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All Play Dead is my favorite Nevermore song

Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by AsylumAnomaly, May 7, 2014.

  1. AsylumAnomaly

    AsylumAnomaly very strange little girl

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    Seriously, can we discuss this song in depth? I havn't heard anyone else's opinion on this song. I know it's not very popular.

    I don't know why but I get the most beautiful and haunting ideas from this song. I can draw/sketch for hours just listening to it on repeat. Obviously, it's pretty dark lyrically.

    What do other fans of Nevermore get from this song? If Warrell sees this, I'd love to know what he wrote the song about--at least what emotions he was feeling. I think the song is haunting and gorgeous. I can't really pin a broad meaning to it though... is it about abuse?

    Like I said, I'd love to see what you guys think.
     
  2. nckissfan

    nckissfan Civil War reenactor

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    that, too, is one of my favorite songs. I can't sing for shit, but I always sing my ass off when this song is on.

    I may be wrong, but I think it is about government stealing away our freedoms. We, the people, just lay around playing dead, so they wont bother us. that's what I take from it
     
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    AsylumAnomaly very strange little girl

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    That does make a lot of sense! I love getting new perspectives, so thanks. :)
     
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    Not very popular? Never heard that before. Thing is, it's a great song on an even greater album, so that's why it might get passed over, but yeah, it's a part of Dreaming Neon Black, and every track on that album makes the album what it is.

    I always interpreted All Play Dead differently, as the narrator who, unable to deal with the loss of his loved one, sees only the inevitable death of things, including himself, and reasons, if we're all going to die anyway, why not just lie down right now?

    When I was still in high school, I spent evenings upon evenings drawing with Dreaming Neon Black on repeat. I still get all melancholic when I hear the album.
     
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    All Play Dead is at the top of my list, doesn't top Deconstruction for all time favorite Nevermore song.
     
  6. AsylumAnomaly

    AsylumAnomaly very strange little girl

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    I like your take on it, too, El Stormo. I think I gravitate more to your idea since it fits so well with the rest of the album. And I still draw endlessly to Dreaming Neon Black. It puts me in the perfect dark and beautiful place that goes wonderfully with my artwork. There are very few albums I can say that about.
     
  7. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Stormo said it well.

    I do still feel like that song in particular gets under-looked in the album as a whole.
     
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    deathstrike from hell Deathstrike lambtron

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    beyond within would be my favorite. i'll never forget the first time i heard that intro riff
     
  9. ~Lynn~

    ~Lynn~ Bah...

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    Lotus Eaters is my fave...All Play Dead/Cenotaph right behind.
     
  10. MultiM

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    The Obsidian Conspiracy is a great album, I don't know why people here never talk about it.
     
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    Which is why Tim Calvert is so missed around here.

    The title track remains my favorite. The way Warrel cuts loose as the song crescendos is incredible, no doubt brought on by the fact he went through the events he's singing about (minus the suicide, of course).
     
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    Sentient 6 harmless parasite

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    Is perhaps a sister album to DNB. There are many similarities considering it's another concept record and it's all six string guitars. And your minds will be blown when you hear it. You don't have to have seven strings to be brutal. I'm so proud of this record.
     
  13. AsylumAnomaly

    AsylumAnomaly very strange little girl

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    You have great reason to be proud! Those two albums are my favorite. As an artist (non-musical) I get so many images from listening to them. It's like mind candy, haha.
    So I can only thank you for the awesome talent and thought you put into it
    /shameless fangirling/
     
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    WD, some updates would be much appreciated!
     
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    Bździgniew Big Member

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    Please elaborate, WD!
     
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    rebirth spacestation '76film

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    Wd - time and place for everything

    Time is to design
     
  17. AsylumAnomaly

    AsylumAnomaly very strange little girl

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    Please more Warrel :D
     
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    My fav on DNB would be No More Will, which is also one of my all time fav song. DNB spins every autumn in my house, it's there that it gets its best melancholic atmosphere.

    (DNB is just one of the greatest piece of art ever made, just accept it.)
     
  19. El Stormo

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    You keep saying that, but we never see any of your work. Go on, to the Art Thread with you!
     
  20. Dead Winter

    Dead Winter Not faggoty deathcore

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    Yep, me too. No More Will, Deconstruction, and Forever.
     

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