Terminal Encryption EP

by The Anima Effect

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The Anima Effect is back with their 2nd release, and this time it comes in the form of 6 track concept EP. These 6 songs collectively accumulate to 30 minutes of content. The EP is used to tell the story of a science fiction narrative, which follows the experiences of a man trapped within a futuristic dystopian society where the population is monitored, manipulated, and controlled through nano chips that are embedded in everyone's skull at birth.

The record is set to release February 22nd 2019.

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released February 22, 2019

Produced mixed and mastered by Ryan Martinez
Live Drums recorded by Robert Swanson of Mayhemness Studios
All music and lyrics written by The Anima Effect + Guests

Guests on this record include:
Katie Thompson (Chiasma, Kadaebra,The Plagued Raven)
Taylor Bates (Your Hands Write History, Steaksauce Mustache)
Charles Caswell (Berried Alive)

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Track Name: Manufactured Existence
Artificial constructs are sold as identities, crafted like products by the corporate industry. Everything in our lives has been contrived, to keep us locked inside a primal state of mind.
We're all enslaved to a system of corruption, wasting our lives on material consumption. Trapped in an endless cycle of reproduction, this is a world of pure dysfunction.
No need to run no need to hide, everybody knows you've been living a lie. A new horizon within view, all that's left is to discover the truth
Look at what we've all become while staring down the barrel of a loaded gun, There's no hope for the human race, if we can't see we're all trapped in a maze
Aren't you growing sick of all the plastic fucking smiles? Forcing fake expressions as if turning on a dial.
Aren't you getting sick of being treated like a slave? Always being told that we need to know our place.
We're sick of being told what to do and how to think. We're over being trapped in this endless rat race.
We're standing at the bottom all about break. Lets burn this building down if the system doesn't change.
We're all nothing, just zero's and ones. Life at the bottom, this is what we have become
were all nothing, just zero's and ones
We are merely dissonance, projections born of ignorance. Light and matter realigned. Mortal constructs redesigned.
No need to run no need to hide, everybody knows you've been living a lie. A new horizon within view, all that's left is to discover the truth
Look at what we've all become while staring down the barrel of a loaded gun, There's no hope for the human race, if we can't see we're all trapped in a maze
Track Name: Decoding The Matrix (Ft Taylor Bates)
All of human life we've been searching for the answers we can never seem to find, in the past we've looked to the heavens, to the stars, and to the skies.
We've never dared to look outside the mental framework we've been given. I'm beginning to question if the answers have always been hidden. Outside of view. Hidden. Just out of reach.
How can we ever find the answers, if we're too blind to see the truth
Our existence has been shaped and retold by those who seek to maintain control.
Its time to forget everything that we've been told Its time we erase everything we think we know
Cut out the cancer, for the king must be dethroned. The seeds of retribution are already sewn
Insert the scalpel between every nerve and phrenic sinew,
The truth is buried underneath a veil of disbelief.

Don’t believe your eyes.
Don’t believe your eyes.
Perspective bound by eyesight so finite, confined by social ties.
Follow the silent voice.
Follow the silent voice.
Diapason will guide your heart through the drone of white noise.

Disconnecting the twisting cables, feel the lurch of your digital noose.
The electricity screaming through your veins, is the liberation of your soul cut loose.

