Swaarmetaal
Kobus! Lyrics


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Skedels plavei die aarde, dooie vals profete stil
Kake verstar in 'n ewige bevrore gil
Oordeel oor bedrieërs, hul liedere en dade
Vonnis met vuur, stel tereg sonder genade
Konings Oor Besete Uitverkore Siele
Herrys uit die vlamme van Swaar Metaal
Onaardse stemme bring die tyding van vernietiging
'N nuwe rewolusie, nuwe lofgesange om te sing
Jou loon onheilig swaar verdien, die laaste wat jy lig sal sien
Die hemel kraak, die wolke brand, jou hart lê bloeiend in jou hand

Konings Oor Besete Uitverkore Siele
Staan in die vlamme van Swaar Metaal

Jou ore bloei, jou oë ontplof, jou brein verkool tot pikswart stof
Jou gesig in repe afgeruk, deur donderdromme afgesluk
Die kitare van die waarheid sweep jou rug tot jy jou siel verpand
Vir ewig op jou knieë voor die Meesters van Linkerhand

Konings Oor Besete Uitverkore Siele
Heers in die heelal van Swaar Metaal





Metaal!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Kobus!'s song Swaarmetaal are quite vivid and paint a picture of destruction and judgement. The first two lines describe skulls littering the earth and false prophets silenced. The next two lines speak of judgement upon deceivers and their songs and actions, sentenced to fire without mercy. The chorus speaks of "Kings of Possessed Chosen Souls" who emerge from the flames of Swaar Metaal (heavy metal) and the arrival of unearthly voices carrying the message of destruction and a new revolution. Those who have earned their unholy wages will soon see their last light, as the heavens crack and clouds burn, and their hearts lay wounded and bled in their hands.


The second verse descends into even more detail, with descriptions of ears bleeding, eyes exploding, brains turning into black dust, faces torn apart by thunder drums, and the guitars of truth sweeping across the back until the soul is surrendered. The final verse speaks of the Kings of Possessed Chosen Souls ruling in the universe of Swaar Metaal, before concluding with a powerful declaration of Metal.


Line by Line Meaning

Skedels plavei die aarde, dooie vals profete stil
The earth is littered with skulls, and false prophets are silenced


Kake verstar in 'n ewige bevrore gil
Bodies are frozen in a perpetual scream


Oordeel oor bedrieërs, hul liedere en dade
Judgement over deceivers, their songs and deeds


Vonnis met vuur, stel tereg sonder genade
Punishment with fire, justice without mercy


Konings Oor Besete Uitverkore Siele
Kings Over Possessed Chosen Souls


Herrys uit die vlamme van Swaar Metaal
Salvation from the flames of Heavy Metal


Onaardse stemme bring die tyding van vernietiging
Otherworldly voices bring the news of destruction


'N nuwe rewolusie, nuwe lofgesange om te sing
A new revolution, new songs of praise to sing


Jou loon onheilig swaar verdien, die laaste wat jy lig sal sien
Your unholy wages earned heavily, the last thing you'll see is light


Die hemel kraak, die wolke brand, jou hart lê bloeiend in jou hand
The sky cracks, the clouds burn, your heart lies blooming in your hand


Konings Oor Besete Uitverkore Siele
Kings Over Possessed Chosen Souls


Staan in die vlamme van Swaar Metaal
Standing in the flames of Heavy Metal


Jou ore bloei, jou oë ontplof, jou brein verkool tot pikswart stof
Your ears bloom, your eyes explode, your brain reduced to pitch black dust


Jou gesig in repe afgeruk, deur donderdromme afgesluk
Your face torn to shreds, devoured by thunder drums


Die kitare van die waarheid sweep jou rug tot jy jou siel verpand
The guitars of truth sweep your back until you pledge your soul


Vir ewig op jou knieë voor die Meesters van Linkerhand
Forever on your knees before the Masters of the Left Hand


Konings Oor Besete Uitverkore Siele
Kings Over Possessed Chosen Souls


Heers in die heelal van Swaar Metaal
Ruling in the universe of Heavy Metal


Metaal!
Metal!




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Comments from YouTube:

@Slakendorf

Nice splendid song.Greeting from Czech Republic. Je to perfektní náhul.Bravo Afrikáni!!!

@MelvinDukowski

I wish more bands sung in their native language

@Heavymetalgamer28

Afrikaans is a kickass language for this kind of metal vocals.

@Johannicus

I saw Kobus! live at the Magic Circle Festival in germany. They are great, they now got a fan in Sweden too! Keep it up Kobus!!

@andread3203

Oh man! I didn't know there was anything this good in Afrikaans! BRILLIANT!

@kilabit3

Afrikaans. From South Africa.

@UncleVVS

KOBUS! Baie dankie vir julle se musiek van 'n russiese fan! Ek hou baie van wat julle spiel. SwaarMetal is 'n uitstekende liedjie, maar na my mening is Witman die beste ;-) Gaan verder, kry meer!

@KOBUSmusic

South African Music Awards 2008: The K.O.B.U.S. album 'SwaarMetaal' won the SAMA award in the category Best Afrikaans Rock album. Here's hoping that this is the beginning of the acknowledgment of South African metal bands by the local industry and the inclusion of a metal or at the very least a 'hard rock' category from next year!

@richardwagner6620

i;m sitting here in germany on my pc,its amazing.

@RidolfC

K.O.B.U.S. is die beste heavy band in SA.

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