Hopefully this isn't an old and done-to-death topic, but I recently got hold of "Nailed. Dead. Risen." by Impending Doom, who you'll, if you didn't already know it, guess from that title and name that they're a Christian death metal band.
Fine. No problem with them being Christian, especially as (as far as I'm aware) they haven't used their musical means as a political platform or such. It's a good album, if you like death metal/deathcore. However: having finally read their lyrics (since you haven't a hope of deciphering them audibly), I'm a little curious about some of it. It seems like they're making their point about them being right and us being wrong forcefully, to the point where it could be considered a little unnerving and I'm wondering if they're leaning towards being apocalyptic Christians. If that's the case, I have to wonder if it's time to take them off the ipod, just out of principle of the urging-on of the end-times being a tad immoral and all. If not, all well and good.
Some of it's just fallacious (the opening track is a prayer containing the line "Give me courage to stand boldly on your word, against this world father. This world that I don't wanna be a part of Because it is not of you, precious Jesus" (a shame that they don't wanna be a part of the world god surely created?)) and some more aggressive ("In the almighty savior's name I hope I scare the hell out of you. Be my savior, And you'll crush the head of the one strangling you, From breathing the breath of life, The one who blinds you from seeing heaven and the father reaching for you"). That and the running theme of the world being "run by the enemy".
So. Am I missing the point, overreacting? Apparently the name means that you're living your impending doom without Christ, which at the very least makes me raise an eyebrow and mutter "hey...". Check 'em out, musically and lyrically. There's not a lot of info etc out there on them, to be fair and they might not be making any such apocalyptic assertions at all, but I'd love to know what people think of them.