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However, human minds are not naturally wired to be attracted towards death and other things that people universally find repulsive.
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I never said fans of ''dark'' entertainment are evil by default. I was talking about the really warped type of movies and death metal that have a strong enphasis on death and violence. Look up any album by say, ''Cannibal corpse'' or ''Devourment''... Their lyrics are from the point of view of serial killers, rapists, psychos and are about murder, torture, rape, mutilation and other horrible things. What drives a musician to write a song called ''Babykiller'' or ''Butchered at birth''? My point is that there is something very dark influencing their creativity...other worldly forces. Granted they don't sell too many cds or win grammies or even get airtime on channels. But they have a dedicated fan base...meaning there is an audience for music that glorifies evil.
SilverStarGazer.... Just because I enjoy darker things doesn't make me evil or influenced by the devil or demons. To make such generalities is myopic and ignorant.
Wasn't there a battle in Heaven once?
Violence is a part of our existence it seems.
A Mysterious and brutal world we all live in.
christian ''death metal'' is basically music played like regular death metal but with christian lyrics. This threads focus is on the extreme death metal glorifying violence...even towards women and children!
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I know what you mean, but since you singled out death metal from all of the provacative music today I would like to ask you how about Cristian death metal.
This might come as a surprise to many people that know me here, but a long time ago, I used to be into extreme death and black metal....and gory horror films. Back then I didn't think too much of their lyrical content and imagery...I just ''liked'' the distorted guitars, blastbeats and growled vocals. It had a certain energy to it...but looking back, I realized it simply wasn't compatible with my spiritual beliefs. You say you have children...can you sincerely say you can respect an artist who writes and records a song about killing children?
Humanity has a platter that comes in different "tastes" if it isn't your flavor you can go sample something else...(snip)... to be a provider to my children and be respectable as can be and to teach this to my children.
I was actually referring to extreme horror/gore flicks. Like say, Lucio Fulci movies that contain long drawn out scenes of violence....tarantulas ripping off a face... acid dissolving a face while a small girl looks on....literally vomiting out the entire stomach and intestines....eyeball being slowly stabbed by a splinter...etc. None of these scenes were even crucial for the story development...its gore for the sake of gore...and it isn't normal. The filmmakers minds are under influence.
If we're not wired towards this subject as you imply how do you explain the populartiy of authors like Stephen king, Michael Crichton, Robin Cook, James Patterson and the like? Our interest is natural. It amounts to an action like whistling past the graveyard. Confronting our fears. Especially our fears of death.
This was originally posted in the religion forums and was intended to be a discuss the idea about demons influencing peoples creativity. Could a mod please move it to a more appropriate section, like say ''paranormal'? The thread idea is that there are demonic forces that are responsible for the evil ideas that are presented as ''entertainment'' .
Horror movies are awesome!! I don't agree with your premise OP.
Now if someone wants to sit and watch movies like August underground or Serbian Film and then think hey, i hope there are more of these, then I do think that is odd because those movies are sick.
Horror should be scary, funny and innovative but we have moved into the realm of torture and violence just for the sake of it.
Music is music and death metal is not my thing but whatever floats your boat.
I do not agree about demons or anything like that but I do think that if you seek out and constantly consume the most extreme kinds of movies, then you should ask yourself why because you could definitely be doing yourself harm, but not demonic or religious harm as that is make believe
offspring??? Are you kiddint? I'm talking about extreme death metal bands that write songs about killing children and raping women...and it gets even worse. Yes, they exist. I believe its a result of demonic influence. This thread isn't about what people want to listen to...rather its about exploring the possibility that demonic forces have been acting on the minds of musicians/filmmakers.
@March of the Fire Ants....
Reminds of when I was a kid and my Mum said she didn't like the Offspring song 'it's cool to hate' ... it's irony you daft old bat, get a grip.
My point is that there is something very dark influencing their creativity...other worldly forces.