I honestly am not much of a metal guy although i love heavy guitar most metal just doesnt do it for me
I mostly hang out here cuz you guys are a great group to shoot the shit with
there's a LOT of 'modern' metal that i just can't get into. i'm a bigger fan of Sabbath (specifically, anything Iommi touches) than anything, and just love the sound of a heavy guitar. infact, the last album i bought was an old record by Ten Years After called Cricklewood Green.
i think, for me, it's an issue of difference. i just can't tell too much difference between most modern metal bands. one that stands apart (to me) would be Devin Townsend's solo material, which i can't get enough of.