The doom metal community, ourselves included, shed real tears last week, at the news of the passing of Terry Jones, lead singer of true legends Pagan Altar… We have seen several facebook updates, forum threads, blog posts and comments, all mourning a man whose music -and voice!- touched many, during Pagan Altar’s lengthy and prolific career.
We weren’t, however, best pleased to find a post on Lord Vicar’s facebook page on the matter, that included the lyrics to the Pagan Altar song “Judgement of the Dead”, one of their better known songs (then again, which of their songs would be “lesser known”, when they are all gems?) :
The lyrics very obviously deal with evil people, corrupt leaders, politicians and war generals, who, having died, face up to “Judge Satan”, and we can hardly see it as a fitting tribute to a man who was loved by all who really knew him. Sure, the words were written by him, but we severely doubt he had himself in mind when he wrote them. Posting them as a tribute was in extremely bad taste, and totally inappropriate.
So, do Lord Vicar know something we don’t? Are they knowingly trying to blemish a good and kind man’s reputation? Or are they simply retarded morons?