"New study finds "many adolescent "metalheads" are extremely bright and often use the music to help them deal with the stresses and strains of being gifted social outsiders." Haha, validation."
Most real metal is intelligent and many of the fans are. Metal shows are the complete opposite of the stereotypical sad kid who listens to Korn and Slipknot. I say most because many br00tal death metal bands are the exception.
Québec is a haven for intelligent metal. Cryptopsy is a band that's gained popularity as of late, yet still manages to put out impressive and technical albums crafted with the utmost finesse. Hell, Québec in general is very progressive metal-wise offering up bands like Neuraxis, Gorguts, Torn Within and Quo Vadis that push the genre in new directions.
Bands like Atheist (heavily jazz influenced), The Chasm and Demilich are prime examples of top tier metal. Easily overshadowing childish crap like Atreyu, Trivium and other various MTV-friendly metalcore crap that is the current "fad" for some of today's kids.
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