The American thrash metal band Slayer’s ‘Angel of Death‘ was that wild heavy metal song playing at the end of the episode of Billions today as Bobby arrives at the Prince 2024 event and threatens him — Billions, Season 7, Episode 10.
The track continues as Prince tells his underlings “We’re going to cash”, and then plays over the episode’s end credits.
It is a massively wild track from the American thrash metal band, and particularly appropriate for that final scene.
After all, with only two episodes left before Billions ends for good, things are about to get more than just a little crazy. Don’t you think?
The controversy of ‘Angel of Death‘
Just in case you think controversies about bands and “cancel culture” directed at musicians and their music are a new thing propagated by idiots all over the world, you would be wrong.
After all, way back in 1986 when Slayer’s ‘Angel of Death‘ first came out on the band’s third studio album Reign in Blood, the band were called “Nazi sympathizers” because the song was written about the horrific experiments carried out by infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele.
Some people particularly didn’t like the song as they felt it didn’t expressly point out that would Mengele did was evil but, as the song’s writer and band guitarist Jeff Hanneman said several times, “Isn’t that obvious?”.
The controversy over the song also caused the band’s record label, Geffen Records, to not initially include the song on the Reign in Blood album when it was first released.
In the 37 years since Slayer’s ‘Angel of Death‘ was first released though, the track became a very popular song with fans, with the band often performing it while in concert.
It has since also been used for several TV shows and movies.
Listen to Slayer’s ‘Angel of Death‘ as heard playing over the Billions end credits in the video, and on the band’s Reign in Blood album via Spotify down below.
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