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THE HEAVY METAL CHURCH: AWESOME OR AWFUL?

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The below video, which documents a metal-themed church in Colombia, was posted to YouTube in 2009, so I guess this isn’t exactly news; still, I’d never heard of it before MetalSucks Maniac Josh Kidd sent us the link today.

Of course, the existence of the church is sure to cause debate amongst metalheads — some will say that it’s awesome that these fans are worshipping their own way, and some will say that God has no place in metal, and that using extreme music to potentially recruit followers is manipulative. I can see both arguments; I’d much prefer we lived in a world where we were killing each other over something other than whose fairy tale is the right fairy tale, but if you have to go church… sure, why not?

I’m sure you’ll all have no problem debating the issue yourselves in our comments section. That would also be a great place for some of you to make idiotic Metal Church jokes, too.

-AR

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