I've been fortunate to have just barely evaded this situation (in the song) at least twice. I also know others who haven't. I'm relieved that Iron Heel brings this subject matter up in a way that's not as cliche as something like "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" (despite how much I adore that song). Here it's written about honestly and performed with the same heaviness - literally - as the emotional agony that inspired it. I should check out the original too, come to think of it! \m/
Bonus track "Book Of Grief - Tape Edition"
Originally by "His Hero Is Gone"
Quick easy diagnosis finds you guilty for the crime of being in pain
Stripped of all rights and strip-searched
White walls and white washed
Robbed of your humanity
An extreme form of insult to injury
A maximum security state institution
Built to produce and then house living nightmares
Sanctioned fear and hate and misunderstanding administered
Haldol produces a helpless hellish state of mind
Now locked away and buried alive.
released January 19, 2015
rhythm guitar: Bettina Ostermann
A lonely submarine navigating the black emptiness. A motley crew from vienna bound for the glories of groove. The sonar is
scanning the surface: deep frequencies of doom and stonermetal, lyrics that oscillate between occult mysteries and the rebellions of the depressed. The perfect soundtrack for your next hike through the swamp of the mind.
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