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.
The mid-way point of The Holy Bible is Richey Edwards semi-autobiographical take on the horror of anorexia, ‘4st 7lb’. Easy listening it is not, but one of Edwards’ best songs, it is.