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Special Column: Heavy Metal As Scapegoat
11/9/2012 3:04:55 PM by Greg Watson




For as long as music and heinous acts of humanity have been around, the two have seemingly been entwined in a bitter union of blame. Musicians have been implicated for years in deaths, murders, suicides and ritual killings. What I would like to do is look at this phenomenon and some of the reasons why the blame falls on music, metal in particular, and the way people attack the music for its lyrical content and subject matter. I will try my best to limit the opinions to a minimum but inevitably some will creep into the piece so please understand that I am not saying that this is the final word, just how I feel. That being said, let us take a look at this interesting phenomenon...

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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
LA Guns Mudvayne
Grave Chaingunn
Solemnity Deceased
Anthrax Twelfth Gate
Cradle of Filth Symphorce
Gun Barrel Seven Witches
Usurper Sickspeed
Manowar Thunderbolt
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Sludge! Dreamaker
Node Shiva
Scala Mercalli Jaw
Ebony Ark Dimmu Borgir
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Otep Eternal Flight
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Clutch Iron Maidens
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Zero Down Dogs Of Winter
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