I'm a bit late to this party, I think - but really? Think about this for a moment. In this thread (and presumably at any party, or in any conversation you've had with "normy" non-metal listeners), we're constantly ostracizing: - Pop music - Anything that can be called Top 40 - Anything that gets radio play or publicity (out of jealousy maybe?) - Rap - Hip-hop - Country - Electronic music - People's desire to dance or have fun (because this is different from our desire to BE BRUTAL FOR SOME REASON AAAAARGH SOMETHING SOMETHING MACHO) - Anything we can deride for being "not complicated/sophisticated enough" for our elite tastes - Anything that we've decided has somehow violated some unwritten rules about the integrity of music and artists (not real instruments? Auto-tune?) Has anyone made fun of classical music yet? Or is that up to our high standards of musical sophistication? At the end of the day everyone thinks everyone else listens to terrible music, but for some reason the metalheads in the room insist on being elitist d*cks about it. I think it's important to notice that if you keep getting into confrontations over music taste that you might be the common denominator.