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Any Fans Of The Christian Hard Rock Band Demon Hunter?

Posted by Job on March 9, 2008

Now I have generally defended Christian rock and rap, but their logo, really disturbs me!

http://www.demonhunter.net/ 

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26 Responses to “Any Fans Of The Christian Hard Rock Band Demon Hunter?”

  1. AndyB said

    I’m a fan, myself. DH is actually the group that got me weaned away from more secular and overtly anti-Christ groups. The logo on the “splash” page you’ve got linked is a more “stylized” version of their regular logo that appears in some shape or form on each of their album covers – a demon’s skull with a bullet-hole in it. The regular version of the logo can be seen on the album cover if you click “Enter Site” at the bottom.

    As for disturbing, I can understand. Just having the word “demon” in the band’s name is enough to make a lot of folks tune-out, regardless of the word that follows it. I would say that their style is meant as one that appeals to a “darker” generation of youth and young adults who “cut their teeth” on the likes of Prong, Tool, Pantera, etc but I know that will make some folks immediately think “seeker sensitive”. As for the guys in DH though, they’ve managed to stay true to the gospel of grace and the name of Jesus moreso than many others in the “Christian Music Industry”. I think some of it has to do with bands like them not playing in big arenas or getting a lot of press or radio-play. The hard rock/metal groups usually are very tight-knit and used to playing for crowds as small as 10-20 or as big as a thousand (at festivals).

    I’ll be the first to admit that in metal (as in any genre with artists claiming to be christian) that the message can become easily muddled and compromised (especially in this day and age in America). Though I think DH had the perfect comment on that in a song from their most recent album. The song’s called “Sixteen” (everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, this song is about that 16th minute for those who claim the name of Jesus Christ in vain.)

    “You take the name of love divine
    And drag it through your blood
    Now turn to face what you have made
    And mourn what you have done”

    If you’re at all interested, Ryan Clark (the lead vocalist/songwriter) posted all the lyrics for the songs from the most recent album as well as a commentary to the mesage/meaning behind each one. Thsi can be found at: http://www.bandsonfire.com/spip.php?article1045

    I’d especialy advise you to read the explanation of track #6 “A Thread of Light” as Ryan, in his own words, addresses the same kind of concerns you’ve raised here.

    Soli Deo Gloria! And in Jesus’ name, rock on Christian soldiers 🙂

    • RYNO said

      Jesus Christ is in our blood is in our lungs and It wont die let our GOD be Praisd for we shall scream and shout That Jesus is our King

  2. AndyB said

    I’m a fan, myself. DH is actually the group that got me weaned away from more secular and overtly anti-Christ groups. The logo on the “splash” page you’ve got linked is a more “stylized” version of their regular logo that appears in some shape or form on each of their album covers – a demon’s skull with a bullet-hole in it. The regular version of the logo can be seen on the album cover if you click “Enter Site” at the bottom.

    As for disturbing, I can understand. Just having the word “demon” in the band’s name is enough to make a lot of folks tune-out, regardless of the word that follows it. I would say that their style is meant as one that appeals to a “darker” generation of youth and young adults who “cut their teeth” on the likes of Prong, Tool, Pantera, etc but I know that will make some folks immediately think “seeker sensitive”. As for the guys in DH though, they’ve managed to stay true to the gospel of grace and the name of Jesus moreso than many others in the “Christian Music Industry”. I think some of it has to do with bands like them not playing in big arenas or getting a lot of press or radio-play. The hard rock/metal groups usually are very tight-knit and used to playing for crowds as small as 10-20 or as big as a thousand (at festivals).

    I’ll be the first to admit that in metal (as in any genre with artists claiming to be christian) that the message can become easily muddled and compromised (especially in this day and age in America). Though I think DH had the perfect comment on that in a song from their most recent album. The song’s called “Sixteen” (everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, this song is about that 16th minute for those who claim the name of Jesus Christ in vain.)

    “You take the name of love divine
    And drag it through your blood
    Now turn to face what you have made
    And mourn what you have done”

    If you’re at all interested, Ryan Clark (the lead vocalist/songwriter) posted all the lyrics for the songs from the most recent album as well as a commentary to the mesage/meaning behind each one. Thsi can be found at: http://www.bandsonfire.com/spip.php?article1045

    I’d especialy advise you to read the explanation of track #6 “A Thread of Light” as Ryan, in his own words, addresses the same kind of concerns you’ve raised here.

