Sunday, January 4, 2009

Song Of The Week: "Roses" (Sheer Terror)

Leave it up to me to darken your gala entry into the new year. Sorry, but this SOTW has caught me on my last day of vacation. There'll be no traipsing through daisy fields, for the band of the week is Sheer Terror, and the flower of choice is the rose in all of its thorny and funereal glory. "Roses" is kind of an odd song in that Paul Bearer's vocals don't break into the 2-packs-a-day snarling that epitomizes ST's sound. Instead he keeps the pseudo-operatic thing going all the way through, which only makes the song feel sadder. It'll take some getting used to. In "Roses" there's mention children's games and the subsequent tears they bring to the narrator, death, regret, idleness, depression, and a metaphor of the world as a stumbling drunkard. Kick your shoes off, it's time to come inside... the world of Paul Bearer.

It's been a wonderful year for the ....

"Roses"

3 comments:

chrisc said...

this is a Sheer Terror song?!it doesn't sound like any other of the (few,to be honest)Sheer Terror songs i've heard in the past.if i didn't know,i could very well think this was some obscure epic doom metal band.still,awesome song.

Batguano said...

I know, it seems out of character for them. There are actually a handful of songs from the same era that sound similar, but at some point the vocals always sour into the signature gruff stuff, unlike in this one. Curious little ditty...

Papst Benedikt XVI said...

I watched BEATEN BY THE FISTS OF GOD tonight... quite entertaining even tough I'm not that much into them at all.