It's OK Riff, it’s my own stupid fault, old school musical wimps like me should never go anywhere near Death Metal threads and fans, and especially try to talk to them on their own terms, I always end up feeling like the guy trying to get a reaction by poking the acid blooded creature in the ‘Alien’ movies with a stick.
I'm not a big death metal fan but was lurking because the thread was active. I think the metal heads I have met are all different kinds of people, they aren't aliens. I don't think dkw says it's stupid in the sense of defending metal, more of defending coherence and common forum courtesy. What's the point of posting in a thread just to joke the fans of the music that you don't listen to?