Carbon Black (LP)

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"Carbon Black" is Mandatory's first full length album released in 2009
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What the press had to say:
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"The technically skilled quintet combines up-to-date vocal-lines, heavy, göteborg-style riffs with a pinch of nordic darkness, creating their own individual sound, performed on a very high level”
- Manuel Liebler, Metal Hammer Review - Carbon Black (2010) (Jan 03, 2011)

"Overall, this album has a lot of good without a lot of bad. For a debut record from a band that isn't really doing anything new, they play what they are extremely well, so points to them for writing such great songs."
- maskofgojira, Don't Count On It Reviews - Carbon Black (2009) (May 01, 2010)

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released November 28, 2009

All music and lyrics written by MANDATORY
(C) MANDATORY 2009

Produced, recorded, mixed and Mastered
by Chris Hörmann chrishoermann.at

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MANDATORY is a melodic death/thrash metal band from Linz in Austria.

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Track Name: Master Reanimation
Instrumental
Track Name: Universus God
Never release
Don't ever speak straight
Fear of destruction
Determines their fate

Never repent
Don't give them a sign
They'll tear you down
You must draw the line

Is it real?
What I reveal
Has burned their eyes
Now they despise
ME

So take my hand
Let me show you how to live
I'll help you stand
Don't you ever fall away from me!

Fear, we're seeding
Control, force feeding
Rules are misleading

Destroy a culture
Erase their past
Leave flesh to vultures
The world forgets fast

Run - their hounds will hunt you down
Fear makes you drown
Hide - their gaze it follows you
Cower in fear as you...
...Watch another pillar fall

Once it stood tall
Cling to what you know is lost
Defy the terrible cost
Another dimension

Another blood line
In trepidation
They look for a sign
Rebuild a culture
Forge their past
New flesh for vultures
It too will not last

Is it real?
What I reveal
Has burned their eyes
Now they despise
ME

So take my hand
Let me show you how to live
I'll help you stand
Don't you dare to fall away from me!
Track Name: Autumnized
I'm silenced by the time
The destroying of my mind
The colors fade to grey
Delusion's here to - stay

I'm drowning no way out
I surrender to blackout
No time is left to pray
To pray

Paralyze me on sweet September
Wake me up I want to see - sunrise
Paralyze me so I can't remember
The time

Defiance in my eyes
A concept I despise
In silence I remain
Remain

Paralyze me on sweet September
Wake me up I want to see - sunrise
Paralyze me so I can't remember
The time

Paralyze me on sweet September
Wake me up I want to see - sunrise
Paralyze me so I can't remember
The time
Track Name: Death Avenue
Avenging angels on their run
Another bloodshed has begun
Our fakes, our lies, our ignorance
Our mortal blood and their revenge

Will start here, on hates sphere
Escape, they haunt you

Our shouts are silence
And scream for violence
My friends stop fighting,
Denying, defying one king

Why are we broken
Why did we fail

To light a torch in dreadful nights
To recreate innocent times
To face the fact of ignorance
To change the ways that never make
a sense

To end a fight in human ways
Accept your faults and your disgrace
Your evil mind your sick ideas
You’ll bring them all to disappear

Run to bring your sacrifice
So you can be immortalized
Extradite your inner soul
Believe your god will call you home

From dark side
Your own pride
is fatal for you

So light a torch in dreadful nights
So recreate innocent times
So face the fact of ignorance
To change the ways that never made
a sense

So end a fight in human ways
Accept your faults and your disgrace
Your evil mind your sick ideas
You sacrifice they disappear

We light a torch in dreadful nights
We recreate innocent times
We face the fact of ignorance
We change the ways that never made
a sense

We end a fight in human ways
Accept our faults and our disgrace
Our life remains our dreams come true
it ends on our death avenue
Track Name: Mainstream Messiah
Take me to your dream
Tell me what to see
Break my innocence
Tear it apart

What remains of today
Will be the feast for tomorrow
Through the faith we'll be saved
Follow the mainstream messiah

Endless mind control
Watching death unfold
Soil and endless greed
Hyenas we feed

Step into my Reich
Come let me decide
Sanctity no more
Science explored

What remains of today
Will be the feast of/for tomorrow
And through the faith we'll be saved
Follow the mainstream messiah now

Bow to your lords and confess, the sickness that covers your head
Bow to your lords and confess, in silence we bury our dead
Bow to you lords - standing in Line side by side - fear breaks you
Down fall from grace - serving yourTime, serving your time!

Follow the blind and see through their eyes
Tempting lies

What remains of today
Will be the feast of/for tomorrow
And through the faith we'll be saved
Follow the mainstream messiah now
Track Name: Architect
Unjust! You always plead
Can't you take the lead
Tear down what's wrong

You pray and bow to what
They say comes from god
Think for yourself

Don't you see what you can create
Know you are the architect of your
own fate

One step forward - two steps back
Taking punches 'til you crack
It wears you down

Your creed is built on sand
Couldn't ever stand
The test of time

Blame your flaws - on no one but yourself
You are the cause
Destiny - you hide behind empty words
set yourself free

You (you) are clay
Form what you're given

Take (take) the wheel
And you will be driven

You tell me that I’m wrong - WHAT?
Look at you and then tell me you are
strong - NO!
(you) fool yourself

