Saturday, May 15, 2010
RNC Less Metal Than You!
Well it's not every day that you hear about death metal on a fairly popular news show, unless it's about how a couple of idiot teenagers allegedly raped and murdered a girl whilst listening to Slayer or Judas Priest. Of course those bands are hardly death metal, but what do they know? Rather than sensationalize death metal in the typical way, Ms. Maddow seems to think that the presence of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida will stir up some controversy. I doubt it. I haven't heard much of metal musicians, much less from death metal, participating much in politics. Sure some the lyrics of the mentioned bands in the clip, Cannibal Corpse, Death, Obituary, Six Feet Under and Deicide, might feature some political awareness, but they tend to lay within the blasphemous or the tongue-in-cheek gore-horror-movie shtick.
Maybe if Schuldiner was still alive he might make some comments about it. However I wouldn't be surprised if Glen Benton of Deicide would say something about this. He seems crazy enough and out spoken enough to say something about this. C'mon, this guy burned a cross upside down on his forehead. It's scarred there for life. You'd have to be a crazy mother fucker to do something like.
Oh well. I doubt anything will come out of this. I do wish she mentioned Morbid Angel and some of the other influential Floridian death metal bands.