Here’s To My Sweet Satan: The 15 Creepiest Backwards Messages In Classic Rock

by (@JordanRuntagh)
6. “Dinner At The Deviant’s Palace” by Cradle Of Filth (2001)
The underlying drone of  gibberish within the song is actually the Lords Prayer being recited backwards, which is commonly employed to summon demons. The more you know!


5. “Snowblind” by Styx (1981)
Both the California State Legislature and affore-mentioned PMRC insisted that these Styx lyrics contained Satanic backwards messages. Specifically, the line “I try so hard to make it so” was said to be “Satan move through our voice” when played in reverse. Many felt that the comparison was merely coincidental, but it the organization used it as one of their prime examples while lobbying for stricter music warning labels.


4. “Better By You, Better Than Me” by Judas Priest (1978)
The band got into some serious trouble after their alleged backwards messages tragically inspired two young men to commit suicide. In 1985, Raymond Belknap and James Vance were hanging out drinking beer and smoking a joint while listening to Judas Priest, when they sent to a church playground and shot themselves with a .12 gage shotgun. Belknap was killed outright, but Vance survived before eventually dying three-years later from complications. “We had been programmed. I knew I was going to do it. I was afraid. I didn’t want to die. It’s just as if I had no choice,” he reported later. The men’s parents filed a lawsuit which claimed the song encouraged listeners suicide with a series of backwards messages saying, “Do it.”


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