Freddy Lim in his office in Taipei in front of a photograph of his band, Chthonic, in concert. Photo: Hsu Yu Shan/The Washington Post
Freddy Lim in his office in Taipei in front of a photograph of his band, Chthonic, in concert. Photo: Hsu Yu Shan/The Washington Post
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Death metal frontman singing a softer tune as Taiwan legislator and champion of democracy in Asia

Freddy Lim, longhaired rocker screaming lyrics into a microphone, has an alter ego, white shirt covering his tattoos, who has tempered his outspokenness as he seeks to draw young Taiwanese into politics and defend Asian democrats

Freddy Lim in his office in Taipei in front of a photograph of his band, Chthonic, in concert. Photo: Hsu Yu Shan/The Washington Post
Freddy Lim in his office in Taipei in front of a photograph of his band, Chthonic, in concert. Photo: Hsu Yu Shan/The Washington Post
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