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Metal Without Distortion Doesn’t Feel Right at All

One of the main reasons I listen to metal is because of the catharsis I feel when hearing all that distortion and anger. My body releases any stress or anxiety that I might have built up and I sit back amidst a sea of healing rage. I feel lighter, more calm and at peace with the world around me after I blast a good metal album.

So why the fuck did this guy think it was a smart idea to play iconic metal tracks from bands like Metallica, Pantera, and Slayer without distortion?! It’s SO unsatisfying! In fact, it only adds to my daily annoyance level and I’m really displeased. I gotta go listen to something with heaps of distortion to feel better about life in general. Meshuggah, here I come!


9 Comments
  • Brett Strohl

    I don’t understand why people think metal is angry; it always makes me happy.

    If you want to hear a weird album check out Morbus Chron’s “Sweven.” It’s basically deathmetal without distortion. I don’t even know how to explain it, but that’s what this argument made me think of.

  • Brett Strohl

    I don’t understand why people think metal is angry; it always makes me happy.

    If you want to hear a weird album check out Morbus Chron’s “Sweven.” It’s basically deathmetal without distortion. I don’t even know how to explain it, but that’s what this article made me think of.

  • Nicolas Caiveau

    Sorry but I think it still sounds cool.

  • The Almighty Foust

    It’s not bad, just different.

  • Charles Cumella

    I think it really depends on what sub-genre of Metal you listen to… I myself listen to Grind and Brutal Death and couldn’t live without it 😀

  • James Knight

    To go along with this article, I found this interesting….

    A study by the University of Queensland, the Australian public research institution in Brisbane, revealed that rather than proving the hypothesis that “extreme music causes anger”, the theory that “extreme music matches and helps to process anger” was supported instead.

    Focusing on heavy metal, emo, hardcore, punk, screamo and the various other subgenres featured in the category of “extreme” music, honours student Leah Sharman and Dr Genevieve Dingle studied 39 regular listeners of extreme music, between the ages of 18 and 34.

    “We found the music regulated sadness and enhanced positive emotions,” Sharman said. “When experiencing anger, extreme-music fans liked to listen to music that could match their anger.”

    “The music helped them explore the full gamut of emotion they felt, but also left them feeling more active and inspired,” reads the study.

    “Results showed levels of hostility, irritability and stress decreased after music was introduced, and the most significant change reported was the level of inspiration they felt.”

    Very true….

  • silentevil77

    Idk I kinda like it it’s different

  • Mike Lawrence

    Happy, sad, mad, the only thing I get from metal is annoyed that it has ever been considered music, personally…

    • Mike Lawrence

      Metal and country both have that effect on me actually, lol

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