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    Metal Religion

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    The genre of metal and its subgenres (such as metalcore, thrash, deathcore, etc.) have obtained a bad reputation in the eye of the public. From a first listen, the screamed vocals and heavy guitar riffs, many people just to the conclusion that the music is evil and the lyrics contain messages of devil-worshiping. This isn’t not completely a true statement, as there are many bands in the modern metal scene that are considered “Christian bands”. What I mean when I use this term, is basically the message of good and religion is spoken through the lyrics, but it is combined with a metal twist. Many popular bands have emerged in the metal community; bands such as The Devil Wears Prada, August Burns Red, Betraying the Martyrs, and Underoath…

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    Heavy Metal Stereotypes

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    Heavy metal emerged in the 60s/70s and popularly became known simply as a “heavier” rock. At this time it was relatively homogeneous and a small, dedicated subculture. However, the dramaticized theatrical performances and powerful, loud music soon gained worldwide attention because it diverged so strongly from the music being produced at the time. No matter if the reaction was positive or negative, most people had a strong viewpoint when it came to heavy metal (Walter xi). With the growth of…

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    Psychological Effects of Metal For a very long time now music has been used in many different means, whether it be entertainment or therapeutic. From dancing to escaping reality, music has many effects on the mind. I believe that within these effects, music holds more positive growth than negative. But what are some of the effects and who do they effect the most? More specifically, what are the effects of the heavy metal genre? Dr. Katrina McFerran has stated “Most young people listen to a…

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    Hard Rock Research Paper

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    Yet many other genres like heavy metal, glam metal, shock rock, speed metal, thrash metal, and alternative rock have been inspired by hard rock. They have taken their signal and further developed the music scene to what it is today. Thus, hard rock is considered the origin of the heavier styles of rock music ("Hard Rock"). Today hard rock is a symbol not only one genre but much more. Many other genres/subgenres were influenced by hard rock and its characteristics. Though, today I believe hard…

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    from fans or their music, but from the band members themselves. In this discourse, I will examine whether or not the band can be labeled as “metal,” and if not, then where exactly should their works be displayed at the record store? Music is divided in to all sorts of genres and subgenres: Blue, Jazz, Folk, Latin, Pop, Rock, Country - and sometimes, it isn’t easy to put a song in to just…

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    people think of rock as a genre of music, their thoughts range from thinking about classic rock to heavy metal rock. Within this genre are a variety of subgenres that people know and associate as rock. Once you ask the person specifically what kind of rock they enjoy, will they then mention a subgenre. Rock started off as a specific genre, but over the years it has branched off into more specific genres, because new ones evolved from those before it. This brings up the debate of what is truly…

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    Evolution Of Metal Music

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    different subgenres of rock being formed by the 1980s.…

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    An experiment, executed by John F. Mast and Francis T. McAndrew, sought to test the hypothesis that listening to violent metal music can increase aggression in males. Metal music is a genre of music that is usually made with distorted electric guitars, a set of loud drums, and a vocalist. The instrumental component of metal music is loud and musically complex, while the vocals can range from outright screaming to normal singing. Lyrics in metal music are usually themed around negative emotions…

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    What Is Psychedelic Rock?

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    Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that is inspired or influenced by psychedelic culture and attempts to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of psychedelic drugs. It emerged during the mid 1960s among folk rock and blues rock bands in the United States and United Kingdom. It often used new recording techniques and effects that drew on non-Western sources such the ragas and drones of Indian music. Psychedelic rock bridged the transition from early blues and folk-based rock…

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    Alternative Rock History

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    Students were the one who created the playlists because they wanted to listen to music other than the mainstream Rock n’ Roll. Indie Rock is another genre of alternative rock. It was formed in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. Indie rock was extremely diverse, with subgenres that include indie pop, jangle pop, and lo-fi. By the end of the 1990s indie rock developed a number of subgenres and related styles. Indie Rock took place in Wales, United States, Canada, Sweden, Japan, Australia, Malaysia,…

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