Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
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2008 Ratings: #1
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January 25, 2008 / Release Date
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Shoegaze, Post-Punk / Genres
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In an epic double-disc project of pure post punk perfection, Have a Nice Life's Deathconsciousness includes every possible positive quality that I look for in an album. As far as sonic progression goes, HANL executes a perfect build up to a chaotic and very satisfying closer in Earthmover.
Across the many genres displayed here, the band creates a sound that is very melancholy, but it has aggressive characteristics that make it gloomily energetic, and keeping all emotion intact. The whole ... read more
(Suicide Hotline, good people are on the other line)

*A really rough review from summer 2018

Welp, life has no meaning. Bye y'all *roblox death*
Okay, seriously...fuuuuuuuuuudge a duck. It's like if Fourth of July Live was every track. This reminds me of so many people I know and I think this album goes for that. The significance of others, what that means to you and how insignificant it actually is. I'd rate it higher but I'm honestly terrified to get closer to it for reasons ... read more
i'm really torn on Deathconsciousness. really, really torn. on one hand, i love it - i love a good concept album, and this is one of the biggest and most in-depth concept albums ever, taking into account the 70 page booklet that comes with the album. i love the lyrics and the sound, and how it tackles existential sadness and depression in a really grim but accepting way. but on the other hand, i find it to be an absolute drag to listen to. i think i like the concept of Deathconsciousness and ... read more

We stan feeling suicidal and dead on the inside

Parts of this were absolutely fucking brilliant, like some of the most amazing music I have other heard. The biggest flaw of this album is that it is too drawn out for me to truly enjoy it. I really really hope I enjoy it more the next time I listen to it because the flashes of greatness that I heard were absolutely amazing!!

Favorite Tracks: Earthmover and Hunter
It’s growing a lot on me. The larger image of this album is amazing. It’s so ambitious. Mind numbingly so, with no duds in the tracklisting
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Track List

  1. A Quick One Before the Eternal Worm Devours Connecticut
  2. Bloodhail
  3. The Big Gloom
  4. Hunter
  5. Telephony
  6. Who Would Leave Their Son Out In the Sun?
  7. There Is No Food
  8. Waiting For Black Metal Records To Come In the Mail
  9. Holy Fucking Shit: 40,000
  10. The Future
  11. Deep, Deep
  12. I Don't Love
  13. Earthmover
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