Originally Posted by 99nasha
How can anybody even listen to them!
Quite easily - when I listen to Metal, and particularly Slipknot, I know that what I'm hearing isn't manufactured, is REAL music done by REAL instruments and not some dumb beatbox, and is written by the artists themselves. Sadly, that's more than I can say for 99% of musics other genres.
It's aggressive, it's powerful, it's angry - and if you're ever in a foul mood or feeling a bit down, you'd be suprised by how much you can relate to the lyrics, regardless of whether the words are being sung, shouted or screamed down the microphone.