THE 100% OFFICIAL METAL-RULES.COM STAFF PANDEMIC PICKS

THE 100% OFFICIAL METAL-RULES.COM STAFF PANDEMIC PICKS

Like most of you, all of us here have been impacted by the global pandemic to one degree or another.  If an effort to keep our content fun and relevant we have each selected our personal song  that each of us feel best represents what is happening in the world today.    Enjoy, stay safe and well.


Listen to the playlist below, or on YouTube.  Below the player are each of our personal selections.

EVILG
EPIDEMIC By Slayer
(From Reign In Blood  Def Jam, 1988)

Breeding fast in poverty
Infectious driving dormant seed
Inside your carcass start to mate
Left in charge to dominate
Waiting to unfold
Raging uncontrolled
Adapt a potency
Death machine, infest my corpse to be

Unyielding kings of agony
Test your body chemistry
Pulmonary overthrow
Possession of your inner throne
Invasions quickly override, malicious domineering strike
Flood your veins commit slow death
Deteriorate your makers met

Perpetual demise
On a fast decline
Killing tendency
Epidemic, permanent disease

Incapacitate, fall into your fate
Pain results in screams, bleed internally
Years will pass before it can be cured


RICK MALONEY
THE PERFECT VIRUS by Annihilator
(From Carnival Diablos  SPV, 2001)

creeping through the system
spreading like a disease
a cancer-like affliction
to bring us down to our knees

created for the masses
systematic crash and burn
to pillage and to plunder
this cyber-hungry world

circulate, devastate,
re-create the perfect virus

entering the main-frame
like a rogue, killing, hunting machine
weaving its’ web of destruction
like nothing before ever seen

artificial intelligence
wiping it all as it learns
crucial data corruption
the chips are down and they burn

i will deploy and terminate
i will expand and annihilate
you will scramble to vaccinate
you will find out that it’s too late

picking up the pieces
in the aftermath of the war
a technological genocide
the likes never seen before

seeking restitution
as the world comes crashing down
the creator of this trojan horse
has vanished, never found


CELTIC BOB
PANDEMIC by Accept
(From Blood Of The Nations  2010,  Nuclear Blast)

creeping through the system
spreading like a disease
a cancer-like affliction
to bring us down to our knees

created for the masses
systematic crash and burn
to pillage and to plunder
this cyber-hungry world

circulate, devastate,
re-create the perfect virus

entering the main-frame
like a rogue, killing, hunting machine
weaving its’ web of destruction
like nothing before ever seen

artificial intelligence
wiping it all as it learns
crucial data corruption
the chips are down and they burn

i will deploy and terminate
i will expand and annihilate
you will scramble to vaccinate
you will find out that it’s too late

picking up the pieces
in the aftermath of the war
a technological genocide
the likes never seen before

seeking restitution
as the world comes crashing down
the creator of this trojan horse
has vanished, never found


NAT
I WANT OUT by Helloween 
(From Keepers Of The Seven Keys Part II  1988, RCA)

From our lives’ beginning on
we are pushed in little forms
no one asks us how we like to be
in school they teach you what to think
but everyone says different things
but they’re all convinced that
they’re the ones to see

So they keep talking and they never stop
and at a certain point you give it up
so the only thing that’s left to think is this

I want out–to live my life alone
I want out–leave me be
I want out–to do things on my own
I want out–to live my life and to be free

People tell me A and B
they tell me how I have to see
things that I have seen already clear
so they push me then from side to side
they’re pushing me from black to white
they’re pushing ’til there’s nothing more to hear

But don’t push me to the maximum
shut your mouth and take it home
’cause I decide the way things gonna be

I want out–to live my life alone
I want out–leave me be
I want out–to do things on my own
I want out–to live my life and to be free

There’s a million ways to see the things in life
a million ways to be the fool
in the end of it, none of us is right
sometimes we need to be alone

No no no, leave me alone

I want out–to live my life alone
I want out–leave me be
I want out–to do things on my own
I want out–to live my life and to be free


KIERON HAYES
YEAR OF THE PLAGUE-by Mercenary
(From The Hours That Remain, 2006, Century Media)

 

This is the year of the…
This is the year of the…
Plague!

