HAVE you listened to heavy metal songs before? Do bands such as Metallica, Slipknot or Avenged Sevenfold ring a bell?
According to an article in the Journal of Psychology of Popular Media Culture, heavy metal music is characterised by loud and powerful sounds along with emotional vocals. A sub-genre of extreme music, individuals who indulge themselves by listening to this form of music are stereotypically associated with negative emotions such as anger and depression along with crime, aggression and suicidal acts.
Contrary to popular beliefs,