An "alternative to the impersonal, conformist, superficial and numbing realities of commercialism, and more abstractly, to a society of spectacle and nothingness." She adds that [death] metal provides the audience with a "suspension of hierarchical rank, privileges, norms and prohibitions [and therefore] provides liberation from internal censors [and in so doing] challenges exposes and transcends the limits between body and world, life and death interior and exterior."
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