This is a cross-post, but since besides the Corroseum I do not think there are other places on the internet where such thoughts might be appreciated on any level, I hope you don't mind. Here is a stream of thoughts on the True/False dichotomy inherent in the ethos of Heavy Metal I do suggest reading the whole thread for context and the like. Keep in mind that the people in the Corroseum are on average 30 years or older. As I said, before Burns or someone annihilates me by asking for SOURCES SOURCES SOURCES, these are thoughts more based on hunches. The kinds you get when you are around and inside a cultural phenomenon for 10 years or more. I am not saying everything I suggest in the text above would pan out in a rational academic analysis of the history of HM but perhaps some bits of thinking in there will be useful. Naturally I welcome feedback - as long as one's bile is contained, I have no time or temper for that shit anymore.