Like in another places all over the world, Heavy Metal will all the time be regarded as the music for the mischievous sprite and Malaysia included. The functionality of the media and press on this country offered no zebra02 help what so ever in aiding the curiosity of the conservative, uninformed and anxious society with the very a lot-wanted clarification regardless of their roles as propagators of reality and conscience.
As far as I am involved, Heavy Metal in Malaysia will all the time remain as an underneathrated and second-class form of musical leisure in the eyes of any normal Joes and Janes, regardless of the cultivations of a complete amount of creativity and innovation within the native Heavy Metal scene via out the decade, showed by these underrated musicians and enthusiasts. Maybe it’s for the better.
As fans of all the pieces heavy and excessive, some Malaysian heavy metal fans were very much open to be a subject of ridicule and the prejudicial judgments of the society on the whole, especially throughout the height of the Black Metal/Satanism controversy, which resulted with the music being banned proper there and then by the local non secular authorities sending dad and mom and teachers into an uncontainable frenzy and restlessness.
As dedicated I’m in wanting to defend heavy metal, I can’t put the blame unjustly to the local authorities, mother and father and teachers. The fears have been certainly reliable however the method they tend to make use of in resolving the issue was just another hands off approach. There were no thorough and detailed studies being conducted.
There have been minimum confrontations. The conclusion was made solely by way of assumptions, hearsays and the exaggerations and misleading flights of the imagination puffed out by the native ignorant and biased medias. If it was really a life, ethical or belief threatening state of affairs, they have all of the rights to place a ban on the music, hell, I’d even give them my help, but the question remained unanswered, how threatening the scenario was? Had been all the rumors true? One rotten apple doesn’t make the entire barrel inconsumable, thus banning the consumption of apples basically would make the lawmakers appeared absurd, unintelligent and ridiculous.
Heavy Metal will always be associated to a psychological form of entertainment. Heavy Metal fans do not condone to those heavy, brutal, unlistenable and extreme type of leisure just to be solely entertained. It was and at all times will be a form of psychological therapy, in some methods or another, listening to a music resented by the rest of the society gave them psychological prowess and autonomy, elites in their own little world, thus the reason why Heavy Metal is a lot a tribal music.
With a view to understand these children who worshipped Slayer or these frostbitten Norwegian bands within the likes of Mayhem, Burzum, Immortal and Darkthrone who usually in their earlier formations championed satanic and evil imagery for shock values, the authority ought to have studied the reasons why these youngsters were listening to those sort of music within the first place. They are going to be in for a shock to find out that most of the kids didn’t even give a fuck about no lyrical contents. These bands could have sung about lollipops, sweet bars and teddy bears, however with that awesome sort of voice, they may have sung about eating Pizza under the eclipsing winter moon, I might still be listening to the nice music!