Big fan of heavy metal music, it's been my daily driver for quite some time. I was introduced to heavy rock music since I was little when the whole nu metal scene was a thing, which was sort of my gateway to other styles of metal but my tastes have changed over the years, especially with other types of music, and I've switched back and forth between different musical genres to listen to on the daily for the past few decades when I went through stages. I do listen to other styles of music but I've been recently further exploring my ongoing interest in metal that has stuck with me since I was a fetus. Over the past couple of months, I've been learning more about different styles and the history of heavy metal music, and discovered a heightened interest for older bands, particularly the ones who created heavy metal and played the original style. I went through all kinds of styles over the years, from nu metal, metalcore/deathcore, death metal, power, black, thrash, etc, before I came to the conclusion that traditional heavy metal was my daily driver since late last year but the overall style matters more than just the genre certain bands fit into imo. I stopped listening to mainly nu metal, metalcore, death, as well as bands categorized in others because my tastes and criteria for heavy metal have changed greatly. I find myself more interested in melodic/layered vocals and just having awesome heavy guitar riffs and solos than a lot of the heavily down-tuned stuff these days. I find myself more in the trad/epic heavy/power with influences from other styles camp than an extreme metal fan, but, I do appreciate some of it here and there.