Extreme music did not make angry participants angrier; rather, it appeared to match their physiological arousal and result in an increase in positive emotions. Listening to extreme music may represent a healthy way of processing anger for these listeners

This study found that extreme music fans listen to music when angry to match their anger, and to feel more active and inspired. They also listen to music to regulate sadness and to enhance positive emotions.

I like some of the bands in the study Slipknot, Metallica, and Trivium. I mostly listen to it when I workout. It’s essential.


Makes sense, my fiancée loves to blast metal when She’s upset.

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