I think for many metalheads, even quite a few productive Hessians, joy is profoundly absent from life. The embrace of negativity becomes all-consuming and deconstruction becomes simple destruction with no rebirth. The greats, Immortal, Summoning, Burzum, Graveland etc. have always moved me in part because of the joy they find in embracing the possibilities inherent in both death and life. They transmute the sorrow of death, decay, defeat and loss into hope, joy, life and victory. They had a whimsical playfulness that is missing in many Hessians, who seem most at ease behind a serious scowl, casting judgment on a universe that hasn't lived up to their exacting standards.