Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them?

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Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them?
Studio album by Murder by Death
Released October 14, 2003
Genre Indie rock
Length 42:15
Label Eyeball Records
Murder by Death chronology
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing
(2002)
Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them?
(2003)
In Bocca al Lupo
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Punk News 4/5 stars[2]
Sputnik Music 4.5/5 stars[3]

Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them? is the second full-length release by Murder by Death. It was released on Eyeball Records in 2003. Its title is a reference to the tagline of the 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

It is a concept album based around the Devil and a small Mexican border town against which he wages war.

On the band's website, Adam Turla, the band's guitarist, lead singer, and principal lyricist explained the meanings of all the songs on the album. The following is his introduction to the explanations:

I guess the first thing I should say is that this album is not trying to be artsy, or profound or anything more than the story it is. It's meant to entertain, bring the feeling of sitting around telling ghost stories or something. Also, I'm a religious studies major, so I tied in a lot of weird religious stuff. This is just a story, there's no religious affiliation on our parts. So there's my disclaimer.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Devil in Mexico" (Featuring Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance) 5:22
2. "Killbot 2000" (Featuring Geoff Rickly of Thursday) 3:43
3. "Until Morale Improves, the Beatings Will Continue" (Featuring William Elliott Whitmore) 3:57
4. "Three Men Hanging"   3:47
5. "Intermission"   1:14
6. "A Masters in Reverse Psychology"   3:13
7. "The Desert is on Fire"   3:11
8. "That Crown Don't Make You a Prince"   4:00
9. "Pillars of Salt"   4:45
10. "End of the Line"   9:03

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Kurt. Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them? at AllMusic. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  2. ^ (May 21, 2004). Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left Of Them?, Punk News. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  3. ^ Greer, Nick (July 25, 2005). Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them?, Sputnik Music. Retrieved August 18, 2012.

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