Beforemath

by Gatling

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about

Beforemath was recorded in three sessions between the years of 2010 and 2012. We were 16 years old when we started recording it, and by the time of its release we were 18. It features a different singer and a different bass player than we have now, and as such the record is vastly different, both stylistically and conceptually, from our newer material.

We rarely play these songs live anymore. Some we've never played live at all. However, that's not to imply we've disowned the album. On the contrary: we are very proud of it. Beforemath was a big project that took multiple years to come to fruition-- but it did. And we were in high school when we did it.

We've made this record pay what you can. Download it for free, or, if you're inclined, toss us a few dollars. Any money we make from it will go towards our next record. We also have a limited number of physical copies left, which are $5 + shipping. Only 99 were ever produced, so you will be getting a rare item for a great price.

credits

released April 10, 2012

Alex Crosty - Guitar, Vocals
Alex Sallas - Drums, Additional Guitar on "Vertigo" and "Glass Room"
Matt Luu - Bass, Vocals
Elliot Slater - Guitar, Lead Vocals

Recorded and Engineered by Michael Briguglio
Mastered by Andrew Cowan at Lacquer Channel
Artwork by Jackson Cheng at Dark Zen Design

All songs written by Gatling

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Gatling Burlington, Ontario

Hi. We're Gatling.

We don't play music under this name anymore, but don't let that dissuade from listening to our material (or, better yet, buying it).

Check out killnoalbatross.bandcamp.com for our new music.

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Track Name: Ten Forward
I try to forget
Space and time
Brush with death

How do we feel,
When time won't still?
Are we chasing our tails,
Or is this just time to kill?
I never thought that we would be apart
After all we've been through
Track Name: Midnight Cemetery
With eyes staring at me, the faces distracting me
The heretic sinners leave themselves at our feet

Lack of colour and feeling
Rows of headstones leering
Lack of colour and feeling
Rows of headstones leering

You hear the forest scream dark ahead
The forest screams dark ahead

We try to find what can't be fixed
We see innocence all over this
Sometimes when memories fade away
You see what can't be found
Track Name: Inverse Condemnation
Back along this road that I call a home
Forging new connections
But every time it feels February air
Chills to the bone

Cold and dark environment
Black and white walls trap us here
The tide rips me away
Rips me away (rips me away)

Now I'm staring at the wall
Standing by myself
These optimistic thoughts are like water
Through my bones
And back to these cold days that make me feel
Oh, they're in the back of my dreams

The only time
That I could see
What's ahead of me

Cold and dark environment
Black and white walls trapping us
The tide rips me away
Rips me away (rips me away)

And now I'm staring at the wall
Standing by myself
These optimistic thoughts are like water
Through my bones
And back to these cold days that make me feel
Oh, they're in the back of my dreams

Sunrise
Morning light
Sunrise
Morning light
Sunrise
Morning light
Sunrise
Morning light
Track Name: Vertigo
The light may shine, but dark still the day
Brightened skyline but a distance away
Could be only days spent in this place
Given up by the one I trusted
For so long

Guilt in her eyes as she stares at the floor
I've said all I've had to say
Are you here with me?
Or are you just a memory?

Staring at the floor
And I've said all I've had to say
Track Name: Glass Room
Waking up again
In the eyes of the dead
Holding on for one last breath
I'm waking, waking up to see

And to see
That I'm captured, distraught, and waiting

So here we are
And sometimes I wait for myself
To realize
These thoughts that run through my head

The things that always seem to fade away (Fade away)
Thoughts that we could break the chain

Captured, distraught, and waiting
Oh no
And I can't tell if this is a dream
Or
If the sky is falling on top of me

So here we are (Are)
And sometimes I wait for myself
To realize
These thoughts that run through my head

The things that always seem to fade away (Fade away)
Thoughts that we could break the chain

Waking up to this
Waking up to this
Glass room
I'm back to waking up to this
Waking up to this
Glass room

So here we are
And sometimes I wait for myself
To realize
These thoughts that run through my head

The things that always seem to fade away
Thoughts that we could break the chain
Track Name: On A Rail
I tried to run from my problems
They followed me
Escape from captivity

They drift away

Just scream against the wind (just scream against the wind)
Just scream against the wind (just scream against the wind)

We'll send the waves
We'll send the waves
We'll send the waves away

You say you'll just turn around
Because I've said everything that I've had to say
To say

And you say you'll just turn around
I've said everything that I've had to say
And to say

You say you'll just turn around
(So obsessed
With making things right again)

You say you'll just turn around
(It kills me to see you turn away
Your silhouette's dancing it's fading not showing the way)
Track Name: Absolute
My hands, they try to mend
The mistakes that you have made
But it's already too late
Your hands, they try to feel
As they take away
As they steal

Goodbye my friends
In absolute
Goodbye my friends
In absolute

Drown in my own blood
The crowd stares at me as I walk
Drown in my blood
The crowd stares at me as I walk

And all the faces turn away
Leaving me here
These thoughts swirling in my head
In my head
Sitting in a locked room
Awaiting my demise
With nowhere to go but
Away from here

Sitting in a locked room
Awaiting my demise
With nowhere to go but
Away from here

My hands
Track Name: What Lies Below
Black as it has ever been
Lights flood the night sky
Do my eyes deceive me?
Could this really be?

A gunshot to the hip
Blood seeps and falls
To the floor
Confused, my hands are shaking
A gasp of breath, fluttering eyes
Is this what death feels like?

In the mist she was standing
Her cold eyes commanding
We can ride the rails
And we can escape this nightmare
This nightmare

A gunshot to the hip
Blood seeps and falls
To the floor
My hands are shaking
A gasp of breath, fluttering eyes
Is this what death looks like?

Before the end of tonight
Before the end of tonight
End of tonight
End of tonight

Don't change for me
Don't change for me
Don't change for me
Don't change for me

Today was just a mess
I'm sure tomorrow will be better for me
This depression lies on the borderline of anxiety
I guess I'll get up off this chair
And gather myself outside

Just be sure to brace yourself for something more (She said to me)
Tonight
Its been a long day and I just feel like taking flight (She said to me)
Just be sure to brace yourself for something more (She said to me)
Tonight
Its been a long day and I just feel like taking flight (She said to me)
Just be sure to brace yourself for something more
Tonight