Catastrophes of the Mind

by Agony By Default

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released December 22, 2017

All vocals, instrumentation, and lyrics by Matthew "Axl" Brammer. Written, performed, engineered, mixed, mastered, and and produced by Matthew "Axl" Brammer in Laramie, Wyoming Nov.-Dec. 2017.

Music, lyrics, compositions, and recordings ©2017 Agony By Default. All Rights Reserved.

Album Art Original Image ©2017 chaoss/Adobe Stock
Album Art ©2017 Agony By Default
Album Cover editing by Matthew Brammer and Chantelle Brawley

Special thanks to Johnny Dove and Travis Kolbo for their input and assistance throughout the writing and recording process.

To everyone who has supported my music and any of my endeavors over the years...big or small, successful or not, awesome or absolutely fucking terrible...thank you. You mean the world to me...friends, family, all know who you are.


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Track Name: Mistress of Agony
The roses are laid on the graves of our lives
The chaos now reigns in our world full of lies
Gods cannot save us; our intellect fails
Catastrophe the only escape from hell

I want to watch it all burn. I want to see the chaos return...
I want to see the end of this life. I want to see it all buried alive.

Lives once serene now only bleed,
The Mistress of Agony spreads her disease
No honor, no remorse; no one survives
Chaos, it reigns over these trying times

Set it free

I live for destruction; I pray for the fall
I await the return of the we watch it all burn.

Lives once serene now only bleed
The Mistress of Agony spreads her disease
No honor, no remorse; no one survives
Chaos, it reigns over these trying times.
Track Name: Your Gods Still Bleed
I weep for the skies
Time? There's no hope for our lives.

Self-destruction and apathy reigns,
You deserve all you've lost for your gains.
Your gods are laughing at your pitiful cries
As your reap what you've sown, I take what's mine

Darkness it falls, hatred it flows
What could have been, no one here knows
I'll leave this life a powerful soul
Long after these times, my story will be told

I am a god.
I am your god.

I cannot break;
I will not fade.
Your gods are weak;
Your gods still bleed.
Track Name: Eternity Stares At Me
Misery envelopes me
Blackness calls for my apathy

Darkness is my mind's new lair
Suspended in nothing, eternity stares

Nothing can cure this disease
My emotions ignore all my pleas

Anger is all I can feel
Laughter, for nothing is real
Sadness gives way to the hate
Misery is left here to reign.

Suspended in all this eternal hell
Devoid of satisfaction's dear spell
Left wanting for all and for nothing
My mind is a void, just a shell
Track Name: I Am A God, and This Is My Grave
Bring me home
The world is a bastard, and I am its son
Take me away from the cold
Strip me of the darkness of the battles I've won
Lead me away
From the emptiness this life imprisons me in
I am not a slave
I've broken the masters; they no longer live

The endless search for a world not mine
As this one burns, deep in my mind
I feel the flame as this existence still burns
But I've walked away with these lessons learned

Never again will I crumble in time
Never again will it haunt my mind
Never again can I be a slave
For I am a god, and this is my grave

This is my grave
Track Name: You Believe In A Lie
Your gods mean nothing to me
Your lives are but a disease

All of the bloodshed, all of the pain
Inflicted on behalf of your god's hate-filled rage
Your so-called benevolence, all in the name
Of an imaginary're all fucking insane

The disease that you hold dear
Poisons all of your minds
Gives you all false hope
In the comfort of its lies

The gods that you obey
The law that you uphold
Causes only misery
As hypocrisy unfolds

You believe in a lie.
Track Name: Plague
Your minds are a plague that sweeps across the land
The horrors you've wrought by your own foolish hands
The world you've destroyed, everything we've lost
It burns to the ground; this is what it's cost

Lies betray; this is what we see
The forest, it crumbles; we ignore its pleas
Helpless and mute, these mountains weep
We destroy it all, and the secrets it keeps

We destroy it all
We burn it all to the ground
Our minds are a plague
We are the plague

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