Hard to say. I didn't really get into music until I was maybe 14? But I was a pretty devout metalhead from then until I was maybe 18 or 19. I think it fueled some of my lonerism in high school but it hasn't had much effect on my adult life, imho.
>>26002929 I grew up listening to Iron Maiden, Burzum, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and other rock/metal bands.
I've always been considered, in every social environment I was into, a creep with a weird musical taste. But I think music is just a factor of influence regarding your social development. For example, before the moment that I've discovered rock music (when I was 10 years old) I was already a "weirdo".
>>26003062 eh. I find that many types of metal have influenced some non-metal styles I like (math rock, noise rock, post-rock etc.) and it's interesting to hear it from a historical standpoint.
for all the posturing anti-metal fags do, technically speaking it's not a whole lot different from other kinds of pop music. it's just got a silly "br00tal" image around it, but then again all rock is obsessed with silly images and rebelliousness. it seems people are more worried about their own image and how others perceive, rather than anything musical
Metal was best for my social life. I always preferred atmospheric/drone/depressive black metal but still went to shows and got to know the scene. Since I got into break core, noise, and weird shit I've found its pretty lonely. I almost think it's a meme and something is wrong with me for enjoying it. Metal is still better than all faggot normie shit like jazz, pop, rock, and coon tunes, but aside from the older black metal I don't listen to much anymore
>>26003228 math rock is more jazz fusion than metal, and the others were more influenced by shoegazey ambient stuff than metal
i don't care about any image as long as i find the music is interesting, and i just don't find much interest in the little i've explored in metal. the most i'll listen to is meshuggah because the odd time signature stuff is interesting.
i sometimes go into the metal threads on /mu/ and i just don't enjoy much of anything in it. they always post songs that have 48 different sections that switch every 10 seconds in a 6 minute song. it's just too much for me.
>>26003319 math rock is nothing like fusion. in fusion people actually know about harmony and don't act pretentious to compensate for a poor grasp of music the way math rock does with it's dorky obsession with time signatures and "dissonance". Allan Holdsworth can play every note wrong for 5 minutes at 140bpm and sound good, skinny emo twinks banging on minor sixth power chords making noise is total shit in comparison.
>>26003319 >the others were more influenced by shoegazey ambient stuff than metal
I suppose it depends on what groups you're talking about, but stuff like black metal and sludge have definitely found their way into post and noise rock. Sabbath along with other early heavy metal groups pretty much gave alt rock many of its tropes
I listen to something like the first Iron Maiden album and find it hard to meaningfully separate it from punk or alt stuff that followed
I definitely gravitate to anything doom or sludge but I also like the weird time sig stuff. technical stuff can be fun but does get boring quickly. all in all I find that metal is not much different from other pop I listen to - some interesting stuff, some boring stuff
>>26002929 No, I didn't listen to heavy metal until I was in college, and it actually normalized me. I was really hyper-active and a bit feminine. Listening to heavy metal gave me male role models (really shitty ones, granted) and put a bit of hair on my chest, figuratively speaking. When I started listening to more complex forms of metal, it would take up a lot of my concentration to listen to it. I became interested in music, then math, and finally discovered my love of modal logic.
The metalhead scene in my school was also huge, and it gave me a group of friends who were generally shitty people. I was pretty sheltered growing up, and they taught me how to banter and how to hide my powerlevel.
Currently writing my first major philosophy article for a master's program, listening to An Autumn For Crippled Children. I'm still a little autistic, like sometimes I get a little too personal when I banter with normies. But otherwise, heavy metal led to a general improvement in my life.
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