The song made another impact on me the second time around, when I was 16 or 17 and just starting to get involved with bands of my own. There had been other influences - I got into everyone from Kiss to Earth, Wind and Fire - but Sabbath were the main ones. The lyrics to "War Pigs" are about Vietnam, and they're incredible: "Politicians hide themselves away/ They only started the war/ Why should they go out and fight?/ Leave that to the poor". The part that really freaked me out was the last line: "Satan laughing spreads his wings". It was about how the politicians will all have to face this day of judgement, though at nine I didn't know that. I just heard the bit about Satan and went running for mommy.
The audience at Anthrax shows are young, so maybe they discovered us the way I discovered Sabbath - someone using our music to scare the hell out of them.Reuse content