Slayer Stain of Mind Music Video

Stain of Mind music video, a track from the seventh full length studio album Diabolus in Musica which was released in 1998 via the American Recordings label.  The record which is one of Slayer‘s most experimental albums was written mostly by the late and great Slayer guitarist Jeff Hannerman who said about the writing process – “When we were writing this album I was looking for something to beat; I wanted something to beat, but nothing impresses me right now. Nothing sounded really aggressive or heavy enough to inspire me to beat it, so I just had to come up with my own shit”.

The title of the record Diabolus in Musica is Latin and translates to the English ‘The Devil In Music’.  The term was used by medieval/Renaissance era religious leaders to describe the augmented fourth tone, a tone that can be replicated in the more modern equal temperament major scale by sounding a flattened fifth note against the root.  The clergy-men theorized that since the the tone created such apparent dissonance that the devil must have placed it there at the dawn of creation when the rules of harmony and music were decided by god

Stain of Mind Lyrics

Imagine Humanity’s decline
Step inside my stain of mind
Infesting superiority
Infectious immorality oh yea
Come worship the place no truths are told
Praise the land where sins are sold
No passion no love your faith evades
Never see yourself again that way
Death becomes your bride
Lifelessness invades your eyes
In fire baptized
All pain sifts through myu soul
You’ll never feel greater misery
Master of my enemy
Let the purest stain of mind
Wash the virtue from your eyes
As one the collective unifies
Emanate a faithless shine
Forever creation has conceived
Birth of destruction spreads its wings oh yea
Chaotic rebirth a new domain
Re-live the sight the sound the pain
Erotic the taste of agony
Adorn the scars of inhumanity
This is what you see
Deep inside of me
Agony is life
Lechery is life
Godlessness is life
Purgatory magnified
In fire baptized
All pain sifts through my soul
You’ll never feel greater misery
Master of my enemy
Let the purest stain of mind
Wash the virtue from your eyes
Enticing malevolence allures
Bastardize the clean and pure
Salvation forever crucified
I choose the other side oh yea
Entire, complete serenity
Injected intravenously
Transgression euphoric bliss divine
Initiate a timeless stain of mind
Blood will sterilize
In fire I baptized
All pain sifts through my soul
You’ll never feel greater misery
Master of my enemy
Let the purest stain of mind
Wash the virtue from your eyes

Slayer - Diabolus In Musica - Cover

Author: Staff Writer

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