Greta Thunberg‘s ever-riveting and already-iconic UN speech has been given a Swedish death metal makeover by metal drummer John Meredith. I’m pretty sure this is what Hannah Montana was talking about when she murmured something about getting the best of both worlds.
Greta Thunberg sings Swedish Death Metal features thrash vocals, heavy guitar riffs and a series of lovely Photobooth edits that really add the cherries on top. It’s passionate, it’s fiery, it’s unapologetic, and, to be honest, it actually works too fucking well.
“I guess I didn’t really have a specific intent other than to turn her brutal words into a metal song,” Meredith told Rolling Stone.
According to the publication, Meredith hoped people wouldn’t see the video as a mockery of Thunberg’s efforts. “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.”
Judging by Thunberg’s tick of approval, she didn’t see it as a mockery. “I have moved on from this climate thing,” she took to Twitter. “From now on I will be doing death metal only!!”
I have moved on from this climate thing… From now on I will be doing death metal only!! https://t.co/mYqXxFuE77— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) September 28, 2019
To you, Greta, I say ¿Porque no los dos? Why not save the planet and the rock industry? You are a human of extraordinary, multifaceted talents.
Either way, check it out below – it’s more-or-less the only thing you need to lay your eyes on today.