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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by urinalcakemix, Jan 10, 2005.
Enchant's "Under Fire" is based on a true story told by a Vietnam veteran.
For Whom the Bell Tolls is about spanish civil war, the idea is taken from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Por Quien Doblan Las Campanas"
Disposable Heroes is about cowards in war...BACK IN THE FRONT!!!!!
Care to elaborate or point me in a direction where I can do a bit of research on these serial killings?
yeah, let me rephrase that. i don't believe Iron Man was written directly to tell the story of a viet nam vet becoming a serial killer, but it has been compared to that, in the lyrical sense. if you're looking for information about serial killers who were Viet Nam Vets, look up William Bonin, The Freeway Killer. I think he killed over 14 people. as a side note, i think there was a serial killer nicknamed the Ironman...has nothing to do with the song though...you might want to check out this site as well, about the Paranoid album:
Actually, it's from a Hemingway novel called For Whom the Bell Tolls (I havent read it in 15 years, but it was an okay book if I remember correctly). The song's lyrics and themes are pretty much taken from a chapter or two about fighting over a hill and how petty it seemed.
Manowar's song "Shell Shock" is about Vietnam, and it's fucking hilarious. "Death Tone" mentions how "You were sittin' home and I got sent to Nam", which is great since no one in Manowar got sent Vietnam, and they're always talking about how much they hate posers. Don't get me wrong, I love Manowar. I just find that hilarious.
Slayer - Mandatory Suicide
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Sodom yet. A lot of their songs are war-related (WWII, Vietnam, Gulf War).
A selection of songs about the War in Vietnam:
From Persecution Mania (1987):
- Persecution Mania
From Agent Orange (1989)
- Agent Orange
- Magic Dragon
- Baptism Of Fire
From Better Off dead (1990):
- Capture The Flag
Fom M-16 (2001):
- Among The Weirdcong
- I Am The War
- Napalm In The Morning
- Lead Injection
- Cannon Fodder
Hey, I mentioned Sodom! Excellent German thrash.
Sorry, I must've missed your post when I looked through this thread.
Oh well, I guess this means Sodom has two votes now.
*Edit: seems I missed some the earlier posts, yours was the second one! (where's that stone wall to bang my head against when I need it?)
Heh don't worry about it. Whether or not you're doing a report on the Vietnam War, you should check them out. omfg nownownownownow!!!!!!!!!!111
HAHAH, I first read it as
"Hey, I mentioned Sodom! Excellent German trash"
If you're referring to the people reading this thread, then I couldn't agree more!
I've been a Sodom fan for over 2 years now (though I'm sure my earlier post gave that away). A friend loaned me M-16 and as soon as I heard it, I was immediately hooked to this band.
The song is "The Edge of Darkness", and it's brilliant! The whole album I really liked. It was type of concept album based on many different aspects (mainly given a psychological spin) of the Vietnam war and the after effects of it.
Sodom were pretty crap......i remember my band played 'Remember the Fallen' and 'Ausgebombt' in my highschool band 15 years ago. Good German thrash=Kreator.
I can like them both
I think that's WW2
Nope, it's Vietnam. I think Cantrell would be a lot older if his dad were a WW2 vet.
Sure it's not about his grandfather?
(I'm 22 and my dad was in Nam)