I once listened to this music and realized that if you listen to it for a couple of days, you can go crazy !! Evil, aggressive, satanic music.
I have one friend, drummer Dima Oslyakov. Smart, gentle, polite and intelligent person. Doesn't smoke or drink at all. He listens to a lot of different music in different styles, including Cannibal Corpse.
A couple of years ago I came across this and similar articles, I did not check the original sources.
"Scientists from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh decided to test the connection between musical preferences and the intelligence of listeners. The research results were a big surprise for It turned out that rock music lovers are the smartest, and rappers are the most "dimwitted." on IQ, as well as a list of questions on the general education curriculum. Perhaps the scientists were trying to prove to teenagers that listening to heavy music and rap is not safe for their brains. But the results surprised the researchers themselves.
“One of the facts that what amazed us the most is that fans of classical music and hard rock are very similar, "Pravda.ru quotes Adriana North. To the delight of teenagers and to the chagrin of parents, cue intelligence was demonstrated by fans of classical music ... and rock! “In society, there is a stereotype of a hard rock fan as a person who is deeply depressed with a tendency to suicide, it is generally accepted that rockers are dangerous elements of society. In fact, they are harmless, and even useful for society as a whole. These are very subtle natures, "the scientist emphasizes.
However, as life shows, in adulthood, many rockers get involved in classical works, moreover, without giving up their favorite metal.
The most" fans of rap, hip-hop and r'n'b were recognized as narrow-minded - they showed the lowest IQ test results. But they, like reggae fans, demonstrate enviable high self-esteem and communication skills. Fans of jazz and blues do not suffer from self-criticism - their self-esteem is also high. "
In October, the British astrophysicist Matt Taylor came to Moscow (the same one who participated in the Rosetta mission to land the descent vehicle on the Chyuryumov-Gerasimenko comet).
So, he listens to Cannibal Corpse and generally loves Death metal.
Rather than talking about the music itself, I'll do a little differently, and I'll say that Jim Carrey is a longtime fan and friend of this group. And I don't have the heart to call him not very smart.
What can you say about the intelligence of a person who likes Russian rap? Who likes techno? But this weird guy who loves jazz? Yes, nothing can be said about the intelligence of people, starting only from preferences in music. Well, only if a person is not limited to this very brutal death, rap or jazz, or the devil knows what else, and if he is limited, then I have bad news for him anyway. Because limitation is one of the biggest obstacles to intellectual development. Everything else is nonsense. I know one professor (who must be admitted as a smart person) who loves any extremely extreme metal, while attending various classical concerts, not denying himself good electronic music. At the same time, I recall a classmate who, apart from "mitol", did not recognize anything and was a complete dumbass. So everything is very arbitrary, and is not tied to a specific group or genre.
Although Russian rap ... well, I don’t know, I don’t know, there are still doubts (a joke (not a joke))
As a person with a fairly high IQ, and who listens to Cannibal Corpse, I can say that you need to "come to this music". It's not even heavy metal, like Metallica or Iron Maiden, when guitar riffs are replaced by beautiful lyrical solos.
Corpuses are real professionals in music, who know how to create harmony at prohibitive speeds, which to an unprepared listener may seem like chaos and a set sounds. I came to brutal death metal through Scandinavian death metal, and at some point that level of severity was not enough.
However, you need to understand that Cannibals are just one of the facets of music addiction. And such music still needs to be diluted.