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Meanwhile, Rolling Stone caught up with the video's creator, John Merideth of New York City-based metal trio Suaka. “When I saw her speech, I was very impressed by her passion and outrage," said John. "And the words she chose just evoked the darkness of the metal music I love: Entombed, Gojira, At the Gates, Sepultura.
“I guess I didn’t really have a specific intent other than to turn her brutal words into a metal song,” he continued. “My personal stance is that individuals need to do their part to strive to conserve and preserve our environment...Teen angst can be a powerful and important driving force in society, for instance the Arab spring. But there is an element of satire and levity regarding the tone and the music. I mean, I have never sung like that before in my life. I think humor and [positive mental attitude] can be at least as powerful as anger and outrage, and there is a place for both.”
In true metalhead fashion, though, John felt the need to clear the air: despite the video's title, the style he's playing isn't "Swedish death metal." "It’s probably more black metal maybe but the title is also a nod to her country of origin. It’s like that Viking fury can’t be denied. In general, genres are for critics; musicians just make music they like.”
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