posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 09:11 AM
I am a black metal musician myself, with my bands Astrum, and Kosmokrater, and I do not see it as evil, but people can be, and I mean, people can just
be bad people and do bad things. For the most part, black metal is occultic fantasy, I'd compare it's appeal like that to old horror movies.
Magickal, occult, ideas of fantasy, Satan. But the style of black metal is very vast, bands like Immortal do not use Satan as it's topic, my last CD
was about saucer craft of the Third Reich, and there are even Christian "black" metal bands, that use the same musical style but different lyrics.
Also, a lot of black metal deals with the pagan way of pre-christian Europe. So, in many ways the images and lyrics may be "evil", it's largely a
fun show. But then some people take it too far personally, but I think that is a very very small minority. I'd say rap is the evil thing, because
it's bad criminal behaviour and a glorification of it in a relaistic way, and many people do try and embrace that lifestyle and we have murders
everyday in the US of that image.