Musical representations in times of violence: Origins of Peruvian metal during the general crisis of the eighties

María de la Luz Núñez, Arturo Rivas

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This article asks about the motivations that led young Peruvians to express themselves through metal in the 80s, moving away from other musical genres that had already been developed, such as hardcore, punk and underground rock. In that sense, we propose that their motivations, far from being a simple copy of foreign bands, should rather be framed in the context of the political, social and economic crisis that took place in that decade; situation that intensified by the internal armed conflict between State agents and terrorist groups. To base our position, we will resort to the Nietzschean genealogical methodology and some phenomenological concepts of Husserl and Scheler, understanding the metal as an 'emotional response reaction' against the values ​​preferred by society, in relation to the experience of the crisis, and through different layers of consciousness (affective, volitional, cognitive) and modes of consciousness (perceptual-natural and representational-aesthetic). Our approach is complemented by testimonies of musicians who were part of the origin of the metal scene in Peru.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)209-218
Número de páginas10
PublicaciónMetal Music Studies
EstadoPublicada - 1 mar. 2018

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