posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 12:16 PM
reply to post by shane84
+1 point for taking the words right out of my mouth.
+2 points for mentioning an extremely underrated band. Nicely done.
Yes, it's VERY ignorant to say that all death metal is about violence, or that it promotes it. Take Carcass for example, very thought-provoking and
well-constructed lyrics on their last couple of albums. The first few were rather gorey, however they have stated themselves that they do not promote
violence. They just attack the shocking reality that none of us want to face. Nobody want's to know that when they die, they're going to be cut open
and observed. Nobody likes to think that they'll just become a number in a database after death. Nobody wants to think that their bowels will be
evacuated, and they will simply become wormfood. Nobody wants to think about this stuff, but Carcass throw it out there front and center. However, not
once have I heard them say anything even remotely regarding "Killing" someone. Except one line in Cross my Heart.
"Put me on a pedastool, I'll put you on a slab"
and that's it.
Also, the band you're talking about is often referred to (and more accurately so) as Black Metal. That's a whole different ball-game.
I also agree with the point about it being due to people's poor self-control. There's a thrash song I always listen to when I'm feeling like I need
to kill someone. the song is appropriately titled Murder Fantasies. Does it make me want to go out and tear someone's throat out or something? No, it
just helps me vent. It helps me feel like I have, without actually having to do it. Different being, I can tell right from wrong and most people
Most incidents like the columbine incident can often be traced back to the people around them. However, nobody wants to own up to anything, so they
immediately blame the music.
Also, it was Marilyn Manson they blamed for Columbine, who is far from Death Metal.