|UserReviews 1Approval 100%Soundoffs 5Album Ratings 74Objectivity 82%Last Active 03-07-21 2:54 amJoined 09-21-17Forum Posts 1Review Comments 277
If I were to introduce someone to metal, I would start with this song. People tend to think of fast-paced, testosterone-fueled music when it comes to metal, but dark and brooding atmospheres are just as viable of a representation.
The gothic wall of sound and piano theme are nothing short of iconic. And all of the subtle elements propel this song into a tier of musical expression that never existed before or after it was released. The electronic intro that sounds like sprinklers to introduce the unfathomably sad tale of a mentally disabled man who has been confined to his yard since childhood. Even the tiny guitar strumming towards the end packs a punch that few artists could pack with the largest of crescendos.
Prowler in the Yard
I would say that nearly half of the songs on this album are masterpieces, but this one is particularly tantalizing. It's not the feverish pacing and dynamics that sets this apart, but the elements that generally go unnoticed in such extreme forms of music. The song structure is symmetrical; something that I have never seen anywhere before. And the masterfully poetic lyrics flow from verse to verse, circumventing the chorus, adding a surreal element to the song and adding an almost infinite depth to the message and power of this 57 second track.
|5||Nine Inch Nails|
The Downward Spiral
People forget about this song because it was played to death when it came out and due to it's seemingly gimmicky chorus. But this is truly Trent Reznor's magnum opus. The song and it's lyrics fit seamlessly into the heart of it's concept album and the 3 minute instrumental outro is pure brilliance.
Found in the Flood
There are no words to describe this song. To me, it isn't even a song. It's the closest thing to a religious experience that I'll ever have. Concealed as a hidden track at the end of an obscure metalcore album, it feels like it shouldn't exist. But it does. It's inception a complete mystery, as the tone and ambience doesn't begin to match anything put out by The Bled or any other artist for that matter. I've listened to it at least once a week since I first discovered it over a decade ago at 16. I get choked up just sharing this song with people, as I feel I am sharing a part of my deepest and inner most feelings. This is, in my mind, the most important contribution of human existence.
|Honorable mentions that I wanted to include but I don't think are as objective as the ones listed above:|
Norma Jean - Discipline Your Daughters
The Mayan Factor - Jack Nicholson
System of a Down - Highway Song
Breach - Penetration
Melvins - If I Had an Exorcism
|Yeah 8 is the shit fucking love that song |
|i can get behind the message at 1. 6 is a great album too.|
|Forty-Six & 2 >>>>> H.|
|I know I’m the only one, but I think forty six and 2 is pretty meh. And nothing > H.|