Prosper or Perish

Prosper or Perish

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Nothing Graceful is a 5 piece metal band hailing from Philadelphia. With influences from Iron Maiden to Testament, we have created our own heavy melodic sound that is sure to not disappoint. This is Pure Metal at its finest.

Biography

There are a lot of metal bands today forming and assimilating to whatever fad exists in the scene at the moment. What is lacking is the influence of the classic thrash and heavy metal bands that have been forgotten in the industry-wide worship of nonsense.

With the growing commercialism of metal and the MTV buzzword that's become "hardcore", many look upon the current state of heavy music with disappointment and disgust... and who can blame them? Breakdown focused song writing, image focused bands, and the fact that what has been a long time scene for many has now become a market and fad for others.

Nothing Graceful come to you from Philadelphia, PA--a notorious and historic city in the world of underground metal and hardcore--as a reaffirmation of faith, that there are still young bands out there that have stuck to their guns in this recent movement of metal and hardcore into pop culture, which has left integrity behind on its corporate minded warpath. Nothing Graceful deliver a refreshing mixture of thrash and heavy metal, sure to bring back memories of the days when bands like Pantera and Testament were among the genre's elite.

In the middle of 2006 Nothing Graceful solidified its roster with the addition of Steve Lerro as their drummer, and soon afterwards recorded their first EP The Great Depressing.

Lyrics

Herdthinner

Written By: Nothing Graceful

population overboard thinning of the herd , devistation of our nation keep the pockets full cutting off the dead weight of our own economy devistation of our nation money makes the world go round money puts you in the ground money makes the world go round money keeps the census down
population tattered town mention of a word organzed abomination will we eever learn? cutting off the dead weight of our own economy devistation of our nation

My Last Breath

Written By: Nothing Graceful

hear me beg for serenity a brief reprieve from agony livin hard flashin past breathin slow dyin fast.
im livin to fast im racing toward death im breathin my last breath.
the pale horse is on his way the hooves get louder every day close my eyes breath my last count the grains in my hour glass. im livin to fast im racing toward death im breathin my last breath

House of Cards

Written By: Nothing Graceful

the house of cards halfway up im doin well the house will fall the castle will crumble once again no ressurrection no commentary from the dead the house will fall ill lose it all once agan
fall to the ground my world is cavin in fall to the ground some times you just cant win fall to the ground over and over again
its fangs are sharp reality it bites so hard things must look up the castle crumbles once again no motivation so fucking tired of being beaten down things must look up cause they cant get much farther down
fall to the ground the hurt is setting in fall to the ground sometimes you just cant win fall to the ground over and over again

Discography

The Great Depressing EP - 2007

Set List

We usually play 45 minute sets that consist of these songs in no perticular order

House of Cards

Dirge of Departure

My Last Breath

Heardthinner

Tallons of Time

Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden cover

Tornado of Souls - Megadeth cover