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posted ago by AngelTrumpet ago by AngelTrumpet +86 / -0

You've seen life through distorted eyes You know you had to learn The execution of your mind You really had to turn The race is run the book is read The end begins to show The truth is out, the lies are old But you don't want to know

Nobody will ever let you know When you ask the reasons why They just tell you that you're on your own Fill your head all full of lies

The people who have crippled you You want to see them burn The gates of life have closed on you And now there's just no return You're wishing that the hands of doom Could take your mind away And you don't care if you don't see again The light of day

Nobody will ever let you know When you ask the reasons why They just tell you that you're on your own Fill your head all full of lies You bastards

Where can you run to What more can you do No more tomorrow Life is killing you Dreams turn to nightmares Heaven turns to hell Burned out confusion Nothing more to tell, yeah

Everything around you What's it coming to God knows as your dog knows Bog blast all of you Sabbath bloody Sabbath Nothing more to do Living just for dying Dying just for you, yeah

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UltraMagaOK 17 points ago +17 / -0

Heavy Metal in particular has a main theme of vengeance upon the wicked. No doubt that is why the industry hated it.

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LoafersNale 2 points ago +2 / -0

LOL. No. Lots of heavy metal has a theme of murder, violence, and satanism

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UltraMagaOK 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sabbath is the bedrock Heavy Metal was built on and their lyrics tend towards a certain gnostic christianity. War Pigs, Lord of this World and After Forever for example. I don't rate death metal and black metal and things like that.

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LoafersNale 1 point ago +1 / -0

You don’t rate a large portion of the genre because it ruins your narrative. You may as well just take your sample from the genre Christian Metal

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igoape 1 point ago +1 / -0

Metal was invented by Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck while trading licks in the Yardbirds and while they were session musicians.

Black Sabbath were seen as morons where their first LP came out, nothing more than sludge rock, turn up the gain and turn down your brain. Everyone laughed at them.

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UltraMagaOK 1 point ago +1 / -0

Then the world caught up. Yardbirds were influential on Heavy Metal in a proto-Hard Rock kind of way. You sound bitter. "Those stupid laughable morons!" Too bad they turned out to be the most creative, influential band by far in in heavy music.

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igoape 1 point ago +1 / -0

Were you there? I was.

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UltraMagaOK 1 point ago +1 / -0

Why should I care what you think everyone thought? Did you not know their first album was on the charts for nearly a year? You were already behind the times way back then.

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igoape 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sabbath copied others such as Edgar Broughton, Third Ear, Cream, Toad and Bad Company. I am pleased to see you agree with me that most people in those days thought they were rubbish, which they were.

They managed to get onto the BBC John Peel show but there was such an uproar about how moronic they were not invited back. Search around for John Peel.

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introvert17 1 point ago +1 / -0

Works both ways. There are bands like August Burns Red and For Today who have messages against the wicked.

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LoafersNale 3 points ago +3 / -0

I agree, which is why I took issue with how the guy framed it.

But that being said, bands with messages against the wicked are less known than the bands promoting wickedness.

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UltraMagaOK 2 points ago +2 / -0

Probably the second most influential band in Heavy Metal is Judas Priest. Screaming for Vengeance ring a bell?

Hey listen, don't you let them get your mind Fill your brain with orders and that's not right They're playing at a game that draws you closer 'Til you're living in a world that's ruled by fear Always takin' baby out that's OK What they're givin' maybe it's out of phase with me Told you one you're never gonna win the race Same old no tomorrow kicked in the face We are screaming, screaming for vengeance The world is a manacled place Screaming, screaming for vengeance The world is defiled in disgrace Tie a blindfold all around your head Spin you 'round in the torture before the dread And then you're pushed and shoved into every corner Then they lead you out into the final slaughter As the sweat is runnin' down your neck All your praying for's to stop your body breakin' up Oh, your heart is pumpin', gonna soon explode Got to fight the horror of this mental load We are screaming, screaming for vengeance The world is a manacled place Screaming, screaming for vengeance The world is defiled in disgrace So you wait it out and bide your time Rip off that straight jacket gotta break that line Everyone who wins in the great escape Leaves a thousand more who suffer in their wake I don't talk about it but that's alright Table's turned now there's a revenge in sight If it takes forever babe I tell ya I can wait Send them screaming back through their hell's own gate We are screaming, screaming for vengeance The world is a manacled place Screaming, screaming for vengeance The world is defiled in disgrace Screaming Screaming vengeance Screaming vengeance Screaming

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LoafersNale 1 point ago +1 / -0

If you’re saying Judas Priest is probably the second most influential metal band across the metal genre, sure whatever I won’t argue. If we’re talking about influential on culture? Not even close. People outside the metal community don’t know who these people are. They know Mötley Crüe, kiss, Metallica, Ozzy, zeppelin, etc.

I realize that some heavy metal bands incorporate spiritual themes in their music, often times contradicting other songs they wrote, so I’m not sure using lyrics strictly makes sense to prove your point. For example:

Now i have you with me, under my power Our love grows stronger now with every hour Look into my eyes, you will see who i am My name is lucifer, please take my hand Oh yeah! Follow me now and you will not regret Leaving the life you led before we met You are the first to have this love of mine Forever with me 'till the end of time Your love for me has just got to be real Before you know the way i'm going to feel I'm going to feel I'm going to feel Oh yeah! Now I have you with me, under my power Our love grows stronger now with every hour Look into my eyes, you will see who i am My name is lucifer, please take my hand

NIB - black sabbath. Yet you’ve posted lyrics that have a different message spiritually.

