I know there are a few threads about music in here, but today I saw an interesting discussion in the comments section of David's latest installment. People were arguing about the benefits and dangers of heavy music.
Since I myself like to listen to heavy music I thought I'd start a little discussion in the hope to get more information on the way music influences us, how to work with it (for everyones benefit, mind you) and maybe even some new bands to listen to!
What I DON'T want to start is a clash between metalheads and others! This should go without saying, but I wanted to clarify that.
So let me start things off and give you a better idea about what I want to talk about.
In the comments section following points were made by different parties:
- heavy music can be uplifting, energizing, empowering
- the lyrics are mostly positive (I only partly agree to that, since there are a lot of negative musical styles in Heavy Metal out there)
- Heavy Metal has been a voice for rebellion for many decades now
- most instruments and sounds are distorted, hence the frequency aswell
- the body can be perceived as a hologram, based on frequencies itself, which makes it (and your spirit, of course) very sensitive to distorted sounds
- the performances of live concerts are often used for ritualistic purposes, as seen at the Super Bowl
- but the positive lyrics may act as a counter spell against these rituals
I'd like to point out that I don't want to dwell on the ritual stuff. My focus lies on the frequencies.
When I first submitted this thread (in a bit of an excited rush, I have to admit), I was told that threads that explored negative, ritualistic sides of music would be considered off topic and thus not being permitted. I second that. These forums are for the positive spiritual development of us all.
Let's get back to the above arguments.
I do feel energized by heavy music most of the time, to what degree depending on the band and my mood. A good example would be the Foo Fighters, since they were being named in the particular argument and also because David's comment of Dave Grohl wearing an upside down cross at the Emmys spiked a big reaction by many people.
I do really like the Foo Fighters and David Grohl. If I'm in a bad mood, listening to some Foo Fighters almost always lifts my spirits, whereas none-heavy music might get me irritated.
Sometimes I also "need" something "stronger", like Sick of it all, to name something quite extreme. On the other hand, it sometimes is the exact opposite. Heavy music would irritate me, whilst something soothing and quiet would make me feel better.
So, to conclude my post, let me ask:
Most people would agree the Foo Fighters make mostly very harmonic music, but with distorted guitars, therefore also distorting our energy-field. Does anyone think, or have evidence, that it's possible for us to transform those distorted frequencies into positive energy? Would that be possible at all?
Also, is it maybe my being used to listening to distorted music (for more than twenty years now) that only makes me THINK that I get a positive vibe out of it? And why might it be that sometimes it's the other way around?
The reason I am so interested in this is that, as many people, I have something like a love affair with Rock and Heavy Metal. And as in real relationships, it's hard to let go even if you know they might be bad for you. So I'd like to find out how to save this one!
And one more thing: I don't exclusivly listen to Rock and Heavy Metal. I enjoy many forms of music.
I hope everyone will enjoy this discussion.
All the best,