Former working musician that grew up in the 70’s, here.
I have always loved BOC and consider “Agents of Fortune” to be one of the greatest albums ever.
I’ve always had that bit of dichotomy when performing songs with questionable lyrics. AiC’s “Man in the Box” was really troublesome.
These days I’m really careful about what I allow into my head during my own private listening.Thats tough, because I really like bands like Tool and Nine Inch Nails. So, if I’m with friends that are not Catholic or even Christian for that matter, and a Tool or NIN song comes on, I’ll go ahead and enjoy the moment. My friends know me well enough to know for certain that tapping my foot to “Schism” or singing along with “Hurt” will not make me “less Catholic”. That said, when it’s just me in my auto (and I commute 45 miles to work), it’s a steady diet of Maher, Talbot, and Assad. I know myself well enough to know what effect a steady diet of Tool, NIN, and even BOC will have on my spiritual life.
Another thing to consider is that there is plenty of music out there that is beautiful and appears to be ok, when in fact it is very occultic, even Luciferian. Music does not have to heavy grinding guitars and heavy drumbeats and even a few comical references to Satan to be “evil”. Much of Wagner’s work is some of the most secular and anti Semitic and “evil” music there is.
Hope this helps.