The definition of death metal has changed substancially: The whole "I like death metal like Bring Me The Horizon" scenario is ever common. I have no idea why your thread was closed, but I heartily agree with you, and probably have an even stronger/elitist view than you do
Metal is losing its identity...or its identity is changing, either way, I don't like it.
I have this album coming in the post for me, and from the two tracks I heard on youtube, it kicks ass. Have you checked it out?