This is the year of reflection
deception
And feeling the fear of rejection
Come through my connection
A glance to the year of

Trying to see you
To be true
Believing
The time is here
My memories are fading
Save me my…
Plague!

Enter my place of despair
Direction
The meaning of total redemption
You fake my salvation
A dream in the place of

The time, the place
The plague is here!

Behind the smile
My memories are fading
The time is here
The hours remaining


MATT MARINO
ELIMINATION  by Overkill
(From The Years Of Decay, 1989, Atlantic)

 

terminal, what disease
told me too late
what’s this cough and wheeze
fatal, you’re shittin’ me
a second opinion
is what I need
laughin’ in a windstorm
blowin’ all the cornstalks down
cryin’ in a funeral home
forward my mail, six feet underground

elimination

contagious, say why not
not just me
waitin’ to rot
painful, yeah I know
it couldn’t be easy
when I had to go
I’m yankin’ on my plug
and I can’t seem to get it loose
pullin’ all the stops
your ideals change. when you got
nothing to loose.

elimination
eliminate the right
eliminate the wrong
eliminate the weak
eliminate the strong
eliminate your feelings
eliminate too late
eliminate the hope
eliminate, eliminate

if I had just one more day
I’d turn it all around
I’d make a play of good, clean livin’
and dig me out of the ground
and if I had just one more day
I’d say it to your face
pull the plug on everyone
eliminate this race.
we want to cure
and we want it now.
reissue hope
we don’t eare how
you’re makin’ a mess
diseasin’ a nation
runaway train to elimination

hopeless there’s no doubt
set on a slow burn
from the inside out
carefully say what for
last one out
closes the coffin door
spendin’ all you saved
and wishin’ for a little more
if I’m lookin’ at the ceilin’
then I must be layin’ on the floor.

terminal, what disease
told me too late
what’s this cough and wheeze
fatal… you’re shittin’ me
a second opinion
there’s gotta be
laughin’ at the epidemic
something is going around
crying at the epidemic
pullin’ on nails, six feet underground.


JOHN HASELTINE
TERRIBLE CERTAINTY by Kreator
(from Terrible Certainty  1987, Noise)

 

Die! Slowly you’re dying
From this contagious disease
Once you’re infected there’s no hope of a cure
Your passing is a sure thing
Your thoughts are empty and hopeless
Nothing is left for you now
Having to live with this terrible certainty
Praying is all you can do

It’s vicious and crippling and slowly your life will end
But how long will it take to save us from the plague
With fatal convulsions the plague is reaching for us
God knows! What will it take to save us from the plague

Contracted by blood
The virus can be in us all
You’re one of it’s victims, but then thousands more
And they won’t be the last
So many civilisations before
The mighty, the proud and the brave
The poor, the rich – Indiscriminate
Soon they’ll all end in the grave


MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

VIRUS by Iron Maiden

(Released as single in 1996, EMI)

There’s an evil virus that’s threatening mankind
Not state of the art, a serious state of the mind
The muggers, the backstabbers, the two-faced elite
A menace to society, a social disease
Rape of the mind is a social disorder
The cynics, the apathy one-upmanship order
Watching beginnings of social decay
Gloating or sneering at life’s disarray
Eating away at your own self-esteem
Pouncing on every word that you might be saying
Rape of the mind is a social disorder
The cynics, the apathy one-upmanship order
Superficially smiling a shake of the hand
As soon as the back is turned treachery is planned
Rape of the mind is a social disorder
The cynics, the apathy one-upmanship order
Watching beginnings of social decay
Gloating or sneering at life’s disarray
When…

ERICH
PLAGUES OF BABYLON  by Iced Earth
(From Plagues Of Babylon, 2014, Iced Earth) 

We lie in wait
Time is drawing near
Earth crisis is all too clear
The human virus starting to awake
So we must manipulate

We can’t accept this human threat
The power structure is intact
As gods on earth we will forsake
We must release the plague!

