Eyes of the Insane

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"Eyes of the Insane"
Single by Slayer
from the album Christ Illusion
ReleasedNovember 20, 2006 (2006-11-20)
Recorded2006
GenreThrash metal
Length3:23
LabelWEA International
Composer(s)Jeff Hanneman
Lyricist(s)Tom Araya
Producer(s)Josh Abraham
Slayer singles chronology
"Cult"
(2006)
"Eyes of the Insane"
(2006)
"Psychopathy Red"
(2009)

"Eyes of the Insane" is a song by American thrash metal band Slayer. The song was released in November 23, 2006. It was the second single on their ninth studio album Christ Illusion. The song is based on an article in Texas Monthly entitled "Casualty of War". The lyrics explore the mental torment of an American soldier after he returns home from the second Gulf War.

On the music charts, "Eyes of the Insane" was able to peak at #15 on Tracklisten and #97 on the UK Singles charts.[1][2]

In 2007, the song won a Grammy Award in the category of Best Metal Performance. Vocalist Tom Araya commented on the win, saying: "Jeff [Hanneman] and I put a lot into 'Eyes of the Insane' so we're thrilled that the Grammy voters took the time to listen to it, and then vote for it. We're out here on the road and we're all really, really happy."[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Slayer - Eyes Of The Insane". Tracklisten. Archived from the original on May 26, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  2. "Slayer Chart History". UK Singles Chart. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  3. "Slayer Wins Grammy In 'Best Metal Performance' Category". Blabbermouth.net. February 11, 2007. Retrieved March 13, 2015.

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