Lmao you don't speak for all of us. I can't see why you wouldn't listen to Slayer but that shit is ok. To each his own.
I listen to most of the usual suspects, like: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Dio, Deep Purple, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth. But, I also like Dire Straits, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Wishbone Ash and anything with a rock/prog element to it.We have a new influx of members - hello everyone! - so I thought it would be nice to dust off some of the old introductory questions and see what the common musical taste is on an Iron Maiden forum in 2021.
When I started listening to Maiden, I was very much into old 70's hard rock of the Purple/Sabbath/Rainbow/Led Zep variety, although I was also on the tail end of a very intense Pink Floyd phase. Most of the bands I listened to back then have stuck with me, but as the years went by, I went on to explore the various metal genres, picking up a few lasting loves from most genres along the way. For the last few years however, my musical home has mostly been in the epic/doom area, and some of my favourite bands include Atlantean Kodex, Primordial, Moonsorrow, Grand Magus and Bathory. I like it when music takes time to develop, and if that means slow meandering for ten minutes, I'm all for it. I carry that sentiment over to the extreme metal areas, with bands like Nocte Obducta, Geist, Lunar Aurora and Ahab (really only the first album, though).
I don't mind more upbeat stuff either though, and some other favourites of mine include bands like Vreid, Annihilator, God Dethroned, classic bands like Dio, Iced Earth, Priest, Megadeth and Slayer, and I always like myself some cheesy trad/power metal of any variety. I'm also happy if there are folky sounds in the music I listen to. I'm not terribly big on thrash and death, although I do enjoy some bands in those genres. Basically, if it sounds like Anaal Nathrakh or Melechesh that's pretty much what it should be for me.
Prog, on the other hand, is almost completely lost on me. I used to listen to Rush for a while, but I can't hear in them what others do.
Next to Maiden however my all-time favourite band is Queen. I'm just coming out of a rare listening binge I afforded myself.
This of course isn't an exhaustive description of my styles - I haven't mentioned bands like W.A.S.P. or Enforcer or my deep love for NWOBHM and traditional US Metal (as in the epic metal genre), but then we'd be sitting here all day.
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Liked them from Irony Is A Dead Scene EP to Ire Works. Then they kinda started getting boring to me. Miss Machine's my favorite though.Hope this is the right place now.
In your opinion, who are the cutting edge metal bands or artists today (or rock in general)? If it's alright to ask, because you seem to know stuff about metal. What about Dillinger Escape Plan?
Night of the Long Knives and Exceptional are my favs of theirs. It was terrific to see Kiske finally doing great music again.That first Unisonic album is pretty good.
Kiske sounds very good, the AOR approach works with his voice. Great crystal clear production too.