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With Doom Metal, both the music and the lyrics are often intended to evoke a sense of despair, dread, and impending doom. But Gen Z has a whole new set of issues to worry about. Gone are the days where a band just writes about some fictitious world full of evil and death. Gen Z cares about current issues, gender, workplace equality… and climate change.
Arguably, no one cares about climate change more than 20-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. One Doom Metal band decided to save themselves the work of writing doom-filled lyrics and just decided to use her quotes instead.
The band, Net Zero, has already released their first album, appropriately titled Tipping Point.
To see what Net Zero has been able to do with Thunberg quotes, let’s look at their first single, “This Is All Wrong.”
We can also take a look at their 12 minute epic, “You Would Be Evil.”
Or the slightly softer, but equally dismal, “Mass Extinction.”
Then there is the more energetic “House on Fire.”
One of the catchier tunes comes from the melodic, “You Are Failing Us.”
And finally, there is the abrasive “Are we evil?”
As we listened to the band’s debut, what we thought was just some sort of gimmick or, frankly, lazy lyric writing turned out to be a pretty incredible Doom Metal effort. Not only are these lyrics heavy as hell, and covered in dread and despair, but just maybe it sends an important message to people as well.
Maybe next some band can write a Punk album with Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez quotes about how much capitalism sucks. Or use Joe Biden quotes about how “all men and women are created, by the, you know, the, you know the thing…”
This article is satire.