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August 29, 2017

40 Amazing Candid Photographs That Capture Finnish Punk Scenes From the 1980s

The 1970s was arguably the golden age of heavy metal elsewhere in the world, yet at the time Finland wasn’t interested in the genre, so musicians tended to go abroad to be heard. Some underground acts sprang up during the 1980s and ’90s, but the Finnish metal scene was still very small.

Language is the most obvious thing that sets Finnish punk apart. The majority of the bands have always sung in Finnish. Rhythmically, Finnish is well suited to punk’s often aggressive style. The music is often extremely melodic, too – a little more so than in other European punk scenes. The raw immediacy in much of the punk music originating in Finland has made local groups, especially hardcore bands, popular in similar scenes as far away as South America. Finnish punk was born around 1977 and its first golden age lasted until roughly 1984.

(via CVLT Nation)


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