again ... for the umpteenth time ... I listen to metal for certain reasons ... and I listen to other music (pop, jazz, classical, hip hop, disco, polka) for others. I am far from the traditional metal head ... but I like my metal pure. And another thing is if I am down and depressed I don't listen to something to mimic that emotion ... listening to downer stuff when you are down is self defeating. So yes ... I try to pick stuff that is either just angry, fluff or generally entertaining. I do get your point though and understand where you are coming from. I get lost like that in movies more so than music.