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My musical taste is varied, and while for most of the artists/genres that I like I have (offline) friends to discuss this with, none of them really appreciates metal to the extent that I do. So I figured I that might as well subscribe to this forum.

I suppose that I mostly like black metal, in all of its incarnations (which certainly doesn't mean that I like every band labeled as such) including the arguably-trash-rather-than-black first few records of Venom, which were incredibly important to me when I was 15/16 yo. At that time, during the mid 1980s, the distinctions between black, death, thrash and even speed metal were vague; in retrospect the term 'extreme metal' is more convenient (see the next paragraph for examples of my taste). But I also enjoy some more mainstream metal like Iron Maiden, the 2nd and 3rd of Metallica and about half of the oeuvre of Manowar.

Some other bands/artists that I like (and in many cases just a bunch of their records, or maybe even just a few songs, not everything): Bathory, Possessed, Exodus, Slayer, Mercyful Fate/King Diamond, Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Vo√Įvod, Destruction, Kreator, Onslaught, Darkthrone, Burzum, Immortal, Ildjarn, Veles, Vlad Tepes, Sk√°lm√∂ld, Blackdeath, Klabautamann, Alcest, Nav' (HABb), Root, Sammath, Todessto√ü, Absurd, Akitsa, Al Namrood, Besatt, Book of Sand, Botanist, Brujeria, Darkspace, Enthroned, and more. That seems like a lot, but whenever I read a magazin about Metal, it is always full with bands that I've never heard of!

The mystique/drama (whatever you want to call it), that is mostly seen in the black metal scene also has my interest. I find it often both ridiculous and impressive at the same time!

Some non-metal music that I like (again, not everything) includes hard rock, stoner rock, krautrock (e.g. the first 8 or so records of Tangerine Dream), psychedelic rock, space age bachelor pad music (I mean the genre, not the Stereolab album; e.g. stuff like Les Baxter, Martin Denny and Esquivel), jazz, classical, so-called 'old music', minimal music (like Steve Reich and Philip Glass), ambient, and more.

Well, I suppose I might run into some of you on the forums :)



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Hi and welcome! Nice to see a proper introduction! We have decent people here who come with many different tastes to metal. Personally i have a wide range of musical interests, and i listen to most metal genres, and beyond metal too. My teenage bands were mainly goth, thrash, black and death metal. I hope you enjoy it here, and become a regular! Theres not always a wealth of discussion when you look at the amount, but the quality is par to none i dare to say. :) 

Some "huge" bands for me (The older albums, almost as a rule..). Long list, but i could keep on going forever really..

Vader, Carcass, Sepultura, Shape of despair, Entombed, Trees of eternity, Waste of space orchestra, Gojira, Morbid angel, Marduk,¬†The kovenant, Burzum, Paradise lost, hypocrisy, Forest of shadows, Mayhem, Alien fucker, Waltari, Gorgoroth, Old man¬īs child, The vision bleak, Wintersun, Dimmu borgir, Lake of tears, Amorphis, Alcest, Nocturnal depression, Make a change.. kill yourself, Theatre of tragedy, Annihilator, Megadeth, Novembers doom, Dark funeral, Arch enemy, Cannibal corpse, Six feet under, Batushka, Deicide, Behemoth, HIM, Celtic frost, Sentenced, Immortal, Dark Tranquillity, Sisters of mercy, The¬†garden of delight, London after midnight, Fields of the nephilim, Rad hot chili peppers, The doors, Electric Six, Apoptygma Berzerk, Diary of dreams, Hocico, Throes of dawn, Informatik, Anathema, Culture Kult√ľr, Lazerhawk.

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