Guitarist Colin Davis of the Californian brutal death metallers VILE has issued a follow-up message elaborating on his previous announcement that the group's forthcoming recorded output "will not focus on death anymore":
"A lot of people messaged about this and I really appreciate the thoughts [everyone has] offered. They make me think and I'm glad [they] are helping me to think this through. But let me add a couple comments that might clarify some things.
"[People] are right about how this music is used as a release. I also find it facinating how this process works differently with each person. And I want to say that I am not thinking that this music should not exist, or its 'brutality' in a musical or sonic sense should lessen. What I am thinking is that this music can evolve into something that still allows people to release angst and negativity, but then actually gives something back. Instead of feeding into a negative field, it should be possible to actually channel this but not build it up higher. I also want to say that most people do not know how powerful they are. They have been purposely misled to believe that they have very little power to effect themselves and others. They have been taught that scholars, doctors, religious leaders or political leaders are more capable people. That we should leave the more important matters to them. And that what they say is real or valid, we should believe.
"I say 'jump in a lake.' They are not leaders, they are mis-leaders. We have to understand the subconscious mind. They do! We have to understand that what we see and think with out aware ego-brain is only 5-10 percent of what we actually perceive. Our subconscious mind picks up every word, it analyzes them forward and backwards and compares every word in our vernacular to them for relations. It takes anagrams and backwords words and turns them around. We also have a genetic memory that is millions of years old. It also resonates with words, sounds, colors, terms, pictures, symbols. All of this goes into us and helps to change what we are as a whole. This is why thinking can change everythng around you. And this is why when others think negatively in your direction, you are molded by those thoughts. But this can be mitigated if we are aware of how we work and how others try to manipulate us. And this all comes back to my original blog about how we are responsible for everything we do, say, think and also how we are changed by what others do or say or think. This is where I have to take personal responsibility and use some thought to try to change this music from something that serves one or two purposes to something that serves many more."