Archive for December, 2016

metal stuff


As anyone familiar with the Metal scene knows, taboo/transgressive subject matter is a pretty routine topic in metal music. As a matter of fact, it’s par for course. These subjects, due to their transgressive nature, are inherently serious in nature and cause heated discussion. This includes, but is not limited to, discussions of race and racism.

It is also (almost) universally accepted that Metal is a culture of outsiders.


Now, you’ve got a collection of social outsiders (a fringe group) who routinely discuss taboo subject matter. By definition, racist groups and ideologies are fringe/outcast groups (at least in the United States) who routinely discuss taboo subject matter. They’re social outsiders, metal is outsider music. Therefore, it is logical to assume that certain parts of the metal community are racist – and by tolerating them metal culture as a whole is racist.

Due to historical fan demographics, there…

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