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Religious Music.

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 7:24 am
by desertedcities
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...

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 7:07 pm
by MachineSp1rit
Do choirs count?

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 9:08 pm
by desertedcities
As long as they're religiousy.

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 9:32 pm
by Möbiµs
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.

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 12:30 am
by acerba
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.


Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 2:14 am
by JacobEvans
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!

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 2:31 am
by GoodKat
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.

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 2:38 am
by JacobEvans
^ :lol: :lol: :lol:

That song has probably destroyed more faiths than all of science.

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 2:44 am
by GoodKat
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"?

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 2:52 am
by JacobEvans
I vote they just don't make music!

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:53 pm
by Daealis
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.

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 7:19 am
by digitalbuddha48
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.

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 8:39 am
by AntiSkill42
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.

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 10:32 pm
by Atomicnumber86
I listen to Viking Rock..

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 10:36 pm
by ImprobableJoe
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!"

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:58 pm
by GoodKat
ImprobableJoe wrote:Maybe it should be "You Can't Prove My Redeemer Doesn't Exist!"

We should make a CD.

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 1:31 pm
by COMMUNIST FLISK

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:37 pm
by rulezdaworld0
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

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:02 pm
by Sando
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

Re: Religious Music.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:47 pm
by JacobEvans
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.