So, somehow I’ve managed to avoid one of my favorite bands in the Midweek Music Break, but no longer. Today I bring you “Destroya” off their last full album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. The album is thematically about a rebel group in a post-apocalyptic future, and “Destroya” fits right into that theme.
What I love about this song is not just the drum buildup, or the power guitars, but the unadulterated rebellion in this song. It’s about being the dynamite that blows up the wall of oppression. It’s about being the underestimated enemy of all that is wrong in the world. And while it’s a romanticized depiction, it’s one that’s still viscerally appealing. Your blood gets pumping, and you want to go out and change the world…and that’s probably still a good thing.