Protest 100: Heathen Beast – ‘F**k Your Police Brutality’

Artist:          Heathen Beast

Song:           Fuck Your Police Brutality

Album:        The Revolution Will Not Be Televised But It Will Be Heard

Producer:    Heathen Beast

Label:          self (Bandcamp)

Year:           2020

We’re not alone in facing the challenges of the day. Heathen Beast hails from India. Every song title on their new album begins with the word ‘Fuck’ and then offers a new target for their derision. The BJP, self-proclaimed godmen, and Whatsapp University are just some of the subjects aside from excessive police force. As one local put it on Reddit: “I am an Indian and I can vouch for every single fucking kind of governmental brutality that’s been mentioned in this album. This album aptly describes the kind of massive fuck up the current Indian society is. Hatred, dirty religious radicalism, paranoia, disgusting thought processes of the majority, etc., are rampant in the country thanks to the current government. And it doesn’t seem to be subsiding soon.”

Excerpt from ‘Unreality’  —
“You know where the fuck Sarge is? Do you?!? Fucker is dead. Fucker is D-E-A-D.”

Shoot to kill, only Muslims
Shoot to hurt, only students, Direct orders.
Shoot to kill, disperse protesters
Shoot to kill, Who controls the police? Home minister.

To control a crowd you lathi charge you hit on the legs
The police chooses brutality smashing students on the head
Entering the library and shooting tear gas shells
Police breaking the CCTV makes it clear who is innocent.

Who will save us from those meant to protect us?
Where is the honour of the uniform and the oath you took?

Shooting, hurting, bleeding, killing
Unchecked police brutality
Tear gas, lathi charging, stone pelting
Fucking Delhi Police!
Violence, disorder, when the police
Under the rule of the BJP
Hindu terrorists hand in glove
No police accountability

When the police is pelting stones who will stop the riots
When Hindu terrorists burn Muslim homes, they don’t bat an eyelid
Gujarat model, police watch while rioters run free
When no one’s watching the police try to break the CCTV

We’ve seen the videos, we’ve seen through the lies
All our news sources are fucking verified.
Not the saffron manufacturing fake news
Every day trying to portray the victims are Hindus

Let’s be clear the agenda from day 1
Dissent will not be tolerated, beware

It’s such a shame all the lives that are lost
But you created a hatred, a fire you cannot stop
People injured, people died, policemen too
All on the behest of powerful men, who don’t give two hoots.

The job of the police is to protect the people
Not be slaves to political goons
No one should have to die for this
While politicians sit safe in their cocoons.

Even during the riots only the innocent suffer
Let the politicians come enact the hate they monger
Let’s give them weapons and send them to war
Why should anyone lose their lives, when the politicians have no balls

‘Protest 100’s mission is two-fold: dispelling the myth that heavy metal is a brainless, socially unaware music genre, and raising awareness of the issues facing our country in the Nov. 3, 2020 election. The path won’t be exclusively metal—some punk and rap and other stuff will be in here too, including the classics—and is not a ranking. All songs are songs I’ve heard while putting this list together, ordered in a manner designed to entertain and educate.

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