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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:15 am 

Just found out this:

Negative emotions are usually avoided in daily life, yet often appreciated in artistic endeavours. The present study investigated emotional experiences induced by Death Metal music with extremely violent themes, and examined whether enjoyment of this genre of music is associated with personality traits. Fans (N=48) and non-fans (N=97) listened to 60-second excerpts of Death Metal music and rated their emotional experiences. Compared with non-fans, fans experienced a wide range of positive emotions including power, joy, peace, and wonder. In contrast, non-fans reported uniformly negative experiences, including tension, anger and fear. Fans and non-fans were also distinguished by personality traits, with fans lower in conscientiousness and agreeableness, and in their motivations for listening to music. Results suggest that individuals with certain personality and music-listening motivations are drawn towards aggressive music with violent themes, and their enthusiasm for this genre promotes a range of positive emotional responses to this music.

So, people enjoy what they like, right? Great. Image

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:23 am 

The hell is "violent music"?
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Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:51 pm 

Kind of a funny study. I can see why DM fans might be low in trait agreeableness, but it's harder to see the direct of low trait conscientiousness. Granted it's just correlation, but still. Is it the experienced disorder maybe?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:48 pm 

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Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:18 am
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:38 am 

They should listen to harsh noise, or power electronics music in general for 2 hours.

It's not accurate at all compared violent music to DM fans (most of them showing their angst - art)

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Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:07 pm
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Location: Bangladesh
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:55 am 

Oh my God, are you saying that people actually seeks music that make them feel positive emotions? What kind of insanity is this?

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Location: Kansas City
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:36 pm 

I listen to Metal daily as a devotional ritual in homage to the Dark Lord Satan, as I'm sure many of you do as well.

Weird that the study didn't mention that aspect of violent music.
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Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:18 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:03 pm 

Zelkiiro wrote:
The hell is "violent music"?

Songs that ask kids if they like violence, and if they want to see him stick nine inch nails through each one of his eyelids.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:52 pm 

TrooperEd wrote:
Zelkiiro wrote:
The hell is "violent music"?

Songs that ask kids if they like violence, and if they want to see him stick nine inch nails through each one of his eyelids.

Yeah, he probably got punked and bullied on the block until he cut a kittens head off and stuck in the kids mail box?

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