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All Songs Arch Enemy

Arch Enemy – First Day In Hell

Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, from Halmstad, formed in 1995.

Torn from home
Sent down death’s railroad are we

When we wake up tomorrow
Will we still be wearing this curse?
Will we wake up tomorrow?
Which punishment is worse?

Day one:
No sun
Stripped of our names
Now we are merely numbers
Permanently inked in the flames

Our kind
Our existence lights the fire
Igniting hell on earth
Archangels bending crosses hooked

Innocent men, women, children
Sentenced before conviction
With golden stars to guide them
Their gavel is the end of a gun

Day two:
Lived through
More culprits arrive
Every cage so crowded
How will we survive through the night?

Our kind
Our existence lights the fire
Igniting hell on earth
Archangels bending crosses
Hooked

First day in hell

First day in hell
See the terror in abandoned gazes
Fear sunken eyes
Get the guards and walk a dozen paces
Saturnine

First day in hell
Incarcerated without reason
Doomed by blood
Anti-venom for a poisoned nation
Our birth right

Week five:
Alive
Soon out of time
After all that I’ve here witnessed
There’s no value in life

Our kind
Our existence lights the fire
Igniting hell on earth
Archangels bending crosses
Hooked

First day in hell

First week in hell
See the terror in abandoned gazes
Fear sunken eyes
Get the guards and walk a dozen paces
Saturnine

First month in hell
Incarcerated without reason
Doomed by blood
Anti-venom for a poisoned nation
Our birth right

Last day in hell

Revolver: Arch Enemy’s “First Day in Hell”: Lyric Dissector, Ep. 1

The vocalist was inspired to write the song by her grandparents, both of whom survived the Holocaust. “I heard these stories from them,” she explains, “and I thought it was about time to just take this personal weight that I had in this historic event and translate it into a song.”

For more in depth background information on the Holocaust, I would suggest heading to Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

Yad Vashem (Hebrew: יָד וַשֵׁם‎; literally, “a monument and a name”), established in 1953, is Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, located on the western slope of Mount Herzl in western Jerusalem, Israel.

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All Songs KMFDM

KMFDM – Stray Bullet

KMFDM (originally Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid, loosely translated by the band as “no pity for the majority”) is a German industrial band from Hamburg led by Sascha Konietzko, who founded the band in 1984 as a performance art project.

[Verse 1]
I am your holy totem
I am your sick taboo
Radical and radiant
I’m your nightmare coming true
I am your worst enemy
I am your dearest friend
Malignantly malevolent
I am of divine descent

[Pre-Chorus]
I am your apocalypse
I am your belief unwrought
Monolithic juggernaut
I’m the illegitimate Son of God

[Chorus]
Stray bullet
From the barrel of love
Stray bullet
From the heavens above
Stray bullet
Ready or not
I’m the illegitimate Son of God
Stray bullet
Stray bullet
Stray bullet
Ready or not
I’m the illegitimate Son of God

[Verse 2]
I have come to rock your world
I have come to shake your faith
Anathematic anarchist
I have come to take my place

[Pre-Chorus]
I am your apocalypse
I am your belief unwrought
Monolithic juggernaut
I’m the illegitimate Son of God

[Chorus]
Stray bullet
From the barrel of love
Stray bullet
From the heavens above
Stray bullet
Ready or not
I’m the illegitimate Son of God
Stray bullet
Stray bullet
Stray bullet
Ready or not
I’m the illegitimate Son of God

[Bridge: Recording of speech]
Even if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him!

[Verse 3]
I am your unconsciousness
I am unrestrained excess
Metamorphic restlessness
I’m your unexpectedness

[Chorus]
Stray bullet
From the barrel of love
Stray bullet
From the heavens above
Stray bullet
Ready or not
I’m the illegitimate Son of God
Stray bullet
From the barrel of love
Stray bullet
From the heavens above
Stray bullet
Ready or not
I’m the illegitimate Son of God
Stray bullet
From the barrel of love
Stray bullet
From the heavens above
Stray bullet
Ready or not
I’m the illegitimate Son of God
Stray bullet
From the barrel of love
Stray bullet
From the heavens above
Stray bullet
Ready or not
I’m the illegitimate Son of God
Stray bullet
From the barrel of love
Stray bullet
From the heavens above
Stray bullet
Ready or not
I’m the illegitimate Son of God

Again I failed to find a live version of the song, so here’s a “20 Questions With KMFDM” -clip from Metal Injection!
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All Songs Mushroomhead

Mushroomhead – The Heresy

Mushroomhead is an American heavy metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as their unique live shows usually performed at smaller venues.

We feed the war machine
The sacrifice has just begun
We feed the war machine

Hide your daughters, your first born sons
As we welcome all your catastrophe
All the hate, all the lies and the heresy
How divine that every time you hide in denial
Suicidal kings

We feed the war machine
The sacrifice has just begun
We feed the war machine

Hide your daughters, your first born sons
As we welcome all your catastrophe
All the hate, all the lies and the heresy
How divine that every time you hide in denial
Suicidal kings

You are my poison
Poseidon beside me
Pontius is present
And god is beside me
The tide tends to wave
In a foul disposition

Hide your daughters, your first born sons
As we welcome all your catastrophe
All the hate, all the lies and the heresy
How divine that every time you hide in denial
Suicidal kings

We feed the war machine
Suicidal kings
We feed the war machine
Suicidal

Foster the future and nurture the land
Stitches and sutures, divisions in sand
Mass evacuations, sanctions for land
It’s time we stand for something
Walking hand in hand

Foster the future and nurture the land
Stitches and sutures, divisions in sand
Mass evacuations, sanctions for land
It’s time we stand for something
Walking hand in hand

We feed the war machine
The sacrifice has just begun
We feed the war machine

Hide your daughters, your first born sons
As we welcome all your catastrophe
All the hate, all the lies and the heresy
How divine (We feed the war machine)
Every time you hide in denial (We feed the war machine)
Suicidal kings

I’m not aware of a live performance of The Heresy, so here’s a “Behind The Scenes” look at the official video.
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