The music on the album represents an array of very dark subjects. The songs describe accounts of friends that have become enemies, rocky marriages, drug and alcohol abuse, death, murder by DUI, religion, self-esteem, insanity, etc. The mood of the album is ever-fluctuating. At times, the singers are screaming at the tops of their lungs to double-bass drums, grinding guitar riffs, and slap-bass, then to only (seconds later) jump into an off-time instrumental flurry of vivid expression. Their intent was not to uplift, but rather to neutrally report the state of the world through their eyes. Fans had frequently asked John, the singer, why he never wrote about anything political. He had been known to say, 'I'm not ready to talk about anything that deep.' This music is emotional, but not emo by any means. No pre-pubescent boys in girls' jeans 'whisper screaming' into a distorted microphone..... not that there's anything wrong with that! It's just a lot less juvenile than that. No songs about the high-school slut breaking the effeminate boy's heart. No songs about how horrible it is that mommy and daddy don't understand baby boy. The music was written from a little more of a broad view of the world. And no, they don't expect you to like it because of that. They actually expect you not to. The listener is challenged to recognize the underlying complexities that this music possesses. Once a person becomes a fan of this genre of music, a jading begins to take place against the meaningless, talentless, mind-numbing, nothingness that is force-fed to people through robot-producing record labels. These guys are the real deal. The album is noteworthy for it's lack of overzealous triggers and contains no vocal pitch correction of any kind. Those educated in musical production know that almost every CD you buy off the shelf these days contains fake drums, Pro Tools-corrected guitar riffs, and vocals so Auto Tuned that the vocalist cannot even dream of recreating the final result. You are hereby dared. Will you be forever brainwashed by money-making corporate machines, or will you demand real meaning in the music you allow your brain to be exposed to? It will dictate who you are! The tracking of this album took over five months. It was mixed in another four months, and mastered over the course of several weeks. This is NOT a demo. Want to check out other bands who take musical integrity this seriously? Check out Porcupine Tree, Opeth, The Chariot, Norma Jean, Pig Destroyer, and Tool. Pariah Theory is: John McCauley - Lead Vocals Bradley Torrison - Bass, Vocals Jason Imes - Guitar Jole Webb - Guitar, Backing Vocals Rupert James - Percussion TABULA RAZA was: Produced by Bradley Torrison and Pariah Theory Recorded and mixed by Bradley Torrison for White Trash Ninja Productions Mastered by Will Solares of Open Primary Productions Mass Produced by Disc Makers Association of America Item PAR-420 (c)2005 USA, all rights reserved.
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