I hate hearing this. I really do, especially when it comes from someone who listens to all the same stuff. Yeah, I listen to metal
. I listen to a lot of metal: death metal
, black metal
, sludge metal
, doom metal
, avant garde metal
. Why is that such a bad thing? It's not the only thing I listen to, but other genres get the backseat while metal gets to ride shotgun.
Why is it bad when a metalhead listens to primarily metal but it's perfectly acceptable for rap
/et cetera to listen to primarily/just those genres?
And it's not just that people feel the need to tell me I need to expand my musical horizons, it's that they go out of their way to tell me. It's one thing when I say, "Hey, do you know anything that's not metal I might like?" Or when my girlfriend goes, "I think you might like this band, check 'em out sometime." But for a random stranger to tell me that I should expand my musical horizons…