"There are far more positive, beautiful ways of accomplishing that exact same thing."
I think the fundamental difference between intelligent metal listeners and intelligent non metal listeners is therefore one of methodology.
I will call bullshit for this reason:
Metal's desire, at least in black metal and death metal, is to praise the evil, horror, terrifying etc and make logic out of them, just as it makes beauty out of distortion.
Moral fear separates the world into good and bad.
Metal celebrates bad and good as together what produces life itself, and metal views the point of life as finding adventure/intensity (remember Repo Man
?) not avoiding the unsafe and terrifying.
The best metal makes beauty out of darkness. The equivalent to moronic torture porn like the Saw
movies is deathgrind like Cannibal Corpse or pornographic black metal like the new Funeral Mist.