I think that the ultimate irony is that "metal" (as an all-encompassing term referring to "angry music where they scream") typically has lyrics that are more meaningful/badassed/subtle/life changing/orgasm inspiring than anything mainstream music has to produce. Oh, musically? There's no contest, your 4-chord pop with autotuned vocals cannot even begin to hope to compare to this. But on equal ground ("free-form poetry night" at your local hipster bar where a girl wearing flannel and ripped/stained lycra leggings reads lyrics into the mic), metal has the deepest and most meaningful lyrics. Ever. Perhaps I'm biased because I grew up in the land of Bud Light, Nascar, and old white fascists who drive the country into the ground...but dear (insert generic deity here) these lyrics seriously melt my fucking balls off.