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.

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