    Soli Deo Gloria! And in Jesus’ name, rock on Christian soldiers 🙂

    PS: If this double-posts, I apologize – I got a Server error #500 when I tried to post the first time.

  3. Job said

    AndyB:

    Thanks! I saw from their song titles and promotional material that they actually prominently made the Name and power of Jesus Christ integral to their music, something that few else do. That was what made their logo so disturbing to me … I was thinking that if it is an elaborate scheme to trick and deceive people, then it is REALLY elaborate!

    So yeah, having a demon with a bullet hole in his head removes most of my worry. I just still think that having an image of an evil spirit on your albums, hats, T – shirts, etc., bullet holes or not, isn’t prudent. Possible but not expedient! But at least I know now that they are not deceiving people or promoting Satan on purpose, and that makes it much better.

  4. Marianne said

    Logo looks like “demon supporter”

    marianne
    http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/

    • Ronnie Alvarez said

      That the same thing that bothers me that christians denie that logo, its not the logo its the lyrics. Like lamb of god, do you think its christian…. no its really satanic.

  5. AndyB said

    …and it appears as if you have a penchant for erotic fantasy art that borders on pornography, judging by your site Marianne. I mean, as long as we’re making value judgements based solely on a brief glance at a pic or two…

    If you just don’t like the band’s logo, that’s fine. But I hope the feedback on this will be more meaningful, thought-out, edifying, etc than a deriding one-liner. Otherwise, just like discussions about sports teams, arguments purely over musical tastes can denigrate pretty quickly. 🙂

  6. Marianne said

    The original comment was this:

    “Now I have generally defended Christian rock and rap, but their logo, really disturbs me!”

    I said this because there was a satanic image on the shirt on the site. So I only commented on the image. It seems like if they were really born again, they would not use satanic images to promote themselves.

    The images on my site fit the spirit of Jezebel. I find the images speak more than the words in some ways. It is letting people know, especially men, that the attractive person in front of them is really evil, so do not be deceived. The pictures I chose show this. The evil shows so that the deceived person can see past the image to the spirit. They are not meant to be pornographic. They are meant to show the evil spirit which inhabits the Jezebel.

    You also need to read the text which is right under the picture chosen. If you don’t, then you are too fascinated with the pictures, and you have a problem.

  7. AndyB said

    “I said this because there was a satanic image on the shirt on the site”

    “You also need to read the text which is right under the picture chosen. If you don’t, then you are too fascinated with the pictures”

    I know good and well what your purpose is in using the pictures that you did, precisely because I did look at the posts that went with them. I’m just pointing out that making the same kind of off-the-cuff denouncement of something as “satanic” with nothing more than a passing glance at an image would show that (as you yourself said) the person making the judgement call is the one with a problem.

    I suspect your feelings are the same as Job’s from the original post. Short and to the point: “their logo, really disturbs me”. There’s a difference between stating that you don’t like something or that it even disturbs you, and unexegetically proclaiming it as altogether “satanic”.

    I’ll point again to the link in my original comment: http://www.bandsonfire.com/spip.php?article1045

    Read the commentary on song #6 “A Thread of Light”. The lead singer for the group addresses this exact point/concern that you’re raising.

    Again, I’m not picking on your site or the images and content thereof, what just trying to make a point since the 1 short comment and your site adress was all I had to go on 😉

    YBiC

  8. Marianne said

    there is a difference

    between showing an image along with an explanatory text to expose what is wrong with it..

    and to advocate something by wearing its image on your clothing, without any explanation.

    most images on shirts are to promote what they represent, not condemn it.

    If I wore a goat with horns on my shirt in public, people would get a certain impression. They would not know from a distance that I personally liked some music that celebrated Jesus. Jesus and the horned goat do not match. If they had a goat with an X over it, it might give a better impression – ie one of disapproval.

    The same goes for jezebel. I would not wear one of those pictures either.

  9. josh said

    that is what the bullet hole in the forehead is for it is the same as the x over it. It represents death, or the destruction of the evil on the t shirt

  10. Job said

    Josh:

    Your choice of email address does not inspire confidence in me with regards to this issue.

  11. Jack said

    Look at it this way, Their name is Demon Hunter, what do hunters do? HANG THE HEADS ON THEIR WALLS! That’s how I see it, also their an awesome band.

  12. Raz said

    There is something serious wrong with you guys. Where I come from we call you guys GOD WARRIORS or BIBLE THUMPERS. You are taking this way too seriously. I’m not Christian, but if I was, I wouldn’t mind wearing this shirt in public. In fact I have many shirts with demons on them and I LOVE THEM. Just look at Job For A Cowboy’s shirts.

