Track 9: Postmortem


Funeral held for the depression of man
Holds the key to his own death
Entering a tomb of a corpse yet conceived
Tighten the tourniquet around your neck

Sifting away the debris of hated life
Cold touch of death begins to chill your spine
Seekin' life beyond your perishment
Repeating words echoing through your mind

Chanting lines of blind witchery
To save yourself from extinction
Wanting to die is your reason to live
New life born from the oppressed

Taste your blood as it trickles through the air
Another casualty beyond the shadows you fall
Losing ground, the fate you feel it draws near
Fatality, reality, await the final call

My sinful glare at nothing holds thoughts of death behind it
Skeletons in my mind commence tearing at my sanity
Vessels in my brain carry death until' my birth
Come and die with me forever hare insanity
Do you want to die?

The waves of blood are rushing near, pounding at the walls of lies
Turning off my sanity, reaching back into my mind
Non-rising body from the grave showing new reality
What I am, what I want? I'm only after death

Songwriter(s): Hanneman, Jeff
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Reviews for this Track

Jeff is very good at writing music and lyrics as we can see on this song which is fuckin' great... Smiling


This and Angel must surely be Jeff's best stuff EVER. All the changes, lyrics, and that opening riff is TDF...guaranteed shivers! If I had the choice of only two tracks from RiB it would be those two...but the entire album is incredible, it's never bored me, not once.

"I think the church and the religion right now have a lot more to be worried about than Slayer." ~ KK


This track blows my mind at each time, perfect song, the ultimate level of metal, Hail Slayer!