This song, you may have noticed, is a parody of “Chemical Warfare” by “Slayer”.
———-Not a copy cat?
What are you talking about?
The only thing I don’t want people to know is that I’m a copy cat, right?
I don’t care if they find out, that’s why I call it a parody.
———-I wonder if Slayer fans will get angry?
Listen carefully and you’ll understand.
It’s a very detailed and respectful tribute to “Slayer”.
———-You mean the drums?
Yes, there is a lot of homage to “Slayer,” especially Dave Lombardo, mainly in the drumming.
———-The way you put the fillin is just right.
Yes, fans will get it.
———-I hope so…
I think the long intro was inspired by “Hell Awaits”.
That song has riff after riff after riff, doesn’t it?
That’s the kind of feeling I was going for.
———-I think it’s a great intro to the song.
Then, the song enters into the fast part, which is typical of “Slayer”.
———-The tempo change to the middle part is also interesting.
I think it worked well.
I wanted to make the album as a whole a consistent one, with a lot of development, but with a clear line.
That’s why the main riff appears many times in the middle part in different forms.
There are some Japanese-style melodies here and there.
———-It looks like you don’t think about it, but you do.
It may look that way if you only look at the surface.
———-The solo after the middle part is long.
It is long, isn’t it?
I feel like this solo makes up for the fact that the album as a whole is not very metal.
Fast running, fast strumming, long solos, blast beats, all of them symbolize metal, don’t they?
I packed a mega amount of it into this part.
———-It’s certainly the most metal part of the album.
Yeah, it just runs right through and ends with a cute cheerleader’s scream.
———-…That’s the subculture or Freakz, right?
I had a hard time deciding on the order of the songs.
I was torn between the first song and the sixth song.
———-You were thinking “Hell Awaits”, so the first song would be fine.
But I really wanted to put “Let’s Give It All Today” as the first song.
So I made it the first song on the B-side of the record.
AC/DC’s “Back in Black” also had the title track as the sixth track, and it left a strange impression on me.
Maybe that was an influence.
———-What are the lyrics like?
The protagonist of the lyrics, “Kemiko,” is fighting against a bunch of foolish politicians.
All they care about is their own money, positions, and honor, and they do not have a single plan when the people die in droves from a plague.
Such politicians infest the whole of Japan.
Holy shit, such motherfxxkers win elections, so they are completely manipulating the public’s impression of them.
Television as a source of information is over, completely.
The Internet is the only choice.
———-It seems that more and more people don’t watch TV.
I guess you could say it’s a once-popular now.
Those who cling to that once-popular are manipulating the public’s impression, like Dappi.
Osaka is the best example of this.
Taro Yamamoto also said that TV itself is already Dappi.
———-Educational-TV has a lot of good stuff.
I agree, Educational-TV is the only one I trust so far.
Anyway, the battle for “Kemiko” has just begun.
And it’s my own battle as well.
But I don’t use bombs or chemical weapons.
Words, sounds, and pictures are my weapons.
Watch me now.
April 12,2022 Freakz