At 4/30/13 02:33 PM, kaeleb wrote:
if you do I recommend the song no gods no masters
I'm going just that. Music wise, I don't mind this stuff too much. But the lyrics... dayum...
"What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger
Locked and loaded, ready to strike
Here we stand, loud and proud
United as one, united as one"
Angela Gossow shouldn't be allowed to write lyrics...
She said somewhere that she was inspired by the Arab Spring when writing the lyrics to this record. And... it definitely doesn't show anywhere. Yeah, sure there is the typical rebellion, strength, power, tyranny, opposition, liberty themes... but they've been writing this kind of stuff since the album Anthems of Rebellion (Look at the title of the album *wink wink*). There isn't much depth to her lyrics. And those lyrics I've quoted, are from the track you've recommended. The title would suggest anti-religious, separation of state and religion, anti-monotheism or whatever. But there is no such thing. The lyrics are pretty much what you get from a teenager who's rebelling against authority or questioning it, or a teenager who's trying to build himself his own identity. I'm not mocking those themes, though. They need to exist, but please... Gossow... cut the fuckin' bullcrap about "being inspired by sociopolitical matters in arab countries... you obviously have no shit to say about the matter...
"Survival of the fittest, all your tall tales are dead
We are legion, one will and one heartbeat
This is anarchy
We are a godless entity"
And someone definitely has a strange reading of anarchy here. Anarchy is a philosophy based in part on opposition to authoritarian politics and governments. Which is... the total opposite of survival of the fittest...