It’s been several weeks since I’ve done a Metal for Friday post, and for the first one of 2015 I’ve chosen this old favorite by Kreator, the great godfathers of German thrash metal. “Where The Sun Burns Red” is the opening track on their 1990 album Coma of Souls, my favorite Kreator album and one of the classics of its day.

This song, as you’ll see from the above video, is about climate change. I featured it in my article from November about heavy metal bands that use climate change as a lyrical theme, and noted that this is the first metal song I’m aware of that deals with the issue. In 1990 it was mostly called “global warming” (the term used in the lyrics) and the issue was just starting to move out of scientific literature and into public consciousness with the publication of the first IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report. But, all issues aside, it’s a great song with meaty riffs and exactly the sort of thing that made thrash fans love Kreator in the first place.

Shabbat Shalom, have a great Friday and great weekend! \m/

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