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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Monday, November 5, 2018

Dissecting the Bloodthirsty Bliss of Death Metal - Scientific American

The appeal of this marginal musical form, which clearly seems bent on assaulting the senses and violating even the lowest standards of taste, is mystifying to non-fans—which is one reason music psychologist William Forde Thompson was drawn to it. Thompson and his colleagues have published three papers about death metal and its fans this year, and several more are in the works.


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