Awareness causes depression

The usual suspects — a media composed of bitter also-rans and half-thoughts — has spewed forth its latest confusion between causation and correlation:

A new study conducted by Melbourne University finds that teens exposed to heavy metal music are more susceptible to depression and suicide.

Dr. Katrina McFerran — who we’ve confirmed isn’t Tipper Gore operating under a pseudonym — looked at the effects of several types of music on teenagers 13-18, and found that there was a higher risk of mental illness.

“Most young people listen to a range of music in positive ways; to block out crowds, to lift their mood or to give them energy when exercising,” said McFerran, “but young people at risk of depression are more likely to be listening to music, particularly heavy metal music, in a negative way.” – Guitar World

What makes someone seek heavy metal? They have realized that morality does not command the world, but power, and have also begun to seek a contrary power that is not afflicted with the terminal small-minded egomania of the modern “equal but unique” individual.

Why might they be depressed? They have realized that our society is falling like Rome fell, and that these things take time, but that the cause is not the damn Vandals but the corruption within. Our society has no values except an immediate and temporary power within the social context. Metal is beyond the social context.

What these dummies should ask instead is: Why are non-heavy-metal-fans in danger of falling into terminal narcissism, egalitarianism, oblivion, selfishness, egodrama and social “nonconformist” conformity?

t’s perhaps the biggest threat to the nation’s mental wellbeing, yet it’s freely available on every street – for pennies. The dealers claim it expands the mind and bolsters the intellect: users experience an initial rush of emotion (often euphoria or rage), followed by what they believe is a state of enhanced awareness. Tragically this “awareness” is a delusion. As they grow increasingly detached from reality, heavy users often exhibit impaired decision-making abilities, becoming paranoid, agitated and quick to anger. In extreme cases they’ve even been known to form mobs and attack people. Technically it’s called “a newspaper”, although it’s better known by one of its many “street names”, such as “The Currant Bun” or “The Mail” or “The Grauniad” (see me – Ed).

In its purest form, a newspaper consists of a collection of facts which, in controlled circumstances, can actively improve knowledge. Unfortunately, facts are expensive, so to save costs and drive up sales, unscrupulous dealers often “cut” the basic contents with cheaper material, such as wild opinion, bullshit, empty hysteria, reheated press releases, advertorial padding and photographs of Lady Gaga with her bum hanging out. The hapless user has little or no concept of the toxicity of the end product: they digest the contents in good faith, only to pay the price later when they find themselves raging incoherently in pubs, or – increasingly – on internet messageboards. – The Guardian

Our society is dying because it has no values in common, and so the selfishness of individuals predominates, and so oligarchy and commerce takes over from where leadership once stood.

Don’t blame heavy metal fans for noticing that, and being willing to face it and be depressed instead of hide their heads in the sand like the rest of you.

0 thoughts on “Awareness causes depression”

  1. joy division fan #1 says:

    This music depresses me:

  2. Mastodon guy says:

    I am depressed because I cannot get enough cock in my asshole. Then I keep telling you guys that Mastodon is real metal music but yall keep rejecting that fact! Why? Why can’t I be a hessian too? I like Mastodon because it is great metal and I should be accepted as part as the community you guys have here.

    Why can’t you guys respect my taste in music, why? ¿Why?? You should be nicer to people and realize that you don’t hold a membership to be a hessian. So I am hessian because I think Mastodon is great metal and I don’t care about your insults!

  3. Raping of the ANUS says:

    Cut the bullshit, most kids find heavy metal through depression but it’s not from lack of culture and all that crap. It’s from individual depression from being picked on in high school or their parents having a divorce. It’s something personally traumatic that leads them to that form of music.

    Most metalheads are boneheads and just want to smoke weed and drink or do coke. None of them care about society falling. In fact, most metalheads attribute to society falling. Metalheads tag buildings, don’t work and if they do it’s menial jobs or fast food chains so they can spit in your food. Also, a large percentage of them do horribly in school and couldn’t tell you the difference between “to” and “too”.

    To the writer, stop generalizing on how all metalheads think. Not all metalheads think like you. Most are complete failures in western culture and others are not. I’m sure if was able to set it’s agenda in motion, the Anus guys would realize they would be killing majority of metalheads. There’s a lot of “weak”, “unequal” metalheads out there. You’d be surprised.

  4. Mastodon guy says:

    Please everyone my name is officially “Princess of Cock”! Take note faggots! Hail Mastdon hesher metul!

  5. Raping of the ANUS says:

    Someone please kill the faggot bitch who made the comment above. Clearly he’s not the real Mastodon guy. I think the real Mastodon guy fucked his mom’s mouth and he’s upset — whoever he is.

  6. Mastodon guy @ Raping of the ANUS says:

    And if you are reading this my love you know I luv you! Let’s spoon now baby, I luv to feel your cock in my butt.

  7. Raping of the ANUS says:

    Spoon your dad you fucking queer. I’ll stick to sodomizing your mom’s gaping asshole.

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