"Having researched 700 most popular heavy metal songs revealed that half of them is about murder, 7 percent is positive about suicide, and 35 percent preaches a variety of Satanist ideologies," the professor told a Russian newspaper.
35 percent? Is that all? That doesn't seem too bad, does it? It's less than half. That 350 songs are about murder is a bit more disturbing, but let's look at that for a second. One of the ultimate heavy metal songs is Slayer's "Raining Blood." Here's a few lines:
Raining blood From a lacerated sky Bleeding its horror Creating my structure Now I shall reign in blood!
Just because there's blood doesn't mean murder. And other than a previous reference to "the abyss" this song doesn't have any particularly satanic content. Ok, I'm not saying Slayer doesn't sing about murder and Satan, but I would like a list of the songs Kondratyev listened to.
You know, just to see which ones I already own.
If this put you in the mood for some head banging, evil, kick-ass music, here is a Slayer tune that really is satanic, "Hell Awaits."