Although it is somewhat of a shame the way metal has waned over the past decade and given way to rap rock, emo, and "hardcore", I think it's only served to make the movement stronger. The majority of people don't really have tastes of their own, so they just conform and buy the albums of whatever bands they hear on the bullshit top ten radio station they listen to. The question is: Do you really want a bunch of dumbasses like that in our metalhead ranks? I say no. I heard a story once that really changed my perspective in regards to this matter. It went something like this:
I totally agree in every way.
Many, many years ago on a distant shore,
Men did gather secretly behind the vaulted doors.
They travelled long, they travelled far,
Dark into the night,
'Twas just the place they'd chosen,
They knew the time was right.
Some would ask how that story applies. Others would simply say "That's some badass bullshit". People from the latter demographic are our people. By the way, I'm Luke, and this is my first post. I look forward to bullshitting with you guys if you're up for it.