extreme music

Extreme Music as a Tool for Anger Processing

Heavy metal music and punk are genres that typically divide opinions. It is very common that parents worry about the influence of this aggressive sounding music on their children’s behavior, mood and even development. There is a fear that constant exposure to high-energy, “aggressive” music might induce feelings of anger, aggression and alter mood towards negative states, not to mention disrupt concentration. A recent study which has been abundantly cited on social media claims that this fear may be unfounded.