In a highly capitalist society, the theory of social conflict is constantly relevant.
The power of the powerful is imposed and determines the behavioral patterns of the wider crowd.
Those in power impose their own rules, with the result that (any) conflicts automatically become class.
A mechanism of oppression that no one can resist and that creates illusions.
Laws that try to maintain the power of the powerful.
All these compose today, even if they come from yesterday.
Rock / Metal is known to be the music of social groups that resist any form of repression, violence, fascism, racism.
In general, that which is unjust is “fought” with a “weapon”… notes and lyrics that come from an “uninterrupted” harsh reality.
This is what Grande Fox describes to us in their song “Hangman”, from the album “Empty Nest” (2021).
As they tell us, the song expresses intense concern, anger, rage, and effervescence.
“All this came from various personal issues, as well as from social issues that concern the whole in general.”
Emotions and worries are all tied together with personal experiences.
But also experiences in direct relation to the socio-political issues that concern the whole society.
“That is, things that we watch happening in our society and fill us with concern and pain.”
After all, how can an artist be left out of the ugly reality?
“…Look out for a reason they don’t want you to be real…”
“Hangman’s lyrics clearly speak to the modern ugly reality of which we are spectators and participants on a daily basis, but unfortunately it happens.”
This daily brainwashing with immoral propaganda and lurking discord nourishes the consciences of young and old.
Unbridled pressure, violence, racism, fascism, the imposition of power by those who always want our good and modern forms of slavery at a time when we theoretically have democracy and not terrorism.
“Ordinary people, always captive to rotten decisions and slave culture, are constantly filling their souls with insecurity and pain.”
Things that are clearly seen through the lyrics.
“Rotten Beliefs and Propaganda, Manipulation and then for Slaughter
Don’t speak just bend the knee for it is, The New World Order
Cause I was enslaved and now I’m dying free”.
“They are stealing our lives. They tighten our grip and we suffocate. Rotten beliefs, Propaganda. We filled slaughterhouses of souls.
Persecution of freedom of speech, the collapse of all dignity, and provoking pain by any means. “They want us as slaves.”
In essence, the “Hangman” is our very life, our truth, our present.
Grande Fox clearly conveys the message and is nothing more than …
“Anti-fascist, anti-racist, with a predisposition to awaken the people from the supposed democracy of today, that is, the tyranny that we all experience”.
Please open your eyes, you got to see all these lies.
Brother listen to me, you gotta fight back with your life.
The music of the song was composed by Grande Fox and the lyrics are written by the frontman and vocalist of the band Nikos Berzamanis.
Berzamanis is essentially the man behind the lyrics in each of their discographies.
As for the video of the song, it was edited by Grande Fox guitarist Zao.
In conclusion, what “Hangman” tells us is that no one can survive with “illusions”…