Death Walks Behind You Coven - Death Walks Behind You (Medusa) 1989

1. "Too Late To Pray" (3:13)
2. "Ministry Of Lies" (3:30)
3. "Spellbinder" (3:13)
4. "Succubus" (3:51)
5. "Death Walks Behind You" (3:54)
6. "Frozen Bones" (3:29)
7. "Propaganda" (2:46)
8. "Justified Suicide" (3:20)
9. "Ted Bundy" (4:15)
10. "Silent Night (Violent Night)" (5:07)

Coven's sophomore effort is 100% thrash metal with all the mosh beats, guitar crunch and hyper guitar solos that anyone would expect. Even the vocals are over-the-top sometimes. While there is nothing overtly distinctive about this band, they do have a good sound that thrash fans should enjoy. Lyrically the band spends a lot of time criticizing Christianity, and in particular the corruption in the church. This wasn't too uncommon in the late 80's and early 90's for thrash and speed metal bands. (see lyrics below) The band also criticizes America, takes a look into serial killer Ted Bundy and even sings a song from the perspective of someone who is suicidal. This CD is long out of print and seems to sell for a premium on auction sites. I saw a copy on eBay with a price tag of $127.95. Ouch! (Some eBay bidders have more money than brains. No CD is worth that much.)

Too Late to Pray
Lyrics: Paul Hash

Million fools are taken, by the madness that you teach
Blinded by the mindlessness that you preach
Prearly gates of solitude, so cold & far away
You tell them if you're gonna reach them
You'll have to pray, that means you'll have to pay

They line up by the thousands to buy their way out of hell
You're selling things you have no right to sell
But they'll all be there & they're waiting
To watch your body burn
Just like every one of us
you'll get your fishing turn

As God is watching the work he planned to save
He contemplates the price that he has paid
At that he lifts the body of his son from the earth below
and to your own destruction he finally lets you go

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