A Playlist of Disease
The internet does not offer sick days. That said, sometimes we need to take them anyway.
As I write this, I am sitting at home, holed up with an upper respiratory infection, finding relief in the new Cobalt album and some prescription cough syrup.
Tomorrow will be a big feature, and rather than write a longform article that would detract from it, or district my mind by editing someone else's article, I thought this would be a good opportunity for a playlist.
Illness sucks, maybe that's why there aren't that many metal songs about being sick. Still, disease encompasses a whole host of metallic themes: mortality, fear, slow disintegration and unnumbered hosts of (microscopic) predators laying waste to a hallowed fortress... in this case, yours truly's chest cavity.
We return to full power in 24 hours. In the meantime, make yourself a hot toddy, heat up a bowl of chicken noodle soup (or vegan pho, whatever) and tuck into a quilted blanket with the following odes to sickness and death. Feel free to post your own suggestions in the comment thread.
Take your vitamin c, and don't ever start smoking.