For me, I'd have to say When Crows Descend Upon You and Die Alone, not only for the poignant lyrics, but it leaves me with this underlying, subtle feeling that "everything's gonna be alright" kind of thing, as perverse as that may sound.
When I first heard news of Peter passing away in 2010 I was utterly gutted, as I'm sure everyone else here was. But now, having the original drummer from TON coming out with material like this, with TON's second drummer as the drummer for this project, it feels like Peter lives on. Like the family is back together and Peter exists (somewhere) as a guide. You have lyrics and music that have a very similar vibe to that of TON, and Sal absolutely rocks it live, conjuring up great memories with the promise of many more to come. Add the song title/lyrics of When Crows Descend Upon You to the album cover, and it's just this amazing audio/visual combination that really takes a lot of heart and effort to pull off. It was like, bam, here's APHND out of nowhere. I've never honestly put on a record and immediately thought "yes, I love this," but I did with And Hell Will Follow Me. Those final two tracks are just like... jesus Sal, where the fuck did that come from?!
I really hope the next record picks up from where this one left off, and those depressing, creepy, long slow dirges of songs continue to show up. This could have quite literally been an EP of just those two tracks and I'd have been happy.
Anyway, enough blabbering. Which song, or songs, most resonate with you personally? And for what reasons? If it's too personal don't feel obliged to go into great depth. \m/
I would have to say Heroin Train because it brought back memories of my youth, not that I even took H but went through a stage of lesser drugs just to escape the boredom and insularity of family life at the time.
There is just so much emotion in every song. Still waiting for my vinyl copy to arrive, and will undoubtedly be salivating when I have it in my hands. Sal - please make it down here to Australia at some stage once money and time allows!
"Pill Head" also resonates with me quite a bit, given the amount of anti-anxiety pills I've been on over the years. It's damn near impossible to fault any song, in my opinion.
Johnny, Good- for- you! Day by day...
Johnny Caputo said:
Well I will admit as a recovering addict, Pill Head holds a special place in my heart cause just as the song describes, thats what I was pretty much doing, been 5 months sober now and feeling fuckin great....