I’ve been thinking about how this story will pan out, and have bounced a few ideas back and forth with the bandmates. We’ve decided on the following things:
- The main character’s name shall be Abram. We have our reasons.
- Abram has a wife and 2 kids. Maybe boys. Maybe who cares.
- Abram drinks whiskey and plays banjo all the time.
I took these details and ran with it for a while. Stick with me folks, this is kind of out there.
Abram is a pretty average dude, with a pretty average life in good ol’ Appalachia. He loves his wife and kids dearly, but his life lacks purpose. This all changes late one night by the fire, however, when he is visited by a mysterious apparition.
Abram is alone, drunk off his ass, and plucking away at the banjo when a man who resembles Jesus appears to him.
“Hi, I’m Jesus,” he says…or something along those lines.
This man claiming to be Jesus is actually Satan, or perhaps a lesser demon of some sort. I’m not sure yet, but the point is he’s not the messiah. Let’s call him… well, let’s just call him “Jesus” for now.
So “Jesus” explains that Abram’s beloved wife is carrying the antichrist in her womb, and to prevent certain apocalypse, Abram must kill her.
Naturally, Abram is quite skeptical at first, but is eventually convinced by the Devil’s cunning. Our protagonist takes one last swig of moonshine, and heads into the house to off his sleeping bride.
Committing this heinous deed overwhelms Abram, and he starts to lose grip on reality and morality. Completely consumed with this God-given task, he decides to kill his children as well, because they share his wife’s blood. When in doubt, they say…
So, that’s where we are currently.
Good song material? Well, yes, I think that’s obvious.
But is it black metal? You tell me.
We have a man committing murder in the name of Jesus, when he’s actually doing it for Lucifer. I think there are plenty of implications here, none of which I will discuss. I’ll leave that to the audience.