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Discussion in 'EVILE Discussion' started by evilematt, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. evilematt

    evilematt Captain Information

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    This is inspired by the discussion about terminator.

    I've put together a list of the topic of evile songs just to see if we managed to cover a broad range of subjects or if we've written the same song 40 times.

    See what you think, do they match with your views? Keep in mind that some of them are open to interpretation as they contain a few different layers of meaning.

    Enter the Grave - Serial killer
    Thrasher - Thrashing (thrash metal band must have)
    First blood - Film
    Man against machine - Societal oppression (maybe?)
    Burned alive - Historical (plus a bit of fiction)
    Killer from the deep - Shark attack
    We who are about to die - historical and film
    Schizophrenia - Mental illness
    Bathe in blood - Historical
    Armoured assault - Tank battles (as far as i know)

    Infected nation - scummers ruining life for everyone else
    Now demolition - book
    Nosophoros - vampires as a metaphor for racism. I cant remember how.
    Genocide - how i felt researching genocide
    Plague to end all plagues - cant remember, i think its about greedy bankers fucking everyone over for their own gain.
    Devoid of thought - Liars
    Time no more - my lack of self confidence (ironically)
    Metamorphosis - Us as a band going through musical changes, exploring different ideas
    Hundred wrathful deities - Guitar tomfoolery

    Five serpents teeth - not telling
    In dreams of terror - lovecraft inspired nightmares
    Cult - religious brainwashing
    Eternal empire - heaven/afterlife is a load of bollocks, do good things to make this life better for everyone, not just yourself for after you die. I dont like religion obviously.
    Xaraya - child abuse
    Origin of oblivion - absolutely no idea
    Centurion - historical
    In memoriam - Loss
    Descent into madness - mentall illness again
    Long live new flesh - still not telling

    Underworld - my thoughts on the bands status in the world of music
    Skull - ols crazy space concept/dreams
    Naked sun - book inspired with added fiction
    Head of the demon - story about ritual sacrifice
    Tomb - contemplation of suicide
    Words of the dead - a dream i had set in the world of a film
    Outsider - lovecraft story
    What you become - obsession/possession
    New truths old lies - political
     
  2. Darkofeden

    Darkofeden 12 Kermit the Frogs in a Denny's parking lot

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    This post is literally heaven to me, I think about song meanings all the time. Also, I bought a copy of The Demolished Man way back last year, I understand why you've written so many songs about it because wow that is one good fucking book. My thought was that Xaraya was about someone dying but didn't think it was about abuse. Huh. I swear to god i'm gonna figure out FST and Long Live one day.
     
  3. D.Ingram

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    Not telling is a great lyrical subject matter :lol:

    Isn't the title Five Serpent's Teeth a line from a book you read?
     
  4. Darkofeden

    Darkofeden 12 Kermit the Frogs in a Denny's parking lot

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    It's a line from The Demolished Man, here's a pic of it I took back when I bought the book and read it
    [​IMG]
     
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    Still not read it :(
     
  6. Darkofeden

    Darkofeden 12 Kermit the Frogs in a Denny's parking lot

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    Do it! It's really good, I read the whole thing in one sitting. It was that good.
     
  7. Keenan

    Keenan Crippling Self Doubt

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    Origin of Oblivion - absolutely no idea


    Wonderful. :lol:
     
  8. D.Ingram

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    Origin of Oblivion is kind of self-explained :lol:
     
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    Xaraya - Child Abuse

    ...and I made a parody of this?

    All jokes aside, I think the explainations for FST and Skull (or lack thereof in FST, Origin of Oblivion and Long Live) have given me a bigger appreciation for Matt's lyrical work.
     
  10. Keenan

    Keenan Crippling Self Doubt

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    .... I have to admit. I don't really pay attention to lyrics most of the time. :lol:
     
  11. Hetzer

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    I'm bit dissapointed that First Blood&Bathe in Blood aren't about menstrual bleeding...
     
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    Caveman Ninja It's a carnival... of monsters!

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    I preferred Orgin of Oblivion when it was Glasgow Shot-Putter's Shepherd's Pie :lol:
     
  13. D.Ingram

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    I preferred Nosophoros when it was Shit Band No Fans/Jack Bauer's Power Crotch, but we can't all be winners.
     
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    Keenan Crippling Self Doubt

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    :lol:
     
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    Killer from the deep - tuna.
     
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    zerostatic Damned in Flames

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    Thanks for posting this. Can we count on hearing a terminator inspired song on the next Evile album?
     
  17. Keenan

    Keenan Crippling Self Doubt

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    Wait. Outsider is a Lovecraft story? Nonsense! It's about Dishonored! :p
     
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    I'd quite like the intro/outro for the next record to be a simple cover of the theme from The X-Files.
     
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    I preferred Origin Of Oblivion when the lyrics consisted of nothing but 'somethings' and 'yeahs'.
     
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    SOMETHING HERE SOMETHING THERE etc.
     

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