Quote of the Day

Today’s quote comes from this interview with Rachel Mann.

Monika: One of my favourite quotations of yours is ‘Christians could learn a lot about life from Heavy Metal’…

Rachel: Oh my. That got me into a lot of hot water a few years ago. A fair few conservative Christians didn’t like me saying that at all. I guess I was saying that I’d found metal, among other music sub-cultures, a place of energy and welcome. There’s a massive theatrical element to metal that appeals to me and I love its willingness to be playful with the concept of ‘darkness’. I wish more Christians would less afraid of the dark.

I guess that fundamentalist Christians have something in common with indie fans in that they just don’t understand metal.

On the other hand, I’m sure there must be Methodist property stewards in places like Cornwall who are deeply disappointed that Norwegian-style black metal never really caught on in Britain…

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