Retrospect [Demo Collection]

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Retrospect is a collection of the 4 "official" Prototype demos, including all 6 tracks from the now out of print Cloned CD plus 8 previously unreleased demo tracks recorded before the release of the Continuum and Catalyst albums. 14 tracks in all, Retrospect takes the listener on a journey back in time to hear the original recordings of these classic Prototype songs from the most recent 2008 Demo to the very first demo Seed.

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released November 20, 2012

2008 Demo Lineup [Tracks 1-4]:
Vince Levalois - Guitar/Vocals
Kragen Lum - Guitar
Kirk Scherer - Bass
Nic Ritter - Drums

2001 Demo Lineup [Tracks 5-8]:
Vince Levalois - Guitar/Vocals
Kragen Lum - Guitar
Kirk Scherer - Bass
Pat Magrath - Drums

Cloned (1998) Lineup [Tracks 9-11]:
Vince Levalois - Guitar/Vocals
Kragen Lum - Guitar
Mike Bear - Bass
Pat Magrath - Drums

Seed (1994) Lineup [Tracks 12-14]:
Vince Levalois - Guitar/Vocals
Kragen Lum - Guitar
Steve Gambina - Bass
Damion Ramirez - 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: The Chosen Ones (Demo)
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: Into Oblivion (Demo)
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: Cynic Dreams (Demo)
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 Ageless Heart of Memory (Demo)
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: Heart Machine (Demo)
Encoded lines of energy
No limitation of technology
Create a shell to house the soul
Emotion engine reigns a being whole

Once again
Breathing to
Transcend

Pre-evolved
Heart Machine
Re-absolved
Heart Machine

Mechanic feeling synergy
Digitizing new biology
Inspiration fusion mold
Manufactured intellect behold

Once again
Breathing to
Transcend

Pre-evolved
Heart Machine
Re-absolved
Heart Machine

(Solo: Kragen)

Pre-evolved
Heart Machine
Re-absolved
Heart Machine

(Solo: Kragen)

Heart Machine
Track Name: Half Life (Demo)
REVEALED THESE THOUGHTS UNCLEAR AND DEEP SCARS AGAIN
I WAIT, BUT NO HOPE
CONCEALED THESE FEELINGS UNDER FACADE, PRETEND
MY FATE, TRY TO COPE

LOST MY YOUTH
NOW DISGUISE
THIS FALSE TRUTH

CONSUMED BY DARKNESS SPAWNED FROM A CHOICE NOT MADE
WITH WRATH I’M CONFINED
PRESUMED CONTENTMENT, DIFFERENT IDEALS BETRAYED
MY PATH NOW DEFINED

LOST MY YOUTH
NOW DESPISE
THIS DARK TRUTH

HALF LIFE
FORCED INTO SPLIT TIME, RESORT TO
HALF LIFE
ASCEND TO SUBLIME, REBUILD THIS…

BEREFT THESE YEARS YET THE PAST CANNOT BE RELIVED
I MEND, HEAL THIS PAIN
ACCEPT THIS DESTINY BUT CANNOT FORGIVE
TRANSCEND MY DISDAIN

LOST MY YOUTH
NOW DEVISE
THIS NEW TRUTH

HALF LIFE
FORCED INTO SPLIT TIME, RESORT TO
HALF LIFE
ASCEND TO SUBLIME, REBUILD THIS LIFE
Track Name: Serpent (Demo)
ETHEREAL GAZE, A WATCHER OVER YOU
ETERNAL SOUL, THE PROPHET CRIES
‘YOU’LL SEVER IN TWO’

RETRIBUTION FOR THE SEVENTH SEAL
A SLITHERED GAIT ENTRANCES ALL
THE TIME OF FINALITY

THE SERPENT AWAITS, FOURTH OF MACCABEES
PIOUS FRAUD, BLOOD OF INFAMY
THE SERPENT HE TAKES, YOUR THOUGHTS BY BREEZE
REPENT, NUCLEATE, YOU ARE HE

TRANSGRESS CONFORMITY, SINS PREORDAINED
THE SKEPTIC COLD, THE PROCTOR LIES
THE MAD OF THIS WORLD
COMPOUND DUALITY
IMPOSE YOUR WIZARDRY… THE NIMBLE UNFURLS

THE SERPENT HE WAITS, FOURTH OF MACCABEES
PIOUS FRAUD, FLESH OF INFAMY
THE SERPENT HE RAPES, YOUR THOUGHTS AT EASE
REPENT, NUCLEATE, YOU ARE HE

