Dumb reasons like:
1. Too many views on youtube or album sales that surpass 50 copies, as well as being signed to indpendent labels that they tag as "too mainstream".
2. Easily accesiable to others to purchase their music. Places like BestBuy or iTunes really pisses these clowns off.
3. If they actually have clear vocals, not screeching like a cat trying to escape a blender.
4. They actually tour.
5. They have more than 12 fans.
But let's keep in mind that the people described above are only represent 20% of the metal community (the other 5% being the typical racist/homophobic losers) and the remaining 75% are actually pretty down to earth, cool, funny people.
Regular Metalhead's friend: Me niether!
Metalhead douche: Are you guys serious? Who wants to pay $30-$60 to watch some mainstream bands perform in front of a bunch of posers?
Regular Metalhead: But they're on Indie labels...
Metalhead Douche: HA-HA! Don't make me laugh, they're on commerical indide labels (goes on babling tirade of pointless shit only his sad sack of shit ass cares about)
Regular metalheads walk away.
Old-school punk kicks ass, but what’s all this emo/screamo/pop-punk shit. * Sigh * Kids these days.
retard trying to capitalise on the image: fred, the 24-year-old wannabee metalhead who thinks korn are heavy, and believes that rap has a place in metal.
NOT metal bands: Korn, Slipknot, Mudvayne, Godsmack, Limp Bizkit, etc