If you don't like heavy music, just skip right on by this entry. There's nothing here for you.
Those of you who are left, who knows this song?
There are a lot of bodacious songs on the Songs For the Deaf album.... but this is the one that makes hairs stand up on the arms of reality itself. It is a cement truck somersaulting through the relic shop of your imagination.
The simple combination of a four-beat drum pattern and a three-note guitar has never been so affronting.
The vocals are shrieked by Nick Oliveri, an old associate of the band's that has since been fired for violent behavior. So I shouldn't glorify the violent style of this song too slavishly. There are some who buy into it for their image and life comportment.
It's pure sound, guys.
It's a sculpture, not a manifesto.
Always some cannot be stronger than their patterns.