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The Signal Fire by Killswitch Engage

SDMcKinley.com presents The Signal Fire by Killswitch Engage.

This is empowering, positivity metal core music. Now, if you notice there are two singers here: Jesse and Howard, which are equally great. Howard is no longer apart of Killswitch Engage, but they reunited on this great song. Jesse was the original singer – he had problems controlling his voice, so Howard came along. I would imagine they get along together quite well. I bought my concert tickets before the pandemic hit and I’m patiently waiting for them to re-organize the event, since they are wanting everyone ( Jesse, Howard, etc ) to be there for the fans. Truth be told, I like this band so much that I would gladly just donate the money to them for the two tickets, but I know they will come back around after this is all over. 😁

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Lyrical Analysis: Soilborn by Killswitch Engage

From Killswitch Engage’s self titled album.

Today I’m starting something a little different. I will analyze some lyrics and provide my insight. I will not research other lyrical analysis of this song, I will only research based on my thoughts about the passages. At the bottom you will find the song so you may follow along with the quoted passages. All quoted lyrics and the music are ℗ 2004 Ferret Music. All the comments on the passages are solely my own opinion and in no way, shape or form are the opinions of the artist.

Time will not stand still today is the day the day of salvation

This first part embraces urgency that time cannot stop, feeding the need to reach a point of salvation. It is not clear what type of salvation is talked about since there are a couple different definitions. Although I have heard KsE ( Killswitch Engage ) talk about how their music is spiritual and not Christian, so I will assume they are talking about the redemption and clearing of the effect of sins or other dirt or harm from the world. There could be a possibility the song was written after a feeling of cleansing and after effects of sin are now gone.