Cataclysm (EP) Special Edition

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"Cataclysm" is Mandatory's 2nd Studio EP released in 2012
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The EP is now available as Special Edition including:

- Guitar-Pro files for all songs (GuitarPro 5 and GuitarPro 6)
- Guitar and bass tabs for all songs (PDF)
- Drum notation for all songs (PDF)
- Notation for all additional instruments (PDF)
- Carbon Black lyric book
- Hi-Res album cover art
- Original band photos from 2012

Take a second and get your copy of the "Cataclysm - Special Edition"!

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What the press had to say:
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"What catches ones attention is that MANDATORY move quite well within their song-structures, and Cataclysm comes across as quite polished, which may be partially attributed to the production of the EP."
- Mulder, Allschools.de Review – Cataclysm (2012) (Feb 10, 2012)

"Another highlight from Austria! These 18 minutes are definitely suited for heavy rotation!"
- ric1452, Time-for-metal Review – Cataclysm (2012) (Feb 07, 2012)

"Take progressiveness, variety, melody and heavyness in equal parts, stir well, and you've got yourself a solid piece of music."
- Jan-Philipp, Metal4.de Review – Cataclysm (2012) (Apr 12, 2012)

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released February 29, 2012

All music and lyrics written by MANDATORY
(C) MANDATORY 2012

Produced and recorded by Chris Hörmann www.chrishoermann.at
Mixed and mastered by Norbert Leitner

Cover Artwork (C) Markus Aichinger www.keplerlabs.at

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

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Track Name: Condition Zero
My morning view another dire day
Their abuse of confidence
Set us on this way

Too much to die,
but not enough to live
Everything wastes away
No reasons left to stay

A mental strife - our daily bread
A destiny that fails
In its destination

Who gets to live
Who has to die
Who decided
“Give it a try”

Who crossed the point
Of no return
Who pulled the trigger in the end

Recall the way
(Shout)relive
The moments astray
To catch on to reasons
why I’m here to stay

Why do I
recall the way
Quest for
The moments astray
Long for a past
designed to be my way

Why do I? Why should I?
Waste my precious strength
To a weak recreation
Of a world on the edge

This Life is perfect, this life is poor
This life is torture, what is the cure
Self-Destruction in a battle not to win
Leading war to ease the pain within

Will I find my way
Possess the strength
to overcome my doubts
Will I be able to accept my destiny
There’s no way of knowing,
only time will tell

I recall the way
What will I find
The moments astray
Will I pull the trigger in the end

I recall the way
Relive
The moments astray
To catch on to reasons
why I’m here to stay

Why do I
Recall the way
Quest for
The moments astray
Long for a past
designed to be my way

I recall the way
Retrieve
The moments astray
To catch on to reasons why I’m here to stay

Why do I
Recall the way
Quest for
The moments astray
When the time has come
I’ll find a way
Track Name: World Alight
Staying in this/your shelter is Mandatory
Until a passage of time has decayed fallout to a point
Where it will be safe to take up life where you left it

Throughout the cities
Throughout the nations
Millions of people embark on a journey yet unknown

A mass hysteria
A world alight
In the wake of disaster we all go down in flames

We all go down

A child is screaming
Helpless, abandoned
Disrupt the planet and forsake mankind tonight

A flash that’s brighter than the sun
A generation on the run
A flash that’s brighter than the sun
A generation on the run

Unhallowed – Dishonored life
Unhallowed – Dishonored – unhallowed life

This time, this time, this time no turning back
It’s done, it's gone, forevermore

Megalomania
Second to none
On the verge of a new world order now - we’ve – come

A flash that’s brighter than the sun
A generation on the run
A flash that’s brighter than the sun
We're on the run
Track Name: The Road
Time – devours the last days of mankind
Light – Overpowered by a black and shattered sky

Another day on this forsaken road
Another way to survive
Intoxication of my withered mind

As I stumble upon the fields – where we said goodbye
I force myself to recall the times – when chance was on our side

Leaves have fallen, off the burning sky (off the burning sky)
Lost - Forgotten, no more sins to hide

Is this the life that was meant for me?
Should I leave it behind?
Am I the man I was meant to be?
Or did this world make me blind?

In the presence of agony- I stand my ground
In a moment of sanity – my walls come down

Is this the life that was meant for me? Can I deny?
Is this solution the master key or just an alibi?

Is this the life that was meant for me?
Should I leave it behind?
Am I the man I was meant to be?
Or did this world make me blind?

I – stand – my ground – my – walls - come down
This is the life that was meant for me
I decide
Track Name: In Quiet Moments
Still walk on this forsaken road
But if I turn back – I will be lost

So I try to keep my head unbowed
I wonder how long –

Can I remember when
Time – was – on - our – side - eyes – were – bright

Everytime despair is creeping up on me
Everytime it catches me - in quiet moments
Memories of you come rushing back to me
Memories - come rushing back!

This is the moment I release - my inner visions
Which guide me through

Through the path that lies ahead.
On an aimless journey –

I find myself alone but
Now – i – strive – for – trust - in - life – trust – life

I’ll keep my dignity - i will not bow
I will search and find - and we’ll be gone forevermore

In quiet moments
I can remember
In quiet moments

Time – was – on - our – side - eyes – were – bright

Everytime despair is creeping up on me
Everytime it catches me - in quiet moments
Memories of you come rushing back to me
Memories - come rushing back!