Saturday, March 12, 2011

death metal in the Psalms

I read Psalm 58 today and was struck by these verses.  They sound like great lyrics for a death metal song.  Here are verses 4-8:
4 Their venom is like the venom of a snake,
   like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,
5 that will not heed the tune of the charmer,
   however skillful the enchanter may be.
 6 Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
   LORD, tear out the fangs of those lions!
7 Let them vanish like water that flows away;
   when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.
8 May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,
   like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.

Can't you just hear the crunching chugga-chugga riffs now?  Somebody call Zao or As I Lay Dying and let them know.

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