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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

For Love of Metal

Metal - My Love, My Choice, My Emancipation
[For the uninitiated:
Metal, actually Heavy Metal - that's what I refer to,
is a genre of rock music ........
it is characterized by a thick, massive,
and amplified to a distorted level,
with extended guitar solos,
emphatic beats,
and varying from psychedelic
to hardcore punk.]
I find it liberating 
largely because of its 
'no limits' license 
to thrill, intoxicate and sensitize, 
all at the same time. 
I love the sub-genres too, 
and there are a whole lot of them!
Many are critical of Heavy Metal 
because of the excesses that 
come to the fore by virtue 
of the licentious lifestyle 
endorsed by the fans, 
or groups of fans, 
it is the sub-culture 
that should come under scrutiny, 
that's what I feel, and
not the genre of music itself. 
Last word: Listen.
Enjoy.
But do not over-indulge.
It is an acquired taste indeed, 
and once acquired, it grips you
totally!!!!!!

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