The Human Price

by Utopian Trap

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The Human Price is a long awaited sophomore effort by the progressive metal band from San Francisco Bay Area featuring a new line-up. Utopian Trap raises the bar with this CD. Leaving behind the tortured protagonist from Fiction Fades into Reality (2010), the band delves into the cost of inhumane acts on innocent lives and asks questions about our obsession with social media and our so called connected lives. This album, like its predecessor, is marked with mood changes from heavy, headbanging riffing with dynamic rhythms and powerful vocals to anthemic sections entwined with acoustic and psychedelic arrangements. Riddled with hooks, thematic elements and unwavering lyrics, the band shows new facets of their repertoire.


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released July 13, 2016

Eric Boles - Vocals
Chandra Garud - Guitars, Keys
Vinod Bhat - Guitars
Farhan Mohamed - Bass, Keys
Rohil Taggarsi - Drums


Guest artists on this album :

Garrett Hawkins - Drums for Verge and Wired Ruins
David DeSilva - Bass on The Human Price
Arun Narasimhan - Drums on Atephobic
Krishnamurthy Kalvai - Keyboards on Atephobic
Mohan Ayalasomayajula - Percussion on Devil's Premonade


CD artwork by Rodrigo Larreteguy, Infinity+1 Media, Argentina

Mixing and Mastering by Adhiraj Singh at Refractor Studios, Pune, India

Sid Thakur - Production

Ex-band members who contributed to the song writing before the album was recorded :
Norman Skinner - Lyrics for The Final Figure
Tushar Agrawal - Original drums for Wired Ruins
Jai Dhar - Original drums for The Final Figure and Verge

Thanks to Anand Kannan for concert photos.

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Utopian Trap San Jose, California

Utopian Trap is a progressive metal band from San Francisco Bay Area. Eric (vocals), Rohil (drums), Chandra & Vinod (guitars), Farhan (bass). The band released its debut CD Fiction Fades Into Reality in 2010. In July 2016, the band released their long awaited second album, The Human Price. ... more

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Track Name: The Human Price
The Human Price
Lyrics written by Eric Boles
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There is always a price to pay
In the world that we live in
Fate descends on the innocent
Ignorant to the keepers of sin

Now chaos erupts in the streets
Explosions take their lives
Blood and bodies lying everywhere
Just people trying to survive
Will you believe?
Or, just living in bliss
Will you believe?

And spirits fight and journey on
Reach for the light when the last candles burn
Itís wrong from right
Our spirits fight and we journey on
Reach for the light when the last candles burn
Itís wrong from right
And we journey onÖ

Terror strikes over faith and politics
Earthsí children a sacrifice
Many more will die in the days to come
We try to exist within the human price
The toll is the price
That we all have to pay
Itís a future sign
Itís a future sign
And we all must stay
And the toll is the price
In the end we all pay

Flowers bloom and the birth of a child
They ascend to the life ahead
Unaware of the evil all around
They ascend to the life ahead
Climbing to the surface
In the distance thereís a light
New eyes awakened in a new world
In this desolation we must put up a fight

We have the right to exist
We have the right to make a change
The futuresí youth wonít let us down
They will right the wrong and end the pain

**Newscaster voice-over**
More explosions erupt in the streets today after protesters gather in front of the embassy
A 15 year old teen faces charges of first degree murder after open firing a handgun
at school.

Yet another oil spill has happened in the south pacific and is once again threatening
the lives of a massive population of sea life
Track Name: Wired Ruins
Wired Ruins
Lyrics written by Eric Boles
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In the future, there's a revolution
Power lost! All across the world
Net grid failure all the vehicles died
We were left wandering earth
Sides are chosen tís all out anarchy
For the sake of humankind
A master plan gone wrong
That has forced us back in time
Spoken Word: Grass and dirt replace the freeways and we return to horse-back
Speech replaces text, Letters replace email and we de-evolve or do we?
Sides are chosen tís a conspiracy
We must choose what ís right
Machines and guns are all in the past
Like we're living again back in time
Electronic self extensions
Will we all survive without the cell leash]
Technology overload all systems
Reality breach Pictures & music forever lost in the cloud
Instant communication long gone
Social skills fade fast
The struggle with face to face.. Reaction
Disconnected from the life that you once knew
Amongst the wired ruins you try to survive
Disconnected from all the people you care about
The wired ruins out in the wild
Track Name: Verge
Instrumental
Track Name: Atephobic
Instrumental
Track Name: The Final Figure
The Final Figure
Lyrics by Norman Skinner
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My heart feels weak heavy with grief
And itís your soothing voice I seek
Your presence gone this feels so wrong
Iím trying hard just to be strong
Holding tight all you left behind
Each piece eases my mind
Precious moments stolen by time
Your final figure I guard inside
No longer the same, since youíve gone away
Struggling to move past this pain
I canít pretend or comprehend When will this sorrow end?
Holding tight all you left behind
Each piece eases my mind
Precious moments stolen by time
Your final figure I guard inside
Comfort me I wrap myself in your memory
I breathe deep and reminisce during a restless sleep
Comfort me I wrap myself in your memory
I breathe deep and reminisce during a restless sleep
Are you watching me calming me?
Reassured your the face Iíll see
Once again but not until then
When my path reaches the end
Track Name: Walls of Justice
Walls of Justice
Lyrics by Eric Boles
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Once this Earth, depressed with sorrow
Changes have come watching all the evil deeds

Hold still and be patient
In the last act what does this all mean

Now this world, a land so corrupt by all
Welcome to hell burning fires of evil dreams

Stay down and donít run now,
Witness and sicken at the shifting of scenes

Theyíll start a new life closing off society
Building the walls of justice comes forth a twisted salvation
A frightening dystopia of distorted liberty
Within these walls of justice trapped in belief

Return to sanity and the calmness of the mind
Release the chains that bind and walk on the path of time

Beware the betrayal and impending storm
Restless in the quiet seemingly unreal
Dwelling on death and this dire maelstrom
Emotive reaction in the new life surreal

Beware the betrayal and impending storm
Restless in the quiet seemingly unreal
Dwelling on death and this dire maelstrom
Emotive reaction in the new life surreal

Theyíll start a new life closing off society
Building walls of justice
A frightening dystopia of distorted liberty
Within these walls of justice trapped in belief

Inside the walls of justice therein lies a dystopia
Track Name: Devil's Promenade
Instrumental