Released: October 30, 2012
Instrumentation: Vibraphone, Chimes, Celesta, Timpani, Congas, Bass Drum, Brake Drum, China Trash.
After the second uprising, a state of emergency is declared, bringing about a nationwide lockdown. All civilians are now bound by the confines of their own walls and are monitored closely. This is a mere fraction of many restrictions implemented by the abusive ordinance of the Higher Order, a policing empire serving not to protect but to control its people.
Freedoms and justices are no longer of paramount significance, as the interests of the Higher Order outweigh in more importance. Those who openly oppose these interests mysteriously vanish. Civilians in possession of weapons are subject to punishment in the magnitude of death. Publications and other media outlets made available are those distributed by the Higher Order. And so it is, at such oppressive conditions, one figure arises to defy the clenching grip of the Higher Order.
Identified solely by his mangled mask of disfigurement and the horrific scars carved in his back, he roams the night with a galvanized pipe in hand. He stands not with a name but a title. A symbol conceived by the people. An allusion to the signature act preceding the manner in which his disposed victims are found. He is Impaler.