This is a question that´s been ringing in my mind for a while. I may as well have developed a bad case of intolerance towards the fact that people, in their attempts to copy the sound crafted by bands like Periphery and Tesseract and AAL, are lowering the standards for recording and creativity because, let´s face it, it all ends up sounding pretty much the same: chugged riffs on the 2 downtuned strings of your seven/eight string, Superior drum 2.0 presets, extreme compression, glitch sounds, pads going on here and there and the word (?) "Djent" being a per default tag for 60% of the threads on recording fora for guitar players. Is my rant far from reality or is it really like I see it? Why do people want to copy a sound instead of doing their own thing and getting a mix THEY like?