Rockula! wrote:sarcasmsetyourhouseonfire wrote:sorry. i tried to keep my athiest-ass out of this discussion...
but i've gotta say i think christian metal singers are down right heeeeeeeeeee-larious.
screaming. growling. yelling.... about... christ?
i scream. growl. yell because i'm angry (arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggghhh!!!) not because i'm singing about the glory of god.
to me, it simply doesn't make sense.
you wouldn't bark 'happy birthday' at someone.
with that being said, i don't see how someone can say there's no such thing as "christian" metal.
it just seems like the music defines the genre. not the lyrics (exceptions go to categories like "black metal" and, of course, "christian metal" which are defined solely by their religious/anti-religious lyrical content)
There's plenty of things that christians have to be angry about
Most of my friends that believe are really pissed off about how their "leaders" are ruining the way the publice percieves them
There are TONS of christians who think it is wrong to mix politics with religion
Our president evokes the name of god every time he lies about the war
How could a christian NOT be offended by that?
Secondly, they are also very pissed about how badly their music is being co-opted by the music industry
Just like satanic metal that is all pentagrams and lyrics about killing babies on the surface with no real core belief to back it up, there are tons of new christian bands that have no real core belief in christ
Yeah, they go to church etc... but most are just using it go get booked at christian clubs
It must suck real bad right now to be a christian because of all the negative things that higher profile christians are doing to fuck this country in a big way
As far as "Keeping it about music" as stump said
Well, culture IS music
Culture produces music
Without it, there's no meaning behind the music
It's just notes with no soul
Christians have other reason to be angry also. We aren't prefect in any way, shape or form. We get depressed and upset sometimes too. Yeah, its kinda dumb to me that you would scream jesus in order to praise him, but hey, if it works for you. I like bands like thousand foot krutch, kutless, and 12 stones, I wouldn't consider them metal at all, just rock. They have some little screaming parts. Nothing big. But when it comes down to christian heavy metal, I think its weird. But I have no problem with it.