Has anyone ever had to do this? I'm just curious, because I think back to when my friends have sat me down and asked me what it was about metal that I liked, and if I could explain why I liked it, haha, I feel like I have to validate why I like it sometimes, like I have to defend it in a courtroom.
I've gotten "I just don't like anything without melody", or "I like the guitars and stuff, but just not the screaming".
But I'm just not sure what kind of answer people are looking for, I mean, how do you even begin explaining why you like something? Be it anything? "It fits a niche", is what one person said to me when we spoke about it. And I agree. All the things one person might not like about it, the screaming, the heaviness, is what I love.
I'm not trying to put anyone down, I just have never fully understood the question.
Has anyone else ever been asked teh same question? What was your response? How do you answer questions like this? I personally put it down to what my friend said, and anyone who asks me now I just shrug and tell them "it fits a niche."