Mandatory Suicide

Album: South Of Heaven (1988)


  • This is about a solider who is forced into battle on the second World War beaches of Normandy. The solider sees his comrades dying all around him in a hail of German gunfire. The spoken part at the end of the song describes the death of the solider from his own perspective. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Steven - Penzance, England

Comments: 8

  • 1994 Mazda Miata from Topeka Honestly, this song describes WW1 in my opinion, due to it being called “mandatory suicide” since going over the top usually meant certain death to the soldiers
  • Conejo from Clovis New MexicoI was 14 when I started listening to Slayer now I'm 50 and I'm still jamming mandatory suicide it's sounds just as good as it did 36 years ago Slayer rules.
  • Luke from Manchester, United KingdomSlayer sound nothing like Metallica apart from they play metal...
  • Josh from Bowie, MdAlot of their songs sound like Metallica.
  • Matt from Cleveland, Tnyea me to devon
  • Buster from Houston, TxThis song is about the Vietnam War not WWII. References to "a child's toy sudden death!" means the enemy making bombs out of childrens' toys that soldiers may pick up with dire consequences. There is also a mention of "flyswater stakes impaling you." Again this was a popular booby trap from the enemy that is unique to the vietnam war.
  • Devon from Westerville, OhSlayer rocks. part of it reminds me of For whom the bell tolls from Metallica.
  • Slayer Rules from Somewhere In AlbertaThis song kicks ass
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