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 Just how many black-metal bands out there do you think are "true" to their satanic beliefs? How many of them just do it for the imagery ,and like slayer, did it for the money? The only  3  "successful" bands I believe are "true" to their beliefs are behemoth ,watain, and inquisition.

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I guess that depends on what you mean by a "True Satanist."  I think most of the supposedly "Satanic" bands just like the image of Satanism and the rebellion that it seems to represent in society. 

I cannot speak about Watain or Inquisition, as I do not listen to either of them, but I want to push back on the idea that Behemoth somehow represents something truly Satanic.  To me, they focus too much on their image and making money to be anything other than just another popular/successful band.  I find that a little difficult to reconcile with the anti-social/transgressive image of Satanism.  That being said, they do have some great music!

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From the interviews that I've heard with Eric from WATAIN and Dagon from INQUISITION, both bands embrace the ideology of "satanism" and it's a huge part of what they try to convey through their music.As for BEHEMOTH, they put out fucking awesome records, one after the other. NERGAL has had a lot of shit thrown at him for living in Poland. They might not be "true satanists", just anti-catholics". Good enough for me. If there's one band that used SATAN as an image to make money. it's SLAYER.  Tom arraya is a practicing catholic and didn't feel comfortable with some of Kerry kings lyrics as he got older. Only in america can you get rich pretending to worship SATAN.

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