Monday, October 12, 2009

metal mondays: slayer. f*cking slayer.

when i was young i found myself listening to this song. this is the kind of song you think: damn, i dont think i should be listening to this sh*t. it's slayer. it's fast. it's always agressive. it's slayer. while kids listened to blink 182 or sum 41 or whatever, i found myself listening to slayer. i would keep it inside though, no one really knew i listened to lyrics like:
"Auschwitz, the meaning of pain
The way that I want you to die
Slow death, immense decay
Showers that cleanse you of your life
Forced in
Like cattle
You run
Stripped of
Your lifes worth
Human mice, for the angel of death
Four hundred thousand more to die
Angel of death
Monarch to the kingdom of the dead
Sadistic, surgeon of demise
Sadist of the noblest blood

Destroying, without mercy
To benefit the aryan race

Surgery, with no anesthesia
Fell the knife pierce you intensely
Inferior, no use to mankind
Strapped down screaming out to die
Angel of death
Monarch to the kingdom of the dead
Infamous butcher,
Angel of death

Pumped with fluid, inside your brain
Pressure in your skull begins pushing through your eyes
Burning flesh, drips away
Test of heat burns your skin, your mind starts to boil
Frigid cold, cracks your limbs
How long can you last
In this frozen water burial?
Sewn together, joining heads
Just a matter of time
til you rip yourselves apart
Millions laid out in their
Crowded tombs
Sickening ways to achieve
The holocaust
Seas of blood, bury life
Smell your death as it burns
Deep inside of you
Abacinate, eyes that bleed
Praying for the end of
Your wide awake nightmare
Wings of pain, reach out for you
His face of death staring down,
Your blood running cold
Injecting cells, dying eyes
Feeding on the screams of
The mutants hes creating
Pathetic harmless victims
Left to die
Rancid angel of death
Flying free

angel of death
Monarch to the kingdom of the dead
Infamous butcher,
Angel of death"

when the time came around to talk about the holocaust in social studies class, i knew all about it because of slayer. i knew everything about josef mengele too and how he was an evil little bastard. of course, slayer got some flack for the lyrics. but when your producer is jewish, half the band isnt white, and your guitarist collaborated with the beastie boys (jewish), you cant really say that slayer is a band with white supremist ideals. the song poses more of a documentary if anything, and slayer is just being slayer with those lyrics. in any case, slayer will always have some rotation on my ipod, and that's why it's in today's metal monday.


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