- New Rock (think 808's and breakdowns)
Unfortunately, there is a growing trend of low end abomination within certain sects of the music industry. Especially the metal/hardcore and other similar genres (-core or -metal). I recently stumbled on a list of 101 rules of black metal on Digg and found the follow depressing example of this mantra:
36. To producers of black metal albums: remember...no low end! If it doesn't hurt to listen to, it can't be "true".
While the list was written as a sort of parody of black metal, the fact of the matter is that this point happens to ring true. I'll also agree that such techniques can be a powerful way of helping the music support the theme of the band and lyrics, but take a listen to Every Time I Die's "Hot Damn" and tell me they havn't gone too far.