When you are listening to good music why let religion get in your way m/
A little bit of personal information before we begin…….Ok
Born in the 90’s and being an Indian by nationality it took me a while for me to open to the world. I was introduced by a few good friends of mine in school to western music at the age of 16 (pretty late I guess). As you would all know Hip Hop and Rap were the trend at the time. But due to some reason or the other I was not able to absorb the music very well. To satisfy my friends of-course I did pretend. But the music just wasn’t good enough for me. I felt that they lacked melody. To be honest I am not against Hip Hop/Rap. I love a few artists myself like Eminem and T.I, Timbaland. I love their beats and Eminem’s tracks have got a feel to it. But a majority of them lack that.
So began my search for the music I like. Out of all the music that I was fed , one grabbed my attention….Linkin Park (LP). Chester Bennington’s vocals were were amazing and I like DJ Hahn. They had a certain rock feel to it. So i followed them for some time before I finished listening to all of their tracks. But they were not good enough for me. Something lacked in them. I wanted more rock, music that would pump adrenaline well enough to get your heads banging. But there was one thing that stopped me. I was a christian. Rock was considered to preach violence and filth. Not that I didn’t give a try. I watched Nirvana’s Lithium live on youtube. After his performance Kurt Cobain had his guitar destroyed. I also did watch a few of Marilyn Manson’s acts out of curiosity. That’s it boy….Rock is OUT I said. “IT’s just too violent.”
A few of friends at church (I was in the church choir at that time….I know!!) introduced me to bands as Skillet, Kutless and Jars of Clay. “They preach the word of god through music” they said. I cannot deny that these bands weren’t good. These were the fist band I heard that were truly of rock origins and I loved them. However when I listen, I do not pay attention to the lyrics, its just he music. So after a few shots I found most of them to be repetitive. And I gave up on them in a few months.