Scientists study the psychology of death metal


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/05/scientists-study-the-psycholog.html


#2

Brutal!!!


#3

There is also an aspect of counterculture. The heavy metal ethos is generally to grind someone’s gears, be it The Establishment or just your mom.


#4

Please don’t grind my mum.

Also:
METAL!! :metal:


#5

From my experience of having quite a few friends that were deep into all the various kinds of metal:

-Quite a lot of them love the music because of the raw skill involved by the musicians.

-They’re into it because it inherently has a smaller community compared to other genres and it creates a camaraderie they seek out

-Related to the previous point, it’s an alternative genre that most don’t dabble into so its their way of rebelling against the norm or expressing their individuality

-Most of the metal heads i grew up knowing in Venezuela were all super talented and smart people. I don’t have current American friends that are metal heads but would not be surprised if its the same here.

There’s also a lowkey kind of dark sardonic humor to metal that metalheads enjoy, i’m sure some of them love seeing people react to their music taste.


#6

And people who listen to Huey Lewis and the News are murdering psychopaths.


#7

:notes: “Happy to be stabbing you!” :musical_note:


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#9

NEEDZ MOAW UMLAUTZ!!!


#10

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#12

[insert American Psycho gif here]


#13

psych


#14

tenor


#15

“I’m not, like, a psychiatrist or anything, but I am pretty sure the psychology is brutal.”

But the truth is, the psychology of Death Metal is seeking approval via banana stickers.


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#17

I always thought was a shame that Norwegian Death Metal bands didn’t seem to get the joke.


#18

It’s not a scene i’m into so i would hesitate to sound like i know what i’m talking about, but i would guess they’re in on it just as much as they take it seriously. Nordic countries do have a particular type of sense of humor that i appreciate. But i am equally content to make fun of how ridiculous death metal is.


#19

I think that burning down stave churches is maybe taking the whole joke a bit too far.


#20

Well there’s always assholes and crazy people everywhere. I’m sure i could easily find some in Country music.