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In this article we examine the heterogeneity of rock from the analysis of one of its subgenres: heavy metal in the context of Argentina. We focus on the “endurance”, a term associated with football fans, which is used in rock to refer to the cultural and social dimensions of the musical genre. heavy metal music videos on youtube  The expression has different meanings. heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

One of them is related to some forms of “resistance”, such as the physical resistance of the fans during the concert and the fact of resisting the adversities of life. heavy metal rock music videos  The purpose of this article is to analyze how the “endurance” in Argentine heavy metal is linked at the same time as the local context of “rock chabón” and the global tradition of heavy metal. On the other hand, we discussed the definition of heavy metal as a musical genre, because its audience and its producers recognize it as a genre separate from rock.heavy metal music videos on youtube

Do intelligent people hear rock and heavy metal? We’ve all seen a ‘hairy’ stuffed in elastic pants, wearing a Metallica shirt and listening to music on his mp3. We watch him shake his head gently, we suppose that to the rhythm of some song by Iron Maiden,heavy metal rock music videos Black Sabbath or some other heavy metal band  heavy metal music videos on youtube. Without realizing it, we come to mind all those classic studies that say that people who listen to this type of music are more likely to be aggressive, or even have a greater risk of suicide. heavy metal rock music videos

And yet, beyond the stereotypes, we could be facing a gifted who tries to get rid of all tensions and relax. At least that’s what a study from the University of Warwick tells us. After asking more than a thousand students with high intellectual abilities,heavy metal rock music videos they found that rock was the preferred musical style for these kids between 11 and 18 years old. heavy metal music videos on youtube Those students commented that they used heavy metal to achieve a catharsis, as a way to overcome their negative emotions and face the academic pressure to which they were subjected. heavy metal music videos on youtube

heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

Live music reduces stress  heavy metal rock music videos

Does listening to heavy metal typical of intelligent people?

A paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Association for Psychological Science in New York, showed that people who preferred alternative music, rock and heavy metal scored higher on an objective measure of intelligence. heavy metal rock music videos They were particularly better at the capacity for abstraction. heavy metal music videos on youtube The authors of the work raised the possibility that this was due to the greater frequency of metaphors and abstract language that exists in the songs of this style, to which the fans are repeatedly exposed. heavy metal rock music videos

How are the ‘rockers’ and the ‘metal heads’? Rock, alternative music and heavy metal were defined in other research as ‘intense and rebellious’ music.heavy metal rock music videos According to this study, preferring this type of music is often associated with certain personality traits such as being open to new experiences, enjoying risk and being physically active.heavy metal rock music videos

However, they found no relationship with neuroticism, as would be expected according to the stereotypes that associate this musical style with negative emotions.heavy metal rock music videos In short, what is clear is that appearances deceive. heavy metal rock music videos 

heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

HEAVY METAL A UNDERRATED MUSIC GENDER By: Edgardo Soto Torres heavy metal music videos on youtube

Fire and smoke on the stage, black leather, bracelets of puyas, rude attitude, loud music, lyrics about violence and occultism, and an enraged crowd raising their hands making the sign of the devil’s horns.  heavy metal rock music videos

This typical picture of a heavy metal concert lends itself to the demonization of it by religious, and to ridicule by “serious” music critics. Even within the rock critique, heavy metal has had to forge its own specialized magazines and critics, since the “professors” of rock criticism regard metal as a subgenre of little value, something that is not taken seriously. heavy metal music videos on youtube  For these, the Beatles will always be more sophisticated than Black Sabbath. However, since the decade of the ’90 has emerged a litter of musicologists and academics of sociology that refute that vision.  heavy metal rock music videos

Authors such as Robert Walser, professor and dean of musicology at UCLA, and sociology professor Deena Weinstein, point out that heavy metal has characteristics that give it great artistic and musical value. heavy metal music videos on youtube  Analyzing music, costumes, lyrics, commerce and the subculture of heavy metal, these have deconstructed the genre to lead to a better understanding of it, heavy metal rock music videos  beyond the false perception of being satanic music that leads young people to the perdition and suicide.

heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

Robert Walser, author of Running With The Devil – Power, Gender and Madness in Heavy Metal Music, performs a thorough analysis of the genre in all the aforementioned facets, of which the parallelism between heavy metal and classical music stands out. heavy metal rock music videos  It is general knowledge, at least for those interested in the subject, heavy metal music videos on youtube  that European music of the 18th and 19th centuries (the so-called classical music) and heavy metal have crossed paths since the late ’60s. Jon Lord, keyboardist of the British group Deep Purple, created the concept for the album Concerto for Group and Orchestra (1969), this being the first fusion of orchestra with heavy metal band. heavy metal rock music videos

And although this fusion is usually associated with progressive rock groups like Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, or the use of instruments like oboes and string quartets by the Beatles, heavy metal rock music videos  Walser states that certain heavy metal guitarists are responsible for promoting this fusion, causing it to reach its boiling point in the ’80s and leading to the creation of the subgenre of neo-classical metal.heavy metal rock music videos

In recent years we have seen collaborations of bands like Metallica, Kiss and Scorpions with symphony orchestras.heavy metal music videos on youtube   As Walser puts it: “If we do not understand the influence of Johann Sebastian Bach on the music of Ozzy Osbourne, do we really understand Bach correctly?” heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

Ritchie Blackmore, guitarist of Deep Purple, would be consistent in naming Bach as an influence. Blackmore admits that the progression of chords in Highway Star is a typical progression of Bach,heavy metal music videos on youtube while the solo that he executed is Bach-based arpeggios. Later in the ’70s, the guitarist studied cello and created the group Rainbow. heavy metal rock music videos  The instrumental piece Difficult to Cure (1981), is based on the Ode to Happiness, the last movement of the ninth symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. Entering the decade of the ’80s, Edward Van Halen emerges, who would redefine the possibilities of the electric guitar as Hendrix did before.

