I have been on this forum for a while now, and I can't understand the animosity towards metal. Sure, I love the jokes about the spikes and being mindless souls and whatnot, but to personally bash a genre and say that the music is talentless is ridiculous. I listen to several styles of music with metal, big band swing, ska, and rockabilly being my favorites. Now I admit being a much better drummer than bass player, but the question applies to both if not all instruments. I just would like to know what makes non metal bassist so much better than someone who plays metal? Is it the fact that you play other people's music several times a month to people who are at that bar regardless if your band is there vs. a different band? Do you like the fact that changing the arrangement to a song is switching from the album to live version? I know it seems that I have gone on the attack. Perhaps. It just seems that the ones who bash and ruin the threads with legit questions about playing metal always seem to be in weekend cover/bar bands. Its true that EVERY genre has it's steaming piles of dung, but I don't really care for any of The Doors hits. Should that mean I should hate the doors? I'm glad I look deeper into their catalog. I love that band.