There’s rather a lot that may be stated about Metallica’s 1986 traditional Grasp Of Puppets, from reward of its musicianship and forward-thinking writing to its iconic cowl artwork and influence on the steel world. It will also be stated that it helped Jackass star Steve-O sit back his hormones as a young person.
In a current interview with Steel Hammer, Steve-O stated he (like the remainder of us) was an angsty ball of raging hormones as a young person and that the brutality of Grasp Of Puppets actually helped him tone it down.
“That was a moment in time that was riddled with angst for me. I remember trying to cope with hormones and being overpowered by urges to have sex and shit like that, and all the angst that came with puberty and sexual desire was really alleviated by the brutality of Master Of Puppets.”
See? Steel does enable you to calm down! Although we already type of knew that because of a 2019 examine by Cardiff Metropolitan College lecturer Nick Perham, whose analysis confirmed precisely that.
“Despite the often violent lyrical content in some heavy metal songs, recently published research has shown that fans do not become sensitised to violence, which casts doubt on the previously assumed negative effects of long-term exposure to such music,” stated Perham on the time.
“Indeed, studies have shown long-terms fans were happier in their youth and better adjusted in middle age compared to their non-fan counterparts. Another finding that fans who were made angry and then listened to heavy metal music did not increase their anger but increased their positive emotions suggests that listening to extreme music represents a healthy and functional way of processing anger.”
Oh, and in case you had been questioning what album pumps Steve-O up earlier than doing any exhibits or appearances, it is Deicide‘s 1990 self-titled. “‘Sacrificial Suicide’ is the track that gets me the most pumped up,” stated Steve-O. “It tunes me in with reckless abandon.”
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