SLAYER – Repentless

Repentless is an official music video by American thrash metal band Slayer released in 2015. It is a sequel to “You Against You” video after Wyatt (Jason Trost) went to prison.

The clip was filmed on August 26 at the Sybil Brand Institute, the women’s prison in East Los Angeles. While Slayer performed the track under that punishing sun over an eight-hour period, the “prisoners” had to stage a riot for somewhere north of twelve takes before director BJ McDonnell finally called it a wrap. But that was all pretty much in keeping with McDonnell’s brutal vision for the clip, a vision that many in the veteran cast and crew referred to as “more like something for a feature film than a rock band’s music video.”

The “Repentless” title track is an ode to Slayer’s late guitarist, Jeff Hanneman, who passed away in 2013. “I call it the Hannemanthem!” King said of the song. “I wrote that for Jeff. Oh, dude, it’s fast as fuck. You don’t know what the fuck’s coming!”

He added: “It’s my perspective of Jeff’s perspective. It’s what I think… If Jeff wrote a song for himself, ‘Repentless’ would be it.”

Lyrics

Arrogance, violence, world in disarray-
Dealing with insanity every fuckin’ day-
I hate the life, hate the fame, hate the fuckin’ scene-
Pissing match of egos, fuck their vanity-
Ain’t got the time, I don’t want anything from you-
Feeding on my tolerance is all you fuckin’ do-
No looking back, no regrets, no apologies-
What you get is what you see-
Live fast-
On high-
Repentless-
Let it ride-
My songs relive the atrocities of war-
Can’t take society any fuckin’ more-
Intensity, anarchy, hatred amplified-
Playing this shit is all that keeps me alive-
Leave it all on the road living on the stage-
This is my life where I kill it everyday-
So take your shot, bottom’s up, this is no lie-
I’ll be beating this guitar ’til the day I die-
Live fast-
On high-
Repentless-
Let it ride-
I hate the life, hate the fame, hate fuckin’ scene-
Pissing match of egos, fuck their vanity-
Ain’t got the time, I don’t want anything from you-
Feeding on my tolerance is all you fuckin’ do
No looking back, no regrets, no apologies-
What you get is what you see-
We’re all killing ourselves a little more everyday-
Live fast-
On high-
Repentless-
Let it ride-

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