Applaud the Impaler
Somebody listen to those and let me know what you think.
Aaah, how much I hate modern and mainstream metal... Emptyness.
So did you even listen to them?
Whisteria Cottage is not empty, they use absurd diminished scales. That's for damn sure, and Applaud the Impaler's drummer is insanely good. What is awesome to you? Slayer, Metallica, Pantera, Children of Bodom, AC/DC, Led Zepplin?
Metal is not all about Guitar-solo's, hence why the genre has basically died out. It was an inside contest of who could play the fastest solo, with little to no attention paid to the other band members.
Electronic cannot break the ice in America, I really don't know why, because it is so inventive and new, each and every one has their own message and style.
I have a feeling you are far more Rock and Roll, then you are actually "metal". And that is not a personal attack on you in anyway, it is just that I have met many people that often get the two confused or simply mix them together. I don't know how or why.
I simply cannot stand the same riff for 3 - 9 minutes. With a giant solo in the middle of it that you have to sit and wait for.
Also, the only drummer I would credit with being above these drummers is Rush's drummer. And that is basically because he can do whatever he wants and transverses many different styles whilst fluidly blending them.
Plus the bands listed above by far have the best show presence in the world, but I would doubt many of you still enter pits these days. I'm not talking about the little lame-ass push pits either.
I dunno, I am very into music of all kinds, although I listen to one particular style more than others and have less knowledge of the other genres I do not regularly listen to.
However I, admittedly, do have a larger preference to metal or to more properly describe what I listen to Deathcore. This is mainly because I currently do vocals for a (hopefully) up and coming band.
Here is a large list of bands that I listen to
Job for a Cowboy
Son of Aurelius
Sky Eats Airplane
Arsonists Get All The Girls
Through The Eyes of The Dead
Thick as Blood
Cradle of Filth
The Irish Front
Nine Inch Nails
Thy Art Is Murder
Within the Ruins
The World We Knew
We Came As Romans
I dunno. I prob missed a few. Somebody tell me I listen to something somebody else does.