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Jason Sullivan Place Of Skulls belts out solid traditional doom with great guitar riffs and vocals that compliment the music. The cover of The Animal's "don't let me be misunderstood" is worth the purchase alone! Favorite track: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.
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©2002 Place of Skulls/Brethren Music (ASCAP)
℗2016 Stone Groove Records


released June 17, 2016

Victor Griffin - guitar, vocals
Tim Tomaselli - drums
Lee Abney - bass
Seva - keyboards on track 9

All songs written by Victor Griffin except "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by Benjamin/Marcus/Caldwell.

Recorded at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville, TN
Produced by Victor Griffin & Travis Wyrick
Engineered by Travis Wyrick
Mixed by Travis Wyrick & Victor Griffin
Mastered at Soundcurrent Mastering in Knoxville, TN

Front cover by Skullcount



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Formed in early 2000, Place of Skulls carries the torch of the prior bands of Victor Griffin such as Death Row and Pentagram in the ever-burgeoning scene of doom metal. ... more

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Track Name: The Fall
There's a Spirit calling out
No mindless wonder in this world of doubt
A Reality more real than this
Deception will steal our minds of bliss.

No strength within myself
It was all spent when mankind fell
The sting of death entered in
We started to die when we began.

The father of lies, the tempter's crown
Unrighteous souls will keep us bound
But innocent blood shed from Thee
The stripes You wore were for me.

I long to understand
What the Creator has done for man
Can our feeble minds comprehend?
We started to die when we began.
Track Name: Never Die
I spent my time dying hard
With no satisfaction in my heart
I pushed and I shoved until I cracked
Now He lives in me and I won't turn back.

Ride on, follow the Son
Never die, life's just begun
Don't hand me your deceiving lies
He is the Father and Son

Lay Your hands upon my chest
Make my heart beat hard like piston heads
I know where I'm going, He knows who I am
It's written in blood, truth never ends.
Track Name: Dead
Please don't say he smiled alot
Now they've layed me to rest
A wretched heart and a mind to match
Finally peace in my death.

However morbid it may sound
This world held nothing for me
By the grave and a twinkling eye
I have reached my destiny.

My life has passed in front of my eyes
A vapor in time, I lived and I died.
No more depression trying to disguise
Freed from the body that tortured my mind.

No one ever knew the inner tears that fell
Bottled up inside a living prison cell.
Though the Father of freedom saved my very soul
Years of corruption never let go.
Track Name: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Baby, do you understand me now?
Sometimes I feel a little mad
Well don't you know no one alive can always be an angel?
When things go wrong I seem to be bad

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

Baby, sometimes I'm so carefree
With a joy that's hard to hide
And sometimes it seems that all I have to do is worry
And then you're bound to see my other side

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

If I seem angry, I want you to know
That I never mean to take it out on you
Life has it's problems and I get my share
That's one thing I never mean to do...because I love you

Hey, don't you know I'm human?
I have thoughts like any other one
Sometimes I find myself alone and regretting
Some foolish thing, some little simple thing I've done

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood
Track Name: Feeling of Dread...
Lying alone, looking to the sky
My pulsating veins and my bulging eyes.
I think about decisions that I've made
I can't take it no more and it's got to break

I want to know why I live in disgust
Only thinking of hate and corruption
Can't I leave these things behind?
And go from this world of hate and destruction

Darkness shines around my thoughts; I believe my mind is dead
What I find in peace of mind gives me the feeling of dread

I walked alone, on my own
I didn't have a hand to hold
The door was slammed but I found the key
I can leave this world, forever be free
Track Name: ...
Do you know how it feels,
When you wish to live no longer?
Do you know how it feels,
To have been took by someone stronger?

You know you've got to die to live on
And when your time is near
Will you ever be sure?
Can you see things quite clear?

(also known as the outro to "Sinister" originally by Pentagram)
Track Name: Love She Gave
As my world crumbles all around me
I search for answers lying within
What a fool I've been to not have seen
What once was mine, the love she gave

And so I bear the pain of an unwanted life
The birth of mind broken down in pieces
This infliction of my misery
My body lives but my heart and soul I've cheated

Never again will I know such love
Such emotion only once could I find
Now in detachment, I'm drifting away
Execution for my blindness but I've been granted a stay

I can't carry on this self-injustice
Time feels so ripped and torn
Dreams, all my everything
Tears, closer to the end of mourn

Age is upon me, I live and learn
There's a light out there at every turn
What a fool I've been to not have seen
What is mine, the love she gives
Track Name: Return
Last night I lay dreaming
Of days and nights gone by
My heart was drowning
Underneath a bridge of sighs

Return to Me
Return to Me my child
Return to Me
Return to Me my child

I wept within a vision
Followed with a will
Saw Him there, His cross to bear
And I am grieving still!

Conception of a disappointment
In an afterbirth of sin
Wasted years of denial
Too much pride and the fear of man
Track Name: Song of Solomon
Rise up my love
My fair one, come away
For lo, the winter's past
The rain is gone, it did not stay

Open up, my love
Perfect one, my love

Until the day breaks
The shadows flee away
Ravish my heart with the look of your eyes
How much better your love than wine!

Oh my love, so beautiful
Lovely, as Jerusalem
Turn your eyes away from me
For they have overcome, overcome me

Open up to me my love
My dove, perfect one
For my head is covered with dew
My locks with drops of the night