Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:35 pm
I'm a big fan at just about anything rock... Mostly hard rock/metal... My all time favorite band is Metallica, and I do enjoy the old stuff as well as the new. That being said I haven't really listened to much of their stuff lately since my overall taste in music has made some changes. I know I said I was mostly into hard rock and metal, but I have recently started listening to a lot of rockabilly music thanks to Finnish band VOLBEAT... They are a hard rock/metal band that has really heavy American country and rockabilly influence. If you haven't listened to them, I'd highly recommend it! Imagine if Johnny Cash or Elvis decided to do metal, and voila, Volbeat! This has also lead me to a very recent interest in the psychobilly genre. Which, IMO, is kinda like "rockabilly, meets surf rock, meets tales from the crypt"
Outside of the realm of rock, I really dig classical music. Also traditional Scottish Bagpipe music. Anything with lutes, finger style guitar, ocarinas... Basically like Renaissance or "medieval" era music I go ga-ga for! "Druid" like chanting, YES! The music alone is fantastic, and not to mention when you take that music, and turn into a modern rock or metal version. Case in point, the Italian band "Elvenking" is pretty good with this. I feel the same way about opera music. It's great by itself, but when it's molded into a power metal or symphonic metal version, I get goosebumps! Nightwish, anyone? Having mentioned opera, I must say that musicals in general interest me providing that the subject matter is to my liking... Phantom of the Opera, and Sweeney Todd are probably my two most liked as far as that goes...
Man, I could seriously sit here and type ALL DAY, but you guys don't wanna hear all that... I just really really really dig music that makes me feel good!!