I have to say, that didn't wind me up nearly as much as I expected it to. iwrestledabearonce are far musically worse. To me, emo isn't an infringement (see what I did there?) on the underground, it's just another mainstream fad. That hip-hop/emo thing was bound to happen, when I went to college a couple of years back it started off full of emo kids, and they all over the two years slowly kept their hair, but changed their dress style and became more interested in Tu Pac than Hawthorne Heights. Stuff like this will be an embarrassment hiding in their parent's photo albums, the same as Coal Chamber and Spineshank were ten years ago. The current fads in mediocre brutal death metal and deathcore are far more an ominous thought to me!
The problem is that pirate metal can go so farrrrr before the gimmick wears thin.
It's a bit like having Muskateer metal, or Robin Hood metal or James Bond metal or something. It just seems a bit irrelevant somehow, despite the fact that you could argue that pirates were rebels and the terrorists of their day or whatever.
I'd like to see a pirate metal band where the members dress as current day third world southern Americans and write songs about actual atrocities instead of "Yaar! High seas!" and "Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!" romanticised bullshit.