Black Metal vs. White Metal, Round 1

Be forewarned language and content may be offensive to some.

For those unfamiliar with the terms “black metal” and “white metal” the distinction is simple and meaningful. According to Wikipedia:

The most common and founding lyrical theme is opposition to Christianity and other organized religions. As part of this, many artists write lyrics that could be seen to promote atheism, antitheism, paganism or Satanism.

Conversely “white metal” is described as:

[…] a form of heavy metal music usually defined by its message in a song’s lyrics as well as the band’s dedication to Christianity. Christian metal is typically performed by professed Christians.

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to be a guest on Andrew Culkeen’s show The Iron Curtain on Trent Radio. Andrew offered the listeners his playlist of “black metal” songs, while the songs I featured represented the “white metal”, or Christian point of view. It was fun night and this format will be repeated on The Iron Curtain Wed. Dec 7 from 10:30 – 11:30 on Trent Radio, 92.7 FM Peterborough.

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