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Citation: Robert Walser

Posted in Citation on novembre 1, 2008 by johnnylebrun666

– « For many academics, denigration of metal is a necessary part of the defense of « high culture », while for rock critics it is as an easy route to hipness: their scorn is displayed as a badge of their superiority to the musicians and audiences of heavy metal. […] If neither academics nor rock critics have had much impact on metal’s popularity with its fans, they have helped to shape the dominant stereotype of heavy metal as brutishly simple, debilitatingly negative and violent, and artistically monotonous and impoverished. »

Robert Walser, Running With The Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music, coll. « Music / Culture », Hanover And London, Wesleyan University Press, p. 24