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When browsing under the tag “metal” through tumblr, lots of pictures of shows, people at shows, and people recording themselves playing metal.  Ironically, most of these posts are not what traditional metalheads would view as “metal” posts.  While this isn’t helpful in an informative sense, it shows that there is a lot of debate about what metal is and how the public metal scene is viewed compared to a more traditional, now underground, scene.  It also shows a link between metalheads and songs which no one views as metal.  People are taking light songs, such as “Rolling In the Deep” and trying to turn them into metal songs.  This shows that metalheads are also involved in a non-metal scene, which may not be realized by those who view metal negatively.Wikipedia is a more information-based source.  It goes over a summary of metal, how it started, where it’s gone, but in terms of how it’s been viewed, there isn’t too much information.  At least not to the level which I want it.  It does, however, show how metal has evolved, along with different descriptions of metal subgenres, which will be useful for a basis in my paper.Picture relates, a humorous metal band which performs “Pirate metal” as a parody of “Viking metal”.

When browsing under the tag “metal” through tumblr, lots of pictures of shows, people at shows, and people recording themselves playing metal.  Ironically, most of these posts are not what traditional metalheads would view as “metal” posts.  While this isn’t helpful in an informative sense, it shows that there is a lot of debate about what metal is and how the public metal scene is viewed compared to a more traditional, now underground, scene.  It also shows a link between metalheads and songs which no one views as metal.  People are taking light songs, such as “Rolling In the Deep” and trying to turn them into metal songs.  This shows that metalheads are also involved in a non-metal scene, which may not be realized by those who view metal negatively.
Wikipedia is a more information-based source.  It goes over a summary of metal, how it started, where it’s gone, but in terms of how it’s been viewed, there isn’t too much information.  At least not to the level which I want it.  It does, however, show how metal has evolved, along with different descriptions of metal subgenres, which will be useful for a basis in my paper.
Picture relates, a humorous metal band which performs “Pirate metal” as a parody of “Viking metal”.

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