**RANT MODE ACTIVATED**
There was a joke in the other thread about "how you can spot a vegan" with the punchline "They'll let you know". That's about the same thing as with metal fans. So many stereotypes, so many of them think they're special and so many fans that wear their bloody t-shirts and have long hair and wore down clothes...and every one of them think that's cool. And let's not forget they all try to play an electric guitar.
What I found was that most metal bands consist of bright people usually pretty calm in nature that come on to stage and yell into a microphone and apparently there's many skilled in guitar playing, but when they play you you don't really get what's being played just shredding racket. Lyrics are either some depressing emo crap or some fantasy world dribble, which their fans think is the greatest thing EVAR.
And let us not forget of a romantic/sad/love story being as a melodic calm intro that burst into pure unrecognisable yelling then back to melodic then back to yelling - and it should be profound and interesting and show that they're creative.
**RANT MODE OVER**
Personally 99.99% of it is just overly hyped and just plain stressful to me and I take no enjoyment out of listening to it, basically I have "an old man" opinion of it being just annoying noise reaction to it. It's definitely not the worst of what music and offer, as it takes some skill but it's close.
I mostly like the old metal album covers and art though.