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Which is your policy?

I listen to it. I don't read the lyrics.66
I listen to it. I'm a fan of satan!64
I don't listen to it at all!22
I listen to it. I don't like the lyrics.21
I listen to borderline stuff.18

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Posted by on 02.09.2011 at 02:37
I chose option number 4. When I started listening to metal, I was so strict that I stopped listening to Iron Maiden because of TNOTB. But then, especially when I started getting into death metal, I knew I must tolerate it if it's borderline or if it's one line per song. That's the way it goes for me. I listen to bands that blaspheme a little like Cryptopsy and Dismember, but bands like Deicide and Morbid Angel aren't accepted.



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Infernal Eternal

Posts: 623
From: Greece

  29.12.2014 at 13:55
If the lyrics are creative, sure why not. But if the song is just 5 minutes of nonsense references to Satan then I probably don't listen to the band. Older stuff with nonsense satanic lyrics (Morbid Angel etc.) is good, though.
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Flatulent Walrus

Posts: 6
  30.12.2014 at 21:10
I've no problem with it. It gets a bit dull, to my liking, when it's used in a churchy propagandistic sense - if it is done without thought. But there are plenty of bands who sing about the Christian idea of Satan and do it well too. Bands who are into Satanism for real sing about it in a really uplifting, positive way, and that sits well with me. Bands who sing about Satan in the 'big evil dude with horns' sense get to have lots of lyrics about destruction and evil and what-not, and that's cool too. Both are enjoyable in their own way.
Ganondox

Posts: 652

Age: 19
From: USA

  01.01.2015 at 02:01
As long as the lyrics aren't too obnoxious/I don't even know what the lyrics are, I'm fine with it.
krrrrebets
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  01.01.2015 at 22:04
Don't really care as long as music is good. But I really don't know anything about satanism and very little about major religions too in fact and don't care much about them either. There are definitely more metal subjects like that (Norse mythology for example) which I'm not really relating. And again - if band is good then no problem.
ToMegaTherion

Posts: 706

Age: 28
From: Australia

  25.01.2015 at 14:18
Frankly I'm more interesting in the quality of the music and lyrics. Regardless of their topic.
Why isn't there and option here that says "I listen to it and enjoy it, I'm not satanic, i think its just a bit of fun and fantasy"
As a staunch atheist, i don't feel strongly on satanic or christian lyrics, on the basis of their topic. What i do concern myself with is the poetic quality, and aesthetic quality of the music. the topic does not matter at all to me.
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when nature has long emancipated them from devine guidance (naturaliter
maiorennes), nevertheless gladly remain enslaved for life.-
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has a mangina

Posts: 6341
From: Australia

  28.01.2015 at 02:00
My policy?

"Any family member or visitor to the residential premises or user of specified motor vehicle (henceforth referred to as "the Listener" may request to listen to heavy metal music with satanic lyrics by completing Form 66-6A and having it signed by the relevant delegate, provided they meet Content Standards section 1(c) Age Requirement as well as Municipal noise restriction standards.

The heavy metal music shall be on formal standard Compact Disc format. Illegally obtained content will not be allowed under any circumstances. MP3 formats are acecptable for utilisation in a specified motor vehicle, provided the Listener owns the relevant music title on formal standard Compact Disc.

Regulation of this policy is to be conducted by owners of residential premises/vehicle as well as any authorised delegate. An authorised delegate must meet Content Standards section 1(c) Age Requirement and have appropriate skills and qualifications.

The owner of the residential premises is not liable for any offence caused by the heavy metal music in terms of damage to audio equipment or health related problems."
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Stamp Tramp

Posts: 707
From: USA

  29.01.2015 at 22:41
It used to bug me and being raised in a Christian atmosphere, it still pulls some strings at times, but honestly its all good. I see it as an expression of either just an alternative viewpoint that is equally valid as mine, or a means to rebel by being as shocking as possible. Both are fine in my book. Jesus loves the Satanists too.
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Jessie J

Posts: 2343

Age: 28
From: Canada

  17.02.2015 at 16:22
I listen to it and I listen to the lyrics when they are good, satanic or not, racist or not, whatever its music to me. If I like it that's fine with me.
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Sparkles

Posts: 94

Age: 27
From: USA

  18.02.2015 at 07:23
I certainly don't find any of that offensive, if anything as a (Former) Deistic Satanist I (still) enjoy those kinds of lyrics.
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