Originally Posted by BloodoftheKings
This. Eddie Trunk doesn't even have a good taste in metal. I skimmed through his book of essential heavy metal bands and I wanted to vomit.
Don't be a tool. Pretty much all of the bands in that book were awesome.
I can't stand metalcore/hardcore either. Death metal I do like, but I also recognize that it's not for everyone, as it should be. Most modern metal tv shows are littered with that garbage anyway. Anyone remember Mistress Juliya. I do think having a black/death metal artist once per season is a great idea. But "extreme music" as it's called should be the exception to the rule, not the status quo. That's the fucking problem with metal today, so many bands are atonal and overly deathy and have no appeal whatsoever. Status quo metal should have singing, guitar solos, and melody.