Archaeologists often dig up dead people. There are ethical dilemmas here. Should we really dig up and study people who once were carefully buried by their families? There are no simple answers and in this post I will instead make a musical tribute to the dead. As mentioned in earlier posts, I am also a fan of Metal music. By coincidence (or maybe not) this genre often deals with the dead or death in one way or another.
Death comes in many ways: old age, sickness, accident, warfare, and death sentence. For those unfortunate to be in Death row, Udo Dirkschneider from Accept has some comforting words:
Some people may argue that When death calls, it is time to let it go, as do Black Sabbath:
If you believe Death is a divine entity, as is common in ancient and contemporary societies, then you probably can argue that you will be Killed by Death, like Lemmy in Motörhead.
If you, like me, do not believe that death is an entity that can call you or kill you, then you might at least consider death to be a passage rite, like in the old van Gennep style. You cross a Bridge of death, from one phase to another phase as suggested by Manowar:
On the other side of death you might even be Dancing with the dead like Peter Tägtgren from Pain. If you are dancing with dead people on this side of death, then you are a deeply disturbed person.
In sum, we are all Dancing with death in one way or another.