Who enjoys listening to violent music and why

  title={Who enjoys listening to violent music and why},
  author={William Forde Thompson and Andrew Geeves and Kirk N. Olsen},
Negative emotions are usually avoided in daily life yet often appreciated in artistic endeavors. The present study investigated emotional experiences induced by death metal music with extremely violent themes and examined whether enjoyment of this genre of music is associated with personality traits. Fans (N = 48) and nonfans (N = 97) listened to 60-s excerpts of death metal music and rated their emotional experiences. Compared with nonfans, fans experienced a wide range of positive emotions… CONTINUE READING

Figures and Tables from this paper.