It turns out head-banging to lyrics like “I want to watch you bleed” or “We are ready to kill all comers” as a young person doesn’t actually turn you into a messed-up adult. That’s according to Tasha Howe, a professor of psychology at Humboldt State University. In fact, Howe’s research found that a tight-knit metal community actually helped kids deal with trauma and depression. Were you a metal head as a teenager? Tell us what you think of the study’s findings.
Tasha Howe, professor of psychology at Humboldt State University