Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Finland Ups the Ante

Ah, those Finns...they may very create the first fully metal society on Earth. The AFP has an article about Metal Masses, where Lutheran hymns - restructured, in the true Protestant spirit, by lay believers, not members of the church hierarchy - are played by metal bands in churches. In practice, I suppose it's not really any different than the Christian metal played in the US, but this is a country with less people than New York City. Any cultural movement that goes on there has to have a bigger impact on the percentage of the population and while I'm not a religious person by any stretch of the imagination, I do like the idea of a group of people subverting the norm in an unusual way.

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