Staying away from modernity, hmm, I tried that during the past, in fact, I wanted to be away from Metal since 1999 approximately, which had the effect of re-enforcing in what I previously believed.
Nowadays, everything is merely a copy of the past, and no one is really trying to innovate. All I see is angry Gothic kids and macho gangta* rappers.
Most of them are egocentric 'beings' in search for popularity and a meaningless reason to live until they become adults and be the stay immature or be they 'grow up' and form a family, still nothing, not deep valors or beliefs. Most of them are barely empty beings walking towards their own end.
In my case, I never did like 'head bangers', never really participate to live shows, (I don't see the purpose of it), I dislike the rock imagery many metals bands give and this is why in the latest years I've been making abstraction of the bands and just care about the content or what inspires on me, (except for people like Varg or Gaahl which still inspires me a lot of respect).
I asked myself many times the same question, did I dream that this 'style' was what I thought it was? am I the only one to expect this style/s of music to become what I want it to? am I the only one to want it to give a message?
I think there's no point in making metal in the future available for everyone, there MUST be a separation between those who really believe on it and those that are here for the trip.
Metal in the future will have to re-examine its own values and aesthetic and change/evolve.
Death metal despised civilization, and Black metal embraced the darkness of nature. But everything cannot be over yet, because imagination, creativity, and desire still burning in many of us and as long as it is that way, we'll be able to push the boundaries further.