I agree with the first statement. Im a senior in high school, and have been a metal head since 5th grade. I found metal during a time when my elementary schools' internal society cast me outwards. Ethnic prejudice, and religious discrimination was rampant in my life. I had given up. Then I found metal. Since then i have never once attempted suicide, i havent been a failure, and this "report" i feel, is nothing more than regurgitations of "mainstream" opinion. this little "syndrome" is an abomination of the art form. In my opinion, i will state it quite frankly, Metal kicks ass. No other music genre carries the artistic prowess than metal. Metal, is the epitome of musical artistry. And the roots of it speak to the mood and the reasons why metalheads are drawn to it. Blues, Classical, and Rock N Roll, all speak to the ideology of metal. While yes, "troubled kids" do make a majority of the fan base, i know of a bunch of pristene individuals who like metal simply cuz its good music. My final word, no it can't be understood externally, cuz those outside of metal are influenced bu the mainstreams preconcieved notions that metal is "evil, unsophisticated, white, and unruly," when the truth is, rap is more debaucherous and unsophisticated than any other form of music. the "artisits" boast about commiting murder, theft, and date rape. they condone a life where you dont have to work, all you have to do is steal, have intercourse with unknown women, murder competitors, and club 24/7. these messages are spread through the use of electronicized beats, and no vocal talent. this, by definition, is not music. Metal, is by any definition music. it uses instrumentation, vocals with range and tone, and notes that are used in composed, written music, not just a fake snare drum effect that was created by the press of a button.