I learned something interesting today.
Everyone knows that I try to keep up with what is going on with IT/CS stuff. However, as soon as people realize that I play keyboard and also try to keep current with metal  bands, I get a lot more respect than before people knew that.
: Metal is a very wide genre. From symphonic metal, to rap with heavy guitars, to some guy grunting monkey-like on a microphone shouting "SATAN", and proud that his band logo has more upside down crosses than anyone else's. This is one of the genres that has to keep renewing itself because it has been through multiple dead periods, especially the mid 90s due to grunge. This is also a genre that people have to distinguish themselves due to so much crap floating around.