How ‘Violent’ Music Soothes the Soul
Is the label ‘violent’ music accurate? Science might prove otherwise. Fans of extreme forms of horrorcore rap and metal have participated in studies that prove those genres help regulate depressive symptoms. How do they find peace in the chaos? Is the loud aggression and intimidating intensity just a ‘front’? Tuesday Drive’s Jono spoke with Merrick Powell, PhD candidate in the Music, Sound, and Performance Research Group at Macquarie University to find out more.