Why does hip-hop and death metal music promote a lot of depression, hate, negativity and violence?
Topic: Murder was the case song lyrics
June 19, 2019 / By Rhianna Question:
I may sound like a parent, but I’m 24 years old, and I’m questioning hip-hop and death metal music...
From listening to the music and reading the lyrics, all I see in hip-hop and death metal music is a lot of hate and violence...
Whenever I get angry or depressed, I listen to music to calm myself, and to gain control of my anger and despair, here’s the songs I like to listen to:
Ironic and Head over Feet by Alanis Morissette
Complicated and Skater Boy by Avril Lavigne
Buses and Trains by Bachelor Girl,
All the Small Things and First Date by Blink-182
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Deep Blue Something
Heaven by DJ Sammy
I’ll Be by Edwin McCain
As Long As It Matters by Gin Blossoms
Basket Case and Minority by Green Day
BareNaked by Jennifer Love Hewitt
Stay (I Missed You) and I Do by Lisa Loeb
Unwell and If You’re Gone by Matchbox 20
Torn by Natalie Imbruglia
You Get What You Give by New Radicals
Absolutely (Story Of A Girl) by Nine Days
Angel by Shaggy
Addicted by Simple Plan
All Star by Smash Mouth
Passenger Seat by Stephen Speaks
Wherever You Will Go by The Calling
Follow Me by Uncle Kracker
You’re A God by Vertical Horizon
Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus
But in hip-hop and death metal, all I see is depression and negativity, and they say violence never solves anything, but hip-hop and death metal seems to promote this kind of view...
Best Answers: Why does hip-hop and death metal music promote a lot of depression, hate, negativity and violence?
Milisent | 2 days ago
Music regardless of how you look at it, is expression. If the lyrics, rhythms and sounds are meant to be "depressing", "angry" or full of "anxiety". music = art even if it's a genre you don't like or contains lyrics and rhythms that promote violence and horror.
I'm not saying that metal and rap kids are into murder and that kind of stuff but the music often lyrically vocalises the state of society and frankly however you look at it, the human mind loves the imagery of gore, why? Because its not allowed, put boundries on people and they'll want to break them down.
Not just that but also the state of society demands music that can be just as filled with bitterness. Even if subtlely like in a post metal song, they are vocalless, not exactly promoting hate right? Buuut they are all full of clever, layered melancholic sounds and rhythms to reflect the terrible state of todays society, I find that more depressing than metal screaming at its loudest.
I also can't help but notice that most "happy" music never much appeals to me, it's often very bland using generic rhythms and simplistic instrumental work. I'd rather listen to something with a bitter tone to it because it for me will be a lot more layered a song.
The whole depressing rhythms and pieces is nothing new, think about way back during the classical music period, some classical pieces may be vocalless but are full of anger, drama, and bitterness. Sometimes to exhibit a story through it's music even if that story may not be so clean from violence. (Take plays for example about murder, deceit and violence, they've existed for years and havn't necessarily lead to an increase negativity).
Violence may never solve anything but art can be found through the violence that human beings self control. Think about even pictoral art depicting murder scenes, violence and so on, I would still consider it very often amazing artwork if it can portray the mood on paper effectively. Music that can portray gore and violence in it's lyrics effectively should be respected not disregarded. No different to a pretty good horror film. It doesn't mean I want to go and stab people or anything of the sort though, I just appreciate it musically and expressionally.
At the end of the day, life isn't some happy go lucky thing all the time, music needs to cover both ends of the spectrum. Personally after a bad day I'd rather listen to some bitter and sad music than something that opposes my personality and just makes me feel uncomfortable.
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