Friday, June 14, 2013

New Post Up on Star Maker Machine

Today's post is essentially just a redirect to a post I just put on on Star Maker Machine about Peter Bjorn & John's "It Beats Me Every Time" from their 2004 album Falling Out. CHECK IT OUT.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

"Only Hell Knows" by Vader

From their 2011 album Welcome to the Morbid Reich, Polish death metal bands lends us their sly commentary on religious aptitude for war, killing, and torture:

          Why a need to crush, to grind or disembowel
          Why a need to rape, to crucify
          Why a need to raise, to fly, dictate and rule
          Why a need to fall
          Only hell knows*

Sounds like Vader is calling some Christians hypocrites: "Killing in the name of a god is hellish."Not exactly unique for a death metal outfit, but at least they're backed up by some solid research. But is it more metal than that cheerful old hymn from the Christian canon There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood?

Religious people love torture.
graph from The Religious Dimensions of the Torture Debate, an analysis by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, a project of the Pew Research Center

(lyrics courtesy of

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Trevor Strnad Synopsizes New Album Lyrics

Give a glance to this Decibel post, in which Trevor Strnad spends a paragraph describing his lyrics behind each track to the new The Black Dahlia Murder abum Everblack. Nothing better than some lyrical analysis straight from the horse's mouth.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Je Ne Sais Quoi

Yesterday, Barrie England shared with us a brief post reciting some lyrics to a French song — the ironically peppy "How do you kill your wife's lover," performed by Jacques Brel — and graced us with some translations. So many thanks, Mr. England! Translations are an important part of sharing ideas; I can never know how much is being said and analyzed around the world if I can't understand it.

Here's a link to England's article, and here's the video of the song:

Head over to England's blog, Caxton, and say thanks for the translation!