The Sacrilegious Scorn

Album: In Sorte Diaboli (2007)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is a condemnation of the teachings of the church in favor of the truth of the material world. The narrator states that "[his] word holds ground and is real" while the teachings he once believed are false and meaningless. This song is the turning point of the album, when the narrator challenges the church. >>
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    Mike - Pompton Lakes, NJ

Comments: 3

  • Slip-k-riste-n-ot from Sydney, Australiaoh yes the drumming is like machine guns, cool album and the first song i knew was sacrilegious scorn. id do anything to ge shagrath creep into my panties
  • Kain from Nod, Inone can agree, I have an autistic friend that can play drums that fast.
  • Brendan from Easton, CtIt's kind of hard to find a "turning poing" on the album, really, but this is as good as any. ICS Vortex's vocals are amazing on this song. Not to mention, I literally had a friend ask me "Is that a machine gun or drums?".
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