I don't understand this because when I hear music, I hear notes coming out of a speaker. I'm not immediately flooded by a catalog of every individual aspect of the entire music scene and a subsequent personal analysis of everyone of these aspects. Having spoken with many of the most active contributors to the website, I know that they also have only one and only one (with no excess baggage) explanation for why they enjoy the music they do: they like it, it sounds cool.
I prefer my music to be art: if someone is singing about something, let it have meaning, not be an outlet for their need to be a tough guy.
You can communicate emotion and some level of abstraction through music, vocals/lyrics really just add onto that. It might be silly to not like a song because the ideas it represents are laughable, but it makes it hard to take the source, and the song itself, seriously.
That's why I don't really like humor bands unless the humor is witty or satirical.
What about Christian black metal? What's your opinion on that, may I ask?
I pretty much agree entirely with your post here, but what I was speaking of in my previous post was the band member's personal lives, choice of dress onstage, and other such aspects. I see that in black metal, but don't hear it in the music of the bands I enjoy. When I was about 12 I really liked Hatebreed, and I could actually hear the tough-guy sentiment being spoken through the music, and not just lyrically. That's why I enjoy the little black metal I do, including Ildjarn; there's not really a human sentiment being carried through in the music. I'm guessing that's different for the actual artists being, well, you know, human beings.
Christian black metal? I love a lot of "Christian" music, and even some literature of sorts (Prozak really got me into Eckhart's sermons). If it has the elements of art that I find valuable, then let me hear it. I haven't heard any yet.