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- Terrorizer is an American grindcore band formed in 1986 in Los Angeles, California whose members after disbanding, gained recognition by playing in influential extreme metal bands, such as Morbid Angel, Napalm Death and Nausea.
- Drummer, Pete Sandoval, is the only original member of the band today.
THE HOT TAKES
Corruption. That is the culprit we are supposed to blame when socialist countries fall apart. You see, it's not socialism. There were greedy people--bad apples, if you will--inside the socialist government that undermined its goals and led to the issues. Does this not make you wonder how something so fragile could ever successfully be implemented? All it takes is a couple of "non-socialists" to mess the whole thing up. Seems legit! If Venezuela is just a Trench of Corruption, I suppose my policy is to avoid trenches, corruption or no.
Trench of corruption! I feel like I may have been called this before. Anyway, all jokes aside, along with the cover art the word trench brings to mind one of the most miserable forms of warfare: trench warfare. World War 1 is especially noted for its use of trenches. Not only do they provide more protection for soldiers' bodies, and helped protect from poison gas by giving them a bit of extra time to put on gas masks, they also facilitated terrible conditions and suffering. Dysentery, cholera, and typhoid fever were all commonplace, as well as “trench foot” which is caused by feet being wet for too long and sometimes resulted in amputation. The suffering was tremendous. Of course, it’s not the politicians, and defense contractors that suffer, no, that goes to the average “Joe” that had been brought up to believe that the political ends of The State are his duty to defend. That is the true corruption. Those trenches built in the minds of the young start way before they are signing their lives away to be fodder for the next wave of libertaring oil fields and other resources. They start in the corrupt trenches of the public school system, and football games, and the parades, and the pulpits. Keep hammering away on that anti-war message. It’s needed now more than ever.
Someone gave me this song when we were crowd-sourcing ideas.for the list. I searched for lyrics for weeks and couldn't find anything. Lets be honest there's no way I'm gonna be able to listen and pick them out either. I debated scrapping the song entirely but I love that song title. So I asked Luke and Sherry to have fun and imagine what the song is about. Lets be honest that's what we all did when we watched these bands at shows and didn't have the albums yet. Personally I imagine the song as take-down of the ruling elites. The trench being a thread running through america from town to town coast to coast anywhere people seek power for their own ends. The trench is simply a mirror of the parts of our own personalities that are willing to concede on principle to make life materially better for ourselves and those we love. A trench in our hearts that creates a trench in our nation. Don't let it grow.