To me this is like listening to our political elite who praise God with their words (lyrics) but live an entirely different life outside of those lyrics. On say an island with their good friend Jeffrey.

Some rappers will include God in their lyrics, while promoting other things that influence culture. The cabal doesn’t care about that. They’re not upset that rappers or rockers incorporate God into their lyrics, so long as they’re influencing culture in other ways.

And let’s be clear about what the metal bands from the 70s influenced in the culture at the time. It wasn’t vengeance on the wicked via lyrics from one off songs that never reached larger audiences. It was sex, partying, drugs, and rebellion. It was a lifestyle and mindset they influenced

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UltraMagaOK 1 point ago +1 / -0

You don't think NIB can be heard as a horrifying warning to not be seduced by the power of lucifer? I am not a believer in god or the devil by the way. It's a fact that Geezer Butler is a christian though and he wrote all the lyrics.

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LoafersNale 1 point ago +1 / -0

I do think it can be perceived as a warning. But it probably wasn’t. It doesn’t matter if he was a Christian or not. His band promoted a lifestyle often times in contradiction to his personal beliefs.

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MAGA_mandalorian 2 points ago +2 / -0

Let's not forget the first Attack Attack! album is VERY christian. Lyrics from stick stickly come to mind... "This is the best part of the message. And it only took one. We live for what He's worth, and that's more than you know. He died for what He loved, and what He loved was YOU!" LOTS of awesome Christian or Christian leaning metal bands out there. More than I even realized when I started listening to it. Also I'm going to see ABR and we came as romans next month and I'm super stoked 😁

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LoafersNale 2 points ago +2 / -0

No one even knows who those guys are. Sure, some metal bands have those messages LOL. But those guys are randoms

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MAGA_mandalorian 1 point ago +1 / -0

Attack Attack was pretty big in the early 2000s lol. At least when I was in school everyone knew who they were. That was more at the beginning of the scene metal wave. Lots of those good early bands got overshadowed by more popular bands afterwards

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nunyabz 11 points ago +11 / -0

They've removed the angst in a majority of young men. With no angst, there's no rock.

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Enlightenment_Now 7 points ago +7 / -0

You can't have five attractive, talented, white alpha males strutting their stuff upon the stage.

Nope.

Men, white men in particular, must be weak.

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SoMuchWinning45 3 points ago +3 / -0

A minimum of 3, a la Motorhead. Can go up to 6 like Maiden, maybe more but I don't know of any metal bands with more.

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Donny_Fiasco 1 point ago +1 / -0

Slipknot, not a favorite of mine, at one point had 9 on stage when I first saw them all those many years ago.

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SoMuchWinning45 1 point ago +1 / -0

Meh, they're garbage.

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rottn 6 points ago +6 / -0

❤️ this song

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SoMuchWinning45 5 points ago +5 / -0

Heavy metal will never die.

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MAGA_mandalorian 2 points ago +2 / -0

Amen fren! Heavy metal for life!

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AngelTrumpet [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

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Exploring-the-Unseen 3 points ago +3 / -0

Laurel Canyon.

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Paul_Revere 3 points ago +3 / -0

R'n'R killed itself. No Cabal assist was necessary.

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RoosterHeadBad 2 points ago +2 / -0

It only took a few years for MTV to transition to all hip/hop & rap. I remember having the impression that it was a forced cultural shift. Care to share how R’n’R killed itself, other than what Gene Simmons (the twat) is quoted as saying?

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MAGA_mandalorian 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah rock n roll is dead to rights. Heavy metal seems to be one of the last musical styles largely untainted by big record labels. Lots of big name metal bands from the early-mid 2000s went mainstream... And now they SUCK. Asking Alexandria comes to mind.... They're last couple albums are trash imo. Tone-deaf mainstream garbage

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Metalheads4Trump 2 points ago +2 / -0

The post 9/11 generation are the only ones where the music they create are softer than their parents, lol

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Donny_Fiasco 2 points ago +2 / -0

One I've the best guitar riffs of all time too

Thank you Tony Iommi

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OneMoreTim3 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well... Ronnie James Dio stuff has a lot of meaning I think.

But let's not pretend heavy metal is good and righteous. Black Sabbath wasn't a group of white hats and Ozzy disnt bite the head off that bat by accident. Juat read the lyrics to Kiss' God of Thunder where they're gonna rob you of your virgin soul....

They tell us in all genrea. Elton John's tiny dancer? Alice in Chains? Hunger Strike? Hotel California, Katy Perry's Bon Appétit, etc.

Its everywhere.

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UltraMagaOK 2 points ago +2 / -0

The only difficulty I am having is dealing with pedantic fools. It's not "my point" that Sabbath has christian lyrics. It's just a fact. To recap you are claiming Heavy Metal does not have "vengeance upon the wicked" as a main theme because...some "metal" has evil messages. That is just dumb. These concepts are not mutually exclusive across such a broad genre.

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WeekoWolf 1 point ago +2 / -1

Replaced it with MTv Raps targeting who they wanted to get to.

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WeAreThePlan 1 point ago +1 / -0

Hmmm, what about Hotel California?

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kish-kumen 3 points ago +3 / -0

They stabbed it. It wouldn't die tho.

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AngelTrumpet [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Hotel California is all about the weed...