Top 10 Reasons Why People Think Heavy Metal Is Satanic

You know what really pisses me off? I am so sick and tired of ignorant people going around telling other people that Heavy Metal is satanic. It's not! It's normal music just like Pop, Rap, and Country. I mean seriously. What's wrong with you genre hating asss? You can Dislike Metal All You want but don't go Around saying that Metal is Satanic and requires no talent Whatsoever because it's not fact. It's not ' fact! I listen to all kinds of music but I don't view all of it as satanic. This is a stupid, stupid rumor that needs to die now. And that's why I'm counting down the top 10 reasons why people think that Metal is satanic.

The Top Ten

1 The Sign of the Horns

Dio: "It's NOT the devil's sign like we're here with the devil. It's an Italian thing I got from my Grandmother called the "Malocchio". It's to ward off the Evil Eye or to give the Evil Eye, depending on which way you do it. I doubt very much if I would be the first one who ever did that. I used it so much and all the time and it had become my trademark until the Britney Spears audience decided to do it as well." - Metal_Treasure

Look at the cover of The Beatles' Yellow Submarine album (1969) - John Lennon's hand is making the sign above Paul McCartney's head! And it was before metal... - Metal_Treasure

The horns were used by Dio's mother to ward off evil, and it just became adopted into the culture. - Metalhead1997

2 The Screaming

Yeah, but the so called screamo isn't a metal subgenre, it's a punk subgenre. - Metal_Treasure

Okay I see your point but here's what my friends say, "u may have seen that when someone is possesed by a demon or an evil spirit, he talks in a deep growling voice and the heavy metal singers are also imitating that deep voice which is actually the voice of satan". what would you like to say to them? Plus I also listen to heavy metal and I can do fry screams and growls very well but I never felt satanic or possesed, it doesn't affects my idiosyncrasy so what's the point of this dilema?

You scream when you're afraid, right? - Metalhead1997

3 The Noises

What noises? - Metalhead1997

4 The Album Artwork
5 The Song Titles
6 The Media

Whoever added this item here is genius. Lol. - LightningBlade

7 The Band Names The Band Names The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson ...read more.

Are you talking about bands like Black Sabbath, Black Veil and Judas Priest? Band names don't make you satanic. Come on. - LightningBlade

- Judas Priest were named after Bob Dylan's song "The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest".
- Black Veil Brides aren't a metal band according to Encyclopaedia Metallum. I agree they aren't metal. - Metal_Treasure

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8 The Growling

It usually applies for metal. Not heavy metal. Heavy metal and metal is pretty difference. Heavy metal USUALLY doesn't use growling.

Anyway, I just stay out of these things. The metal bands I listen aren't accused of satanic. - zxm

9 The Mosh Pits
10 The Subject Matter in Their Songs

So? Why does that matter? - Metalhead1997

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11 The Imagery
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