Legion of Monsters

Album: Immortalized (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • Vocalist David Draiman explained the song's meaning to Artist Direct: "The tendency for society to create maniacs by glamorizing them and making them larger than life - people like the 'Boston Bomber' who are plastered on the cover of Rolling Stone," he said. "That is exactly what these people are looking for. They are looking to be martyred and to die and be remembered for what they died for."

    "Anytime these maniacs kill children or whomever, it isn't the victims who are on the screen," Draiman continued. "We have to know more about the shooter or the person who committed the act. You know what? I don't need to know anything more about him except that he's a maniac. If somebody did that, leave it to the FBI. The public knowing all just encourages a new generation of wannabe maniacs to do the same thing, to get that same glory, and to die in infamy. The media continues to breed a new legion of monsters."

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