Metal, like punk, once a lawless wild west where no attitude or ideology was unwelcome or too extreme. But after hipsters unifed the masses of 90’s counter cultures into one mainstream culture, a far left ideology was adopted by and heavily policed within nearly every sub/counter cultural music genre (metal included). Despite this being the exact opposite of what metal has been about for many decades, the desperation to fit in has left many of the aging neckbeard social outcast fake metalheads to adopt this heinous bastardization of music’s most honest genre and collectively enforce these new mainstream social rules. And just like in the mainstream culture of today, breaking any of these rules (or having broken them in the past before these social norms were instituted) is designated with a swift lifetime band from showing yourself in public in the U.S.
Lately, a lot of metal bands have been getting in trouble for doing things that progressive liberal culture finds unacceptable. Many bands have been confused by the rules, as progressive liberal logic is absolutely nonsensical, and therefore musicians struggle with the details behind this new social paradigm. Having fought the left in our culture war for several years now and being often confronted with these nutcases, I determined it would be in the best interest of metal’s very badass musicians understand what crimes and behaviors are okay. Please find below, a very thoroughly researched look into the disturbed mind of Social Justice Warriors:
Chart 1: Individual’s Morality
ASSAULT (MALE VICTIM) YES
ASSAULT (FEMALE VICTIM) NO (Unless you’re signed to Profound Lore)
PEDOPHILIA NO (Unless you write for MetalSucks)
GRAVE ROBBERY YES
SAYING MEAN THINGS ABOUT MEN YES
SAYING MEAN THINGS ABOUT WOMEN NO (Unless you write for MetalSucks)
SAYING MEAN THINGS ABOUT WHITES YES
SAYING MEAN THINGS ABOUT ANY OTHER RACE NO (Unless you’re signed to Profound Lore)
SAYING MEAN THINGS ABOUT CHRISTIANS YES
SAYING MEAN THINGS ABOUT ANY OTHER RELIGION NO
SAYING MEAN THINGS ABOUT LGTBTQ NO
Chart 2: Lyrical Themes
By Religion: Acceptable?
ANTI-ANY OTHER RELIGION NO
By Race: Acceptable?
RACISM AGAINST WHITES YES
RACISM AGAINST BLACKS NO
RACISM AGAINST ASIANS YES
RACISM AGAINST ANY OTHER RACE NO
By Gender: Acceptable?
Amazingly, research indicates that both the most popular SJW metal site and the bands signed to the most popular SJW record label have broken most of the SJW rules. But since both are (within their niches) very popular, and the need to fit in is rampant amongst social justice warriors, nobody will question either one. It’s also pretty random which religions and races are okay to have critical lyrical themes against. If there is any doubt that liberalism, leftism, and social justice warrior culture is absolute nonsense, look no further than this social paradigm. And if you really think you’re a progressive, you might want to start holding MetalSucks and Profound Lore Records accountable.