFERENT, DON'T FORGET HUMAN ROACHES. HUMAN RATS. WE'RE NO DIFFERENT. DON'T FORGET. HUMAN VERMIN, HUMAN ANTS, WE'RE NO DIFFERENT. DON'T FORGET. MOTHER NATURE'S CRUELEST TRICK GORGE OURSELVES UNTIL WE'RE SICK HUMAN TAPEWORMS, HUMAN TICKS, WE'RE NO DIFFERENT, DON'T FORGET
HUMAN ROACHES. HUMAN RATS. WE'RE NO DIFFERENT. DON'T FORGET. HUMAN VERMIN, HUMAN ANTS, WE'RE NO DIFFERENT. DON'T FORGET. MOTHER NATURE'S CRUELEST TRICK GORGE OURSELVES UNTIL WE'RE SICK HUMAN TAPEWORMS, HUMAN TICKS, WE'RE NO DIFFERENT, DON'T FORGET
Track Name: Crescent
STATIC IN MY ATMOSPHERE DRAWING HER TO NEAR
SENSES LOST IN THE HAZE SHE DREAMS AND WE ESCAPE
AND WHEN THE RAIN COMES POURING IN WE WILL DROWN AGAIN
HALOS CIRCLE HER HEAVY TONGUE WHISPERING OUR SONG
WHEN I FORCE HER TO COME UNDONE TO HEAVEN SHE WILL COME
AND WHEN THE RAINS COME POURING IN WE WILL DROWN AGAIN
Track Name: Shuddering Earth
THE EARTH IS SHUDDERING
FACES PUSHED INTO THE ASH
BODIES ARE TRAMPLED
SMOKE CHOKES THE STARS
WORLD INFESTED WITH TINY SCREECHERS
RED CONSTRICTED FACES TIED UP IN TERROR
GNASHING OF TEETH
CLENCHING OF FISTS
CLATTERING FEET STAMPING
CLOUDS OF DUST
SOLITARY SPECKS GATHER IN MALIGNANT CLUSTERS
SABERS CLASH, A STUTTERING MARCH
THE EARTH IS SHUDDERING
FACES PUSHED INTO THE ASH
BODIES ARE TRAMPLED
SMOKE CHOKES THE STARS
THESE MONSTROUS INFANTS
SONS KILLING, SONS RAPING
RAGING TO FORGET THEIR BIRTHS
FROM FRAILTY
FLOWERS VENGEANCE
VENGEANCE OF KINDNESS
VENGEANCE OF BEAUTY
LIVE NOT AMONGST SNARLING HORDES
CLASP HANDS IN THE SWAYING FIELDS
UNDER OPEN SKIES