Commodified Evil`s Wayward Children

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Mai 2008



Like all forms of media, Black Metal and Death Metal music possess the potential to mould their consumers perception of the world around them, and, by extension, their interactions with it. Yet, despite the overtly negative nature of their subject matter, and the fact they have both generated their own distinct sub-cultures, to date they have received very little scholarly attention. Accordingly, this book attempts to contribute to the dearth of existing literature by providing a timely analysis of Black Metal and Death Metal's divergent ideological bases, the theories and practices underpinning the composition of their lyrics and imagery, and their potential social effects and functions; while ultimately serving to situate them as complimentary forms of commodified evil that purvey an alternative form of modern escapism. Consequently, it should help to shed some light on these intriguing phenomena, and should be especially useful to both students and professionals conducting research within the fields of Communications, Sociology, Psychology, and Media and Religious Studies.


Jason J. Forster received his M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
EAN: 9783639010602
ISBN: 3639010604
Untertitel: Black Metal and Death Metal as Purveyors of an Alternative Form of Modern Escapism. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 156 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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