I am a Christian. An Orthodox Christian. That’s why I use some moments from bible to bring the messages for readers.
Religion in music? Yes, of course. If listener has faith, his music will be filled with this faith. His fantasies and feelings are similar as when he pray. I want to think about this phrase some time.
Religion in lyrics? Yes. This is a simple way for understanding between author and his reader or listener. When I started to write, nobody could understand my lyrics before I said about. I used my own fantasy world with technocratical sight of view. That was a “wave theory of feelings” based on my school knowledge. That was interesting, but, just for me. I try again with description of St. Petersburg monuments. And that was my first succes in poetry. I listened to metal music that time, and my lyrics were filled with chilling cold fear.
I understood, why it was succesful. So, my first serious attempt to write a song was about “Squirell which run round it’s cage”. It is an interesting song. I used well-known situation.
And what would be best known thing, when everyone can understand lyrics without distortion of meaning? I think, it is the only way. Religion is a tool, it is a key to listener faith, his hopes, fears… His interests. And love.
Satanism is religion, like Christianity, or Atheism. Each religion has specific symbols, that have a meaning for believers. They are well-known and can shortly explain a lot. Lyrics with memes can be understood without long-time reading thesaurus and defining vocabulary. It’s simple. When I had to read poetry of my friends I felt a lot of differences. Consecutive changes from verse to verse could be understood, but it’s hard to hear.
Religion in meatal music and metal lyrics? What the fuck I am thinking? Metal now is like religion. My faith stands hard with symbols of metal. Because I use this symbols to inspire my listeners. Because I’m metalhead.
Religion is an art. And if I use “angel-grill” to shock, it’s art if my listener will be shocked.
Religion is a tool. Tool to obtain the purpose. The greatest mindfuck is to see real purposes of life.
You can know one religion to believe. You can learn three religions to inspire and unite. But real faith will be higher this knowledge. Your faith includes religions you believe or deny. It’s also includes your own deals and purposes.