This is a controversial goal, especially given that a great many moralists see brutal compositions like Canady's as blueprints for extraordinarily repulsive behavior. Predictably, Canady views attempts to blame music for society's ills as misguided. "The guy who shot himself in the face after listening to Judas Priest--there was obviously something wrong with him in the first place," Canady says. "What he did would have been activated by something else eventually."
"In my case," he adds, "if I didn't have this music, I might actually do the things to people that I talk about in songs. My music might seem socially unacceptable to people, but it would be a lot less socially acceptable for me to be out murdering and raping people left and right.