posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 03:27 AM
a reply to: loam
Wow... thats rich.
Lets break it down, shall we? Heavy rock music, including Black Sabbaths War Pigs, for an example, often references war and suffering, as a caution
against it. A couple of more modern examples, would be offerings from Rage Against the Machine (various tracks to be honest), Refuse/Resist by
Sepultura, BYOB by System Of A Down, and have a decidedly anti-fascist tilt to them. Heavy music has influences from all over the globe, including
Central and South America, the continental US, Britain, Europe, Russia, The Middle East, Thailand, Taiwan (NOT Chinese Taipei), as well as Australia
and New Zealand. Its also caught on big time in Botswana, who have their first fledgling black metal outfit now (who are well worth a listen, if you
can find them on YouTube. Seriously, look up Botswana metal. You may be surprised, but NOT disappointed).
Its true that there ARE some evil fascist bastards making heavy music, but its also the case that there are some evil fascist bastards teaching their
kids to sing fascist nursery rhymes and pop style songs. Its also true that there are people who accompany beautiful banjo music with some of the most
utterly disgusting, fascistic lyrics known to the Earth... There are bastards in all camps, is what I am saying here.
But heavy music cannot be, to the exclusion of all else, married to fascistic tendencies. I have been a metal head for most of my life, and have
nothing but anti-fascist leanings, very much so, much to the chagrin of some of the membership here. Anyone who ever tells you, that being against
fascism means you have to make daisy chains, drive hybrid cars, and listen to Bob "Tone Deaf" Dylan, is a liar and a bastard.