Purcell, N. (2003). Death metal music: the passion and politics of a subculture. McFarland.
In this book Mrs. Purcell summarizes the metal psyche and deeply analyzes the metal
community in a professional manner. In her book she goes through her research and examines
the stereotypical outlook while trying to break down and fully explain the metal community.
Basically she records the results of multiple surveys she conducted to explain that on average
metal heads are not ones who just feel "hopelessness", that over all everyone is quite happy. In
another survey she then goes on to conclude that as a group we have a stronger sense of
morality, family, and are not nearly as ignorant to the worlds political and governmental issues.
All of the information she received from her surveys about the overall attitudes of this
subculture, which were from various and hundreds of metal heads , challenged the ideology that
metal listeners are "antisocial, pessimistic, malcontents".
There are really no trends of negativity
or satanic behavior that she found.
Honarbakhsh, L. (n.d.). Metal Culture. Retrieved October 3, 2014
In this journal article it is basically a university student trying to fully explain the way the
metal community relates and works together to form what everyone assumes is this giant cult.
But in her observations and experiences she proves that its not a cult but a family instead. She
goes through the language, the attire, the overall behavior, and the dress code of metal fans. She
does all of this in a way that is professional yet she uses her personal experiences to help
develop the general idea. She goes on to explain that metal head are stereotyped as evil or cult
people but in all reality we are just...