Out of Chaos, Transcendence: Heavy Metal’s Visceral Catharsis

The therapeutic power of music to move, heal, and unite is well-documented. Yes, the same is true with heavy metal and all it subgenres. It’s scientifically proven, in fact, that metal has a positive impact on mental health, and Tuesday Drive’s Jono spoke with Professor Bill Thompson, who specialises in cognitive psychology in relation to music at Macquarie University, on his research into the emotional responses that heavy metal elicits in fans and non-fans alike.

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