many people are always bothering me with that same question, mainly my family and some of my friends.
''IS GOTH MUSIC REALLY DEVIL MUSIC?''
i'm not sure myself, i don't think it is but sometimes if you really listen to the voices and lyrics deeply, it can sound quite evil!
Not that it bothers me much!
Some people judge goths as devil-worshippers, some nasty people have made comments to me about like being a witch and goin to hell! they don't know what they're talking about anyway....
But can any goth honestly say they worship satan?
Damn STEREOTYPES, thats what they are!!!! I am a Devil worshipping Goth but that doesnt mean that ALL Goth music is Devil related!!!! Whoever says ''your going to hell'' is an IDIOT! Those people are stupid stereotypes and deserve to be whipped and i raise my claw to volunteer.
VampiricHunger just ignore them but if you cant and want to get them off your back email me and i will give you info on wha you can tell them.
i think some people are just tripping. just cuz u or i or anyone on this web site listens to gothic,death metal,acid,ect ect. dont mean we are evil people. the person or people that accuse you of those things are just ignerant. be for i quit that whole going to church thing people said i was a satan est cuz i collect and like skull stuff metal music and evil dark looking shit. dont worrie or listen to those quacks.
Joking aside, there are reasons for this ongoing religious war against metal, gothic, punk, and all the other genres on the darker side of the spectrum. The church loves sheep, whereas most of the people who discover and enjoy this type of music tend to be free thinkers. Music is an incredibly potent method for spreading a message, and the message of individualism is one that scares and threatens organized religion. Generally, I would say that anyone can enjoy these types of music, but you don't see very many people who listen to death rock or black metal while remaining part of the herd. Instead, you find people free from the shackles of organized religion (not referring to spirituality) and of society's accepted norms and expectations.
No goth music isn't devil music. Some goth music is sung by cristians jews and other religous people. Goth and Satanism are two totally different things and should not be commonly associated even though some goths are satanists others aren't.
Anyways back to what i was saying basically goth music isnt devil music some thrash metal is however eg. gorgoroath.
Goths are so diverse and listen to so many different types of music so it's impossible to say ALL goth music is devil music - though there are definitely some out here who do prefer Death Metal which often deals with satanic subjects - tongue firmly in cheek more often than not.
You don't say what bands in particular you listen to for people to question your choices.
Sorry for this long reply but being an older goth I can rightly say 'been there, done that, sniffed at the T-shirt'
Darkness does not necessarily = satanism, and, after all, satanism is a christian construct - are you or your family christian?
Choose your own path, make your own choices
It is the misconception since people that do not know any better associate Goth with Death Rock and Black Metal. A few of the marines I work with have asked me the difference and I had to sit down and show them. Thankfully for my external harddrive have a large selection of goth and industrial music they now have a pseudo understanding.
only if its intended to be, there are alot of christian bands or even death metal bands that arnt satanic in anyway, sound isnt what makes it devil music tho arguably most are played with the notorious devil's key (of tune suposedly evil note) but you must find the intent of the band weather they mean it to be devils music or just another form of art / entertainment
Only you can decide if you think it is or not. Me personally, I don't see how it is. Does some of the music ever tell you to go out and do a human sacrifice and you feel like you have to do it because something is controlling you to? More than likely not. You make your own perspectives out of what you hear in the lyrics and the actual music.
And one thing i respect in you peoples,i wos writing 2 messages,and nobody,try to fuck with me about my english,like in finland every body do,thei,are fuking norths,with mission,make you agry,i am poppulair in there,but one mestake in some of text can put me down,i hope in here peoples is mutch differents,i can say all languages i know exapte the russian my mother language,i have stud in the streets,and i never studing english in school,but,no more,my message about music is before this,all the best.
Ok,my name and nick name is; Eddy (nick)Satan,but i am ateist,i dont believe in hell or heaven things,maby litle,but is my business.If we speak about music,like dj,produser think,is same what music you produce,but every one try his best,music must bee poppular,firstly music must make people get some enjoy.Whay i start play industrial,one reason,is werry close to style what i am dj;ing in parties,Hard Nrg,EBM industrial,an dmost of them from finland is werry poppulair genre in parties,is dance music but,whit band and good stage shows.
And about me,offcorse when i started produse industrial,i have taked all information how gothika and industrial belong together,and reason wy evil songs,and style to dressin black,in the streets you now see so many differents humans,dress in black,fetish,so same dressed style peoples use in black metal,and Elektronic music parties,is just nu mode,and i like it.
Ok,gothika is now werry poppulair,is werry old dress style,and what i can say about music,if music is dark,so song offcorse is same,wot the peoples who steel thinking that we"goths,sybergoths" that we are some satanists all of as,i say go in radiostation with 100 differents goth styles,and you find more interest bands in there,Depeche Mode is my fever all my life,and many theis songs some play in goth radios,is suprised me,i wos long time looking for industrial what i like,and betveen 100 stations just some of thei play my industrial what i like.
And please again sorry ,i hope my english is understandeble for peoples,i asking site designer or musisians,kontakt me,personally,and maby here is some downloading site,to show own music,and listen others bands,like i set,i am eu people,i werry exited to be in kontakts USA,and werry interested to make nu kontakts with dj;s,produsers,bands,my point to log in,and registered is music,and nu interests contakts,i speak;russian,finnish,estonia,and english,so if somebody is same nation like me can write in other language,offcorse in private.