Commentary

Reader: Do Devil Horns Cross the Line at Christian Concerts?

August Burns Red performed at the Summit Music Hall on January 29.
August Burns Red performed at the Summit Music Hall on January 29. Brandon Thirft
When Christian metalcore legends August Burns Red came through Denver in January, Westword photographer Brandon Thrift captured images that highlighted why metal and Christianity make for such a, well, unholy alliance.

Many in the crowd were sporting devil horns, that most iconic hand gesture metal-heads use to show their enthusiasm. And, you know, hail Satan and whatnot...

Danny pointed out the irony:

Haha. Love all the Devil horns from the fans at a Christian concert.
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August Burns Red performed at the Summit Music Hall on January 29.
Brandon Thirft
Not that we're judging those devil horns any more than we are the fan whose hand gesture of choice was the middle finger.

Sure, Christians can use lewd hand gestures, too — and as long as their hearts are right with Jesus, does it really matter if their hands are with Satan? We'll leave that theological question up to the experts.

In the meantime, read more of our coverage of August Burns Red and the metalcore scene.
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