YOUR ANNUAL REMINDER THAT METALLICA WROTE A SONG ABOUT THE PASSOVER STORY
Passover starts at sundown tonight! If you’re like me and you hate your extended family, that’s terrible news. On the other hand, I get to ask the Four Questions a-fucking-gain, since my cousins and I all refuse to grow the fuck up and have babies to replenish the family, which gets a little smaller every year as another member of The Greatest Generation goes the way of Crazy Town’s career.
On the flip side, Passover is the only Jewish holiday for which there is an appropriate metal song. (Unless you include some of that NSBM stuff. But until those dudes start writing outros with titles like “But we survived! Let’s eat!”, they’ll really only be getting half the equation.) Yes, it’s “Creeping Death” by Metallica, and yes, we talk about this every fucking year. Give us a break. It makes us happy. And it’s not like having Scott Ian and Tracii Guns on our team is such great shakes.
Just to stir shit up a little, here’s a live version of the song, filmed in 1989.
Does anyone know of a power metal cover of this song? I really wanted to do “Power Metal Passover” this year but couldn’t find one.
P.S. Yes, I know that “The Passover Story” is also known as “Exodus.” Why Exodus didn’t write a song about “Exodus,” I dunno.