I've got no problems when artists pursue their ways, their artistic vision.
It's their own right and I appreciate the need to search for progress in your sound.
But do things that you're not able to realize with quality makes me raise my eyebrows.
As I said, Midlake, that are not metal do that kind of stuff better, even if they don't use distortion, but the music is genuine.
Well, I like it, there is something to it. They blend Iron-Maiden style metal with punkrock and somehow it works, pretty solid. One of my Dutch friends lives there and became friends with their guitarist. He gave me their CD.