REGRETS, FOOTFALLS ECHO IN THE MEMORY
SIGNS, THE PATH TO ALL THAT IS IDEOLOGY
WHY LEVEL DOWNWARD AND PRAISE THAT AS COMMON SENSE
RETURN TO GREATNESS AND LIVE LIFE WITHOUT PRETENSE

THE SERPENT HE WAITS, FOURTH OF MACCABEES
PIOUS FRAUD, THE FLESH OF INFAMY
THE SERPENT HE RAPES, YOUR THOUGHTS AT EASE
REPENT, NUCLEATE, YOU ARE…
Track Name: Devotion (Demo)
Say my name
Now try in vain
Welcome the swarm
Spirit forlorn

Violent capture
Haunting you
Far from heaven
Faith untrue

Taste my soul, faint
Change this child’s shape
Reminds me
Devotion

(Solo: Kragen)

Keep that cross
Sign of loss

Led by torture
Crazed sky
Blame my mother
Failed cry

Take thy strength, rape
Change this blind faith
Reminds me
Devotion

(Solo: Kragen)
(Solo: Vince)

Craving death
My last breath

He has power
He I crave
Take me father
Now I’m saved
Track Name: Transcendent Velocity (Demo)
These worlds
All for you to seize
Countless plains
A place for you to breed

Europa
The moon you shall not touch
Growing lifeforce
A diamond in the rough

Transcendent velocity
(In) which we spread idolatry

(Solo: Kragen)

Monolith
Symbolize the truth
God is this?
Another sun to prove

Transcendent velocity
(In) which we spread idolatry
Track Name: Mind in Motion (Demo)
WE TRAVEL WITHOUT TIME
FOR SAKE OF HUMAN KIND
BRING FORTH THE SPICE AT WILL
BREATH IN, BREATH FOR THE KILL

OF HOUSE ATREIDES
THE WAR HAS MADE THIS
A BROKEN NATION
DEFY, AMPLIFY
FEEL
MY MIND IN MOTION

SEE
SEE MY VOICE
LIFE DESTROY

TAKE WATER LIKE A DRUG
STOP WHEN IT'S NOT ENOUGH

OF HOUSE HARKONNEN
THE WAR HAS MADE THEM
SUCH A DAMNATION
DEFY, AMPLIFY
FEEL
MY MIND IN MOTION

DEFY, AMPLIFY
FEEL
MY MIND IN MOTION
Track Name: Synthespian (Demo)
I am too real
I assume all of your dreams come true
The anger you feel
Is so common to you

You are all the same
I’m a new miracle
Never stop me

(Solo: Kragen)

I am the new generation
Synthespian my name
Bound to perfection
Control I sustain
Control I sustain

Calling out my name
In your eyes, powerful
Always beneath me
Track Name: Shine (Demo)
LIVES MADE OF STONE
THEY DO WHAT THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND
NO MIND OF THEIR OWN
ONLY THE INSTINCTS REMAIN

FEEL THE SUN
SHINE ON ONE
FEEL THE SUN
SHINE

PEOPLE AWAKE
FILL YOUR HEARTS, REGAIN YOUR DREAMS
MAKE NO MISTAKE
WHAT YOU BELIEVE MIGHT NOT BE

FEEL THE SUN
SHINE ON ONE
FEEL THE SUN
SHINE
Track Name: Seed (Demo)
Learning to fly in skies
That fail to persuade my soul
Has shattered my mind

So helpless I bleed
Emptied nest of creativity
The silence no longer my friend
Or my seed

Found myself holding on
To something that was so untrue
Trying to make up for all
That was gone

Reversing time and fighting the tide
Impregnating fate with my pride
I will not compromise

(Solo: Kragen)
Track Name: Dead of Jericho (Demo)
SEASONS WILL FOLLOW
THE DEATH OF THE LAND
GOVERNED BY SPIRITS
THE SONS OF ABRAHAM

LET THE WIND BLOW
LET IT BEGIN
THE END OF THE NEW WORLD
THE SOURCE OF ALL SIN

REJOICE FOR THE ONES TO COME
WE MUST LET THEM GO
REJOICE FOR THE ONE TO LEAD
THE DEAD OF JERICHO

ALL WHO CONDEMN US
LET YOU BE GONE
FOR WHAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN
MUST ALWAYS BE DONE

THE PATH TO SALVATION
THE REASON FOR LIFE
IN DEATH WE HAVE FOUND IT
FOR DEATH WE MUST FIGHT

REJOICE FOR THE ONES TO COME
WE MUST LET THEM GO
REJOICE FOR THE ONE TO LEAD
THE DEAD OF JERICHO

AND THE WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN
AND THE DEAD PEACE HAVE FOUND