Is being predictable a good thing or a bad thing when it comes to metal? Look at the metalcore scenes, the glut of deathcore bands, in fact, any scene that produces a success story or two usually ends up with a whole league of run-of-the-mill bands who do nothing but churn out second rate versions of their influences. On the other hand, in the case of the gore metal scene, predictability can be a good thing as is the case with Bristol stalwarts Amputated.