Author: Aaron Chatterpaul
Often people who interpret Heavy Metal as being too loud or too noisy do not understand the aesthetics of the style. The many styles of and sub-genres of Heavy Metal are often attributed as the cause for the youth’s rebellion against their superiors (such as their elder and the government), their turn against religion and acts of suicide. In his book “Unveiling Satan’s Wrath: Aesthetics and Ideology in Anti-Christian Heavy Metal”, Jonathan Cordero, argues that Christianity is the cause of many social problems, and reason for the suffocation of the human spirit. He refers to the rebellion toward Christianity in the Black Metal sub-genre. He explains that heavy metal
allows an emotional release of the human spirit and can express frustration towards sensitive subjects (without resorting to physical violence). If Metal is described an expressive form of art, why is metal often generalized as unruly?