Your Parents' Reaction To Metal



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Posted by R Lewis, 21.04.2013 - 13:02
Metal is not always highly regarded - at least here in Italy - and It took me a lot of time to convince my parents that there was nothing evil in it. One thing that helped me is that I started from really "calm" genres - punk, hard rock - and than gradually switched to heavier styles, but nothing extreme. Now my parents accept it peacefully, 'cause they see Metal makes me happy. And my mom also likes some power ballads.

The real question is: how did your parents react when they discovered what kind of music you listened to? Or did themselves introduce you to metal?
14.05.2013 - 01:08
TastetheSin
Yea my Y chromosome is a big Sabbath fan. Only thing we agree on actually. My Mom loves shit like Celiene Dion, so that tells you.
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12.01.2014 - 16:14
MetalAce
The Eternal
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Written by JaciLeigh on 25.04.2013 at 01:58

why would he say something that weird? As if listening to some music can be dangerous.

He just doesn't want me listening to something satanic and the like. We are a highly religious, Christian family haha. Black metal makes me uncomfortable, as good as some of it is, anyway so I don't have much to worry about. Although, I do listen to Welicoruss from time to time...


. . . But I know I'm more religious than you, though my great-great fathers were Islam's first leaders! But I listen to many kinds of extreme metal, specially death and black. It depends how you like it, And what you learn of it, do you like it for vocal, melody, satan, or nothing? At first, when I was 12-13(when I started my metal career) my friends and family called me an idiot and who likes to worship satan KEEP METAL
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12.01.2014 - 19:50
Góral
Combo Breaker
Since I can remember in my house you can hear bands like Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, UFO - this is mainly thanks to the musical taste of my dad. Maybe that's why
my parents were always tolerant and accepted my music (it was important only not to be too loud). I remember once that I caught my mom in the listening to "Blut Aus Nord - Axis" while vacuuming my room (supposedly started by accident). "Even cool" - she commented
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12.01.2014 - 20:19
no one
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When i was young i lived with my mum who was never there or i was homeless, so they never really heard what i listened to anyway. These days if i visit a parent i sure as hell won't make it awkward by cranking some Xasthur or something while talking to them. So well i guess they really never knew, but probably have some idea by the wired t shirts i wear.
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13.01.2014 - 02:13
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Mastercommander
Written by deadone on 13.01.2014 at 00:29

My parents couldn't care less. They got me Ride The Lightning for my 13th birthday.


So they probably did care a little bit
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13.01.2014 - 23:41
Mattybu
Surprisingly neither of my parents seem to mind at all (not that I would expect my dad to, more my mom is the surprising one), and neither of them got me into metal, or listen to any of it.
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14.01.2014 - 00:17
Schnabeltier 24
Same here, they don't find it to be something special... But my mother sometimes asks me why I buy so much cds, and I answer : "mom, I listen to REAL music, not to these crappy raps"
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Hey there, tiny wench !
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14.01.2014 - 14:27
Jessie J
My dad listens to Metal, He listened to Metal since the 60s Black Sabbath.
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18.01.2014 - 03:21
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
My parents kind of just accept the fact that I listen to it nowadays, even though when I was younger they would say the usual shtick like "I don't want you to listen to stuff about death" or "Why don't you listen to something more positive for a change". I think they kind of get by now that it hasn't really changed who I am as a person, it's just my musical tastes that seem unusual to them. The most "metal" my parents could ever get into was glam metal for my dad and pop-punk for my mom, so basically radio stuff, nothing like the stuff I typically listen to.
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Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree (Martin Luther).
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18.01.2014 - 04:54
SuicidalCyco
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My dad told me about AC/DC and Metallica when I was in first grade. And I kept getting into more metal but he once told me not to listen to death metal but he doesn't really care all that much anymore. Its my brother and sister who think I shouldn't listen to metal, but they also think that only women are supposed to have long hair so what do they know.
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19.01.2014 - 19:20
Thrashette
Written by Guest on 18.01.2014 at 04:54

they also think that only women are supposed to have long hair so what do they know.

My dad has a thing against guys with long hair... Whenever he sees my long-haired male metalhead friends, he tells me to invite them over so he can shave their hair off. And then when they actually do get a hair cut, he instantly likes them better and is a lot nicer to them. Guess it's more the image of metalheads than the music they listen to that he dislikes. He's not too fond of long hair on women either though, always tells me I should cut mine even though it's never been longer than mid-back length.
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20.01.2014 - 02:30
SuicidalCyco
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Written by Thrashette on 19.01.2014 at 19:20

Written by Guest on 18.01.2014 at 04:54

they also think that only women are supposed to have long hair so what do they know.

My dad has a thing against guys with long hair... Whenever he sees my long-haired male metalhead friends, he tells me to invite them over so he can shave their hair off. And then when they actually do get a hair cut, he instantly likes them better and is a lot nicer to them. Guess it's more the image of metalheads than the music they listen to that he dislikes. He's not too fond of long hair on women either though, always tells me I should cut mine even though it's never been longer than mid-back length.


Yeah I get that from a few people I know as well because of my hair length.
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