Catalyst

by Prototype

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released September 11, 2012

Vince Levalois - Guitar/Vocals
Kragen Lum - Guitar
Kirk Scherer - Bass
Pat Magrath - Drums

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Prototype Los Angeles, California

Based in Los Angeles, PROTOTYPE continues to push the boundaries of metal’s status quo by breaking the rules of meshing styles without compromising musical integrity. With the release of the new album Catalyst in 2012, PROTOTYPE continue to expand their sound by adding new elements to their unique blend of thrash metal and progressive music, creating their heaviest, and clearest album to date. ... more

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Track Name: Catalyst
Witness the birth
Behold the catalyst
Feedback, make ready
Inciting history
Speed through the stars
Reach out the never
Find a new way
Exist

Life unpredicted
Reactions chemical
Evolve the primer
Construct the radical
Our time will come
Control the future
Reject the past

Sail the seas of space
Hoping we will find our resting place
With fate's embrace

We feel the hunger
Fueling the path we lead
This pain insatiable
Infusing every seed
Senses awake
Spare no emotion
Devour life
Corrode

This journey of a thousand years
Has torn us on the way
Remember brilliant hemispheres
Horizons silver gray
Tear out my eyes
Wipe clean this vision
Deprive the will to break

Sail the seas of space
Hoping we will find our resting place
With fate's embrace

(Solo: Kragen)
(Solo: Vince)

We sail the seas of space
We'll rest in fate's embrace
Track Name: Cynic Dreams
If you feel your emotions entwined
So alone and betrayed
Rise tall and demand stars aligned
Past leaden skies

This war is frayed
Our futile resolve
All these prophets predicted this meager take

Bend your soul
Believe not what leads you astray
Then behold
The power that strengthens
Our last widespread decay

Never soon to be simply let by
Let's assume this mockery
My will is as still as your lies
Of infamy

I won't regret
The choices I made
It will serve as another reminder

Bend your soul
Believe not what leads you astray
Then behold
The power that crushes
Your final, silent, cynic dreams

(Solo: Kragen)
(Solo: Vince)

Tearing the fabric of time
Insomnic thread
Reaching the edge of the line
Now another day

(Solo: Vince)
(Solo: Kragen)

Now awaken, our conscience is one
We begin this strategy
In the end it will render you numb
Not what it seems

Drenched in new life
The quiet remains
Population control, we assimilate

Bend your soul
Believe not what leads you astray
Then behold
The power that crushes
Your final, silent, cynic dreams

(Solo: Vince)
Track Name: The Chosen Ones
Take my remedy
Let me ease the pain
Relieve your suffering
Believe the things you say
Words from your trap, the truth will not portray

Waiting now for skies to clear
Distant and cold
Searching for the grand design
Far and wide
Close and here

What is this I see?
Punish the meek
With their own thoughts enslaved
Wrapped around a simple plan
I'll have you eating from this empty grave

Analyze the universe
Distant and cold
Scrutinize this dismal world
Far and wide
Close and here

Here we are the chosen ones
All we take is your disgrace
Your disgrace

(Solo: Kragen)
(Solo: Kragen)
(Solo: Vince)

Waiting now for skies to clear
Distant and cold
Searching for the grand design
Far and wide
Close and here

Here we are the chosen ones
All we take is your disgrace
Here the unfamiliar stray
To feed on all soulless prey
Prey
Track Name: My Own Deception
It came to me just like a nightmare
First I felt the hate
Then touched the sky
Feelings of distress just whisked away

Shroud of perfect, easing darkness
Did it ever leave?
I can’t recall
The last I tried
My eyes bled tears of joy

My own deception
The pain is no longer my own
Is this me? It all seems so surreal
Mind infiltration
Resisting a dark god of rapture
Now I kneel to my master

I will persist, let go your mind
Do not resist, we are entwined

Leave me
You’ve crossed the empirical line
Return to your kind

This foreign star, not like our sun
We’ve come too far, it must be done

Nothing I do can keep you at bay
My senses astray

I walk the Earth, forever unaware
Now rejoice unto my spirit veil
The deathless youth
Eternal wisdom sail

A never-ending source of power
You will walk the path or turn a slave
The more you stand
The more I dig your grave

My own deception
The pain is no longer my own
Is this me? It all seems so surreal
Self-reconstruction
Look into the eyes of despair
Then fall in their wake

I will persist, let go your mind
Do not resist, we are entwined

Leave me
You’ve crossed the empirical line
Return to your kind

This foreign star, not like our sun
We’ve come too far, it must be done

Nothing I do can keep you at bay
My senses astray

(Solo: Kragen)
(Solo: Vince)
(Solo: Kragen)

A plan to imprison us all
Until we find a way
In time their perversion will stall
For now, surveil

(Solo: Kirk)

It came to me just like a nightmare
I walk the Earth, forever unaware

The pain no longer there
I've lost the will, my sense of reason
The core in disrepair
Can I believe my own deception?
Track Name: Into Oblivion
Born, we are raised in fear
Now kneel to our reign

