I'm a huge fan of melodic metalcore, post-hardcore, and.. "progressive metal" (I really wish djent was an official genre just to specify lol). But I can get down with electronicore, heavy metal, hardcore, death metal, emo.. and just a touch of black metal.
I find myself enjoying the extreme outpouring of emotions in the music ever since I was like.. 10. I heard Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory and Meteora and thought it was the best thing ever. Moved on to System of a Down, then Metallica, and then a friend introduced me to "A Boy Brushed In Red Living in Black and White" by Underoath and that's where I found out about "screamo" music and my life's been changed ever since lol
The intensity of emotion was the the wild nature of the musical performance along with dissonance of its overall melody and soundscape drew me in like crazy. I used to listen to nothing but metal back then, and found more and more music as I grew older. I became one of those metal elitists for a short while lol but I found a home with it, you know?
I dropped out of high school to make music like that, and I think I fared well enough. If I were to make a push to make my take on metal music an official thing, I think it'd make a decent amount of money off of it.
But that's not really what I'm looking for in life anymore, I don't wanna be chained down to just making my metal.. fusion, whatever genre it is. Matter of fact, I lost interest in it over the years. When you listen to so much of it, you can see how similar and uninventive the genre can be in certain communities. I keep up with my favorite bands but that's it. (I'm actually going to see August Burns Red for their 10 year anniversary tour of Constellations! Silverstein and Silent Planet are gonna be there too! I'm more excited to see Silent Planet than ABR tbh lol)
Other than that, I've moved on to other music I find emotive, but metal's definitely a special part of my life~