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Originally posted by sbx79
The level of ignorance you display in that paragraph alone doesn't bode well for you having an informed or unbiased view of this subject.
Firstly, Hendrix was not a "drug addict". He smoked weed and dropped a fair bit of acid.
Originally posted by Paul the seekerIf you go inside yourself you can feel that it embraces your hate, you feel suddenly better than the rest and all these symptoms.
Originally posted by NewWorldOver
Just remember, people don't want to hear their favorite genre cast as a tool of the devil. We can't come out and say to people 'listening to that angry music lowers your consciousness'. There's just no point in doing that.
I have personally determined that it was damaging to my mood, my consciousness and that it made me an angrier and more depressed person: does this mean other people feel that way? Nope. They believe the music just 'releases' these feelings so that they don't come out another time - I personally believe that's a nice way of saying that heavy metal makes you angry and you like it, or that you find it therapeutic - to each his own!
In any case, there is a fundamental difference between the way I see things and my heavy-metal loving friends do. They don't believe in God, they don't believe that Love is important, they don't believe that they have souls or eternal spirits, they don't believe that anything they do is 'bad' - I am the complete opposite, yet I have still been their friends.
There is almost a religious intolerance about the heavy metal scene which makes the discussion of 'consciousness levels' or 'vibrations' kind of a joke. To me, that just spells it out more clearly that these people are manipulated in ways they don't understand. Music affects your mood. Darker, angrier music, makes you darker and angrier. It's not that hard to understand. Not everyone is willing to admit that they've been impressed by society or music, even when it's painfully obvious to others ... but... that's the nature of the beast. It's the same way people will admit they love french fries but have a hard time admitting that it's bad for them. *shrug* No reason to judge them for it, let's just have a look at the ingredients of the food. Know what I mean?
This is a legend about Robert Johnson, a poor blues guitar player, who went down the crossroads at midnight and made a deal with the devil to be the best blues player ever. Deep in the Mississippi delta, in the heart of voodoo and occult practices, on a lonely dirt road, as darkness fell, Mr. Johnson found Hell and changed the sound of music forever.
What's worse? A child listening to Guns n roses, or a child being exposed to the images of Saddam Hussein being hung or his dead sons, bloated and bullet ridden on the FRONT page of the tabloids.