Blending the ethos of hardcore punk with post-rock and krautrock tendencies, Terminus Cursus’ debut EP is a forceful attack on the emotional senses. Patrick Mugan’s blistering vocals snarl with the ferocity of a man whose lyrics could only be written in blood and tears shed from the death of lifelong relationships recalled in these songs.
released November 26, 2014
Recorded by Patrick Mugan at the Fuzz Factory, Gulfport, FL.
Mastered by Sean McCann, Los Angeles, CA.
Confusion is a crutch hung through the corridor, it never hurt so much as it did when you left me on the floor, I want you I want you I need you standing right here next to me, I can still hear the echoes and past moans of sympathy. My broken hands they hold you up despite the fact that it’s much too much, I want you now like I wanted you then, the gravity it’s got a hold on you and me, and all of the things we want so desperately. I can hardly believe this is how it’s meant to be, when the view from the ground is all you’re ever gonna see, you wanna twist me and watch me bend well I’m bound to break I’m bound to snap, you’ve got no right.
Track Name: Holiday
My life ain’t no holiday, I’ve been through the point of no return, I’ve seen what a man can do, I’ve seen all the hate of the woman too. Grow up children don’t you suffer, at the hands of one another, if you like a sleeping demon, listen can’t you hear him weeping.
Track Name: Rust
If you believe then please believe in me, and see right through all that I hope to be. I’ve built this life on top of rot and rust, disappointing everyone I trust. The time will come where we will claim our prize, don’t look ahead just look into my eyes. Then take your hand and with it trace my scars, I need to know just who you really are.
Track Name: Burden
Well I know, the beast is real, cause it woke me in the dead of night, and the blood, the blood that stains my sheets, it’s not mine, it’s not mine, I know it’s not mine. And I know, these snakes are real, cause I felt them pump their venom in me, and I know, I know you heard my screams, it’s alright, it’s alright, I don’t need you anyway. And it’s good to think about the people that I know, and all that you’ve come to show, in time, well time is all we have, let it go.
Track Name: That Night
And I could never know, how it felt when you walked out that door. And I could never comprehend, the hell I know I put you through. Six six six six six six six six, six long years, should have been a lifetime’s more but no. On the third floor, up the backstairs, in your bed, we share a love just like before. But I had a dream last night, or maybe some nightmare last night, you came to me, you were calling out my name, but you turned away, you turned your back on me. And then it ends.