There's this idea in mainstream society of course that metal/aggressive music is just a trend for teenagers to channel their angst through, and then they're set straight, and get their degree and a steady job and wife and kids and the best they can do is look back at the good ol' days jamming with the guys and watching Slayer live in 1994. But for many, the metal is still very much an essential part of life and for some, we believe we'll still be into metal when we're much older. However: when coming across a video of Eddie Vedder explaining how he never knew his dad or wtvr, one gets a sense all those big rockstars: Vedder, Cobain etc... are really only into the industry of heavy music as, indeed, an outlet to channel their anger and insecurities. Seems every single one of em have a story to tell about traumatizing childhoods. That at the end of the day, that's the root cause for being a rockstar in the first place. Do you believe you listen to/compose metal music as a pure natural and spontaneous taste and passion for it, OR is it an outlet for your anger at the world (more difficult to explore that option) ?