By: Dylan Wallace

When Did It Start?

No one really knows when music was first created but some people say it was created when we were created, because we are just programmed to make noise, and some of it comes out in the form of music. According to Robert Sherran “after the collapse of the Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, Western Europe entered a time known as The Dark Ages a period when invading hordes of vandals, Huns, and Visigoths overran Europe. These years were marked by constant warfare, the absence of a Holy Roman Emperor, and the virtual disappearance of urban life. Over the next nine centuries, the newly emerging Christian Church came to dominate Europe, administering justice, instigating Holy Crusades against the East, establishing Universities, and generally dictating the destiny of music, art, and literature” (1)

Why Do We Listen To Music?

People love music for the same reasons that were drawn to drugs, gambling and delicious food. When you listen to music that moves you, your brain releases dopamine, a chemical involved in both motivation and addiction. As Valorie Salimpoor stated “You're following these tunes and anticipating what's going to come next and whether it's going to confirm or surprise you, and all of these little cognitive nuances are what's giving you this amazing pleasure,(4) A lot of people listen to music when there sad, angry, or even just bored.
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Metalcore is a mix of extreme metal and hardcore punk. Metalcore was originated in the mid-1980s with the first bands being Discharge, and Converge. In the mid-2000s, Metalcore emerged as a commercial force, with several independent metal labels. Metalcore started becoming more and more famous with more bands being created, like The Devil Wears Prada, and Miss May I. Metalcore is one of the most famous genres of music now since 2010 to present time. Metalcore isn’t what it used to be as apposed bands playing at gigs in bars, now they have concerts and warped tour.

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