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Published:September 4th, 2008 10:09 EST
Mosh With Jesus

Mosh With Jesus

By Anjelica Gomez

Without even listening or understanding the lyrics of the music I listen to, which I can understand may be a bit difficult, when half of the time the vocalist in the song is either screaming, or growling. 


My parents say I listen to satanic music, the devil music, yada, yada, yada. But I beg to differ. Just to name a few of the bands I listen to are The Devil Wears Prada, August Burns Red, Recon, or Demon Hunter, mind you , all the bands listed are Christian metal bands. 


Despite their gut-wrenching themes, their melancholy introspection to an infatuation with death, darkness, despair and depression, besides that the lyrics may possess meanings that may open your eyes to the sins of society. Take for instance the song The Eleventh by August Burns Red, there`s a part in the song that really entices me and grabs my attention,


Keep telling yourself what you really don`t believe.  You can compromise what you know to be true, and you can turn off all of your senses, but in the end you`ll see nothing stands between a man and his maker.


My interpretation of these lyrics would be that God is on his way, and knows what will happen to those who choose the wrong path; he is our deciding factor, no matter what we believe.


In conclusion, I must say that I honestly don`t agree with the music my parents listen to, the mellow nature of it all, in my opinion is boring, but I don`t feel parents should be worried by the music unless of course the aggression and violent nature of the music is transgressed to the one who is listening to the music.