I may not look like a metalhead and yes, I listen to metal, lots of it. If you look at my Itunes library and my CD collection, you might find a lot of…. Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Ac/Dc, Megadeth, Dream Theater, etc. I also have some death metal like Venom, Mayhem, Burzum, At the Gates, etc. I also have some Viking metal like Amon Amarth and Ensiferum…
I just love metal. It’s all great music to listen to and trying to listen to it as much as I can.
I may not look metal… I try to grow my hair long but it doesn’t grow that way so I keep it shaved so I guess that’s metal enough? I’m also starting to buy rock band shirts so maybe that’s metal enough? My arms aren’t covered in tattoos like a metal guy but I’d like to start getting tattoos at some point.
You don’t have to look metal to listen to it. I’m just a normal guy who loves music and that’s all.
And listening to all this metal over the years is inspiring me to play that music myself and I’m learning honestly. It’s why I finally bought a solid body electric guitar so I can play heavy rock music myself. Trying to improve my rhythm chops and learn how to play metal. I’m not a super shredder yet and I’m not a thrash metal kind of player either but I’d like to be and working on it. I can only play as fast as 100 – 105 bpm on guitar so that’s moderately fast.
I’d like to make a hard rock/metal album and that’s the goal I’ve always dreamed of, honestly.
I listen to mostly metal nowadays ’cause there’s nothing else that’s good out there. I don’t like most pop and rap music, I hate all of it. Not really into country but I like some of it, though.
I’m trying to get into jazz and blues music more but I always come back to metal or progressive rock which are my two most preferred genres. I’m a huge prog rock fan believe it or not which is why I love bands like Dream Theater, Opeth, Rush, Yes and bands such as those.
I love metal ’cause that genre writes the best songs, in my opinion and I respect the hell out of their musicianship too. A lot of people find it hard to believe that I listen to mostly heavy music and they’re usually shocked that I do. Listening to metal solves everything in life and gets things out of your system. Helps fires up my lifting at the gym too.
I listen to a lot of classic rock too, though but metal is what I listen to more than anything. I just love the songwriting in metal and I just love tight and aggressive music, that’s just me.
Metal is inspiring music to listen to. It helped changed my life for sure.