And I ask you: if you accept "honour" as a criteria, is this man less "honourable" than you are? Are not his actions self sacrifice. Further, on behalf of his immediate kin. Surely this is what is praised here.
I believe that much hostility towards "mainstreamers" from "metal fans" stems largely from idiot lower class resentment: anybody intelligent could be that "Commuter Man" if they wanted. Yet - wrongly or rightly - they have made a different choice.
I hope you're in for a bit of a read, this actually makes sense.http://www.ihatejobs.com/http://www.ihatejobs.com/news/the_career_man.html
...We'll never see that ad, but maybe we should. We've been conned into trading our souls for the endless pursuit of money, often under the guilt-ridden guise of 'making a better life for our children.' But what good is it when our careers rob of us the time we'd have otherwise spent with our families. The career-man isn't a hero who 'takes care of his family'. He is the epitome of all that is cowardly and wrong with society; we ignore problems, jump in a suit, gather some money and run away, hoping they won't follow us as we don't really have a back up strategy.
Jobs were once means of supporting ourselves and our communities. People undertook a business (or worked for one) that provided a valuable service to the local community. Something valuable and necessary has been replaced by something for its own sake. People punch in and out of places where they shuffle papers that don't need shuffling and they sell things that people don't need. You'll see some people running around claiming the government channel drugs into cities as to keep the population unfocused and dumb. I disagree; maybe the government do want to do that, but they don't give us drugs, instead they make us get jobs under pain of being homeless and a social leper.
We could be that man, yet we merely questioned our current situation and found better solutions. Is it honorable to push a boulder up a hill, only to watch your effort go to waste as gravity brings it down, only to find yourself returning to the bottom in order to push it back uphill to let it fall yet again, ad nauseam? The motivations expressed in that song are fairly typical of those around us who don't see anything better for themselves. Admit it.
As you'll also find here on ANUS, we have a disdain for current "metal culture", or what you seem to be referring to as "metal fans", because it has been diluted by the idiocy as described so accurately in that song. We don't take too kindly to those around these parts. Not necessarily as to whether or not something is "mainstream" or "underground", because such a distinction is pointless, and because neither is a good indication of quality. In fact, radio or mainstream music, as plastic and boring as it is, is more tolerable than much of the garbage you can find in the underground, across all genres.
It's all in the search for the music of artistic merit, and here, particularly in metal.