The Monday Grind: HEATHEN BEAST Lyric Video Premiere For “Reliance is the Secret of My Energy, Jio Mere Lal!”
It’s Monday and Mondays suck, so let’s grind it out with a lyric video premiere from Heathen Beast for “Reliance is the Secret of My Energy, Jio Mere Lal!”
Heathen Beast is a blackened grindcore unit out of Kolkata, India. Though if you’ve been listening to them since their inception in 2010, you’ll note that they were more of just a black metal band when they started out. They still identify as such, though their recent EP release $cam is strongly grind, and highly recommended (link below).
“Reliance is the Secret of My Energy, Jio Mere Lal!” is shy of two-minutes, but dripping with venom. A ten-second spoken segment and then the track gets grinding. A heavy, slamming section kicks things off and ties pieces together throughout. Meanwhile, a thrashy, punk vibe plays in between that gives the song an old-school bite. It’s brief but satisfying as hell.
If you’re new to Heathen Beast, the band is political as hell, and they always have been. If you recognize the opening newsletter flyer/newspaper bit, you already know what this song is about. A sharp stab at Prime Minister Shri Narenda Modi, as well as Reliance Jio. The lyrics are as venomous as they are bitingly sarcastic. “Jio Mere Lal.”