Metal worships the extreme and natural, such as death, war, disease, horror, and disaster. This allows it to snap out of the normal human social bubble, where we only talk about pleasant things, and to accept life as it is, which in turn enables metalheads to perceive the beauty inherent in our chaotic world.
Consequently, metal has always pushed boundaries for no purpose other than to beat back the human social bubble and discover more of actual reality, something which is impeded regularly by the taboos, trends, fads, and other limitations imposed on what can be discussed.
In this way, metal is both not politically correct and also in favor of liberalized topics for discussion. Like summer storms, we simply smash down fences and tear apart walls. This causes us to be on the forefront of discussions about what can be said and how life can be lived.
Apparently, this even extends to license plates, since California blocks Slayer-inspired vanity plates:
James Blair is also suing the DMV after being told that his proposed “SLAAYRR” plate—a reference to the metal band Slayer—was “threatening, aggressive, or hostile” and therefore violated the department’s prohibition on offensive plates.
Society prefers the pleasant illusions over complex realities, which are not uniformly composited of simple and unthreatening things, and so it tends to exclude anything it can which yanks people out of the human social bubble and into dark, ambiguous realism.
Let us hope that metal can continue to forge forward in removing illusion, which is static and directionless, and replace it with constant conflict from which at least direction and clarity emerge.
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24 thoughts on “Metal Again Takes A Central Role In The Free Speech/Association Debate”
The fact that I’m black means I have deal with this further since blacks hate metal u have blame minorities and women for making society so safe
No wigger no women no liberals can ever make a quality metal record ever
And Brett do u believe Hawaiians and blacks are compatible breeding partners?
No, all races should stick to their own as nature intended. Blacks generally hate metal due to lack of intelligence.
I think katon depena from hirax and the San Fran dudes Black Vengeance are the only ones
Mike Smith, Terrence Hobbes, and Caller of the Storms as well. Also Trench Warfare’s guitarist.
Yeah there’s a few but most can’t understand intricate music because of lack of intelligence.
Only if you want your cuntspawn to be obese and wear aloha shirts, dear.
>No wigger no women no liberals can ever make a quality metal record ever
trver words were never said.
As a Christian, I endorse this post. Yes, I listen to metal (both black and death). Despite the anti-christian artists and themes, I forgive them. As a subjective experience I use the music to increase tolerance for reality and also face the dark side of humanity. The Devil must be confronted, not avoided. And Jesus was pretty metal Tbh. I’m sure God likes Slayer.
And what is to be gained from your forgiveness!?
What’s to be gained by your perpetual edginess?
The gains may be small, but someone has to do it, cupcake.
They’re pretty bitchin’, although I don’t hate you all.
listening to necrophiliac thinking about raping broads.
get back honky cat !
eh, stick to your own kind.
It is in the Holy Bible.
Love metal and hard rock.
I know a guy who has GWAR on his license plate. The people at the Registry of Motor Vehicles gave him a pretty big hassle about it. But, he did eventually get it.
Also somewhat related to this story, the one person in my home state with a Slayer license plate doesn’t listen to Slayer. They got it because they’re a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
A new approach coalesced circa 1980 when in their daily encounters, many observed a trajectory that could only lead to hell-earth but realized it was too late to change course and keep indoor plumbing without a humiliating amount of bloodshed to cap millennia of wasted time. What other option is there than adapting to the murk? March in lockstep with the giddy, suicidal crowd? Despite actors of even larger influence, Christianity’s pansified form became a go-to for its historical role and imagery contrast with the McDonaldsization of its message.
Fast forward a half century and things are worse than even metal “predicted,” though devolved incrementally enough for us to keep cranking out the bandaids allowing us to justify avoidance of solutions that might precede arrival in another galaxy rather than stewing in a sea of blood and tears. Relentless eye candy for anyone on the power grid combined with the fact that all modern forms of expressly Christian music suck should’ve been easy for human discernment, which stubbornly remains at the kindergarten level (two words: “Sweden” and “Rotherham.” Oh, and “prison rape”).
What was the topic again? Oh yeah, from the lettering you can tell this guy wanted to eliminate any confusion with that “buffy” crap!
Good ‘ol 80s, when xtianity was still “relevant”.
It does seem sort of dated these days to see metal bands blaspheming Jesus when no one cares about Jesus but the destitute and elderly.
Exactly, it’s a incestuous Christianity complex. Yet imagine the Black metal you could make contemplating the crucifixion! Almost there Brett!! Remember, Satanists are still Christians. Bring back the Templars and dress em in black and make Christianity whole again! Jesus saves!/ Slayer
Btw: The popular rulers of equality would kill Jesus again and you know it!
Exactly. During the 1980s, the 1960s legal changes kicked in for real. It became clear that democracy was heading into the same dustbin as its younger brother, Communism.
During the 1990s it became clear that individualism, egalitarianism, democracy, and Communism were part of the same continuum. Any of that stuff, from hubris onward, leads you to the same place.
Fear of the herd rules us all. Only some are willing to say what we are all thinking: we need eugenics to filter out the useless who keep supporting idiots promoting destructive ideas and plans. Physical removal of Leftists will be required, in addition to ending diversity and socialist-style policies which keep the weak afloat. The Nietzschean heroic Darwinism of black metal was ahead of its time.
Yes, nothing shows dedication to a band or artist besides a tattoo, than to use your freedom of expression and hard earned $ to find up a plate to your fave music artist or metal band. I have one for Finland’s latest powerhouse, BEAST IN BLACK. It’s a double meaning, my vehicle is black and it’s a beast. And the band is bad ass!! \m/
But the very liberal format that is metal will soon be under attack again not for speaking out, but because it’s passionate and people listen to it. Metal is a family. Hence why these bands have lasted for decades and are still Revered long after they are gone.
So like Steel Panther sings so far proudly, DEATH TO ALL BUT METAL!! and UP THE IRONS w Iron Maiden
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