First of all thank you for actually giving an intelligent response and not trying to turn a conversation into an argument. But like I said in the first post that started this, I think evolution of metal is a good thing when it's taking the music to a deeper or more technical level. The creation of death metal was a good thing, the evolution that took place in black metal from bands like Venom and Celtic Frost to bands like Emperor and Immortal was a good thing. Let's face it, if every band tried to reproduce the sound Black Sabbath had and copied them, metal would have crashed and burned decades ago because it would have been too boring after so many years of the same thing for people to continue listening. What I personally see in these metal-core bands nowadays is HUGE lack of originality and/or writing and playing ability, and I think that's a core element for a band to have if they're going to be writing and playing good quality metal. And again, I thank you for the actual response to this.