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Anti-communist metal (1980s)

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 8:21 am
by lynx
This song, whose title can be translated as "The Train without a Ticket Controller" was supposedly a metaphor about how great it would be without Ceausescu:


This song questions Communist Party cultural commissions, who decide what is artistic and what is unacceptable:



This song is about the right to speak out, or "Glasnost". It doesn't directly attack the communist party, as Glasnost was official policy at the time, but it is about free speech:

Re: Anti-communist metal (1980s)

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:33 am
by Herkus Monte
As far as the other side of Atlantic is concerned: Omen - Red Horizon, Destructor -The Iron Curtain and probably many other protestish songs.
I'm from Poland, but I can't recall any anticommunist heavy metal track made here in the socialist era (unless I should read between the lines). It wasn't easy to criticize the authorities back then.
Some Polish pop/new wave songs from the 80s are said to bear double meaning, for instance Lombard - Śmierć Dyskotece (literally Death to the Discotheque, in which discotheque was supposed to stand for police van).

Re: Anti-communist metal (1980s)

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:41 am
by Maxim
I've heard that this obscure Russian/Soviet thrash had "harsh, anticommunistic lyrics", but if course it's hard to tell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4LYYdyKT4w

Re: Anti-communist metal (1980s)

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:57 am
by lynx
Herkus Monte wrote:As far as the other side of Atlantic is concerned: Omen - Red Horizon, Destructor -The Iron Curtain and probably many other protestish songs.
I'm from Poland, but I can't recall any anticommunist heavy metal track made here in the socialist era (unless I should read between the lines). It wasn't easy to criticize the authorities back then.
Some Polish pop/new wave songs from the 80s are said to bear double meaning, for instance Lombard - Śmierć Dyskotece (literally Death to the Discotheque, in which discotheque was supposed to stand for police van).
It's pretty easy to find Polish punk from the 80s that was anti-communist, for example Dezerter. Abaddon only names fascism, but if you read the lyrics I think it can be not only about fascism. Probably Moskwa as well. Singing about WWIII can be anti-communist. And reggae like Izrael.

But really I was more interested in people posting metal.