metal musicians are definately more skilled. in metal, the music is simple, but the musicians have to be talented. in classical music, it's all abotu how complicated the song is. that's why only the conductors get recognition in classical music. they have to write a very complicated song with over 100 different parts. so it's the song structure that is very difficult, the individual skills of each musician in an orchestra is not that important. the only thing they need is being able to keep track of all the music so they have perfect timing. in metal, the song structure is much simpler, there's only 4 or 5 parts usually. so individual talent is much more important.