Relationship between evil music and bad attitudes
What is evil music? Can music tempt people for bad attitudes and crimes? It is said that some evil songs may cause people to attempt suicide. What is the relationship between music and evil?
We generally listen to the music according to how we want to feel or how we feel. When we are sad, we generally prefer some melancholic songs as if we need to strengthen our blue mood and when we are happy, we look for a music to entertain us. And when we are broken up with someone, we listen to all love songs as if we need more and more pain. This is something peculiar to human psychology.
The youth today, mostly prefers dark, hard, violent, heavy music. In every period, youth had different music genres to express itself. Youth means rebellion. They need to express and prove themselves to the world and they need to belong to a community. Heavy metal, death metal, rap or others are all more than just music, they are identity of youth. And they also need to spend their energy, so their music is energetic and heavy. In the past, there was rock’n roll and now metal music and others. Maybe our age makes the young people pessimistic and hopeless and they are less happy than those listening to Elvis Presley or Beatles and so that they created such kind of music today. Maybe that’s the reason of why they dress in black, have dark make up and have a scary appearance and prefer styles like Marilyn Manson. This is the age of industry and technology, so it is so natural that they listen to industrial music instead of birds in a forest. What the youth listens is a reflection of the world we create for them.
We cannot accuse rock, heavy metal or death metal for crimes. It would be so easy to say these songs are sinful and they make the people attempt crimes. Songs may have some evil lyrics or evil tunes but the people listening those may either be good or evil, may attempt crime or not. It is up to the person. Many people, even in older ages like heavy metal but have harmonious lives in society, they just like to listen to heavy metal, that’s all. Such music genres, darker and evil songs are maybe preferred by criminals or rebellious and weird people in society more because they feel this kind of music closer to their personalities and moods. If a teenage feels a great anger to his mother, for example, even hatred to kill her; he may listen to a song telling him to kill his mother and may kill him. But will the reason of the murder be the song? The song may encourage him, inspire him to kill, however the main reason will be much more serious than an evil song. He will listen to such evil music because he feels that way. And thousands of the others will listen to the same song without killing anyone because they like the tunes of that music and have smoother lives.
Once there was a song called ‘Gloomy Sunday’ that was accused of many suicides and was forbidden in radios. Many people listened to this song before their attempts for suicide. Therefore, it is also known as ‘suicide song’. The song was thought to be evil, wicked or cursed. But is this song caused them suicide? No, they decided to attempt suicide and this song was a nice goodbye song for them. It suits the mood very well so they have chosen this song. At that minute, they wouldn’t prefer a hopeful song with lyrics such as ‘It’s a perfect day’.
No, no evil music…Music is everything, music tunes, song lyrics have good and evil together, just like a human soul…