There's a word for you - CLOWN
You can't pull your own weight
You let yourself - DROWN

Blame your flaws - on no one but yourself
You are the cause
Destiny - you hide behind empty words
Set yourself free

You (you) are clay
Form what you're given

Take (take) the wheel
And you will be driven

You can never grow
If you just follow
Sing your own song

If you don't risk and try
With you your life will die
No stories told

Don't you see what you can create
Know you are the architect of your
own fate
Track Name: Seven
I am God I live In my own world
Unaffected by the word

Senseless ways
Live your life
Life in pain
There's nothing to gain
Mind condemned
Soul restrained
Body out
Of your control

Serve your time in silence selftranscend
Burn the candle at both ends, right
before you go to hell

Twisting
Turning
Feel it, closing in

Wretched
Clinging to
Torn and tattered
Cords of withered lives

I’m your slave undressed
I confess
We have come for you
We break through

I trust no one but myself I trust no one
except my fate

Liars
Haters
Deceivers
Burn the fortress down
Fakers
Imposters
Hypocrites
Blinded by their ideals

Death surrounds me nothing left to fear
Sound of silence coming near

In this hour of darkness I’ve come
clean
And fear my death remains unseen

Isolate yourself and bid farewell
Right before you go to hell, you go to
hell
Track Name: 1000 Words
Can you take the time, to let us reframe
Our past, is a story that we can reclaim
The future approaches, with frightening pace
Get rid of old daemons, get back in the race

Never see the hope in your eyes
Never heard such desperate lies
1000 words to make you feel right
So are you able to lose one fight

Now when you feel your mind is wrong
You've never heard, you've never seen,
You won’t believe in the things that might have been
Now when you feel you die alone
You've never heard, you've never seen,
You won’t believe in the things that might have been

Never see the hope in your eyes
Never heard such desperate lies
1000 words to make you feel right
So are you able to lose one fight

Up to 1000 words, up to 1000 times, up to 1000 places will be mine
Never be alone, never turn to stone, never love the people who turn me wrong
Up to 1000 words, up to 1000 times, up to 1000 places will be mine
Never be alone, never turn to stone, never love the people who turn me wrong
Track Name: Engines of Oppression
Torn - a nation
Condemned - it's your creation
Worn down - by famine
Your death roll grows

Your mind denies, reality
Angel of death in luxury
Your conscience's clear, a sheltered mind
Your world's so bright it makes you blind

Abused - relentless
Kill - your sleeve still white
Spread diseases
Like a pack of rats

Your mind denies, reality
Angel of death in luxury
Your conscience's clear, a sheltered mind
The engines grind

They
They are never
Given a chance
They are born upon the cross
Your arrogance is unbearable

They are never
Given a chance
They are born upon the cross you made
Your arrogance is unbearable

Your mind denies reality
Hypocritic morality
Devote your life, to lethal lies
You talk so much, but say nothing at all

So
Keep in mind
You might find
Yourself outnumbered

So keep in your mind
That in time you'll find
Your lies come crashing down
You will be swept away
You will drown

Your conscience's clear, a sheltered mind
The engines grind

They
They are never
Given a chance
They are born upon the cross
Your arrogance is unbearable

They are never
Given a chance
They are born upon the cross you
made
Your arrogance is unbearable

Without guilt
In plain sight
Taking lives
The castle
You live in
Is paid in blood
Track Name: Misleading
You turn away from me
You've challenged, you have lost
Gather your sons at once
I am taking and breaking this life

Worship the golden calf
Be servant and obey
I lead you into sin
Testifying to death

In silence I deceive
Destroying agony
Infect humanity
By the sorrow controlling the game

Condemned to apathy
Disciples of the lost
Until my anger burns
I am falling and falling again

Again falling I am
Again falling I am

In silence
Defiance
No will to reconcile
Misleading
Deceiving
A new design of life
Track Name: Majestic 12 v.09
This web of lies, spinning the earth,
controlling the world
Finding a reason for another research
Seeking the truth, recharging their lies
Washing the stains and generate alibis

Losing all faith, killing the pain
Hypocrite answers and solutions
remain
Concealing the truth, investigate
Millions of people evolution is fake

Expanding - Skip distance
No chance for coexistence
Expanding - Resistance

Life crashing the ground, in 74
Bodies are lying on the cold hangar
floor
Tearing apart, dissection alive
Destroying the chain, eliminate to survive
Dying to see the other side
Preparing mankind for the last override

Bringing the dust, uncover the fate
Killing the first born enemy of the state
Trapped in space - Illusions we follow
Death we face - The seeding of sorrow again

Expanding - Skip distance
No chance for coexistence
Expanding - Resistance
No chance for coexistence

Now

Seven billion people awake
The rain of fire
Seven billion people awake

This is the dawning of the end
This is the dawning of the end

Expanding - Skip distance
No chance for coexistence
Expanding - Resistance

Fear, the trigger device, the weapon of choice
Infecting the mindless and oppressing the voice
The bringer of doom, of sudden dismay
Changing the scale, accelerating decay

Counting the days, no time to regret
No need to remember now if we can forget
Avenging for progress, we're hiding inside
Still waiting for truth we see the planets collide

This is the dawning of the end
This is the dawning of the end