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Perceptions of metal (non-metalheads feel free to vote)

What the title says really.
Are you a fan of heavy metal in any way, shape or form?
Yes
No
Do you consider metal a violent style of music?
Yes
No
Not sure
What types of metal do you like?
Glam/Hard rock
Classic Metal
Extreme metal (thrash/death/black)
Progressive/Avant-garde
Nu-metal (non rapping eg Korn, Disturbed)
Rap metal (nu-metal or non nu-metal)
Metalcore/Hardcore punk
I don't listen to metal
I hate metal
Do you consider metal a depressing style of music that makes people want to commit suicide? (Like the Ozzy Osbourne lawsuits in the 1980s)
Yes
No
Not Sure
Do you think that metal breeds people like Nathan Gale (who killed Dimebag)?
Yes
No
Not Sure
What are your thoughts on metal musicians?
They are generally more technically skilful than those in other genres
They are untalented louts that can't make real music
Every genre has a mix of talented and untalented players/musicians
What are your thoughts on the level of intellectual matter in metal
Metal is more intelligent than other styles
Metal is no smarted or dumber than other styles
Metal is stupid music
There is a mix of intelligent and stupid
What do you think of 'non-metal' practices (such as writing ballads, performing with symphony orchestras etc)?
I hate it. Metal is metal.
I like it. I think it adds to the integrity of the artist.
Don't care either way.
Do you think that there is a 'straight, white and male' stereotype of metalheads?
Metal is homophobic
Metal is racist
Metal is sexist
No
Was this poll helpful at all?
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This poll was created on 2007-06-08 00:51:30 by DirtyDonny