Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bands You Hate to Love

This topic came to my mind as I was driving home from work tonight. I was listening to Arghoslent in the car, a band I have discussed before. I absolutely love Arghoslent's music, they write killer riffs with a ton of energy. They basically sound the way that melodeath should sound had it not been watered down over the years.

Unfortunately, I find some of the lyrics of Arghoslent reprehensible. I can handle Satanic and Anti-Christian lyrics. But I have a hard time with racist and misogynistic lyrics. I really can not explain why those topics are so difficult for me, but they really are.

I do not normally judge a band by their lyrics, so obviously I continue to listen to Arghoslent despite my problems with some of their lyrics. That should not be construed as a tacit approval of their lyrics, just that I will not discontinue listening due to them.

Other bands I have issues with lyrically include a number of slam bands. Lyrics dealing with rape and necrophilia among other horrendous topics are pretty commonplace in that genre, which I find unfortunate.

1 comment:

  1. I think you already know where I stand on this. In case you don't, I'd rather hear Arghoslent's lyrics than Goatwhore's. (Not that I care for either.) Preferably, I'd not understand them at all.