I am currently listening to Burning Witches Hexenhammer. I just discovered them through the Bands that are going to be on the Wacken Open Air, I will be attending in a few weeks.
Somehow I can't get the song out of my mind anymore. It is just burned into it. If you aren't into old school heavy metal (Judas Priest, Iron Maiden), it probably isn't a song for you.
Anyway, if I understand the Lyrics correctly it is about the burning of witches, which started, at least in Europe with the "Hexenhammer" (witch hammer, Malleus Maleficarum) book from an inquisitor.
It lets me think about what was done to women in the medieval age. Sure, it was an age long ago, but it was a really really bad age for the European country.
According to wikipedia, it was about between the sixth and fifteenth century. Almost a thousand years.
What if it wasn't there, what would have been when mankind had a thousand more years to develop? Where would we be technologically and from a societies perspective?
Think about it, only 40 years ago computers were just at their starting point and look where we are now. Nobody could dream about today's computers and networks back then.
Now keep this thought a minute longer and extend it from 40 years to 100 years and then to 1000 years. Crazy right?