[That's cos Metallica doesn't give metal a bad name... I only hate Slipknot because whenever I ask someone if they like metal the conversation goes like this:
They: "What, like Slipknot? I don't like stuff like that." This can be a different mallcore band... but since we're talking about Slipknot I'll use them as an example.
Me: "No, Slipknot is not metal."
They: "Well, I guess I don't know what metal is, then."
It's just aggravating to see people have such a misconception of a whole genre because of a particularly popular band. If you want to listen to Slipknot, fine, just don't introduce them as metal... I don't really want to argue this point, so if you feel differently, tough, don't get take it to the point of a flame in the thread.
I agree with you. I personally hate the attitudes of 99% of Slipknot fans. I mean, half the fans are 12 year olds trying to act cool by saying "Maggot 4 lyfe, stay (sic)" I'm almost ashamed to say I like them in public because of the absurd reaction I get from some people.
That doesn't mean I don't like the music though.
EDIT: Oh wait...you're not talking about the fans, your talking about people who think Slipknot is all that metal is. I'd agree on you with that too, Slipknot is a bad representation of the genre 'metal'.
Edited by shadowkid33, 11 November 2008 - 08:43 PM.