Protest 100: Power Trip – ‘Manifest Decimation’

Artist:          Power Trip

Song:           Manifest Decimation

Album:        Manifest Decimation

Producer:    Arthur Rizk

Label:          Southern Lord

Year:           2013

Notes:
Check the time stamp on this one. Yes, things are worse now. But the oppressor has always been active. The shepherd can be the wolf. Vigilance is a full-time job. Nothing changes without it. Look away and the game is reset.

Excerpt from ‘Unreality’  —
More troubling than their transparency is that they include simple gestures and turns of phrase most use naturally and unconsciously, but which he contemplates as if they were some secret code of behavioral control that he alone has tapped into.

Lyrics
Under the boot of great oppression we slither and crawl.
On the path for annihilation but in the name of god?
Manifest Decimation, we stumble and fall.
Manifest Decimation, to suppress us all.

Under the boot of great oppression, a dark figure conquers us.
Manifest Decimation, when all hope is crushed.

Crushed.

‘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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