i was a died-in-the-wood headbanger through high school and college, then moved into other genres. i tried returning to metal and, in my opinion, most of it sucks. i checked out opeth, lamb of god, mastadon and some others. the music is brilliant, but, frankly, the vocals suck. it's all guttural growling like they're coughing up hairballs. it's like they're all channeling tom araya on his worst night. can't any of those guys actually sing?