Label: Columbia - 88985302309,Sony Music - 88985302309 • Format: Blu-ray Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Heavy Metal
Vocalist Rob Halford 's performance is considered one of his finest ever, and the guitar work is noted as well, especially the solos. Many reviewers have called it one of the best songs on the album. Drummer Les Beyond The Realms Of Death - Judas Priest - Battle Cry (Blu-ray has his only songwriting credit with the band for the song's main riff.
The song starts out as a slow and light ballad until the chorus, where the song erupts into heavy riffs. The song then turns light once again until the next chorus, and the following bridge section. The first guitar solo is then played by Glenn Tipton. This is followed by the final heavy riffs and the epic final scream of Rob Halford.
The song describes a man who suffers from depression and enters into a pseudo-catatonic state, which gives the outward appearance of a comatose state, in that it essentially renders the body physically immobile whilst leaving inner thought processes intact in an almost 'locked-in' fashion. He eventually dies, possibly by his own hand due to the state he was essentially locked in, so he is once more released from the chains of life. Furthermore, Album) lines in the song suggest an anti-suicidal message.
The song was mentioned in a trial in which the parents of two teens who had committed suicide after listening to Stained Class Buttas - Ghetto Dawgz - Ghetto Dawgz that subliminal messages encouraging suicide had been hidden in another song on the album.
In a telephone interview with The New York Times at the time, Halford confirmed that the song carries an anti-suicidal message, discussing how people suffering from depression withdraw from society and refuse to communicate. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. CBS, Inc. Rob Halford Les Binks. Retrieved 19 May Archived from the original on 10 February The Album) York Times. Archived from the original on At The Pagan Samhain Night - Graveland - Carpathian Wolves February Retrieved 16 November Judas Priest.
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