Year: 1991 Source: Youth and Society, v.23, no.1, (September 1991), p.76-98 SIEC No: 19950791

The attitudes/characteristics of adolescent males who like heavy metal music were studied. 179 White males from suburban Atlanta were interviewed. Subjects who liked heavy metal often listened to it while angry; they felt it relieved their anger & made them feel better. Others said that listening induced a positive mood. None expressed feelings of sadness/hopelessness. The study found that for males who like heavy metal, it is not just a musical preference, but shapes their lives. (13 refs.)