OK. So I know that Pendulum is basically the As I Lay Dying of Drum'n'Bass: they're almost universally despised by genre fans for mixing their sound with very mainstream elements and becoming incredibly popular.
I still fuckin' love this band. For awhile I refused to check out any legit Drum'n'Bass acts because I knew I would have to face the music so to speak. I recently downloaded some Goldie and Photek and, as I expected, it was completely different and pretty inaccessible as far as dance music goes. Perhaps with enough time I'd come to love it, but for now, I'm still stuck to this band.
I like DragonForce, there, I said it!
It wouldn't be such a guilty pleasure if the band wasn't so universally hated. (Seriously people, why so much hate? They may not be the best Power Metal band there is but they're certainly talented)
Same goes for Nu Metal (Yes, I do think they're Metal, even if they aren't as epic as Power Metal or Thrash Metal or other subgenres...).