"Hardening Of The Arteries" as written by and Jeff Hanneman....
Fear runs wild in the veins of the world
The hate turns the skies jet black
Death is assured in future plans
Why live if there's nothing there

Specters of doom await the moment
The mallet is sure and precise
Cover the crypts of all mankind
With cloven hove begone

[Chorus]
Sadistic minds
Delay the death
Of twisted life
Malicious world

The crippled youth try in dismay
To sabotage the carcass Earth
All new life must perish below
Existence now is futile

Decrepit breath, vile in its stench
A world in decay
Transgressor is as one

[Chorus]

Convulsions take the world in hand
Paralysis destroys
Nobody's out there to save us
Brutal seizure now we die


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"Hardening of the Arteries" as written by Jeff Hanneman

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    General CommentMore apocalyptic premonitions of Earth, Possibly on the eve of said apocalypse. Does the trick.
    GiJofuson October 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was hungry while listening to this song and all I could think about was clogging my arteries with junk food. XD (I'm really skinny in reallife though)

    Awesome song, nonetheless.
    Ninji-Xon August 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits cool how he plays the beggining of hell awaits in this song its like an opening riff and a closing riff for the album
    thrashguitar1on April 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm going to back up GiJofus's interpretation because that's what it does indeed sound like, as I've siad before Slayer is very fond of bringing Apocalyptic themes into their songs and this is another one, a subject that I myself am very fascinated by heh heh!
    LuciFuron March 28, 2010   Link

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