Stu wrote:Well, firstly it's Megadeth not Megadeath; an anti-war name, not pro-death theme in case you were wondering.CallMeDave wrote:Do you like MegaDeaths music ? Isnt their music message one of rebellion, personal destruction, hopelessness, apathy toward what is good and right , dissent of God and Godly values....and the like ? Besides that, doesnt a few guys bellowing and growling at you in virtually non-understanable words as a conglomeration of sheer painful noise plays....a sure recipe for a subsequent headache ?
It really depends on what album you listen to, and even more so the era, and specific song. Like most people, Dave isn't one dimensional and the content of the songs vary greatly.
For instance a major theme surrounding Megadeth's music has been politics and anti-war, long before it became "popular" to do so, and unlike many other metal bands he also sings about his personal relationships.
Dave's history is a chequered one. He was into the occult and wrote and sang some questionable songs surrounding that, but that is not what Megadeth represents; the range of the music is much more diverse than that.
Dave actually became a Christian around 2005; he was on a self-destructive path, in and out of rehab (like 20 times), and at one point in rehab after everything had else failed, with his marriage on the rocks, he gave his life to God.
So now there are certain songs from his older albums that he just doesn't sing anymore.
Not sure if his conversion rubbed off on his band mates but his friend (and bassist of Megadeth) David Ellefson is actually studying to become a minister right now I hang out at the Megadeth boards quite a bit and one of the interviews David done even inspired a guy on the boards to pick up the Bible.
This is the interview (I've started it at about the point where he talks about his studies). Note that this in an interview with David by Bravewords and the musical intro is not by Megadeth (if you watch from the beginning).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 1DY#t=454s
I understand that it's tough not to judge a band called Megadeth and plays heavy metal but you really need to be careful and take a closer look before doing so.
As a fellow Christian Dave's stance and music has actually inspired me and helped me through some tough times. I was raised on metal it's something I relate to; and when I pick up a guitar and write songs that's how I express it, but that doesn't mean it's anti-God or bad, it's just an expression.
Trust me, you might not see it, but Dave is doing good things for Christianity. He's not the perfect model of a Christian (like many), but he interacts with a lot of people that otherwise wouldn't be exposed to the faith, and I think changes a lot of people's perceptions who think that Christians are all just stuck up, finger-pointers and judgemental.
He's just a human being with a past who found Jesus.
Their previous album is called Endgame with the title song relates to the New World Order. The current one is Th1rt3en.
Dave's autobiography is a very interesting read and I would definitely recommend it.
Since Daves conversion in circa 2005, does the Band play any songs with lyrics highlighting /endorsing any form of immorality or rebellion to authority ? Thanks.