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    If i think about it, I don't actually mind metal, but one major negative is that I don't like to engage with thedepressed, angry emotions that it provocates because I am clinically depressed and it brings out the worst in my character. I prefer to listen to music that encourages, excites and motivates me. I find this in techno and house.

    I also like listening to Jazz and blues as I sing in my space time. I dont find that the vocals in metal would make full use of my voice.
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    I like nu-metal, things like Slipknot. I feel as though I can follow it, however the other faster, banging head against wall metal I just can't follow or take any joy from.
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    (Original post by CipherOfHate)
    What sort of stuff do you listen to now then?

    My music tastes have changed a lot recently too. I used to be completely one-dimensional, listening only to bands like Metallica for years, but now I've started listening to a lot of jazz and blues-influenced rock like ZZ Top and Black Stone Cherry. Primarily, though, metal is still my favourite genre cause I think there's a distinct profundity you can't really find anywhere else. I'm a music student so I tend to over-analyse music anyway, but I never lose interest in songs because I can take them apart in my mind and focus on different sections/instruments every time I listen to them. I think a lot of people don't have the patience to do that, which is why metal isn't as popular commercially as simpler genres like pop and hip-hop.
    My music taste is kind of all over the place at the moment, my moving away from metal (and rock to a lesser extent) has left a huge void that's been hard to fill. In general though I'd say it's moved more towards electronic styles and the occasional indie or hip-hop album. If I want something punchy and catchy I'm spoiled for choice, and if I want something a bit atmospheric there's plenty of good ambient and downtempo stuff out there, so I'm just about satisfied. Sometimes I do go back to my old metal stuff, when I'm in the right mood for it bands like Opeth are still as mindblowing as ever, but those moods are rare enough that I haven't bought a new metal CD in a long time now.

    I know absolutely nothing about music theory, so I imagine a music student would find more to feast on in the genres you mentioned than I would. I've noticed a lot of my music student friends have a soft spot for anything blues-influenced.
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    (Original post by Skeppy)
    Because hiphop is better even justin bieber is better than any dustbing lid banging group of idiots.

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    (Original post by Kerch)
    My idea of good atmospheric metal.





    You my friend, are amazing for having these bands on here!
 
 
 
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