Path I

by Cracked Vessel

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Recorded by K. Di Benedetto at Superior St in Chicago during the summer of The Snake.

Auxiliary instrumentation on 'Ingesting the Malevolent Entropy' by A. Harris

Additional vocals by K.A.Di.

Originally released in conjunction with "Path II" as a double cassette package. Self-released and limited to 50 copies.

2nd pressing as "Paths I & II" on a single cassette. Self-released and limited to 50 copies.


released March 18, 2014

SC - Drums/Lyrics
SM - Bass/Vocals
xHx - Guitar/Vocals




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Track Name: Bitten by the Hand of Winter
The elements curse me
Just as I curse them
Of my simple humanity
A brutal lethargy

Willingly exposed,
I roll into the white abyss
As the man-made towers
Seem to genuflect
Under the callous indifference
Of a blank, grey sky

The bleakness manifested
In the bloodless mountains
The stark ashes of a
comatose city
They crawl and inch
while I ride
The abyss still beckons
Beyond reason, nature continues
Track Name: The Atmosphere is A Glass Ceiling
To this four-wheeled
Hell planet

The rolling coffins
A two-wheeled, human-powered Pegasus
Is liberation

From the
Human condition

The funeral procession
Continues on our
As they vomit death
Into the skies

A web of battlefields
Littered with
Cannon fodder
The heavens spit
Back at us
Track Name: Ingesting the Malevolent Entropy
Man and machine become one

A two-wheeled stiletto
cutting through human error

Our mechanical unity
Brings life

Your technology consumes
Whilst bringing your own doom
A single entity of uselessness
We pedal against the tide

Our mechanical unity
Brings life
A flower blossoming
Amongst twisted machines