Metal music is deemed offensive by certain individuals in this country. I, in fact, think that music genres should not be stereotyped with radical behaviors of the musicians and fans per se. Based on one’s opinion does not mean the music itself may ruin one’s attitude just by listening and praising one’s music.
Take Metallica for instance, I would say that, yes, in their live videos which they performed all over the world, they’d shown tonnes of unsuitable behaviors on stage plus some explicit lyrics. Well, that being said, when I went to watch them played in Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, surprisingly they abided to whatever custom and law advised by the organizer, not to show any ill-mannered conduct. This reveals that music alone is actually not an entire sin unless entertained with the (characters of the) musician thus making it nonsensical to the eye of the public or the relevant authority intrinsically.
Or, just maybe to take one band alone as an example is really inappropriate however this is the reality faced by the fans of some international metal bands in Malaysia. Most of the band were denied access to enter our country just because what is portrayed in their songs and band; inapt lyrical content. As sick as it sounds, reality checks, that is what we are facing here as fans.
Oit Carcass scum! Why the hell did you fly our flag upside down?
On a recent call to object the entrance of a British band, it somehow backfired when Carcass (the said band) issued an ill-mannered statement condeming our beloved country and uploaded an up-side-down flag on facebook. In our virtue, put patriotism in front of anything else, how could we condone to such act? [Read more…]