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Sounding Out

CAFNR grad student, extreme metal musician, approaches his brand of music from an academic standpoint

To some, the sound of extreme metal music might come across like a cacophony of distortion and inaudible guttural vocals. To the ears of Mark Kloeppel, though, it’s a symphony in which he can hear each instrument and discern every throaty lyric. “I can remember very clearly when I was listening to music and I started to be able to…