I Might Look Sweet, But I Listen To Angry Music… And Love It.

creative writing, healthy choices, mental illness awareness, music therapy, personal reflection

Whether it’s healthy or not, who knows. It works for me. There’s something deep-seeded and primordial that lives within me. And in order to relieve that pressure, I use various forms of therapy to help.ย  One of those forms of therapy is listening to deep, throaty, guitar-heavy, angry, passionate music. It’s like I’m a pressure cooker, and filling my ears with this glorious noise releases the steam.

I always thought it was something I just enjoyed, that was very different from my fellow female friends. Forget Brittney, give me some Slipknot.

When I listen to a live concert – and it has to be live, because there is so much more passion when it’s live – it’s like a free hour of therapy. Personally, I dig a lot of the concerts from 1999, specifically Woodstock. There are a couple bands that still kick butt in this day and age, but they are few and far between.

When you’re in the mood, here are a few of my go-to’s:

Korn @ Woodstock – 1999 (warning: nudity and cuss words)

Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Slane Castle – 2003

Rage Against the Machine @ Woodstock – 1999 (warning: nudity)

Tool @ The Glass House – 1996

Slipknot @ Rock On the Range – 2015

What’s your go-to when you need to blow off steam?
Any live concerts you love that you can share?


3 thoughts on “I Might Look Sweet, But I Listen To Angry Music… And Love It.

  1. I understand exactly what you mean about music being ‘therapy’, I too use it. The only difference is I prefer classic rock, although I remember a time in my life when I enjoyed a little Tool also!!

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  2. Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Rush, Metallica, AC/DC, Ted Nugent, Deep Purple, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Nazareth, Judas Priest. I could go on and on. I was a teenager in the 70s who grew up listening to music all the time, no phone, television, car…


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