Any culture requires a symbolic and artistic framework, for hessians that is metal. Yes all lifestyles are based on traditional archetypes, but how to realise these in the modern era from a hessian perspective is the question being posed. It's not about socialisation and justification, it's about integrating metal into a productive culture.A Lifestyle isn't a style of life its just group membership based on "shared patterns of appearance, consumption, and leisure activities". Its a club house.
Scourge seems to have addressed this point but I'll add that what I am suggesting is simply that like-minded people can find cultural unity with metal as one of its central cultural phenomena. This is the highest possibility of an artform in my opinion and seems to be the intention of this website by instituting hessian holidays and the like.
However, I also like the idea of a hessian monastery where the most intelligent metalheads can temporarily escape the burdens of modern society to perform essential academic tasks. You're probably living in your head way too much for your own good.
I think you may be taking my wording too literally. I'm not suggesting founding a medieval styled stone building where a bunch of guys listen to Burzum all day (although this would be awesome
, but rather simply the possibility of a place where hessians can go to alleviate some of the mental strain associated with modern urban life. I find it's impossible to keep a clear head if you don't spend a reasonable amount of time in the wilderness, the real world. An interesting phenomenon is the inversion of terminology whereby people refer to mundane urban life as 'reality' and any loftier concepts are seen to be outside of this 'reality'. In fact this mundane existence is a construct which obscures reality, this is why it is important to spend time away from the city and in nature, otherwise your vision becomes blurred.