Tryestero: I can't hear any better argument than, "they suck because they are bad because they are gay because they are faggots because they suck because..." I'm into musical analysis. I hate to play that card because suddenly I become a dick but if you force me into a corner; you don't know much about theory and technique if you are telling me that Liturgy's music is just plan bad. It is very well crafted from the perspective of analyzing dynamic composition. They exceed on every level in that case and that is the most important thing to me when I hear music.
Also, general perception is not relavant to me.
Metal bands that I listen to on a regular basis include Incantation, Immolation, Burzum, Intestine Baalism, Emperor (mostly just Nightside Eclipse though), Death, Possessed (Seven Churches is the only album I own actually), Sepultura, and Slayer. Non-death/black; Maiden, Priest, Mercyful Fate, Sabbath.
I don't desire any image of metal so I'm unaffected by image distortion.
I also don't have a Liturgy t-shirt. I don't own any band t-shirts, actually.
Hoodwink; I don't know anything about Taylor Swift but if their music was composed and executed as accurately as Liturgy's, I could probably get something out of it. You must have something against honest enjoyment if you automatically assume that I intend irony by listening to Liturgy. Can you even tell me how irony applies in this context?