Reborn through death, made new through the flame.
Your past is no longer present and the future speaks your new name.
Be made new.
All of human life we've been searching for the answers we can never seem to find, in the past we've looked to the heavens, to the stars, and to the skies.
We've never dared to look outside the mental framework we've been given. I'm beginning to question if the answers have always been hidden. Outside of view. Hidden. Just out of reach. Hidden . In the layers of my mind. Hidden. Depriving us of life.
The truth is buried underneath a veil (a veil of disbelief)
Perspective bound by eyesight, so finite confined by social ties.
The truth is buried underneath a veil (a veil of disbelief)
Perspective bound by eyesight, so finite confined by social ties.
Track Name: Terminal Encryption Pt 1
As I struggle to find the will to carry on I wonder if I'll ever see the light of a new day, will I ever see the rise of a new age. Will we ever see the end of suffering?
I'm trying to find the answers; I'm trying to crack the code. With everything that I learn, the less I seem to know.
Will we continue to wander blindly, or will the seeds of truth begin to grow?
Patterns intersect and connect to reveal hidden truths that reflect the light that projects our false sense of reality. Misinformation is spread like the plague to keep us ignorant but we won't be their slaves (We won't obey)
We've all bought into a carefully crafted, artificial construct, and everyday it gets harder to survive(harder to survive). We're all stuck inside this socio economic matrix of entrapment, the only way out is in a fucking casket (in a fucking casket)
The history of man has been an unending search for meaning , an unrelenting lust for power and conquest. Can we break the cycle of violence that has enslaved our ancestors for eons to come? or are we doomed to continue to repeat the same mistakes that have hindered our entire race.
No longer can we hide from the dark in search of light, for they are one in the same. To transcend the forces that are holding us back we must search within ourselves. Only then can we truly be set free (from our self induced slavery).
The time to rise is upon us, together we'll begin the upheaval. We will uproot the corruption to save our culture from perpetual destruction.
Control of our life is finally in our hands, we will erase the oppressive systems of our past.
We will begin a new kind of revolution. We'll be waiting in the streets of every nation
Control of our life is finally in our hands, we will erase the oppressive systems of our past.
We will begin a new kind of revolution. We'll be waiting in the streets of every nation
Track Name: Terminal Encryption Pt 2 (Ft Charles Caswell)
As I gaze upon this rising tide of rebellion forming against this reign of oppression, I can see a choice waiting in the distance. That choice comes in the form of two doors. One that leads to a new era of prosperity and one that leads to our own self assured destruction. In order to move beyond a fate tethered to extinction we must look to these new horizons in hopes that we may rid ourselves of the antiquated ideologies of our fore fathers. We must dare to leave everything we have ever known and throw ourselves head first into the abyss of consciousness. Together we must seek to absolve ourselves from the shackles of fascism, of capitalism, from every institutional system that exists only to control our lives. United under the banner of humanity, we will spark a new revolution
So here I am standing at another crossroad, the only choice is life or death.
There's no time for fear, there's no time for doubt. The end is coming and we're watching the countdown.
Everything you know, everything you love is going to be gone by the time you wake up.
Why the fuck would you ever want to save the human race?
You will never change a god damn thing as long as there is fucking money to be made.
Don't be a fool, don't be a slave from the cradle to the grave
How could you think you could do what never has been done?
We will never learn, we will never change (we will never learn we will never change)
Pipe bombs gonna right wrongs, when the nights calm, threat in sight strong, ready with the lights on
If you really want to end oppression, then load up on ammunition; Kill the leader of the fascist nation so we can start the revolution.
If you really want to end oppression, then load up on ammunition; Kill the leader of the fascist nation so we can start the revolution.
Welcome to the beginning of the end, say goodbye to your family and friends.
There will be nothing left for you to save; the survivors will become obedient slaves
Everybody needs a guiding hand to help them see the master plan; everyone needs to understand both light and dark exist within man.
The desire for conquest is coded in our DNA. The quest for power controls us every day.
Order from chaos, creation from destruction, life from death, we will be reborn.
Like the phoenix we rise from the ashes of the fallen to one day burn the skies. Every step we take down this path, only serves to ensure our own demise. Can't you hear the voices of your victims, how can you ignore their cries? Keep on running to your master so he can feed you convenient lies.
The Desire for conquest was coded in our DNA into infinite conflict with our morality.
Track Name: Awakening The Catalyst (Ft Katie Thompson)
Only heaven knows the ways you've suffered how the weight has tried to pull you under. Smoldering beneath the surface, starved for air Full of doubt and blind to see the path ahead. Patience while the ground is spinning under you, discover there is saving in its change, Racing From the darkness towards the light only to find that they are mirrors of the same, Time will betray you, it will take and it will take, Let that be the flame to burn the hesitance away, Catalyst, turn this fear to love this pain to something more. Catalyst, promises of greatness stir inside our core. This choice is yours to make, alone. No matter where you came from This next step is your own.
Track Name: Unveiling The Paradox
Through the peace we claim to love, hateful hearts will rise above, a broken dream a shattered frame, the paradox of man
Our ceaseless lust for violence and bloodshed seems to be relentless. Hatred becomes obsession, spiraling us towards deception.
How can we stand by as our world's most brilliant minds conspire to design the enslavement of mankind
This violence is senseless, these cycles are endless, there is no way to end it we're trapped inside the matrix. (X 2)
Lie to your psyche, believe the repetition of the same illusion. An obscene dream unveiling the flaw in our species .
Our ceaseless lust for violence and bloodshed seems to be relentless. Hatred becomes obsession, spiraling us towards deception.
History will repeat itself in the end, man's fate designed by a bitter trend. Of greed, hatred, and the murder of men. We must destroy it all to start again, spark the flame let the end begin.
Don't play the fool.
A primal sequence, our destiny as mankind. We fight and die, wars with our children.
Waves of genocide, the rates of suicide rise, witness the end of our kind. (Witness the end)
Cardinal sins spread like toxins within our blood consolidating power across generations. Persisting only to engender ignorance, with no desire to end these intrinsic cycles of darwinisitic survival. There is no utopia awaiting humanity only our own destruction
Our ceaseless lust for violence and bloodshed seems to be relentless. Hatred becomes obsession, spiraling us towards deception.
History will repeat itself in the end, man's fate designed by a bitter trend. Of greed, hatred, and the murder of men. We must destroy it all to start again, spark the flame let the end begin.
Here we go again, another round of violence. Here we go again, another round of bloodshed. Here we go again, it's time to break the cycle. Here we go again, so fucking pull the trigger. Here we go again, another round of violence. Here we go again, another round of bloodshed. Here we go again, we're at the end. Humanity reflected in the blood on the concrete.
It's been my mission to guide you to your own extinction. Escape the paradigm of this finite life.
It's been my mission to guide you to your own extinction. Escape the paradigm of this finite life.
Life denied to the abomination you once called your savior. Experience divine salvation through extermination.
Divine salvation through extermination.

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