Mens Rea EP


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"Mens Rea” from our second album "Comorbidity”, is one of our most important songs.

With it we reached a complete balance between our views of music.
We have then celebrated this goal with this EP and an official videoclip!

Included are the original “Mens Rea" and two alternative instrumental versions.


released February 2, 2013

Frank F : Lyrics, guitars, piano, bass, vocals 
JQR : Drum and synths programming, noise, sampling, cello 


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EFFTER Berlin, Germany

EFFTER were formed by Frank F and JQR.
Both from Milan (Italy) they met in Berlin (Germany) in the summer of 2009.

Their music is a mixture of Frank F and JQR's musical backgrounds (from metal and noise to electro and breakcore).

EFFTER are also inspired by criminology, psychology, poetry, literature and cinema.
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Track Name: Mens Rea
nothing but guilt inside me she used to bend me black dirty guilt
later that night I saw them I saw them crying they were dying
nothing but cold and darkness I slowly acted like an hungry wolf
later that night I came back to watch them dying in the red snow
nothing but a nice weakness before I get stronger and do it again
later that night exausthed I've enjoyed the breeze of their last breath

only oppressive sadness
liquid monster
running burning my skin
close to madness

silence and a portrait
on the floor
shattered as their poor clothes
as my love

fallin' down she said me
not my son
I'm sorry there's no mercy
no remorse for what I've done

then I dragged their bodies
out of the door
while an high gloomy moon weeped
she's weeping

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