Aftermath

Aftermath

 Oakville, Ontario, CAN
BandMetalRock

Metallica meets Iron maiden, a new refreshing revamped past sound, bringing the guitar solo back to the frontier, ad an excellent stage performance and audience intereaction and you have Aftermath. Pulse-pounding scorching solos adding vocal harmonies, and a fun time for everyone involved

Biography

Aftermath ruptured onto the scene in 2001, Founded by vocalist Chris Mathews and guitarist Tim Lessard playing songs by old heavy metal warhorses such as Ozzy Osbourne, Alice in Chains, and Metallica. The band used these influences in their early compositions. With the addition of guitarist Joel Dwyer to the band’s nucleus, Aftermath became known for there double guitar leads and harmonies strengthening there appeal with the audience. Their debut E.P., Firebringer was a raw production that saw the band shape their sound.

To Aftermath nothing is as important as the music they write and the fans that support them. Reinventing a classic sound with a modern direction, Aftermath is gaining momentum with every show, bringing hope to many, thirsting for blazing guitar solos, melodic harmonies, earth pounding drums and a front man whom will deliver a show each and every time.

The band's latest album, Afraid, blends Chris Mathews's passionate voice with gnashing drums to forge a disc overflowing with pulse-pounding scorching solos adding vocal harmonies to their repertoire. With standout tracks like "Blood Uncle”, “This is our life” and “Just another Kill," the music of Aftermath appeals to metal fans and non-metal fans alike.

Lyrics

This Is Our Life

Written By: Chris Mathews

Too scared to watch the news
Nothing you say say can change our views
Spoon fed shit on a sliver plate
Join with us or be cast away

Why black or white in a world so grey?
The generals mass so be afraid
Paranoid, I don't know whats real
Stop telling me how to feel

This is the last straw, now we fight
Observe the countdown of our life

Power all you need
Giving up on me
Now we shall bleed
Hypocracy you breed
More Carnage there to feed
No future do I see
But the truth shall set you free...
...This is our life

The truth distorted, to bend our will
Call it "freedom" while they lie and kill
Bankrupt the system to build the bomb
Brainwash the masses to see right from wrong

Hidden meanings wrapped in gold
Accept my future as the war unfolds
My last words fall on deaf ears
Nuclear War we disappear

This is the last straw, now we fight
Observe the countdown of our life

Power all you need
Giving up on me
Now we shall bleed
Hypocracy you breed
More Carnage there to feed
No future do I see
But the truth shall set you free...
...This is our life

This is the last straw, now we fight
Observe the countdown of our life

Power all you need
Giving up on me
Now we shall bleed
Hypocracy you breed
More Carnage there to feed
No future do I see
But the truth shall set you free...
...This is our life

Blood Uncle

Written By: Chris Mathews


tears they fill a young girls eyes, on a another lonely night
All alone, the world's so cruel and unjust
Came from a far off town, where no one heard her cries
except for the man she tried to trust..

Blood Uncle

Left home in another time, shes here on her two feet
but the nightmares come flooding back everyday
The closer the kin, the better the skin
she new the secret well, she had to run away, from him

Blood Uncle

Uncle, Uncle.. Helped her pick out her first Dress
Uncle, Uncle.. Put his hands upon her breasts
Uncle, Uncle.. Lets have cuddles, lets have fun
Uncle, Uncle.. Raped his niece for far too long

Yesterdays innocence has withered away
Shell will never trust again
Her heart an empty shell
the drugs will wash away the tears
At least for another day
In the end he took her life as well

Blood Uncle

Just Another Kill

Written By: Chris Mathews

I'm no good at second chances, that was your first mistake
Lets call it quits and just be friends, leave it up to fate
Destiny can't be tamed, so why do you have to try
You are the chains around my wings, but now I have to fly

Call me now, when you can't sleep
I'm the one that got away..........I live for the thrill
I fealt your pulse race.... deep in the middle of the night
........You were just another kill

So much now you want to say, but nothing I want to hear
I just want you to go, I feel captive when your around
When you said you were in love, Did you try to set me free
I'll always treasure what we had, but it's just not meant to be

Call me now, when you can't sleep
I'm the one that got away..........I live for the thrill
I fealt your pulse race.... deep in the middle of the night
........You were just another kill

Firebringer

Written By: Chris Mathews

Beggars on the corner, Hookers on cocaine
Kill to get your fix, Living day to day
Government’s hands are tied, corruption in its core
Killers on Parade, Halls of Justice Whored

The holy Catholic Church, A shepherd feeds his sheep
Their pockets lined with cash, For Gods Glory hear them speak
Hell surrounds us calling, upon this moral slum
Masquerade in chaos, Judgment soon will come

Fire bringer... The End is at bay
Fire bringer... This is judgment day

Polluted wasted land, perverted through disease
Mary’s kills her lamb, Jason’s lost the fleece
Curiosity killed the cat, No one takes the blame
Living in the toilet, flushed right down the drain

Fire bringer... The End is at bay
Fire bringer... This is judgment day

Look into my soul, Look into my eyes
this is where the nightmare starts to breed
Look into my soul, Look into my eyes
How can anyone still say that we are free?
Streets are paved in blood, Gang wars never cease
Kill, become a god, Kill in the name of peace
School bus armed with bombs, Lockers filled with guns
Psycho’s on the streets, No where left to run

Fire bringer... The End is at bay
Fire bringer... This is judgment day

Fire bringer... The End is at bay
Fire bringer... This is judgment day

Pool of Sin

Written By: Chris Mathews

Was a time when all you needed was a reason Trigger Hungry to play
Who's laughing last, not you, No way
Looking down, losing sleep, but always certain the pedestal it falls
Crash down, Now you've lost it all

Your Screaming my name
To gamble it's the price you pay
One last bet dive in
your drowning in my pool of sin

Searching now, in the hole for some good luck, Your rabbits foot in hand
Just one more game, just one good hand
Nothing left, so now you really gamble, the steaks are way too high
Bet away, this time you bet your life

Your Screaming my name
To gamble it's the price you pay
One last bet dive in
your drowning in my pool of sin

Looking now, down the barrell of a shot gun, your bookies in your face
Down fifty grand and you can't pay
Take a drive, a trunk ride into the desert, a shot gun fired to your head
Six feet under, and full of lead

Your Screaming my name
To gamble it's the price you pay
One last bet dive in
your drowning in my pool of sin

Discography

Firebringer ( 2002 ) 4 song EP
Just Another Kill (2004) 3 song EP
Afraid (2008) 8 songs

Set List

Just Another Kill
Afraid
This is our life
Blood Uncle
Mirror of Vanity
Two of a Kind
Firebringer
Hotel California (Eagles)
Pool of Sin
It's Over
The Phoenix
Falling again
Leave me Alone
King of Curses
Trash TV
Living a Lie
Crazy Train (Ozzy)
Man in the Box (Alice in Chanis)