Posted by: New Class Traitor | March 29, 2010

Passover video: Metallica, “Creeping Death”

What I am doing (re)posting a Metallica video in honor of Passover? Well, in the Seder we remember, among many events, the Ten Plagues of Egypt that led Pharaoh to let our people go.

The Tenth Plague is of course the death of the firstborn sons (makkat bekhorot – plague of the firstborn – in Hebrew).  See Parashat Bo (Exodus 10:1–13:16) for the Biblical narrative.

This is the subject matter of one of Metallica’s signature songs, “Creeping Death”, from Ride the Lightning. The band wrote the song (with which they often opened concerts) after viewing the movie “The Ten Commandments”.

Several people on YouTube have combined  edited footage from the movie with the audio from the studio track. Here are two examples:

Happy Passover

Chag cheruteinu kasher ve’sameach

Next year in Jerusalem!



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