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By Anonymous

   Oursociety has many forms of entertainment, one of which is ourso-called music. Many teens listen to horrible ear-splittingnoise they call music. It has made a travesty of the musicthat led up to increasingly popular heavy metal.

Bandsand musicians like Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jimi Hendrix andothers plowed the way and made tremendous breakthroughs in thehistory of rock, and for what? So these one-chord wonders ofguitar players can belt out two different notes repeatedly at150 decibels for an hour at a concert and walk away withthousands of dollars. These "professional musicians"don't even know how to play their instruments. In thedictionary music is defined as an art of notes placed in orderand time. If the music played by bands like Korn and MarilynManson were paintings, it would be as if thousands of peoplespent $15 a piece to see a three-year-old's scribble on apiece of paper.

Not only isthis music's complexity minimal, it also has a negative mentaleffect on people. I did a project to determine if today'smusic's content is appropriate which proved it is not. Ipurchased four mice and two cages. I played Beethoven, classicrock and jazz for one pair of mice. For the other I playedKorn's self-titled CD. I played this music eight hours a dayfor two months. After three weeks, one of the mice in the Korngroup had a piece missing from his ear. A week later I found adead mouse that was exposed to Korn. The other mouse hadkilled it. A week after that the other mouse starved itself todeath. The classical music mice, however, lived for months.This shows that today's music is pure aggression and rubs offon others.

The modern rock and heavy metal are bad forour society. There are many great musicians who make complexmusic that isn't so depressing. The next time you go to yourmusic store, look for options other than all the popular heavymetal albums.

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i love this so much!

on Jan. 13 2010 at 3:40 pm
dragonbiscuits SILVER, Near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"You cannot acheive peace with violence" -several people

I agree with kindyxkandy, you can't go around saying these sort of things, I understand everybody has their own opinion, but this isn't very well produced. You may not understand this music, like I can't understand rap. You just have to deal with opinions on topics like this because it will vary from person to person, and it really isn't that life or death; some people just make a big hub-bub of some music because they think it has a "bad influence". A person makes their own decision, music cannot make them perform their actions. Also, I find your experiment flawed. You played two of the mice classical, jazz, and blues, while you only played the others Korn. Too many variables on a single subject, and mice may perceive certain noises (such as heavier basses or higher violin playing) differently than humans. On this note, it isn't very fair to use these animals as test subjects. It just isn't.

on Nov. 25 2009 at 8:38 am
kindyxkandy BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"You have to suck before you get to success. It's about the journey."

I think this is a very closed minded post. I love heavy metal because its me. I love the way it sounds, the words, the message, and most of all, I really love Marilyn Manson, so I don't appreciate this at all.

People like all different types of music, country, hiphop, rap, rock, metal, pop. They don't like what they do because its popular, or because other people, like you, tell them they should like a certain type of music, they like it because it is their PERSONAL taste. Stop trying to conform todays teenagers. Let us be different, let people listen to what they want. If you want conformity, fine, but keep it away from me.