At the Gates, Opeth and Dissection could be facing competition for the crown of greatest Swedish death metal act of all time if teen activist Greta Thunberg decides to get serious about her new direction.
The 16-year-old climate campaigner’s ‘How Dare You’ address at the UN summit in New York has been turned into a death metal track.
The video has already been viewed more than 2.2million times since being posted by John Meredeth, drummer of New York metal outfit Suaka, on September 25.
It catapulted into the mainstream when the post was shared by author Ali Rizvi, who said her speech as Swedish death metal was the ‘coolest thing’ seen that day.
When Miss Thunberg saw it herself she quoted the post and wrote: ‘I moved on from this climate thing…From now on I will be doing death metal only.’
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine Mr Meredith said: ‘When I saw her speech, I was very impressed by her passion and outrage.
‘And the words she chose just evoked the darkness of the metal music I love: Entombed, Gojira, At the Gates, Sepultura.’
He said he had problems getting the youngster’s voice to sound like the guttural roars usually the preserve of Tomas Lindberg and co – so had to re-record them himself, in the style, he said, of the former Immortal frontman Abbat.
Obviously to any real metalheads out there, Immortal hail from Norway and the song itself is more in the style of Floridian technical death metal rather than its harmonic Swedish counterpart, but that’s just picking at straws.
Miss Thunberg had been in Montreal to take part in planned protest marches which, for the second week running, involved millions taking to the streets across the globe.
During her visit she also met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who she said was still not doing enough to tackle the crisis.
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