Is "secular metal" a known category?
I'm not really into metal or Christian metal/rock, but I've never heard of "Secular Metal" as a genre. I'm into soul music and gospel, and plenty of gospel musicians refer to doing "secular music", but I've never really heard of them describing it as, say, "secular soul music". It sounds like a negatively defined category used only by those in the Christian Metal community to describe metal artists outside of that community, rather than something that the non-Christian metal community would use. I hope it's not offensive to say, but it's a bit like "muggles" from Harry Potter - a term used by one group to describe another, not a term that other group actually uses for themselves. –Tom Morris 18:43, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
- Neither have I. The article needs some neutrality. Meg Ireland 17:53, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
Should be in lower case
A good article Marshal. Just one thing though. The article name should be in lower case ie. 'Christian metal' not 'Christian Metal'. See your copy of the Chicago Manual of Style or Hart's Rules (Oxford Style Guide), for naming conventions (Heavy metal is listed in lower case). Meg Ireland 05:13, 7 January 2010 (UTC)