Song of the Week: I Was Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery by Woods of Ypres
Posted by RiffRaff
It seems that Autumn is finally upon us (well in Italy anyways). The temperature is just right, a myriad of oranges, reds, and yellows are adorning the trees, and that Fall scent is in the air. Such a wonderful time of the year as well as my favorite. Along with all of the beautiful things that the season has to offer, Autumn also bears a hint of sadness to it. Trees lose their leaves and animals escape to their burrows to get ready for hibernation for the winter. There is more room for solitude and introspection. I guess that is why my musical tastes during the colder seasons shifts from the high energy metal like thrash and power metal I spin often during the warmer months to more, for lack of a better term, ‘deeper’, thought-provoking music like post-metal, doom metal, and Opeth styled prog metal.
To capture both the beauty and sadness of the season, this weeks song of the week does an excellent job in my mind. The ‘subtlety’ titled “I Was Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery” pretty much sums up the sadness theme of the season personifying the passing of the season in a human form. The music, while also portraying much sadness, exudes such a positive and powerful energy that it is next to impossible to not stop and take notice of its beauty. The Gothic and doom-y Type-O-Negative sound paired with hints of black metal make Woods of Ypres quite a unique listen.
Unfortunately, close to a year ago, David Gold, the creative driving force behind the band, died in a car accident (no drugs or alcohol were found on premise or in his system) mere days away from the release of their new album which was acclaimed both critically and from the fans. Turns out that Mount Pleasant Cemetery is a real place near where he grew up in Canada and he is now buried there. How’s that for some freaky premonition? Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!