I’ve never listened to a SOTL album, not interested, wrist slitting? what?
Their live concerts are life changing, and make me want to stay alive forever, just being in the experience, it’s as far from suicidal, nihilistic, and doom laden confirmation as I can possibly imagine, in any way, whatsoever, exactly the opposite.
There were peooe freaking out in the aisles, people got up, and moved around, the whole place seemed like it was changing shape, the walls were disappearing, turning into the sky, seats were moving, vibrating, I started to kiss my partner, I almost made love to her on the spot, others saw us and started kissing.
This sounds like a description of a 60’s "happening" and it was, of sorts, that was the impression, and affect, it had on us at the time, this is not "just music" it’s a whole magical experience, literally, it was life affirming.