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[–]proc0 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I think particularly extreme metal genres like death/black metal are tapping into a super primitive part of our psychology, a part of our minds that hasn't been used since the medieval ages in times of war, in the bloody battlefield were you are raging as hard as you can to survive. That primal feeling of dying, and the embrace of dark emotions is at the heart of metal. Without fear of death, you either win the battle or you die trying (thus you can't lose).

[–]Entropick[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

well, hail that indeed

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I think if they were... they wouldn't need to listen so such angry and abrasive music as heavy metal. You don't see buddhist monks at peace listening to death metal every day

I could see it being good to blow off steam for a bit though.

[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think it has to do with car driving and the radio:

Metal fans just have to use CDs/Mp3s to get the music they want, this way they also miss the advertisement which tortures everybody.

Also, depending on the band, the lyrics tend to go a bit deeper than most 'radio - music'. Because it's (especially the 'extremer' versions) so disregarded by the mainstream as a genre: these people are by music choice excluded from most mainstream bullshit. Much like a Buddhist monk.

I think if they were... they wouldn't need to listen

There is no need, being a fan doesn't mean being a addict. It's about appreciating this master piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoASUZjk-z4 , which is all about embracing the shadow as Jung said.

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

yep , im a good example of it....idiots