Fiction Fades Into Reality

by Utopian Trap

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Utopian Trap presents a complex album that, like the mind of the tortured protagonist in the concept story, weaves moods from frantic to melancholic to angry. While rooted in traditional heavy metal the music delves into technical, thrash and progressive territories.
Who do you trust when you can't trust yourself when Fiction Fades Into Reality?

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released February 26, 2010

Anand Kannan - Vocals
Chandra Garud - Guitars
Vinod Bhat - Guitars
Jai Dhar - Drums
Sid Thakur - Bass, backing vocals

Mixing and Mastering by Jai Dhar
CD artwork by Rodrigo Larreteguy

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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: Impaired
I slip in and out from this state
A lonely void of unconsciousness
The little that I can see
A fiction fades into reality

Please lie to me
Convince me
There is a difference
That just was never found
Track Name: Hollow Point Death Knell
Countless people caught helpless between two ideologies.

Soldiers of freedom
Coat the streets crimson
Apocalyptic vision

Ending so many of my dreams
Echoes of gunshots and screams
God, this cant be happening

They speak of revolution
Of a better time yet to come
What difference is it to me
At the wrong end of a gun

Scream for retribution
From comfort of your homes
Sit back watch the action

Its like a game on your xbox
Lets strategize the next war
Don't matter who pays the price

You kill in the name of freedom
Or kill in the name of god
What difference is it to me
The ringing has begun

Of a hollow point death knell

For bigots a war of hate
White collar a war of greed
Some believe its a war for justice
For politicians opportunity
For some entertainment
Some wrapped in apathy
Me? Who the fuck cares?
For me it is a war of death
Track Name: Fragile
i. All alone (again)

Once my life had meaning
And then like a piece of paper
Through a wash
The ink runs (words are lost) and forms nothing

ii. The past won't change

So I reach a crossroad
I have grieved, I have mourned
Time to carry on

I think of what could have been
I lost you, I'll not know
Life you'd promised me

I could turn to drugs to
Comfort me, Can I fight
Urge to leave it all

So I reach a crossroad
So enraged I fail to see
A path to carry on

When I look to the past to teach me the way
All I see is this
Madness
Can't resist
Falling
Voices from the path to retribution call me

Long ago I was peace
Was reason, was wisdom
Was all i wish i am

When i lost all i loved
My reason abandoned
This never wished to be

When I look to the skies to show me the way
All I see is this
Emptiness
Can't resist
Falling
Voices from this path to retribution calling

iii. Conflict within
Track Name: Hate Machinery
I dont crave cancerous wealth
Or mind numbing entertainment like you
We are vacant and there's no cure
Everyone dance to the machine's grim tunes

Every corner the same warning signs
Last chance for evacuation
I try to escape So isolated
Don't judge me take a look at yourself

Quick, cover your eyes, cover your ears, ignore the fools cry
Once it'll be your turn, where will you hide, as your dreams burn

Fear traps our thoughts
The easy way out
Follow the word

Rage, feeds on hate
Discriminate
Follow the word "hate"

We live in this world overrun by greed
Lying and killing For big money deals
I am sick of it all But what can I do?
I'm just one man And the system's too strong

Hate machinery churning its wheels
Grinding away at consciousness
Track Name: Like Child Like Man
Twenty years ago the seed of what was to grow was planted.

When I was a child
My world was so small
A satellite of love
Naive it revolved

Life was fun and games
I always played by the rules
But was it ever in my hands
After so much to go through

When did I lose my way?
When did life fade away?

The price we pay to learn: innocence
Rust, decay, loss, we fade away

Slowly it all did change
My folks grew estranged
No one told me why
Things could never be the same

No more fun or games
Rules are for the insane
it was never in my hands
After fate was through

When did I lose my way?
When did life fade away?
I never lost my way
I was always drifting away

The price we pay to learn: innocence
Rust, decay, loss, we fade away


Here I've tried to change what I am I've tried to become not like you Dad
I've tried to walk away from the path you did. The path you took! was it worth it?
Weather beaten and exposed on the ledge so formidable a rock you were,
yet something happened ... a tiny little fissure and water burst forth in a steady trickle

In child the seeds of hatred
Like the man; mirror image.
In child the seeds of despair
Like the man; living life in rage.

When I turn back these pages of my life
I see parallels with my old man
Now I realize he's what I've become

Now I realize just what I've become
Track Name: Vicodin Baby
A confused teenager living on the edge. Reason was futile. Opinions were worthless.

Give me Tolerance
Give me Denial
Give me Deliverance
Give this Sweet Release

Get down On your knees And pray
Worship The savior
Vicodin baby

Every time when I feel so low
You take my pain away
Soul amphetamine

Give me sympathy
A dose of sanity
Give me acceptance
Or Instant Karma

Get down On your knees And pray
Worship The savior
Vicodin baby

Every time when I feel so low
You take my pain away
Soul amphetamine

Every time when I try to stay away
I come crawling back
Numb me vicodin
Track Name: Rebirth
There are two sides to a struggle and they are both pretty much fucked up. But maybe, just maybe, there is some hope.

Lying in his room all day long
Waiting for the sun to set
The darkness engulfs, a shell to hide in

Walking through the streets at night
Waiting for some action to get
To kill the time; bored out of his mind

Graffiti's cool but overdone
Soon the novelty dies
Where's the rush from breaking the law?

He buys a fuck when he wants
Soon the thrill subsides
Cant satisfy the craving inside

He searched for love, found rejection
until the day she held him close
She stopped his bleeding, it's a new life
A chance to right the path he chose

A part of him was always detached
Abstract patterns in his head
Trying to make sense, delusional waves

Even when he was in her arms
A part of him was all alone
Trying to hide, keeping feelings inside

He searched for love, found rejection
until the day she held him close
His soul was reborn that day
A chance to right the path he chose
Track Name: A Promise of Paradise
Once I dreamt I would
Rule a world of pleasures
Once I dreamt I would
leave my footprints
Senses corrupted
Ignorance belied
Foolish dreams were kicked out
I only had her to hold

Senses corrupted Adversity subdued
Ignorance belied Apathy consumed me
Foolish dreams were kicked out of me
I only had her to hold on to

Can she be my savior?
She can heal all my bleeding
She can bring me the future
A promise of paradise

The promise of paradise

we find solace in our webs of illusion
weaving around us a shield to hide from our fears
we find courage behind our masks of deception
lying to ourselves to hide from the truth

Am I in denial?
It was she who was bleeding
Delusion consumed me
And tore down my paradise

She made a promise of paradise that I could never ever find

Please lie to me
Please convince me
That there is a difference
That I hoped I'd never find