I'm listening. Go on my son, tell us. Why. WHY. The way it goes for me death metal is the culmination and final stage of the metal evolution. Everything metal was initially about, death metal fulfilled in the ultimate way. Branching out from mainstream melodic music, creating its own techniques and methods of playing for everything (drums, guitars, vocals..), the breakdown of song-writing and riff structures, the odd time signatures... basically the ability to create music from materials not associated with creating music, and managing to make that music somehow intelligible. Thrash, prog, heavy or doom are a lot closer to the mainstream, even black metal uses full chords and often rather typical song structures... So to me, it's difficult to understand an individual who is a fan of metal...but not of death metal. You needn't lsn to DM all the time, but to not be a fan at all, I'm curious about how that happens. Please give me a few thoughts on that if ya like.