It's been so long since I shared a song that brought out a specific emotion in me, something simple and straight forward that's perfect for writing a scene that I figured, let's do that.
When I first stumbled onto this song it was through the marketing campaign for Mercenaries 2, a game that I may or not have played partially due to the main character's name being Matias. (How often do you hear that in a game?) It was wonderful to blow the living crap out of a base and have soldiers fleeing while crying out "It's Matias!" Ah...
Anyway, the marketing for this game, and the soundtrack itself, featured a most excellent song called Oh No You Didn't. It's... perfect. If you're looking for a revenge song, something simple and without ambiguity in it's mention. The song is about getting revenge on someone that's wronged the singer... and leaving them a bloody, battered corpse. There is no room for interpretation in this song, which might leave some feeling unfulfilled if not for the way it's presented: it sounds like a small town men's choir and is accompanied only by a jaunty piano tune. That's it. No hard metal guitar riffs. No drum solos. Just a very dark, menacing message delivered in the most friendly, upbeat way possible.
So, please enjoy Mercenaries 2's Oh No You Didn't.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.