Friday, 10 April 2015

Monarch to the Kingdom of the Dead

“Forced in

Like cattle you run

Stripped off

Your life’s worth

Human mice

For the Angel of Death

Four hundred thousand more to die…

Angel Of Death

Monarch to the Kingdom of the Dead”

(Yeah it's weird writing metal stuff after you talk about religion. But excuse me then)

Video - Slayer = Ozzfest 1996 performing Angel Of Death

Actually, the video is heavily edited, in some parts the sound didn’t telly with the soundtrack. Nevertheless, it is an aggressive performance.

1995, I was 13 years old. Offspring’s mad-selling album “Smash” and Cranberries famous track “Zombies” was on Malaysia’s radio that time.

As a teen with a good economic power (thanks to my mother), I was searching for heavier stuff to listen to.

It was then I started listening to Metallica, Iron Maiden, Nirvana, Megadeth, etc.

There were no Internet then, so basically you just share tapes with friends, and just test-buy whatever album that you find interesting at casette tape stores, either in my hometown Kajang, or you could travel to KL, go to Campbell Complex beside Sogo (either the famous auntie shop or the other numerous music stores there that sells “underground” music or rare stuff) or Pertama Complex which is also beside Sogo.

(Nowadays Sogo Complex is known for Demonstration area for protesters who hate Malaysia Government….maybe a karma to the Malaysia Govt whom went hard on our local metal scene during 1999 with its banning and wild accusations)

1996, I was sharing Nirvana’s Nevermind, with my brother who accidentally bought Slayer’s bootleg album “Spirits In Black” (a performance in Europe).

I was blown away with the performance of “Angel Of Death”.

I just told my brother he could take all the Nirvana casette tapes and Video for that Slayer’s bootleg album. He couldn’t understand why.

Well I love Nirvana, and it’s cool nice stuff.


“No one can expel me from the paradise that Slayer has created for us!”

Note :

1. the origin of the quote is from David Hilbert.

Aus dem Paradies, das Cantor uns geschaffen, soll uns niemand vertreiben können. 
(From the paradise, that Cantor created for us, no-one can expel us.)

David Hilbert (1926, p. 170), a lecture given in Münster to Mathematical Society of Westphalia on 4 June 1925

2 Meaning of bootleg as in Wikipedia
A bootleg recording is an audio or video recording of a performance that was not officially released by the artist or under other legal authority.The process of making and distributing such recordings is known as bootlegging. A great many such recordings are simply copied and traded among fans of the artist without financial exchange, but some bootleggers are able to sell these rarities for profit, sometimes by adding professional-quality sound engineering and packaging to the raw material