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more on butchertown: death metal

First, a quick shout out:

Thanks for highlighting the first Butchertown post, Irruption blog.  You two guys are my heros.

Then, and a “heads up”:

(If you have not read the Butchertown post yet, you might want to check it out before you peruse this post)

And finally, the business at hand:

Over lunch yesterday, my buddy Mike Evans and I had a conversation about blood sacrifice and he mentioned an article from Paste Magazine (read it) that compared the lyrical content of Death Metal with Christian hymns and worship songs.

What’s the connection?

bloodysabbathSunday night I made the connection between pagan blood sacrifices and the sacrifices that took place in the Old Testament Temple, and we have been talking about how we should understand the connection between the two in the post comments.

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: The Shocking Similarities Between Gospel Music and Death Metal” makes the connection between Christ’s bloody and violent death on the cross and the bloody violent lyrics of explicitly Satanic Death Metal music.

Christians sing gory songs like “Nothing But the Blood” (my favorite hymn).

Death Metal-heads sing “The Cryptic Stench” by Cannibal Corpse, a violent and blood-drenched song that includes lyrics which could be sung by a Sunday School class.

How do we understand this? Is there a connection that exist between all of these things … Old Testament, pagan sacrifice, Death Metal, and the crucifixion?

Read the article and let’s keep talking about this in the comments below.

  1. Brandon
    December 3, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    You and your edginess.

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