Sunday Metal – Songs of My Youth – Exodus

I like giving “Sunday Metal” a theme, and so this theme is “Songs of My Youth”. I found heavy metal as a teenager and it’s always been a big part of my life. I wanted to highlight some songs that stand out from those youthful days.

I remember having the “Ultimate Revenge” video on VHS (which you should check out… it’s an awesome piece of thrash metal history), and just dying at all the silliness on the video, especially the interviews with Slayer and Venom. I mean, it was 80’s thrash cheesy fun at its best (who can forget the ending with “Major Mayhem” listing the “metal militia roster” of bands over at Combat records… just hilarious).

Exodus “Piranha” doesn’t hold any deep meaning for me.  But what stood out was how they introduced the song. Not just that they made stupid fish references, but they obviously spent time to come up with that introduction and obviously rehearsed it. There was effort here! Clever boys that they were. 🙂  It’s so stupid, but it’s just classic. And it was cool because they weren’t taking themselves seriously, at a time when everyone tried to be so serious. I dug that.

Join the discussion!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s