The Music of A Prison of Flesh (Part 2)

Unlike Book 1, where I tried to give each chapter its own playlist, I trimmed down the number of playlists to six. As stated in Part 1, this was because A Prison of Flesh did far less jet-setting. In fact, except for the first two chapters, large portions of the story are spread across multiple chapters. The first two lists here cover major portions of the story.

Comments for On the Sea:

This list is pulled together from tracks that, for one reason or another, embody sea travel to me, even if on a simple level (like the name refers to something sea-like). In the case of the Voivod tracks, only "The Prow" fits this, but the other songs are similar enough in style that I added them as support. Mastodon fans recognize the inclusion of a large portion of the "Leviathan" album, which is based on the book Moby Dick. I was able to resist adding Enya's "Orinoco Flow."

Voivod - Panorama
Voivod - Clouds In My House
Voivod - The Prow
Voivod - Nuage Fractal
From the album Angel Rat
Mastodon - Blood And Thunder
Mastodon - I Am Ahab
Mastodon - Seabeast
Mastodon - Island
Mastodon - Aqua Dementia
Mastodon - Joseph Merrick (instrumental)
From the album Leviathan
Mastodon - Octopus Has No Friends
Mastodon - The Sparrow
From the album The Hunter
Faith No More - Cone of Shame
From the album Sol Invictus
Dean Martin - Ain’t That a Kick in The Head (RJD2 Remix)
From the album Ain’t That a Kick in The Head
Pale Sketcher - Show Me How
Pale Sketcher - Silver Clouds
From the album Just Won't Sing EP
The Blood of Heroes - Bronze and Brass
From the album The Waking Nightmare
Fever Ray - If I Had A Heart
From the album Fever Ray (Deluxe Edition)
Toonami - Dragon (Before Dragon Ball Z)
From the album Deep Space Bass*
Hooverphonic - Battersea
From the album Blue Wonder Power Milk*
Pearl Jam - Oceans
From the album Ten

* These albums are not on Spotify. If you're curious about the songs, please check out the links or search for them on Amazon or iTunes.

Comments for Valkenistri:

Due to the sullen, almost horror-like nature of this sequence in the story, I went with darker industrial and ambiance tracks. There is a horror undercurrent that I felt was well-represented by the bleak brutality of Obituary and Godflesh.

[Simm] - Leatherface
[Simm] - Visitor
[Simm] - The Sadness of Things
[Simm] - Revenge is Faith
From the album Visitor
Akira Yamaoka - Ensemble Fighter
From the album The Music Of Killer IS Dead*
Napalm Death - Apex Predator - Easy Meat
From the album Apex Predator - Easy Meat
Godflesh - New Dark Ages
Godflesh - Shut Me Down
Godflesh - Towers Of Emptiness
Godflesh - Forgive Our Fathers
Godflesh - New Dark Dub**
From the album A World Lit Only By Fire
Godflesh - Playing With Fire
Godflesh - Playing With Fire DUB**
From the album Decline and Fall
The Blood of Heroes - Death Wish
The Blood of Heroes - Hecatomb
The Blood of Heroes - Everything Undone
The Blood of Heroes - Piration
The Blood of Heroes - Towers Arise Underground
From the album The Waking Nightmare
Toonami - Depthcharge (Before Blue Sub)
From the album Deep Space Bass*
Soundgarden - 4th Of July
From the album Superunknown
Neurosis - Lost
Neurosis - Raze the Stray           
Neurosis - Lexicon
From the album Enemy of the Sun
Obituary - Infected
Obituary - Cause Of Death
Obituary - Sickness
Obituary - End Complete
From the album The End Complete
Skin Chamber - Healing Time
Skin Chamber - Sucked Inside
From the album Wound*

* These albums are not on Spotify. If you're curious about the songs, please check out the links or search for them on Amazon or iTunes.
** The bonus tracks are only available through Godflesh's Bandcamp page.

Comments on Chancel (End)

Unlike the opening playlist, the revisit to Chancel is a wider-ranging list, with moments of excitement (Faith No More, Deftones) mixed with downturns in mood (like the Nirvana and Grotus tracks). For anyone who's played the Max Payne 3 videogame, you'll recognize the HEALTH track from the powerful airport sequence in the final act.

Faith No More - Superhero
Faith No More - Separation Anxiety
Faith No More - Matador
From the album Sol Invictus
God Lives Underwater - 72 Hours Hold
God Lives Underwater - 1% (The Long Way Down)
God Lives Underwater - No Way (You Must Understand)
God Lives Underwater - Miss You More Than Anything
From the album Up Off The Floor
Grotus - Sleepwalking
From the album Slow Motion Apocalypse
Nirvana - Something In The Way
From the album MTV Unplugged In New York
Filter - Jurassitol
Deftones - Teething
From the album The Crow: City Of Angels*
Helmet & House Of Pain - Just Another Victim
Faith No More & Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. - Another Body Murdered
From the album Judgment Night Soundtrack
Slayer & Atari Teenage Riot - No Remorse (I Wanna Die)
From the album - Spawn Soundtrack
HEALTH - Tears
From the album Max Payne 3 (The Official Soundtrack)

* This album is not on Spotify. If you're curious about the song, please check out the link or search for it on Amazon or iTunes.