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desertedcitiesUser avatarPosts: 74Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:53 amLocation: wØØt

Post Religious Music.

That you listen to, if any.

I listen to a lot of music that has to do with religious themes. Not that I care, they're all good fantasy after all.

Orphaned Land (My favorite Jew Metal (i.e. Prog Metal).
Stryper, no doubt you may have heard of their Metalness. (I have a beef with Christian music in general, but these guys are halfway decent at music making).
Blind Willie Johnson, Bluesman, he's a Gospel Bluesman I would guess, I likes him.
Argent has their Jesusyness.
Amaseffer is also another Jew Metal band (Yes, Prog Metal). They're doing their trilogy on the Exodus story, it's good stuff.
Robert Johnson is also rather religiousy. But yeah...
Also, the plethora of Requiem Masses written, by both religious people, and the atheists that have written them. Of all the ones I've heard, all are fantastic.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head... I know I listen to more...
Derp.
Sat May 09, 2009 7:24 am
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MachineSp1ritUser avatarPosts: 180Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:52 pmLocation: Georgia

Post Re: Religious Music.

Do choirs count?
Sat May 09, 2009 7:07 pm
desertedcitiesUser avatarPosts: 74Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:53 amLocation: wØØt

Post Re: Religious Music.

As long as they're religiousy.
Derp.
Sat May 09, 2009 9:08 pm
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MöbiµsUser avatarPosts: 66Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 5:29 pmLocation: Sweden

Post Re: Religious Music.

desertedcities wrote:Robert Johnson is also rather religiousy. But yeah...
Also, the plethora of Requiem Masses written, by both religious people, and the atheists that have written them. Of all the ones I've heard, all are fantastic.


Pretty much these two examples, as well as other blues artists.

Can't think of any more ATM.
Sat May 09, 2009 9:32 pm
acerbaUser avatarPosts: 68Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:58 am

Post Re: Religious Music.

Orphaned Land is really good.
I also have a thing for Christmas carols, but maybe that's just because they're associated with free stuff and food.

You can conceal sadism in technical language or flowery words, but its still just as fun to watch.

Especially if tentacles are part of it.
Thu May 14, 2009 12:30 am
JacobEvansUser avatarPosts: 626Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:01 am

Post Re: Religious Music.

Every freaking time I'm with my bestfriend and someone mentions religious music we immediatly begin singing "Our God is an Awesome God" :lol: :lol: :lol:

This stuff is comedy GOLD! though it pisses my mother off quite a bit!
Thu May 14, 2009 2:14 am
GoodKatUser avatarPosts: 776Joined: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:07 pmLocation: Hell (South Carolina)

Post Re: Religious Music.

JacobEvans wrote:Every freaking time I'm with my bestfriend and someone mentions religious music we immediatly begin singing "Our God is an Awesome God" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh man don't even mention that song. Back when I went to church they would sing it every fucking sunday, and the guy that did the lead vocals had a "derr" voice.
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Thu May 14, 2009 2:31 am
JacobEvansUser avatarPosts: 626Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:01 am

Post Re: Religious Music.

^ :lol: :lol: :lol:

That song has probably destroyed more faiths than all of science.
Thu May 14, 2009 2:38 am
GoodKatUser avatarPosts: 776Joined: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:07 pmLocation: Hell (South Carolina)

Post Re: Religious Music.

I love how people who admit that they can't prove the validity of their faith listen to songs like "I know my redeemer lives".
Shouldn't it be "I think my redeemer lives"?
My discussions are a search for truth, and for that search to be honest, all parties involved must be open to the prospect of being wrong.
What is there to gain in guessing about that which cannot be known?
Thu May 14, 2009 2:44 am
JacobEvansUser avatarPosts: 626Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:01 am

Post Re: Religious Music.

I vote they just don't make music!
Thu May 14, 2009 2:52 am
DaealisUser avatarPosts: 235Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:48 pmLocation: Tampere

Post Re: Religious Music.

