Heavy Metal Salvation

The mere mention of heavy metal music to many Christians conjures up thoughts and images of the devil, waggling tongues, face paint, tight pants, ear-splitting screams, and crazy-bad hair.

But not to all Christians. The Reverend Rachel Mann of the Church of England thinks Christians could learn a lot about life from head-bangers.

“…as both priest and metal musician and fan, it strikes me that the Church, especially at this agonized time, has a serious gospel lesson to learn from this darkest and heaviest music. The music’s willingness to deal with nihilistic and, on occasion, extremely unpleasant subjects seems to offer its fans a space to accept others in a way that shames many Christians. Metal’s refusal to repress the bleak and violent truths of human nature liberates its fans to be more relaxed and fun people.”

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