Screams and nightmares
Of a life I want
Can't see living this lie no
A world I haunt
You've lost all control of my
Heart and soul
Satan holds my future
Watch it unfold

I am the Antichrist
It's what I was meant to be
Your God left me behind
And set my soul to be free

Watching disciples
Of the satanic rule
Pentagram of blood
Holds the jackal's truth
Searching for the answer
Christ hasn't come
Awaiting the final moment
The birth of Satan's son

Screams,
From a life I live
Torment,
Is what I give
Torture,
Is what I love
The down fall,
Of the heavens above

I am the Antichrist
All love is lost
Insanity is what I am
Eternally my soul will rot


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  • +4
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    Don't criticize a band or its lyrics if you don't know anything about the group. The song cannot possibly have "cliche" lyrics because lyrics like this were never done before Slayer released their first album. Show No Mercy came out in either 1982 or 1983 (I don’t remember), and the only other band like Slayer at the time was Venom. The nu-metal bands that try to mimic the better musicians like those in Slayer have cliche lyrics. Slayer was new and original. The lyrics may seem cliche to someone who doesn't know the first thing about Slayer. This song is awesome and has killer riffs which are fun to play.

    MetalMilitia1983on May 20, 2005   Link
  • +2
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    probably the best song from "Show no Mercy"

    ENion January 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I like this one most on decade of aggression, There should come a new Slayer live album and dvd!

    frank8910on June 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    I love this song, fantasic guitar riff and solo. A classic slayer song.

    Phily Babyon March 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    Couldn't agrree more.

    THRASHINGUon April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    It's hard to run out of ideas when you're making a song for the first album. When someone writes good and simple lyrics there's always a ignorant that post that the lyrics suck... Slayer Rulez

    XDZUltraon October 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    slayer is THE best metal band of all time bar none

    blink182suxon March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i personally like the lead guitar on this song. please see my (lengthy) comment on this song josepherdon.blogspot.com/2007/03/antichrist.html

    josepherdonon March 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    I agree somewhat with Leo762. The lyrics are really cliche, but thats to be expected from such a young band at the time that hadn't fully developed their sound.

    MetalMilitia1983, lyrics that focus on satanism have been an archetypical feature of Heavy Metal since Black Sabbath's self titled debut album in 1970 and of Thrash since Venom's debut album Welcome to Hell released in 1981. I don't think the early Slayer songs compare (lyrically) in either extremity or craftmanship to Venom, and certainly they weren't the only bands with satanic lyrics at that time. Hells Bells, the opening track from AC/DC's Back in Black released in 1980 was probably the most suceesful/popular/mainstream example.

    Dressed2Depresson April 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    this is a great song and MetalMilitia1983 im pretty sure it was in 1983

    BananaSlayeron June 17, 2007   Link

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