We've all got 'em. The bands that you can't say are bad, but never seem to find their way into your playlists. When you think about 'em, there's nothing you can quantify that is unlikable, and yet for whatever reason you're just never in the mood to listen. For me? Origin - I don't know what it is. There's nothing in any of the music that isn't done right. Tight musicianship, varied, technical without being weedly, but I never feel in the mood. Nile - I have no fucking idea. Like no fucking idea. They're death metal legends, and REALLY do things right by avoiding being all blood and guts. Plus Kollias is one of my drumming idols. Cephalic Carnage - I think I might just not be smart enough to listen to CC. Things are so all over the place I cross my eyes and just walk away. Fear Factory - Invented a sound, and on paper there's nothing I should dislike. Fast, rhythmic, pounding, and one of the few vocalists who can do clean singing with power instead of sounding wispy. I blame production a lot of the time, here. Mechanize was good, but all the older stuff just sounds thin and feeble. Meshuggah - Speaking of inventing a sound, I love the idea of Meshuggah and sometimes jam out to a track or so, but I found myself frequently in the middle of, say, "Bleed" and going "oh shit this is still playing" and switching it up. Just off the top of my head. Who're yours?