Dimmu Borgir vocalist Shagrath either doesn’t know the color of snow, or is trying to convey a subtle anti-racist statement in a metaphor. Here’s what he answers in a recent interview:
Chicago Tribune: What is it about Norway that allows so many black metal bands to flourish?
Shagrath: Mainly it’s a way of thinking. It could be environment. We live in a very dark country where we have a lot of snow. It’s a small country but a lot of bands are able to think outside the box, and not be copycats.
Read full interview here.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but if you live in a country with a lot of snow, isn’t the country technically ‘light’? I mean think about it, snow is white, a lot of snow means a lot of white. Where does the ‘dark’ part come in?