Slev wrote:Allow me to clarify:
General rock fans: People who like some metal and/or metalic music, but not into metal as a genre.
Mainstream metal: The kind of stuff played at specialist heavy metal nights. Power, black, folk, thrash, death, etc.
Underground metal: Unsigned/minor British stuff, very specialised imports, once popular bands who no longer have a following.
Most people I know who identify themselves as rock fans only know of/only know 1 or 2 songs by metal bands like Iron Maiden but dislike it on a whole. I'd say general rock fans are more into bands like Clutch/Black Stone Cherry/Slash/Heaven's Basement who are quite far removed from what BOA books generally