I started my first rehearsal with my new band today. I like AC/DC, Kiss, Van Halen, and stuff like that. These are my influences. At rehearsal today, I had to play Children of Bodom. I HATED it. Especially with the lead guitarist cranking his stack with so much distortion. I absolutely hate playing the genre. The rhythm guitarist and me decided to drop the lead guitarist today and re-evaluate our influences. He was down to the point where he didn't want to make the band work anymore, and I am to the point where I'm willing to hop onto someone else's train. I like the rhythmist though. So my questions are : Does anyone else find heavy metal to lack music? How should I handle this situation? How can I drop the lead guitarist and still be his friend? How do I recover and make everyone in the band want to play?