Epic Rock-Episode 8:Kiss-Unholy.

For a brief period Kiss wore no make up. In my humble opinion that is also the time when they produced their best music.

“Unholy” was written by Gene Simmons and Vinnie Vincent. Featured on their 1992 album Revenge, the song is one of the three Vincent co-writes to appear on the album despite the fact that he had been fired from the band 8 years earlier. The release of “Unholy” signaled the return to a heavier sound for Kiss.

Gene Simmons sings lead on this track, where he takes the voice of evil incarnate, explaining that he was created by man.

This was the first single from the Revenge album, the last one before Kiss put their makeup back on, and their last produced by Bob Ezrin.

I was there through the ages
Chained slaves to their cages
I have seen you eat your own
I’m the cycle of pain
Of a thousand year old reign
I’m suicide and salvation
The omen to nations
That you worship on all fours
I’m the infection and famine
That’s knocking at your door
That’s why you’re feeling so
Oh, I was created by man, you know I’m
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I am the incubus
I lay the egg in you
The worm that burrows through your brain
But you are the beast
That calls me by my name
You send your children to war
To serve bastards and whores
So now you know
You created me
On the day that you were born
I was created by man, yeah I’m the
Lord of the flies, you know I’m
From the left hand of power comes the father of lies, yeah
(Unholy) Unholy
I lay you down to sleep
Your soul to keep
Better cross your heart before you die
And now you know
Know that you are mine
That’s why you’re feeling so
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Gene Simmons / Vincent Cusano
Unholy lyrics © Round Hill Works, Hori Prod. America, Inc., Gene Simmons Worldwide, Inc.




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