So if you’re asking yourself, “Why?”
Your eyes are blind to the raging storm
Will they cleanse the earth of humanity?
Unleash the plagues of Babylon?

Compliance
Submission
Cowards
Led astray
Traitors
Liars
Deceivers
Have their way

“And this shall be the plague with which the gods will strike all the people that wage war against them.
Their flesh will rot while they are standing on their feet.
Their eyes will rot in their sockets.
And their tongues will rot in their mouths.”

There’s no escape
They feed from our hands
Our minions plot
As they make their stand
As gods on earth
We have foreseen
We’ll make the peasants bleed!

So if you’re asking yourself, “Why?”
Your eyes are blind to the raging storm
Will they cleanse the earth of humanity?
Unleash the plagues of Babylon?

So if you’re asking yourself, “Why?”
Your eyes are blind to the raging storm
Will they cleanse the earth of humanity?
Unleash the plagues of Babylon?


PETER

ONE DAY CLOSER TO THE END OF THE WORLD by Cattle Decapitation

(From Death Atlas, Metal Blade, 2019)

 

Awaken to the reality
Left stranded, hope has vanished
An opportunity for failure
One day closer to the end of all life on this fucking planet

Death obsessed! Infatuation with cessation
Eternal rest – request for death at my behest – held close to the breast

Clutched tight with all my might this Smith & Wesson
Us humans never learn our lessons
Possessed with deep aggression
Self-hate – the great depression
Confessing love for the end…

Why do we keep letting this life come between us?
The years won’t wipe away desire for the end times!

Exit laughter
Exit pleasure
Exit appreciation
What have we done to this world?

All Hail Mortem!
All Hail Silence!
All Hail Death!
Where have you been all our lives?

One day closer
To the final tragedy
Born a life sentence of a hell on earth that we can’t avoid

Lust for dying
Lust for extinction
Lusting for euthanasia
What have we done to ourselves?

We would never have asked for any of this
A chemistry that’s as black as any abyss
Before our eyes, deep in our minds hope is swallowed
A black despair in the air fills the hollows

One day we all will mean nothing
Shallow graves to tomb the suffering
…And the pale horse’s reigns pulling my heart strings

We walk alone from natality until mortality
We navigate lethality until fatality
Everything that’s now living will one day meet its demise
Out of breath, out of time – a species out of its mind


Bonus Plague 

PLAGUE RAGES by Napalm Death

(From Fear, Emptiness, Despair 1994, Columbia)

 

Scale the inferno, take it all in
Am I right or wrong, or just confused?
Glamorized, dare I say it?
Fantasized, but through who’s eyes?
Not theirs, that’s for sure!
Rebuff beliefs that we’ve lost.
A plague rages in all our hearts.
Am I the last in line?
To stop and turn, and pretend that we’re really changing.
I’d sooner DIE!………..


JP
DOWN INCOGNITO by Winger
(From Pull, 1993, Atlantic)

 

Note:  This song obviously does t fit with all the rest!    I choose this song to end on a high note because I feel the lyrics apply perfectly to the concept of self-isolation.  Many of us are all out of money,  hanging out, waiting for a cure and better days and wishing that everyone is OK! 

 

Days undercover, All out of sync
Haven’t paid the rent, even talkin’ in my sleep
My monkey’s M.O., is all out of commission
I’m waitin’ for a good old fashioned cure for my condition

‘Cause I’m all out of time
And I’m all out of money
Hangin’ Down Incognito
Waitin’ for the sun to shine

Clowns to the left
Jokers to the right
Countin’ on the rest of us
To come and take a bite
But I’ll wait it out
Call it superstition
I’ll be fine for now
Just reminiscing

‘Cause I’m all out of time
And I’m all out of money
Hangin’ Down Incognito
Waitin’ for the sun to shine

I just had to let it go
Took all the pennies I had
Threw ’em in the wishing well
And I wish you well


On a more serious note…the entire staff at Metal-rules.com  hope that you and your loved ones are safe in this brave new world.

Stay Safe.  Stay Power.  Stay Metal.

 


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