I have to agree with those that say that evil is not exclusive to Rock, that there are other forms of music that can be morally bereft. Country and Western concerts can be little more than drunken parties and the lyrics often leave much to be desired [For example.. Kenny Chesney’s Anything But Mine and Toby Keith’s Stays in Mexico]. As someone recently told me.. “it is a sort of “soft sell approach to evil” much of which “leads down the same path albeit a bit more stealthily”.
Is ALL Rock bad? I don’t know. What I do know is that no other form of music so openly and flagrantly promotes evil. Only Rock lampoons of every aspect of Christ’s life and ministry, (Lyrics openly denounce Christianity presenting the devil as the answer) has clear links with the occult and Satanic symbols and promotes violence, sex, suicide, rebellion and drugs. Additionally Rock music can and does have an appalling effects on the human.
Over The Edge:A Brief History of Rock and Roll
There is abundant evidence that rock 'n' roll's life blood has in some part been drawn from voodoo, a musical form whose sole purpose is to summon forth evil spirits. .
In Their Own Words
What the Rock Stars Say
Part I.. The Power of Music
"Music is the language of languages. It can be said that of all the arts, there is none that more powerfully moves and changes the consciousness." (Musicologist David Tame)
Part II.. Rock Music Vs. Christ and Christianity
Jesus has become the focus of more ridicule in rock music than any other personality. Virtually every facet of His life and ministry is mocked and criticized.
Part III..Rock Music and Suicide, Drugs and Sex
It is in the incredible arena of bizarre murders, ritualistic violence, and self-mutilation that the reality of satanic influence can be most clearly discerned.
Part IV.. Rock and The Occult
Beginning with the most well-known, many groups within the heavy metal genre have popularized blatant, no-holds-barred satanism and witchcraft in their music, album covers, and stage shows. An open worship of Satan and hell that comes complete with the liturgies, rituals and symbols like the pentagram, 666, And "Il Cornuto". Rock also has close ties to known satanists like Aleister Crowley.
Part V.. The Choice
Satan’s blinding deception has been focused on obscuring one of life's most elementary truths that ultimately there are two kingdoms and two types of people. If the fans mean well or are just trying to have a good time, they can't be considered followers of Satan, can they? Contrary to the deceptive stereotype, no black masses or wild sex rituals are necessary to be a follower of Satan.
Carlos Santana: Saint or Satanic
At the 42nd Annual Grammy Award telecast (February 23, 2000), Carlos Santana and Supernatural won an unprecedented nine Grammys, receiving more acclaim and airplay in that year than in all of the previous years of his career as a rock star combined. Additionally Deborah and Carlos Santana founded a nonprofit organization called "The Milagro Foundation" that provides financial aid for educational, medical and other needs of children worldwide. There is, unfortunately, another side to the story. A much darker side.
Album Covers/ Lyrics
Ozzfest 2000 and 2003
A few more examples of anti-christ lyrics and album covers.
Also See Bob Marley and Rastafarianism
The Backstreet Boys, N’Sync and Britney Spears. An Elektra Records executive remarked, "This teen stuff isn't just driving the music business, it is the music business." So who and what are our teens listening to, considering that this music is selling in the millions of copies?