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A month's worth of reasons to vote for Helsinki in 2017, part 16 
16th-Jun-2015 11:30 am
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I'm posting a Finnish heavy metal video every day in June in support of the Helsinki in 2017 Worldcon bid. Longer explanation here.

Today's entry is courtesy of the band Skepticism, who were one of the pioneers of funeral doom. Now, funeral doom is not everyone's bitter, sludgy cup of black coffee, but appreciated in the right frame of mind, it can be very special. I recommend closing your eyes (since, alas, there is no video for this song) and just letting it wash over you.

I also recently had the opportunity to see Skepticism live, and it was an oddly entrancing experience. They were playing outdoors, at a festival, with the sun going down behind them. The singer wore a slightly tattered tailcoat with a white flower in the lapel - at one point during the performance, he walked off stage, wordlessly handed the flower to a woman standing on the other side of the security barrier, and turned and walked back, head bowed.

Here's a picture:


And here is "The March and the Stream" by Skepticism. If this song makes you sad, restore your good mood by voting for Helsinki for the site of the 2017 Worldcon!

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