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Have a Nice Life – “Burial Society”

“Burial Society” teeters on the brink of life and death.  The narrator ponders both physical and metaphysical existence, graphically detailing his own suicide (“cut my wrists, slit my throat, take this body and string it up”),  while also watching his death from the spiritual plane  (“project myself into the air, and float in a weightless night”).  Set to a sinister beat, the echoed verses and distant/muted shouting makes it feel like it’s being recorded in a tomb, and there’s an obvious emotional intensity that simply can’t be feigned as he screams, “and I’ll never know what you said, because I’ll be fucking dead by then.”  It’s honestly one of the most frightening and fucked up things I’ve heard.  Have a Nice Life use this song to project a relentlessly haunting aura; this dark chasm of the human mind that’s been opened.  It’s not a song I revisit often because it’s genuinely disturbing – but every time I do, there’s no denying its place as one of the best tracks of the decade.  It’s as amazingly conceived and performed as it is unnerving – a glimpse into the thoughts of a suicidal man.  It isn’t real, but it feels real…

Read more from this decade at my homepage for Sowing’s Songs of the Decade.





SowingSeason
03.26.19
Song genuinely gives me chills.

Papa Universe
03.26.19
it always does that to everyone

SowingSeason
03.26.19
^hence why it's on this list! ;)

Slex
03.27.19
So excited to finally check these guys out soo

letsgofishing
03.27.19
How have you not checked these guys out, Slex?! Unbelievable.

Deathconsciousness
Giles Corey
Unnatural world

Now.

Drown yourself in depression!

Slex
03.27.19
I got Thursday and Friday off, I'll dive in

I have heard a couple Giles Corey songs and they were incredible

SowingSeason
03.27.19
Slex did you hear this song though?

hogan900
03.27.19
Earthmover might possibly be the greatest song of all time, this is a rly great pick tho sowing

Slex
03.27.19
I haven't heard this song but I wanna hear it first in context w the album, will be listening today

SowingSeason
03.27.19
"Earthmover might possibly be the greatest song of all time, this is a rly great pick tho sowing"
Thanks -- although didn't Deathconsciousness come out in 2008? That's why I went with this song instead.

"I haven't heard this song but I wanna hear it first in context w the album, will be listening today"
I def respect that, let me know how it goes!

hogan900
03.27.19
@sowing yeah just giving a global thought on the band itself. Tbh though sometimes I feel as a whole the unnatural world is on par with Deathconciousness, and this song is a huge contributor to that

SowingSeason
03.27.19
ah ok, thought maybe you were suggesting it as a replacement SOTD...i think both albums are about equal, but i heard unnatural world first which kind of alters the natural progression of things

Skoj
03.28.19
this has been a killer walk through albums I've loved and since not listened to. Huge ups for putting this together.

SowingSeason
03.28.19
very much appreciated skoj!

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