Nah, I'm pretty sure that's just the amp: band pass filter and amplified line noise with a little mud thrown in there. No personal expression or creativity whatsoever... La di daAre you joking? The melodies are clear as day. Most people hear the loudest notes of chords as the melody- often the highest note. There's no suspension* of disbelief there.
Like many others are saying, it seems like a personal issue is trying to be made into a large argument here. The problem, that argument is ridiculous.
Also, BFY: Good taste in examples there