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National Anthem Or Heavy Metal?

Can you tell rock’s most ridiculous lyrics from these cherished national hymns?

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    "We swear by the lightning that destroys! / By the streams of blood being shed! / When we spoke, nobody listened / So we took gunpowder’s rhythm / And machine guns’ melody / The day of reckoning has come! / Prepare yourself! Here’s our answer / Bear witness! Bear witness! Bear witness!"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Algerian national anthem!

    en.wikipedia.org
  2. 2.

    "The sky is turning red / Return to power draws near / Fall into me, the sky’s crimson tears / Abolish the rules made of stone."

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's "Raining Blood" by Slayer!

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    "Down below’s the carnage / The rebels charging onward / Push the slaughter forward, the peach orchard /Through the wheat field and devil’s den / We’ll know what we’re made of / When up against all odds, we hold our line / For the cause that we so love / We must hold at all costs when our nation needs us / We’ll stay the course for the union we so love."

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's "Hold At All Costs" by Iced Earth!

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    "Sadness and despair his companions / Sea of blood beneath his feet / Ocean of flame above / Castle stood, now heap of stones / Happiness and joy fluttered / Groans of death weeping now sound instead / And aaaah! Freedom doesn’t bloom / From the blood of the dead! / Torturous slavery’s tears fall / From the burning eyes of the orphans!"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Hungarian national anthem!

    Via en.wikipedia.org
  5. 5.

    "What madman can put me in chains? I defy the thought! / I’m like the roaring flood, trampling and overflowing! / I’ll tear apart the mountains, fill up the plains and gush out! / Let it howl! Don’t be afraid! / How can this fiery faith ever be killed / My broken tombstone will bow a thousand times in ecstasy / And tears of fiery blood will flow from all my wounds / And my lifeless body will burst from the earth!"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Turkish national anthem!

    en.wikipedia.org
  6. 6.

    "The bloody flag is raised!The bloody flag is raised! / Can you hear in the fields how these savage soldiers howl? / They are coming! To cut our sons’ and lovers’ throats! / To arms! Form battalions! Let’s go! Let’s go! / Let’s douse our ditches with an impure blood!"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the French national anthem!

    en.wikipedia.org
  7. 7.

    "Forced out, brave and mighty / Hold on to pride and tradition / Love the land and fellow man / Peace is what we strive to have / Territory, it’s just the body of the nation / The people that inhabit it make its configuration."

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's "Indians" by Anthrax!

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    "At the cry of war, prepare the steel and the steed! / May the earth shake to its core! / To the cannon’s resounding roar! / War! War without truce! / ... Pennants soaked in waves of blood! / ... May your fields be watered in blood! / May they tread in blood!"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Mexican national anthem!

    en.wikipedia.org
  9. 9.

    "The Scythians fell by the river Jaxartes / Then Egypt fell to the Macedon king as well / ...Hellenism he spread far and wide / The Macedon learned mind / Their culture was a way of life / He paved the way for Christianity / Marching on, marching on / The battle weary marching side by side."

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's "Alexander The Great" by Iron Maiden!

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  10. 10.

    "The distant rumble of the guns mingles with this song / The path to glory is over the bodies of our foes... / Rush to the battlefield! Forward! / ... Let’s stand and break our chains! / For too long we’ve swallowed our hatred! / Prepare for the ultimate sacrifice... / Rush to the battlefield! Forward!"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Vietnamese national anthem!

    en.wikipedia.org
  11. 11.

    "Armed with weapons, with fire in their veins, they shout Live free or die! / Priests, lead with your crucifixes! / ... Better to die in battle full of glory / Than to be slaves again on this ancient ground!"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Romanian national anthem!

  12. 12.

    "And where is that band who so vauntingly swore / That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion / A home and a country should leave us no more? / Their blood has washed out of their foul footstep’s pollution! / No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave!"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the American national anthem!

    en.wikipedia.org
  13. 13.

    "In the dawn they will pay with their lives as the price / History’s written today in this burning inferno / Until nothing remains... Victory’s ours, their forces will fall / Through the gates of hell / As we make our way to heaven."

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's "Primo Victoria" by Sabaton!

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Note: some of the lyrics (both national and metal) are edited highlights, rather than consecutive lines.

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