1998 Demo

by Within Blood

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Demo recorded Grand Final Day 1998, live in a rehearsal room in Cheltenham.


released May 5, 2014




Within Blood Melbourne, Australia

Formed in 1998, by members of Mindsnare, Ultimatum, Grim Reality & In:Extremis, with the goal of playing straight up hardcore to combat the oncoming wave of metal & fashion core that was starting to appear. WithinBlood played solidly until finishing up in 2003 & then reunited in 2010 @ The Arty. Members went on to form Samsara, HitList & HigherPower. Another reunion is not out of the question. ... more

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Track Name: Within Blood/Vision
Within Blood:
Side by side, destruction of everything constructed, it's up to us to take it on constructively, life is short, I can look behind, the constantly struggling life and times, motivation is to grab onto you, this is reality, these are my views, to dwell on you is all I've found, you are different, you are my kind, as days fell back to reveal, this thing we have for real, but my eyes are building, days seem long, but in the long run, will it make me strong? Directions come from all around, forcing me from all around, forcing me into the ground, you are always waiting and I know you're on my side, and when the time comes, I'll lean on you, 'til the end, we will decide, 'til the end.
Looking down I'm looking down, and things don't really look so clear, skinning knuckles day after day, I do nothing but seek redemption, full steam ahead, what counts in your life, full steam ahead, relying on nobody else, full steam ahead, doing what you gotta do, full steam ahead, I won't slow down for you again, you can see it written on my face, can I go on and keep up the pace, finding what you need to survive, are you finding things aren't working out? So here I am again, trying to get things right, tripping up again is there no one in sight? So here we are again, continue our fight, finding out again you and me aren't right, so bring it on - a conclusion!
Track Name: I Can't Ignore
Pinned down but shining through, to these feelings I've stayed true, try to drag me down with time, shining through, busting through, I won't retire, and I'm watching the hours crawl by, waiting for the day when my time is mine, time will come when I collect what I want, it's this freedom, I can't ignore, there's a few things that take their toll, existence beyond their control, persistence with all my might, week by week turns my time, there maybe a time when I'm full of regrets, struggle to survive to see what I get, in my strive for release, it's my life.
Track Name: Mark That You Left
I refuse to follow, the thin lines that you lay, never understood how you came to think that way, try yourself, ask yourself, how can you leave behind, force yourself, mould yourself, you just aren't the same and I don't know but you lost control, and I don't know you anymore, mark that you left, and just like that punch, in the back of the head, I could never trust a word that you said, I once followed but never again, the days are gone but the song remains.
Track Name: Watching Out
Now's the time to grab on tight, so tight to what you've got, keep an eye out for what's right and what is not, I know some things don't work out right, sometimes I feel we gotta fight, cause everything is moving so fast and I don't know if I'm gonna last, seems like I'm out of breath, feels like I'm falling short again, no breath left, falling short, about to break down, no chance left.
Track Name: Failed Race
Life, as it lies before me, life, as it's meant to be, disfigured, dripping untruth, petrified existence, to survive a crumbled life, sometimes instinct is relied, moving imperfectly, catches up on me, drag me from this disgrace, slicing through a failed race, stagnation, I'm falling for, stagnation, we're falling for, alter - this world of delusion, sever - this weak streak, divide - from the stream, it holds me back, disgust remains intact, we must move on, we must, or witness stagnation.