|"God and Heavy Metal"
I received many emails from the visitors of the site on the subject of God and Heavy Metal. Letters expressing a positive surprise that there is a web site putting God's name and Heavy Metal on the same page, the music genre mistakingly associated with dark and evil. I was glad to see these emails and hear that people still remember God, ( not only in music, but in their daily lives), and decided that it was time to share some personal reflections on the subject.
Music comes from God. Everything on this earth, including music, art, and any other type of artistic expression, are only a few of the countless reflections of His presence and glory. The gift of music is an amazing blessing, a reflection of our Creator, who grants this talent and allows it to exist in the world through the mind and hands of a musician, (I'm taking about Real musicians here, not pretenders, rock-star-want-to-be's, fame-money-seekers, etc.).
This is true for any kind of music, be it a classical tune or heavy metal guitar. The only difference is in the execution of a certain style, but all music arrives from the same source. Our hearts are tuned to pick up and be inspired by what is REAL=GOD, and that is the very same feeling of euphoria we experience when listening to our favorite tunes. How did the satan's name find its shelter in the realms of heavy metal? Those who know the true history of rock n' roll know that its initial theme was : Music, the universal beat/language to break through the gates of conformity and unite all people, true rockers performed (and still perform) for the pure joy and love of music!!!
Devil's name came into play much later, not from the music itself, rather from the people who played it and came up with the new theme of : "Drugs, SEX, and ROCK N' ROLL". People who found the outlet of their dark emotions playing rock-in rock n' roll, suffering from depression, anger, frustration, craving violence. That is when rock n' roll became the perfect excuse to "let out some steam". Rock n' roll evolved into metal and metal later morphed into death, black, thrash, and gothic, forgetting its roots, forgetting what the true music is all about.
My final thoughts ... Music shoud be an excuse to remember God, or at least not to slam or exclude Him. I wish that bands and fans would remember this more often and realize that metal doesn't have to be this "cool" charade of the "devil's advocate".
LONG LIVE ROCK N' ROLL!
|God and Heavy Metal
By: Webmistress Ylayna