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Old 2006-11-06, 00:59
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Generally speaking, the following is true:

1. Metal musicians who happen to be Christian are fine or not fine in regular proportions.

2. Metal musicians who feel that their job in music is to spread Christianity, and hence make their music a literal salvo in the war on Satan, tend to deform the music in order to strengthen the message, which is almost always not good. Perhaps in even greater proportion than the reverse (Satanists making music as part of their war on God), if only because, for whatever reason, some Satanists innovate, whereas people who decide to proselytize Christianity through metal almost invariably copy (it makes sense to copy when you're spreading the word, since a familiar form is easier to appropriate and cliches are essentially artistic shorthand).

There are, of course, counterexamples (big one is Master of Reality), but that's true of almost anything.
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