Gone With the Flesh, Metal For Veterans (Modern Warriors)
As many as 300,000 of our returning warriors from war in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Half receive no care at all.
PTSD is the ongoing hell that lingers in a soldier’s mind, even when the battle is done. This condition can make it near impossible for returning veterans to have normal lives, sleep, or even connect to other human beings. PTSD can also result in violence and rage.
Gone with the Flesh, a hard core/heavy metal band in Florida, is a group of airmen who have decided to confront their inner PTSD demons via the metal. The lead singer reminds me of James Hetsfield and their chugging rhythms invoke the spirit of Metallica.