I met a guy the other day and I wish that I had asked him more about himself. He was dressed in all-black and had plenty of piercings and ink. He talked proudly and lovingly about his friends being “mean and angry” people but also said that they wouldn’t hurt a soul. It was clearly important to him that I knew his friends were totally messed up… but were also fine citizens. He told me that he loves noise metal and said that he can’t tell what vocalists are saying in his favorite musical genre, grindcore.
What gives, people? Is there a subculture where “angry and dark” is cool? How do those emotions manifest themselves in positive ways within those subcultures?