is metal music becoming violent ?
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I am not here to try to convince you that metal music is becoming violent, but that it has been violent for a while now. Now, no mainstream metal bands are considered violent. Metallica? Black Veil Brides? Of course these bands are going to keep it tame with lyrical content. They're not trying to push any envelopes. The only mainstream metal band with openly violent content is Slayer, which is a great place to start.
Their third album, Reign in Blood, which frequently tops at "Best-of" metal lists, features content regarding Nazi torture procedures, murderers, death, satanic themes, and insanity. That's just one album. I'll save the rest for later as my limit is already met.
I have two issues with this debate so far. One, you say that, "all (metal bands) are trying to do is 'save' thier [sic] fans from... suffering," but this isn't true. BVB might do this, but that's not all metal bands. Cannibal Corpse, Anal Cunt, Deicide, and many others don't care about appealing to and "saving" wayward teens. They sing openly violent and controversial lyrics with no regard to telling the listener "that it will be ok". It's violent imagery for its own sake.
Second, this debate is not whether or not bands are to blame for the listeners doing violent things. We could argue up and down whether or not they do, but this debate is simply, "Is metal music becoming violent?" And it is and has been. I'll wrap up my argument next round.
I don't think BVB is blamed more than bands like Cannibal Corpse. The latter's been banned around the globe for its violent content; BVB's only been criticised for their looks. You say, "The thing is that parents think these bands are getting even more violent." What are "these bands" you're talking about? Just BVB? Similar bands? All metal bands? You're being really vague, and this 750-character limit's making getting an answer difficult. I'll try and sum up my argument as such: Metal in general has been violent. BVB isn't violent, but are perceived as such due to their image. However, not many blame solely BVB for their child's issues. If your personal experience is different, I'm sorry, but it is not typically that way. Vote for whoever.
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