The final original recording of The Holy Bible era is a very poor B-side which further underlines the extent to which this era is all about the album itself – and not so much the singles.
Undoubtedly the darkest song – especially musically – in the Manics discography, ‘The Intense Humming of Evil’ is a harrowing look at the Holocaust and a song all about atmosphere.
One of the more upbeat and some might say ordinary songs on the Holy Bible, ‘Die in the Summertime’ might not have sounded out of place on the previous album.
Is there a better Manics solo than the magnificent one in ‘This Is Yesterday’? As Wire’s main contribution to the Edwards-dominated album, the song is special in more ways than one.
The first of two songs on The Holy Bible that were influenced by the band’s visits to Dachau and Belsen concentration camps, ‘Mausoleum’ is also one of the more straightforward rock tracks on the album.