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Entry Title: "WHITE METAL"
Name:
Marco Bulgarelli
, Italy
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay, Culture, Professional


Entry Description: This project tells about the marriage between metal music and Christian religion. It shows the most important European and Italian festivals as well as the daily life of the protagonists of the Italian Christian metal scene.
Christian metal, also known as White metal, is a form of heavy metal music usually defined by its message using song lyrics inspired to Christianity as well as the dedication of the band members to this religion.
White metal is typically performed by who profess to be Christians sometimes principally for Christian heavy metal music lovers and often produced and distributed through various Christian networks.
White metal is not only a solitary style of music, that’s an ideological umbrella term that comprises almost every subgenre of heavy metal music. The lyrical approach of Christian metal bands is slightly different. Some bands accentuate the positive aspects of faith matters while others repeat the teachings of Christ. Metaphors are often used by some bands to keep their message hidden. The lyrical style changes depending on culture, denomination, and country.