"Angel Of Death" as written by and Jeffery John Hanneman....
Auschwitz, the meaning of pain
The why that I want you to die
Slow death, immense decay
Showers that cleanse you of your life

Forced in
Like cattle
You run
Stripped of
Your life's worth
Human mice, for the Angel of Death
Four hundred thousand more to die
Angel of Death
Monarch to the kingdom of the dead

Sadistic, surgeon of demise
Sadist of the noblest blood

Destroying, without mercy
To benefit the Aryan race

Surgery, with no anesthesia
Fell the knife pierce you intensely
Inferior, no use to mankind
Strapped down screaming out to die
Angel of Death
Monarch to the kingdom of the dead
Infamous butcher,
Angel of Death

Pumped with fluid, inside your brain
Pressure in your skull begins pushing through your eyes
Burning flesh, drips away
Test of heat burns your skin, your mind starts to boil
Frigid cold, cracks your limbs
How long can you last
In this frozen water burial?
Sewn together, joining heads
Just a matter of time
'Til you rip yourselves apart
Millions laid out in their
Crowded tombs
Sickening ways to achieve
The holocaust
Seas of blood, bury life
Smell your death as it burns
Deep inside of you
Abacinate, eyes that bleed
Praying for the end of
Your wide awake nightmare
Wings of pain, reach out for you
His face of death staring down,
Your blood running cold
Injecting cells, dying eyes
Feeding on the screams of
The mutants he's creating
Pathetic harmless victims
Left to die
Rancid Angel of Death
Flying free

[ Angel of Death
Monarch to the kingdom of the dead
Infamous butcher,
Angel of Death

Angel of Death]


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"Angel of Death" as written by Jeffery John Hanneman

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  • +5
    General CommentThis in no way glorifies the Nazi's or any of their ethnic cleansing/genocide/fucked up ways... Only a MORON would be so narrow minded.

    Its vital to be reminded of the atrocities of the past so we as a race do not make the same mistakes again.

    Apart from that.... This is a GREAT song to crank up at 5am on your 8,000,000 watt stereo system and wake all your neighbours up with... trust me, they will thank you for turning them onto one of the greatest metal bands of all time!
    Tricky1979on September 12, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentActually, there was a "Mad doctor" during the holocaust that did all of these things to Jews as experiments. Like sewing them together at the head, filling there brains with fluid, etc... Back during the holocaust that had no anesthesia so these experiments done by the "Angel Of Death" were immensely painful.
    hydrogenon May 04, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyeah, this is a great song, but unfortunately dumbass people assume that Slayer are nazis because of this song... its fucked up how people think that slayer are nazis just because in this song mentions jews and the holocaust!!! (how can Slayer be nazi when the vocalsist is hispanic hahahahhaa)
    HATEBREED_NZon June 06, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentman, when the guy screams at the beginning of this song, it's so high pitched that i thought it was a guitar making that noise! Slayer is classic, 80's metal. The real stuff. Who cares about all of the sub-genres?
    Grayon March 13, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAlright, to clear up some misconceptions:
    1) Slayer aren't racist. Half the band is Hispanic.
    2) Slayer aren't Nazis. If they wanted Megelay to look good, they wouldn't call him "rancid" or "merciless butcher"
    3) Slayer ARE partly Christians. They simply recognize that yelling stuff about the Holocaust and witches (Reborn) makes for good thrash.
    Death Discoon April 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJeff Hanneman wrote the song. He's calling the doctor that did expiriments on Jews the Angel of Death.
    Aaron 0005on February 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJosef Menegel was the head medical officer at the Auchwitz Concentration camp. He was one sick puppy. He would cut out parts of Jew's brains and see what part of their bodily functions were effected. Its kinda fucked up but a lot of what we know about the brain comes from his experiments. Well anyway. The Jews were never told his name so they called him the Angel of Death.
    therymzon May 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe "angel of death" sucks farts and should have definetly been tried,but he is most definetly paying now as he burns in hell the piece of shit,he is fucking clown shoes,fuck the angel of death,fuck him in his ass!
    metallicaman123on August 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell if any of you knew your WWII history you would know that Joseb Mengele was also called the Angel Of Death. This song is about the concentration camps and the crazy shit that went on in them. Auschwitz, is the most famous of the concentration camps. There is were only executions took place, atleast i think it's that one can't exactly remember. But anyway that is what the song is about. Your welcome for the free WWII lesson.
    Xzecon June 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti was sittin in history and we were talkin about the holocaust. i thought of this song right away. all the verses kinda fell in place
    fugnaron March 29, 2005   Link

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