Monday Morning Questions – Fragmentation

Hard rock and metal is divided into so many little sub-genres by publicists, labels, and bands. Ultimately this fragments the audience, and you end up hearing things like “that band isn’t heavy enough”, “that’s not real metal”, “that’s rock, not metal” etc. Is there any band that is considered metal, or any sub-genre of metal that you do not care for? Do you have any guilty pleasure where maybe you don’t like a specific style, but you like a band, album or track that you have to look over your shoulder before admitting that you actually like them?