not unless your point is that you're not only a snob about music, you're a snob about bad music.
and you totally missed my point about musical complexity, which was that complexity has absolutely ZERO bearing on whether or not music is good.
hence why Dream Theater and jazz, while both technically impressive, are still nothing more than overwrought wankery.
I bet that if you were a metal kid, you'd like Yngwei Malmsteen.
Yngwie Malmsteen is pretty good.
Also a lot of good metal has strong jazz influence. What comes to mind for me is Gorguts and Cryptopsy, both pretty good technical death
metal from Quebec, but there are a lot of examples. Metal and Jazz share something else too, which is a large intelligence gap between musician and fan. I dont know, I think jazz is pretty good, and I like what I like.
Which is post ww2 bebop, right after the big gap that followed big band.
My favorites are Art Blakey & Max Roach.