Song: South Of Heaven
Album: South Of Heaven

An unforeseen future nestled somewhere in time.
Unsuspecting victims no warnings, no signs.
Judgment day the second coming arrives.
Before you see the light you must die.

Forgotten children, conform a new faith,
Avidity and lust controlled by hate.
[The] Never ending search for your shattered sanity,
Souls of Damnation in their own reality.

Chaos rampant,
An age of distrust.
Impulsive habitat.

Bastard sons beget your cunting daughters,
Promiscuous mothers with your incestuous fathers.
Engreat souls condemned for [all] eternity,
Sustained by immoral observance a domineering deity.

Chaos rampant,
An age of distrust.
Impulsive sabbath.
On and on, south of heaven [x 4]

The root of all evil is the heart of a black soul.
A force that has lived all eternity.
A never ending search for a truth never told.
The loss of all hope and your dignity.

Chaos rampant,
An age of distrust.
Impulsive habitat.
On and on, south of heaven [x 4]


Song: Haunting the Chapel
Album: Haunting the Chapel

The holy cross
Symbol of life
Anticipate the lives of Christians born
Speak of death
The words of hate
Anticipate the rules among the dead
Hell has seen

Priests condemned
To bring forth the lord of the cross
Strike twelve
Raise the dead
The chapel comes under attack

The ghosts of dead
Torment the priest
Their altar will soon be destroyed
Heaven's mass
Turning black
The church will belong to the dead

Blackened magic
And thus we're lost
Lucifer will supreme
The crystal ball
Children of faith
Their lasting eternal scream

Those who never make the people scream
Have no task for all of time
Satan's form of soldiers stand in lust
Destruction charged upon the cross

Attacking there's seven ways to go
Tormenting the priest, hell to the cross
Haunting the chapel has to prevail
Death will come to the house of God that failed


In "South of Heaven" we can see Slayer's fascination with evil and destruction. Apocalypse for Slayer does not have a positive side and it seems to not end, hence the chorus "on and on, south of heaven". Judgment day therefore does not have any redemption but only death and pain.  In "Haunting the Chapel" Slayer depict Christianity's defeat to Satan. The cross is destroyed and both the altar and the church is overtaken by Satan and the dead. Thus, we see the apocalypse as the destruction of Christianity by Satan.

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