Lamb of God are currently on the road with Slayer and Behemoth, and we were at their recent show in Philly this past Sunday (23). Yahoo caught up with frontman Randy Blythe to discuss following Slayer and his thoughts on president Donald Trump. It wasn’t too long ago when Blythe compared politics to the classic film Planet of the Apes and this time around, he had time to elaborate on this subject sharing the thought that reality has become more subjective.
“Reality has become entirely subjective. That’s why it doesn’t matter what I think. I will say this. Me not voting for Trump and voting for his Democratic opponent was strictly a choice of the lesser of two evils. This is one of the worst, if not the worst, most bizarre, brutal electoral seasons I’ve ever seen.
And I think it’s been the craziest in the lifetimes of many people who are way older than me as well, you know? There were dick jokes in the primaries. They weren’t metaphorically comparing penis size. They were actually doing it. This is what politics is right now. Regarding our Tweeter in Chief, people don’t care about the veracity of his statements. But I think really it’s a matter of kind of waiting for him to be impeached.”
Later, the frontman was asked if he believes Trump is dangerous:
“Of course he’s dangerous. Any person who is the President of the United States is dangerous. You have the codes to the nukes; that makes you a danger. And if you’re the President of the United States, I don’t care who you are, you’ve got to be a little off, because no sane person would want that job.
I don’t even know what to say, really, other than people need to learn to communicate with each other again on both sides of the political spectrum. We can’t be a bipartisan country to the degree of severity that America has become. It just can’t be that way, because nothing is going to get done.”
Asked if Trump’s actions were great for a comedy/parody:
“It would be hilarious to me if it wasn’t also horrifying at the same time. You know, we have this infuriated orange bowl of sherbet in the Oval Office. If you’re going to be a politician, at least be slick about it. But I don’t know. Maybe he’s brilliant.
The way he got elected with this blitzkrieg of napalm across the misanthropic synapsis of middle America is kind of genius. We’re going to make America great again? Whatever. It means nothing. I never though America was bad in the first place. But he instilled a massive amount of fear and then said, “I am the Messiah.” So, you know, when America doesn’t become great again, what’s gonna happen?”
Later, Blythe stated:
“President Trump sold this fantasy that we’re going to return to the 1950s and be in some sort of idyllic Beaver Cleaver world that was only good for middle-class white Americans in the first place. And that idea is gone. It’s dead and it’s not a valid option in this modern world. We’re not going to batten down the hatches and shut the rest of the world out. Life doesn’t exist that way anymore.
Basically, the world is a mess and all you can do while this shitstorm is going on is try and be a moral person, at least, and not pay attention to too much of that noise. I do my best to do the right thing in my personal life because I sure as fuck can’t change what’s going on in the Oval Office.”
Meanwhile, the Village Voice caught up with Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and shared his thoughts about Trump:
“It’s tough, because the president of the United States is a complete fucking moron. That’s what gets me the most – that he’s this vulgar, grotesque dope, everything I hate in people.”