Living Sacrifice, a four piece metal band from Arkansas, has been around for the past two decades. One of the first openly Christian bands to gain acceptance and popularity in both the Christian and secular markets, the band has never been the one to play for safe lyrical topics or themes – some having potent apologetic content.
In 2010 the band released “The Inifinte Order”, their first full length album after a seven year hiatus. A 10-track tour de force of straightforward metal, the album explores several different lyrics topics such as the role of violence in our culture (“Overkill Exposure”), post-traumatic-stress-disorder from war (“Rules of Engagement”), and the full implications of social Darwinism (“Unfit to Live”), among other subjects.
“Nietzsche’s Madness”, one of my personal favorites from the album, is a very basic presentation of the moral argument from the existence of God. Bruce Fitzhugh, the lead vocalist of Living Sacrifice, briefly summarizes the moral argument in the second verse when he screams, “Which is the standard of man? Without God, meaningless. Which is the standard of man? No rationale for what exists.” Later in the bridge Bruce takes an indirect shot at relative morality with the lines, “What if there was a gun to your head? Would it not matter? What if there was a gun to your head? No meaning in your death.” Those interested in the moral argument for the existence of God or Nietzsche might find “Nietzsche’s Madness” an interesting listen, especially for those who enjoy their music on the heavier side.