Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
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Based on 898 ratings
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
Tbh I’m kinda speechless. I had a crazy ascension with this album last night that was reminiscent of my first true appreciation of To Be Kind. I can’t really put words together right now. This album is one that I feel like won’t ever truly click until you understand why it is that the vocals are mixed so low. That was the key for me. Understanding why this was a choice revealed so much about this album and it’s two sides.

Again I’m just forcing words together. I ... read more
The nights scare me, a lot. Each night is a struggle to get through alive, to put it bluntly; it would be an understatement to say I don't like the nights yet, I hate sleeping through them. I find my best thoughts come out at night, yet they remain the darkest. I'm not going to lie. I do want to kill myself, quite badly in fact, it's a burning desire that sits with me constantly and never really leaves but, the nights are where it really burns through my skull, leaving a mark, a bruise if you ... read more
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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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