Holy blood and Lament are two of my most listened religious bands these days. Lament reminds me vaguely of Cradle of Filth in From the Cradle to Enslave and Dimmu Borgir's sound in Death Cult Armageddon. Holy blood is more of a folkmetal, perhaps resembling Finntroll, Ensiferum and that sort of bands.
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Thu May 14, 2009 11:53 pm
digitalbuddha48User avatarPosts: 96Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 4:26 amLocation: Bay Area, Cal

Post Re: Religious Music.

I find many Hindu/Buddhist/Islamist chants or mantras to be very soothing even if what they're saying is total bullshit...its just sounds nice to me.
Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.
Sat May 23, 2009 7:19 am
AntiSkill42User avatarPosts: 83Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:20 pmLocation: Hungary

Post Re: Religious Music.

some things I just discovered when researching the topic:
Guess everybody knows that one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqPz5B-T ... re=related

going deeper into history:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u__YUGBzhoE

and if you really want to calm down:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l2FCeWM ... re=related

Still the "new time" favourite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wrUuDSl ... re=related

Thats a nicely exploited religious context. Since people associate (atheist/pagan/christian -as long as they were raised in a predominantly christian environment) certain pictures and emotions with words like Gabrial, Maria, Ave, ...
Add some passages where fans can shout-a-long + the mystery of latin language.
And the most convinced pagans at these concerts start to praise mother mary...

aahhh.love that irony.
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Sat May 23, 2009 8:39 am
Atomicnumber86Posts: 126Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:18 pmLocation: Spørring, Denmark Gender: Cake

Post Re: Religious Music.

I listen to Viking Rock..
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Wed May 27, 2009 10:32 pm
ImprobableJoeLime TordUser avatarPosts: 6195Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:24 pm

Post Re: Religious Music.

GoodKat wrote:I love how people who admit that they can't prove the validity of their faith listen to songs like "I know my redeemer lives".
Shouldn't it be "I think my redeemer lives"?

Maybe it should be "You Can't Prove My Redeemer Doesn't Exist!"
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Wed May 27, 2009 10:36 pm
GoodKatUser avatarPosts: 776Joined: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:07 pmLocation: Hell (South Carolina)

Post Re: Religious Music.

ImprobableJoe wrote:Maybe it should be "You Can't Prove My Redeemer Doesn't Exist!"

We should make a CD.
My discussions are a search for truth, and for that search to be honest, all parties involved must be open to the prospect of being wrong.
What is there to gain in guessing about that which cannot be known?
Wed May 27, 2009 11:58 pm
COMMUNIST FLISKUser avatarPosts: 257Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:07 pmLocation: Birmingham , UK

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Thu May 28, 2009 1:31 pm
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rulezdaworld0User avatarPosts: 37Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:02 pmLocation: South Cumbria, England

Post Re: Religious Music.

My fav. band's (Evanescence) vocalist's name is Amy Lee, which is the name of another religous singer... Why I said this I have no idea
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:37 pm
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SandoUser avatarPosts: 156Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:12 amLocation: Finland

Post Re: Religious Music.

I sometimes listen to Bob Dylans three albums from his time as a born again christian. They're crap compared to the rest of his work, but at times I listen to them anyway. Slow Train Coming (1979) is actually decent, but then it just got worse until he abandoned the christian music and got back into the game with Infidels in 1983... which is a damn good album imo.

Oh, and when you're talking about christian music you just have to mention this instant classic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-l8iqeva0U
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Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:02 pm
JacobEvansUser avatarPosts: 626Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:01 am

Post Re: Religious Music.

There is ONE song that I just love...

"Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum

If only for the lines

I've never been a sinner,
I've never sinned,
I'VE GOT A FRIEND IN JESUS!

and of course the song was written by a Jew... :lol: :lol:

It's almost a parody of what it's about.
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:47 pm
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