We do sometimes look a little different, but if you look beyond the leather and into typical metalheads, you will see that many of them have one thing in common: most of them are misfits and outcasts. Surveys have also shown that metalheads and members of other subcultures are often the “smart” students at school.
Most studies on the subject seem to show the opposite. Rather than causing depression or making it worse, heavy metal can actually help reduce negative emotions. Whats more, it can also reduce the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body.