Hispanic Epic Themes in Metal Music (Book)

Intersections with Pop Culture, Group Identity, Nationalisms, and Fascism

Epics create communal feelings through admiration of heroism. Metal music, pop culture, nationalisms, and fascism rely on epic narratives to build their communities. This book explores how the coincidences with nationalism and fascism put the epic narratives of metal under suspicion and the consequences (ethical and political) for the scene.

Category: Cultural Studies, Music

Edition

Epics create communal feelings through admiration of heroism. Metal music, pop culture, nationalisms, and fascism rely on epic narratives to build their communities. This book explores how the coincidences with nationalism and fascism put the epic narratives of metal under suspicion and the consequences (ethical and political) for the scene.

Amaranta Saguar García is a research professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Her interest in metal music studies arises from her research on the reception of Medieval Hispanic topics in popular music.

Introduction

Chapter 1. Context

Chapter 2. Epicism and Heavy Metal

Chapter 3. Hispanic Medieval Epic Themes

Chapter 4. Five Types of Metal Epicism

Conclusions

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