So I had a thought. Some people simply adore the sound of white noise. Pink noise, rain, a fan blowing. What ever flavor is takes. So perhaps a modified mental reaction is the appeal to noise based music in general? Personally I like distortion that has a high saturation and smooth top end, while retaining good stability in the bass frequencies. I would refer to this as a full and stable sounding noise. bit and hard clipping effects would be more a destruction based type of noise. On a rare occasion, I find a noise type in music I really like. A great example of it is this track: https://youtu.be/41S7bP3wnRA It's interesting how the timbre of noise can make it either intolerable or soothing in a way. It can also define how easy it is on the ears.