"Maggots in Your Coffin" was written by Matt Olivo and Scott Carlson. It is one of the songs identified by Scott Carlson as being written around the blast beat.
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, Scott Carlson recalls how "Maggots in Your Coffin," one of the last songs to be written, got included: "We were just basically trying to flesh out the album. We needed 30 minutes, we figured - we were really into punk bands - and Discharge albums were 30 minutes long, so we figured '18 songs' and that's what we were shooting for."
When asked how Horrified
holds up today, band co-founder Matt Olivo cites "Maggots in Your Coffin" as an especially catchy one: "...it has a certain rhythmic punchiness to it - it feels like a song as opposed to some of the bands of those times, and it's such a general thing to say."