Politics not quite as usual: Jedrzej Wijas’ Polish death metal campaign ad strays from the norm

by Jay H. Gorania

Exploiting the turbulence of the world in every way imaginable, the political campaigning cycle in the United States has become a nauseating, 24/7 machine that simply never stops. Any break from the monotony of prudish American political ads would be an event worth welcoming. Sure, we probably won’t find that any time soon stateside, but in Poland, someone is straying from the norm in the most entertaining way possible…for metalheads, anyway.

Jedrzej Wijas, a politician involved with Poland’s Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) party, has just unleashed something that resembles a death metal video more than a political campaign ad. Taking on the appearance of a death metal vocalist in the video, the metalhead politician spouts his message, which translates into English as:

“End of the useless talking / Enough of the stupid wars / Secular government / Dignified life / Freedom / Is my goal / Vote wisely.”

Politics as usual? Hell no! \m/

Sean is the founder/publisher of Hellbound.ca; he has also written about metal for Exclaim!, Metal Maniacs, Roadburn, Unrestrained! and Vice.

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