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I'm new to the Metal Forum and I'm excited to find out what's in store here! 

I have been listening to metal for about 2 years straight, and as I put in my bio, it all started with my emo phase. I am a part of Gen Z, a junior in hs, so I wasn't conscious of the metal and alternative music community for most of my life even though it's slipped in here and there. I was raised by classic "dad rock" and if you live in the Western PA region you may know of the classic rock stations? Yeah that's it right there. So some of the classic metal that's out there I've probably heard some songs from there. As a little kid I loved pop music and any other popular music that was on the radio. In middle school I started to listen to pop punk and the mall emo bands with the "emo trinity" and I haven't really explored many other bands there but I enjoy the genre. From there it became post-hardcore bands and then the generic metalcore aka crabcore bands, then it just went from there. I was a choir kid and I like to sing (when nobody is around) so I am kind of biased and I love clean vocals. But I also really really love some heavy ass vocals. Through listening to metal I think my opinion on music is more open-minded so to say. With my time in choir I also like musicals and stuff like that. I like modern metal, but I am exploring more of classic metal and the hardcore scene. I have my opinions on gatekeepers and elitists that I am not gonna get into here lol. It's through metal content creators on YouTube like Jared Dines, Nik Nocturnal, The Punk Rock MBA, Rick Beato, and some others that I am catching up on what I was missing out on and it's been a fun journey so far. I love metalcore, deathcore, progressive metal, and nu-metal-esc bands. I do have a taste, though, it's not like all I listen to is Architects rip-offs. Through watching my favorite bands and creators on different platforms like Twitch, Tik Tok, Instagram, Youtube, etc. I have started to really appreciate the process of creating music and the complexity of every part of a band, and that the instrumentals are just as important as the vocals, the complexity of guitars and stuff (blame that on prog metal.) I started to pick up the acoustic guitar and I am hoping that once I get a hold on that I can maybe learn electric guitar (just for fun.)

There is so much music out there to explore, and I have only explored a little portion of this genre, so hit me with the random music suggestions. 

I heard of this through a friend I made on Pinterest of all places, thanks Giddy!

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