Never will we capitulate
We'll die by fire

The battle, saturated fields
Success is imminent

Your weakness, how it makes you bleed
We'll drive you under

Crossing into retribution
Never give in, recalling sin
Into oblivion
New paths unfold

Blood skies, make their bodies flow
No kindness with pain

All senses are active
Impose our glory

Engage the large array
Circulate the misery

Force feed our constant will
To change the story

Sending a message of reason
Never give in, recalling sin
Into oblivion
New paths unfold

(Solo: Kragen)

The ghosts of past reliance
Defiance of old designs
Throw them away

A new course of action
The ancient, corroded sphere

Elastic waves of tears
Demonic visions

Enough of this persistency
Eternal death shall placate

Spend eternity to think and feel
Our own emotions

Breaking the walls of confusion
Never give in, recalling sin
Into oblivion
New paths unfold
New paths unfold
Track Name: Gravity Well
There's nothing more to say
When death surrounds us all
Our bodies feel the scourge
It rips the flesh forever more

I see the growing well
A stare casts out its spell
Relive the sounds of war
Reform the bloodline

We won't be taken
These eyes are not meant for you
You were not chosen
Our skies were not spent for you

Don't think you can take us down
These cries for mercy drown your insolence
Humanity's regrets
Could justify this death of innocence

I've seen the growing well
Its stare casts out a spell
Relay the word ahead
Release the undead

We won't be taken
These eyes are not meant for you
You were not chosen
Our skies were not spent for you

(Solo: Kragen)
(Solo: Kragen)

This road which leads to peace
Will carry us to a final tale
Lock down the door, retreat
Rebuild our world with a new unveil

I see the closing well
A glare no longer there
The hope may now return
Persistent candles burn

We won't be broken
Our eyes are not meant for you
With minds in motion
The sky will again be true

(Solo: Kragen)
(Solo: Vince)
Track Name: The Ageless Heart of Memory
Time can only pass you by
Burying you alive
Passions found wither away in kind

Suffocate this bare alliance
Radical points of view
Changing with the winds of arrogance

Don't mesmerize me
Never deceive me

Bearing the weight of the past
What is it for?
A revolving contradiction

Impose the truth on me
Carry this frame of mind
Better to find
The ageless heart of memory
Into infinity

(Solo: Kragen)

Twisting, turning torment
Preaching a perfect world
Emissaries of perplexion

Patronize the impulsive soul
Zealous, vagrant scorn
Painting bliss with pure intolerance

Don't mesmerize me
Never deceive me

Free to be but not to believe
And it's you I blame
The destroyer of redemption

Impose the truth on me
Carry this frame of mind
Better to find
The ageless heart of memory
Into infinity

(Solo: Kragen)

Scorch
Force
Drain

It's cauterizing

Mourn
Hate
Feed

Emotions flying high

(Solo: Kirk)
(Solo: Vince)

The restful sleep
Encroaching on the skyline
Track Name: Exiled
To be banished from the womb
Cast from that which we assumed
Shimmering lights glow overhead
Abandoned by those who...

Misled us
Betrayed us
Controlled us

They'll never again...

Dare our consensus
Anoint us with jealousy

Exiled, we are here
Set to commune with man
Exiled and devoid of fear
Never to see our lands

A skeptic's mind we face
Alliances new must take place
To our home a warm disgrace
Reflecting on those who...

Misled you
Betrayed you
Controlled you

They'll never again...

Feel so unknown to you
Enslave this humanity

Exiled, we are here
Set to commune with man
Exiled and devoid of fear
Sever corroded strands
Exiled, we are here
Set to commune with man
Exiled and devoid of fear
Never to see our lands

(Solo: Kragen)

Only the righteous will prevail
Violent transcendence to light
Our deprived immortal souls
In turn finding those who...

Misled them
Betrayed them
Controlled them

We'll never again...

Nomadic correction
Sail into eternity

Exiled, we are here
Set to commune with man
Exiled and devoid of fear
Sever corroded strands
Exiled, we are here
Set to commune with man
Exiled and devoid of fear
Never to see our lands
Track Name: Communion
Welcome to what lies just beyond this great divide
We cross the chasm
Walk the path to where all our thoughts and dreams collide

Just as humanoids in form
Reaching the unobtainable
So susceptible to our own evolution reborn

Will you save us from the cold inside?
And take communion
Can we turn the page and hold this pride?

Feel the filtered light from the sun of gods forlorn
We are the future
No more sutures left to retain the darker days

And now the symbiotic spread
A synchronized existence
No more distant than a needle pulling thread

Will you save us from the cold inside?
And take communion
Can we turn the page and hold this pride?

We are the dreamers and you are the dream
Of broken minds
We take communion, tear the world at the seams

At the seams
Dreams
Of broken dreams

(Solo: Kragen)

Just as humanoids in form
Reaching the unobtainable
So susceptible to our own evolution reborn

Evolution reborn
Evolution reborn