Alive with Scars

by Flowers for Bodysnatchers

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PadraigC Such a powerful album, made even more so by the context in which it was created. I could really relate to it all. It's hard to pick a favourite track, as the album as a whole does it for me.
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sageraven71 I love this so much. The layers of sound are divine! The soft music with storms and a constant underlying metal brokenness. I fully understand this musical explanation of chronic pain be it physical or emotional. Moments of grace and light, intermingled yet short lived and cherished despite the ever present threat of torment. Beautifully spoken through music. Favorite track: A Heart Less Darkened.
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Peter Rabbit This is probably FfB's best work to date. Captures perfectly the insidiousness of a sickness that slowly makes the body turn on itself, but also offers moments of beauty, of hope, reminding us that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that the battle isn't over yet. Favorite track: Looking For Bernard Herrmann.
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Flowers for Bodysnatchers is back with a versatile dark ambient album blending multiple genre elements.

Alive With Scars is an album that explores the life long struggle of living with Multiple Sclerosis. MS is an autoimmune disease where the body's own immune system attacks and destroys healthy tissue, in the case of MS, the healthy tissue is myelin, the protein that insulates the nerves in the spinal cord, brain and optic nerve gradually destroying the myelin that coats the central nervous system. Your body slowly beings wasting from the inside out by the subversion of its own central nervous system. A body that with the passing of time will waste and wither to its own unique sonnet of pain and torment.

I personally have lived with MS for almost 10 years and, this album has been an on again, off again affair for almost as long. Did I even want to do this? Will people understand it? It has been a difficult subject to approach and express musically. Yet I found I had been subconsciously doing it all along. From the formidably depressing album Aokigahara to the melancholic spitefulness of Love Like Blood. The narratives represented in these albums were backed by the way my MS affected me and the people around me. It's a long journey and Alive With Scars continues both the physical and emotional process of living life, trying to keep one step ahead of it and, trying to say sorry for the times I got things terribly wrong. - Duncan

Flowers for Bodysnatchers CC Discography:
cryochamber.bandcamp.com/album/alive-with-scars
cryochamber.bandcamp.com/album/asylum-beyond
cryochamber.bandcamp.com/album/love-like-blood
cryochamber.bandcamp.com/album/aokigahara
cryochamber.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-beyond

Flowers for Bodysnatchers 5 CD Bundle:
cryochamber.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-beyond

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released March 5, 2019

Written, Produced, Performed, Artwork & Mastering - Duncan Ritchie

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