Although the Van Halen group’s music is rather based on the blues / rock of the ’70s, spiced up with the innovations of the guitarist that give it its eighties flavor, Walser dissects the Eruption instrumental piece, pointing out similarities between what the guitarist plays and techniques of the violinist Rodolphe Kreutzer, as well as the composers Bach, heavy metal rock music videos  Antonio Vivaldi and Beethoven. In his analysis, the musicologist says he has found that the appropriations of classical music made by heavy metal musicians are specific heavy metal music videos on youtube

and consistent: Bach, not Mozart; Paganini, more than Listz; Vivaldi and Albinoni instead of Telemann or Monteverdi. And he points out how the electrification and amplification of the guitar gave him the same fluidity of sound as the main virtuosic instruments of the 17th and 18th centuries: the organ and the violin. heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

At the beginning of the ’80s, two key figures emerged in the appropriation of elements of classical music for heavy metal. In 1980, Randy Rhoads was recruited as a guitarist for the new stage of Ozzy Osbourne as a soloist. The influences of Rhoads included Alice Cooper, Ritchie Blackmore, Van Halen and their favorite composers: Vivaldi and Pachelbel. heavy metal rock music videos

Since he was a teenager he worked as a guitar teacher and until his last days (he died in 1982) he kept studying classical guitar. Robert Walser identifies the appropriation of Pachelbel’s harmonic progressions in the theme Goodbye to Romance, while the theme Mr. Crowley evokes Vivaldi. In general, Walser identifies an air of baroque music in the compositions of Rhoads. heavy metal rock music videos

For 1984, a figure that practically manifested the subgenre of neo-classical metal: Yngwie J. Malmsteen enters. With just 21 years old, the Swedish guitarist based in California heavy metal music videos on youtube  launches his instrumental debut, Rising Force, in which he performs galas of speed and cleanness in the execution without parallel. Malmsteen grows influenced by Ritchie Blackmore, heavy metal rock music videos

Bach and Niccolo Paganini, violin virtuoso of the 19th century. For Walser, Yngwie represents the closest approximation of a guitarist to the agility of a virtuoso violinist. Malmsteen has developed a career that he keeps up to date, already considered a pioneer of neo-classical metal. heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

In Puerto Rico, heavy metal has a long history of bands that have been practicing the genre since the early 1980s. heavy metal music videos on youtube  Among the countless bands stand out Cardinal Sin, legends of the underground metal scene of the late ’80s, Non-Point, a band founded here but developed in the United States, and the most international metal band, Puya.heavy metal rock music videos

Currently, there is a circuit of heavy metal bands that record independently and tour the country presenting their music. We talked with Athaxia and Dantesco, two bands that claim classical music as part of their influences. According to the Athaxia singer, Ian Ríos, what captivates him of heavy metal is “the aggressiveness and the force that he projects, but with the elegance of an impeccable execution. Metal is noisy music but at the same time it is classic and melodious, to play it you have to master your instrument “. heavy metal rock music videos

Ian cites as influences Judas Priest, Bach, Mozart and the poet William Blake. Eric Morales, Dantesco vocalist who has vocal operático training, agrees that “to play metal you have to have a good musical taste,  heavy metal music videos on youtube since the musical structures and compositions are of high quality.heavy metal rock music videos  It is the music that the great composers would have made of having had electricity “. Eric’s influences range from Black Sabbath and Dio, to ancient choral music, baroque and Italian opera.heavy metal rock music videos

Athaxia is made up of young people between 17 and 25 years old, while Dantesco has members between 30 and 40 years old. Being heavy metal a genre with very little diffusion, and with very few fixed places where to present, the achievement of Athaxia stands out having sold a thousand copies of his debut album. Dantesco, meanwhile, has just released his album heavy metal music videos on youtube  “De la mano de la muerte”, receiving good reviews from international cybernetic media and serving as support for the Judas Priest concert in San Juan. heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

Heavy metal is very associated with violence in its lyrics, and the Puerto Rican metalworkers are no exception. Despite exploring issues such as war and the occult, it is remarkable that a shootout in a metal show has never been aroused. heavy metal rock music videos  “Our public knows how to differentiate between what is real and what is not. Our music can attack certain subjects with violence but it does not encourage or promote it, “says Ríos, a native of Cayey. While Morales rhetorically asks, heavy metal music videos on youtube  “what is more satanic: a cover of a CD with a monster in front, or one singing to young people who walk with their gun on, disrespecting women and glorifying easy life?” heavy metal rock music videos

This is how a whole circuit of Puerto Rican heavy metal bands has been moving for more than 20 years, in an underground but constant way. They are musicians who do not let themselves be carried away by musical fashions,heavy metal music videos on youtube   and although they would not reject massive success, they are not willing to give up their musical criteria for the sake of it. They do not live on music; they live for music. heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

heavy metal rock music videos

ROCK DISKS AND ORCHESTRA

Deep Purple – Concerto for Group and Orchestra (1969) with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Metallica – S & M (1999) with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra heavy metal rock music videos
Scorpions – Moment of Glory (2000) with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra heavy metal music videos on youtube

BOOKS ABOUT HEAVY METAL heavy metal music videos on youtube

1) Running With The Devil – Power, Gender and Madness in
Heavy Metal Music, by Robert Walser (Wesleyan
University Press, 1993) heavy metal rock music videos

2) Heavy Metal – The Music and its Culture, by Deena
Weinstein (DaCapo Press 2000) heavy metal rock music videos

3) Sound of the Beast – The Complete Headbanging History of
Heavy Metal, by Ian Christe (Harper Paperbacks 2004) heavy metal rock music videos

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