Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth’s singer Johan Hegg shared his ideas about the religion, that including negative opinions. 

Johan Hegg was interviewed by Metal Hammer, and he said about religion:

“The root of all evil. Don’t get me wrong, I think if you’re a spiritual person that’s fine, I think that’s up to the individual. I just think that religion is a power tool really, it’s meant to suppress people – and it’s kind of ridiculous as well. If you look at the major religions, or if you look at two of them, Christianity and Islam – in history there haven’t been religions that have been more violent than those two, and they’re both supposedly religions of peace.

I think religion in general is not good for people. It stops people from thinking critically and stops people from actually living healthy lives. I don’t know, I’ve never met more miserable people than religious people. It’s crazy. They should be happy!

And I think there’s something to be said about that: if you believe after this life is a better life, I don’t see why you don’t just offer yourself right away. [Laughs] People are entitled to believe what they want, but it’s not logical and that’s the problem: religion actually tells people not to think.

Amon Amarth has released their latest album “Jomsviking” on March 25, 2016 via Metal Blade Records.