The current metal scene is almost non-existent, everything "True Metal" seems to be either unheard of/underground/faded away. However there are a few bands that have gained some mainstream attention and seem to be gaining fans fast. I'm not talking about those bands like Korn, and the rest of the nu-metal heap. Such bands that have gained my respect include Trivium, Killswitch Engage and Dark Tranquility. Trivium- At first I could not stand this band's music, then it started to grow on me. Matt Heafy can be a prick at times, but he can be as much of a prick as he wants and you just cant say shit because the guy can ****ing play (and so can his co-guitarist, they're one great guitar duo). Killswitch Engage- Not really one of my favorite bands, but its one of those bands that when the radio plays, i don't turn off. Some songs are really enjoyable. Dark Tranquility- One of the bands that helped me get into death metal, I always prefered this band over In Flames.