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The growls are an acquired taste, but the reason I listen to metal is *exactly* that the musicians are top-notch. Pandora tells me I like it because of complicated arrangements, and I can't argue that. I am a casual musician myself (I play 5 instruments anywhere from respectably (oboe) to professional-level (clarinet and saxophone)), but classical puts me to sleep unless I'm performing it. Metal is all the complexity of classical with an edge. I also like DC's home-grown music, Go-Go, because it's complex...it's old-school hip-hop with talented performers set in an unusual time signature (5/8 time) and usually exploiting minor keys.
Also, metal musicians don't worry about being PC. They say what's on their mind, take it or leave it. The bad ones shock for shock's sake. The good ones say something profound. Sure, it is often hard to understand them, but when you take the time to hear them, sometimes you hear something you'd never think you would in something that sounds so angry and irreverent.
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