posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 08:04 AM
Slipknot can't be blamed for this. Metal is a genre of music, not a dangerous cult. They wear masks, and ok, they look scary, but it's all part of a
gimmick (Another point, how would the kid afford four Slipknot masks? I've heard that they are extremely expensive to buy, how would he pay for this
without his parents knowledge or care?). They are designed to shock, as mentioned with the reference to '666'. For metal, they are hardly satanist.
I don't know a whole lot about metal, but there are much heavier and much more lyrically negative bands out there - One band I do know of is called
'Cannibal Corpse', they have some pretty sick song names and such....
Bands like Slipknot and Marilyn Manson get blamed because they are the mainstream. They appeal to more than your traditional metalheads because of the
gimmick, and because they do write melodic songs. Taylor himself has said that he likes to write songs that have a catchy, poppy feel to them. As with
many bands, the members do go through hard times in their lives, and sometimes they come out of this with messages in their lyrics, but nothing
The kid was on drugs. How can you blame Slipknot for his rampage? He was high, and probably has mental problems and problems with his family. Metal
music is just blamed because it's an easy way out. A way to deflect away from the fact that he was a drug user and perhaps had a poor family