After I got out of high school I lost track of what is cool. First because the degree I am studying is not easy, and second because I met new people who are free from the worry about what is current or hip. The idea is that we're adults now, so we study hard and get good jbos, and then the people who spent all their time worrying about what was hip can tell us about it while they clean our floors. I graduated and have not looked back. When I came back to visit over Christmas I was at the diner and the little brother of my best friend was there, he had something he called technical death metal so I docked my phone and got some dubs but this "tech death" was a real disappointment.
It's not death metal at all. There are only about four riffs per song, there are two solos per song, a lot of sweeps, but it's major key and sounds happy, then there's a lot of jazz breaks and rhythms, and while the individual notes are really fast the songs are slow. I was struck by how stupid this music is and how you would have to be a normal stupid asshole to think this is good, it has no real content, but it's technical so people are afraid to criticize it because they are afraid people will say they are stupid, yet the music is really boring.