Palefolklore said:Any time a band receives unusually large recognition, whether it be Opeth, Blind Guardian, or Iced Earth, the people whose tastes that band does not appeal to are going to become more vocal and label that band as "overrated." By using that word, you are simply saying, "This band receives a large amount of recognition, but I do not like them." This cannot be argued with, except to change that person's taste in music. But understand this: In the underground metal scene, bands do not become as popular as Opeth through mass hypnosis. There are always valid reasons as to why those bands appeal to mass amounts of people.
you sir, have hit the nail on the head. as well as music being subjective and the bulk of this argument being relative...but ill keep quiet about that, since that one dude wanted the argument to continue.