"Blood Red" as written by Tomas Enrique Araya and Jeffery John Hanneman....
Peaceful confrontation meet war machine
Seizing all civil liberties
Honest ballotation among banshee
Spilling blood throughout humanity
You cannot hide the face of death
Oppression ruled by bloodshed
No disguise can deface evil
The massacre of innocent people

Deviated lies fear blinding in your eyes
Enforcing their truth through a gun
Aggressive discipline and barbaric control
Thousands of people cannot be wrong

You cannot hide the face of death
Oppression rules by bloodshed
No disguise can hide the evil
That stains the primitive sickle

Blood red

Growing opposition with words as ammunition
Expressions of life's liberties
Aggressive discipline and barbaric control
Spilling blood throughout humanity


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"Blood Red" as written by Tomas Enrique Araya Jeffery John Hanneman

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    General CommentYa, gotta love that guitar riff. Also, the transition from War Ensemble to Blood Red is one my favourite moments on Seasons in the Abyss and one of the reasons why it is my favourite Slayer Album.

    I completley agree with SuperSpamAway, but more generally this song is clearly about opression under communist dictatorship's. Firstly, the song is called "Blood Red", red being the colour of communism. Secondly, "No disguise can hide the evil, that stains the primitive sickle" references the Hammer and Sickle which were the symbols of the Soviet Union.
    Dressed2Depresson February 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics are typical slayer anti-politicism... i usually hate that (e.g. rockagainst bush - i want to shoot anyone involved with that particular pile of crap) but slayer can obviously pull it off

    anyone else think this song is way underrated?
    roadkill15on December 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDude Blood Red Kicks major major ass. It is so underrated. I noticed at a concert when it was played, not so much moshing went on. Kinda Weird.
    ZYKLON-Bon February 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Roadkill about the rock against Bush... I hate that but like he stated aswell, Slayer can make a political statement.

    Either way this song doesn't get enough credit, besides an insane guitar riff the song is great.
    ClaytonOTon March 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbobly because Slayer weren't trying to be "cool" by going against a particular figure, just the general idea of politically-condoned war and murder.
    darkspoton April 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts funny that one would think unveiling the evil of oppresion and the oppressors (ie Hitler, Stalin) as a political statement. I see it as more of a observation than statement; true none the less. Kick Ass Song. Slayer Rules All Hell!!!!!!!!!!!
    SlayerFreak666on April 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSlayer songs hold diffrent meanings to different people, I think this is probably a song they wrote to suggest that theyre not nazis, due to "Angel of Death" critiscism, so I think they are probably writing an american point of view of ww2, and the pollitical oppression governments have held.
    capricornon March 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually this song is about the tiananmen square incident.
    SuperSpamAwayon May 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGovernment tyranny. Plain as day. Great song.
    Necronicon July 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove all of slayer's songs
    i_rule_allon August 13, 2006   Link

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