I don't know what it is, but I love murder ballads. It's probably the same reason people love horror moves. Or they rubberneck on the highway. Or watch Leafs games. Well whatever the reason I can't get enough of them.
Toronto musician Christian D has a new one. It's called "Blood On the Frozen Sand" and strikes many of the same notes as the most morbid stuff from Nick Cave.
Have a listen here:
Christian D plays the Junction City Music Hall on Saturday with Buzz Deluxe.