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Tin Can Tomb (And Other Modern Interpretations of Hell)

by GRYPT

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Tin Can Tomb 04:38
I work to make you feel better Riding in a death machine Waiting for my life to be over Choking on the fumes of you talking I hope to die out on the road I hope my blood spells out ‘fuck you’ I hope your fuel dries up And your humans rust Free me from this cage that traps me Ballet in tin can tomb I hate this life you give me I’ll strip your hand of flesh to chew We stew in traffic jam curses I throw the curse back to you I hope to die out on the road I hope my blood spells out ‘fuck you.’ I hope your fuel dries up And your humans rust I watch you watching over me I wonder what it’d be like to kill you Every time I get in my suicide car I dream of driving into your face I am what you refuse to give me What I make will change you I am what you refuse to give me What I make will end you
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It watches us It lies in wait Slipping too far way Anchor with broken chain You’re not the only one I am worth all the blame I got us into this (I’m sorry, so sorry - I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry) Whatever eats us here Brings us mercy Come and devour me Whatever eats us here Brings us mercy Come and deflower me Slather our itching skin In Milk and Honey We lie here in dirty leaves It watches us It lies in wait..
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Prison Song 03:24
They're trying to build a prison They're trying to build a prison Following the rights movements You clamped on with your iron fists Drugs became conveniently Available for all the kids Following the rights movements You clamped on with your iron fists Drugs became conveniently Available for all the kids I buy my crack, my smack, my bitch, Right here in Hollywood Nearly two million Americans are incarcerated In the prison system, prison system Prison system of the U.S. They're trying to build a prison They're trying to build a prison They're trying to build a prison (For you and me to live in) Another prison system Another prison system Another prison system (For you and me) Minor drug offenders fill your prisons You don't even flinch All your taxes paying for your wars Against the new non-rich Minor drug offenders fill your prisons You don't even flinch All your taxes paying for your wars Against the new non-rich I buy my crack, my smack, my bitch Right here in Hollywood Approximately 60% of federal drug offenders are subject to mandatory minimum sentences They're trying to build a prison They're trying to build a prison They're trying to build a prison (For you and me to live in) Another prison system Another prison system Another prison system (For you and me) They're trying to build a prison They're trying to build a prison They're trying to build a prison For you and me Oh baby, you and me All research and successful drug policies show That treatment should be increased And law enforcement decreased While abolishing Mandatory minimum sentences All research and successful drug policies show That treatment should be increased And law enforcement decreased While abolishing Mandatory minimum sentences Utilizing drugs to pay for Secret wars around the world Drugs are now your global policy Now you police the globe I buy my crack, my smack, my bitch Right here in Hollywood About half of the inmates in federal prisons are serving time for non-violent drug offenses They're trying to build a prison They're trying to build a prison They're trying to build a prison (For you and me to live in) Another prison system Another prison system Another prison system (For you and me) They're trying to build a prison They're trying to build a prison They're trying to build a prison For you and me Oh baby, you and me
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about

As the next wave of dance dirges and industrial golden era references chug their way through the internet and into the ethos, GRYPT washes in with the charm and grandiosity of a prestige Horror film. Their 2017 single Tin Can Tomb (and other modern interpretations of hell), released through Cleopatra Records feels explicitly modern despite 80s darkwave and 90s hip hop asides. Rather than concentrating their blast of evil pop dissonance into a minimalist dance track, GRYPT uses dense layers of eerie textures that at times feel claustrophobic. The listener is granted reprieve when vocalist Romie Romak croons, belts or whispers revenge incantations over rotund drum samples. Piano tones ripped straight from a Suspense Thriller are played against screeching buzzsaw synths while bass guitar riffs lay a foundation that could serve equally well as a club song or cinematic anthem.

The epic title track illustrates vehicular suicide as a political statement and b-side “The Witch in the Woods” is (allegedly) a rejected soundtrack piece for the newest Blair Witch installment. High concept depravity has it’s own sick charm. A noisey cover of nu-metal classic “Prison Song” by System of a Down feels surprisingly apropos in it’s topical angst, featuring a guest vocal by Signor Benedick the Moor (Deathbomb Arc). Creepy dance remixes by Textbeak, 209 Sins and WMX round out this meaty single into a substantial, interesting listen.

GRYPT is a three piece, Los Angeles based team who moonlight as a band while operating as a horror multimedia group. In the past three years they have produced not only their preceding album, Thy Flesh Consumed (self released), but also two installments of original fiction entitled Tales From a Glass Crypt volumes one and two. The latter is a chapter based serial written and narrated by Romie Romak with foley and score by GRYPT. Each month, the next piece of this gross and unsettling story of family ties and blob creatures is delivered via email to GRYPT Patreon subscribers. GRYPT has also commissioned their musical services to video games and movies. These include Oculus Rift title Body of the Night, the PC Gamer featured Tonight You Die and feminist Horror short film Expecting.

GRYPT is comprised of Horror queen and trans activist Romie Romak, sound designer Taylor Shechet and occult music luminary Myrrh Ka Ba. All three are songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. GRYPT intends to keep the audience gripping their seats in anticipation of whatever they will deliver next. If it is anything reminiscent of Tin Can Tomb (and other modern interpretations of hell), it promises pleasant nightmares.

credits

released May 19, 2017

GRYPT is:
ROMIE ROMAK
TAYLOR SHECHET
MYRRH KA BA

Produced, Engineered & Mixed by Billy Burke at Seahorse Sound, LA

Mastered by Brant Showers

All Music by GRYPT

except "Prison Song" by System of A Down
Lyrics: Tankian, Malakian
Music: Malakian

Guest Vocals on "Prison Song" by Signor Benedick the Moor

Remixes:
Mike Textbeak
WMX
209 Sins

Tin Can Tomb artwork by:
Jean Paul-Miller

Additional Artwork by:
Soren Häxan Melville
Taylor Shechet

Special Thanks to:
Benny Cardenas
Deathbomb Arc
Ty Gerhardt

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GRYPT Los Angeles, California

GRYPT is an unholy trinity based in LA creating music + interactive fiction:

ROMIE ROMAK
TAYLOR SHECHET
LYSANDRA

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