“Running and Hunting and Slashing and Crushing and Searching and Seeing and Stabbing and Shooting and Thrashing and Smashing and Burning Destroying and Killing and Bleeding and Pleading then Death.”
That’s sure a very scary, and LONG, description of some scary guy about to do a BUNCH of really scary stuff to someone (or maybe to a bunch of people?) apparently. Whoever Tom is singing about in this song really has an anger problem. The dude just sounds like he’s like really tense and pent up. Probably not the happiest guy. Maybe kind of a “loose-canon”? He sounds like he just needs to chill-out man. Stop and smell the roses dude. Maybe he just needs a good cry…or a hug? Maybe he hasn’t been laid in a while either? Some people are just so angry.
You know what I’m saying?
But man, doesn’t Slayer use a lot of really descriptive action words. I think those are verbs? You know, “Verb…that’s what’s happening…I get my thing in action…VERB!” I remember that from the old, “Schoolhouse Rock!”, cartoons. Actually I remember more about English and U.S. History from those cartoons, and songs, than I do from high school or college! And I have a B.A. in Philosophy!