    For Christians being so understanding you guys sure aren’t very accepting of things just based solely on appearances.. What if an angel had a goat head? Would you hate it? What if Jesus had a goat head?

    It’s an IMAGE. These guys are true Christians and their music is uplifting. Just because someone wears an image that doesn’t make them “Satanic”. I’ve actually read the Satanic Bible, and believe it or not, most Satanists (more so known as Laveyan Satanists) don’t even believe in the devil. To them, Satan is an image. They don’t believe in anything other than promoting one’s self.

    It’s Chrisitans who made them evil. The people that have sacrifices in the night and “HAIL SATIN11” aren’t real Satanists, they’re pseudo-Satanists. So stop judging everything based on image. You should be above that by now.

    Demon Hunter is a great band if you can’t see how great they are or their messages just because of an image, you’re really blind after all. If one thing was out there to convert me and start to get me to change my way of life and atone for my sins, it would be them.

  13. Sean said

    The Lord doesn’t like clones.He likes different flavors of Christians.Including the darker ones like Demon Hunter.I Know this is How Jesus will fulfill His dream of saving everybody.Yes,in fact I’m sixteen and I too like Darker things(not evil,just something with a little chocolate flavor to it) Like Demon Hunter!!!I think they’re really Awsome!!!!!!We,as Christians need to start shedding the light of Heaven upon EVERYONE.Therefore,we should respect the…”Darker CHRISTIANS” as well.Go Demon Hunter!!!!

  14. HI! everyone how likes DH (Demon Hunter) please. because everyone fan in finland wanna see DH from kouvola 2012

  15. mosh4jesus said

    I really support what these guys are doing, their symbol might be a little confusing, but if you dig deep into the meaning of it, you’ll see it’s not so bad. I myself would be considered a “darker” christian, I.e painting my nails black, long hair, gauged ears. The image, though, helps me meet a lot of people and I know for a fact, mainly because one of these people I met told me, that they would not be saved right now if God had not had me meet him. We need Christians on the dark side “sleeper agents” if you will.

  16. Ben said

    I am Ben, i believe this is an Awesome band,..

    This kind of music helps to know Jesus to the people who are in Dark, Gospel should reach to every person in this world before the second coming of Jesus…

  17. bestiavenator said

    I personally love it, you have a “demons” skull with a bullet hole in the forehead, as Christians we are to follow the the lord and he tells us to fight our personal demons, they choose to hunt them.
    Then every ablum has a differnt skull, cause there isint only one thing wrong with us.
    I love it though I could see it being to intense for some people, long live the blessed resistance.

  18. A Christian said

    It’s obviously mocking Lucifer himself. Notice it’s a dead goat head, dirty, unworthy, crocked and down right satanic… But mocking it? I listen to Demon Hunter and it’s a possibility they ARE satanic (like most so called “Christian” bands) but just because their main theme is portraying hell for the unworthy and how it really is.

  19. Derek said

    For all these people condemning Demon Hunter’s logo: are you not paying attention to the bullet hole? Their name is DEMON-HUNTER. They are hunting demons. Besides, it is the job of the person wearing the shirt that the logo is on to explain the meaning, because the band has already explained themselves many times

  20. Derek said

    Whatever happened to Christianity being the most inclusive belief system? I am a huge fan of Demon Hunter not only because of the IMMENSE amount of talent they have, but also because they are so fearless about sharing their faith through such a controversial style of music. Christian metal leaves doors open to so many people who it was closed off to up until the CCM movement of the 90s. Only a self-righteous fool would believe that music is evil just because of its sound

  21. Esperanza said

    Demons don’t die by getting shot in the head. It’s a third eye. Nothing in the symbolism is representing God. If we’re talking about “Hunting Demons” It would mean on a spiritual realm because demons are from the spiritual realm. So, to have an image of a demon with horns and a hole (eye) above the two, it’s not fitting of what a true demon hunter would represent. How did Jesus fight demons? Not by shooting it in the head. This is a cover up of what it truly represents.

  22. RYNO said

    Let us not point fingers …let us not brake down Christianity but build it save the souls that is lost in dark metal ….may GOD be Praised …. the thing is Jesus Christ is The Lord is in ouer blood in ouer lungs and He is in ouer harts my Only The name of Jesus be Praised ….

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