Four men were working at a steel company. One day, they had a strange discussion about something.
- "God sends it", said Tom.
- "You wake up that way", asserted Dave.
- "It comes from above", replied Neil.

What did James say ?


They are four big men, all working for the company owner, Sir Theodore Herbert Rash

  • $\begingroup$ Based on the tags, this seems like it could be very broad $\endgroup$ – Quintec Dec 29 '17 at 21:54
  • $\begingroup$ Once the connexion is established, I can assure you it is not. But maybe I misused the tags, just don't pay too much attention to it (I removed it, riddle should be enough). $\endgroup$ – Keelhaul Dec 29 '17 at 21:56
  • $\begingroup$ James says "What on earth are you babbling about?" :-) $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Dec 30 '17 at 11:56
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    $\begingroup$ @Phylyp Yes, it's a clue :) $\endgroup$ – Keelhaul Dec 30 '17 at 13:31
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    $\begingroup$ Been wracking my brains wondering how to make "thrash metal" fit in here - "T. H. Rash Metal"! $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Jan 4 '18 at 11:22

James said

Now that we're that way


Creeping it

Sir Theodore Herbert Rash, owner of a steel company,

abbreviated T. H. Rash, refers to thrash metal.

Tom, Dave and Neil are

Tom Araya of Slayer, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Neil Turbin of Anthrax.

James is

James Hetfield of Metallica.

These four are

well known as the Big Four of Thrash (the bands, not the singers).

Their sentences refer to

Songs released by their bands: God Sends Death, You Wake Up Dead and Death Comes from Above respectively.

The common concept is

Dead or death. There are two Metallica songs that apply: Creeping Death and Now that We're Dead.

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    $\begingroup$ If this answer is correct, which it very much seems like it, I believe the riddle would have been better off with the "knowledge" tag. $\endgroup$ – HugoBDesigner Jan 4 '18 at 12:22
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    $\begingroup$ Nice, I thought of 'thrash metal' but didn't take it further :-) $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Jan 4 '18 at 12:37
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    $\begingroup$ @Phylyp Yeah, that last hint made it so much easier! How familiar are you with thrash metal? Something that really helped me was knowing that there is a group of four specific bands that are considered more important than the rest. $\endgroup$ – J. Siebeneichler Jan 4 '18 at 12:44
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    $\begingroup$ Good job! My personal favourite answer would have been "It's creeping" (since it's the most iconic), but as you said there are mutliple possible answers ("It's magnetic" would have worked too, although it refers to an album and not a song). $\endgroup$ – Keelhaul Jan 4 '18 at 12:51
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    $\begingroup$ Well, I listen to the big 4 (well, not much Anthrax) but I would never have thought of the members first names, it's always Araya, Mustaine, etc. to me. Nice job joining the dots like this 🖒 $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Jan 4 '18 at 13:02

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