Songs to Live By: Wormwitch’s Colby Hink

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Canadian black-metal trio Wormwitch recently dropped its epic, frostbitten new album, Heaven That Dwells Within, via Prosthetic Records. Shortly before its release, we caught up with the band’s Colby Hink (guitars, auxiliary instruments) to find out what music he turns to for every mood. He had some great picks — check them out below.

WHEN I’M PISSED OFF:
CELTIC FROST – “GROUND”

Absolutely crushing. Monotheist is one of the heaviest records I’ve ever heard.

WHEN I’M FEELING DEPRESSED:
KILL COUNTY – “BEAT UP IRON”

Great underground country/folk band from Austin. Extremely dreary and cathartic.

WHEN I GET UP IN THE MORNING:
AGALLOCH – “YOU WERE BUT A GHOST IN MY ARMS”

Something about The Mantle perfectly fits a and cold and weary drive to work in the morning.

WHEN I GO TO BED:
ALCEST – “SOLAR SONG”

I love Alcest, but I can’t listen to them while driving at night because I WILL nod off. I mean that in the best possible way. Something about them is extremely soothing.

WHEN I’M HUNGOVER:
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL – “THE SOUND OF SILENCE”

That answer is a cop-out, because I have absolutely no interest in music while hungover.

WHEN I’M GETTING IT ON:
HELLHAMMER – “MESSIAH”

Self-explanatory.

SONG I MOST WANT TO BE REMEMBERED FOR:

I like to think that I haven’t written it yet, and I hope that that’ll always be my answer.

SONG I WISH I WROTE:
PANOPTICON – “BODIES UNDER THE FALLS”

I find Panopticon’s compositions absolutely ingenious. A constant source of inspiration for me.

SONG I WANT PLAYED AT MY FUNERAL:
WARDRUNA – “HELVEGEN”

A beautiful song about the journey to the other side. Wardruna’s music — and this song in particular — is often a source of strength for me when facing intimidating challenges in life. I can’t think of a better song to guide my passage.