It's both my favorite and my preferred genre. Almost all I listen to really.
If Hammerfall, OT3P, Disturbed and BattleLore fall under that, then yes.
You can never be sure, with the grunge post rock metal dark wave new tone shit...
Edit: Also, not like, but love.
The guitar shreds through the last piece of sanity in my soul while its bass lines pound along with my barely beating heart, clinging on to dear life while lyrics replace logical thoughts in my head...
That came out way too poetic, or creepy, or both.
"I like metal when it's thought out & well composed. Heavy for the sake of heavy does very little for me."
Agreed, but isn't that true of any music? Even country fans think that there's bad country (I then have to correct them so that they understand that the term "bad country" encompasses the entire genre, but that's beside the point). Metal is just like any other genre; some people make awesome music, others make noise.
Unsurprisingly, I was a metal-head in high school, specifically thrash. I couldn't get enough of the stuff. It was loaded with aggression, speed, and attitude. It helped me deal with my frustrations growing up, but I was distanced from it when I got older and my musical tastes shifted. These days I don't listen to too much metal, with the only band I really listen to on a regular basis being Metallica. I will still put on any of their albums and enjoy them. I'm more of an alt-rock/rap guy now.
No, I don't like metal. I LOVE METAL!!!!!
@Timing: I wouldn't say that's an elitist view. Prog. seems to be the eventual path for anyone that is way into metal to end up at. I remember for years a band like Dream Theatre just did not appeal to me, but one day it just clicked and now I am a huge fan of theirs.
" Ok Metal lovers how about a little contest. Let's see who can come up with the heaviest, most crushing song/riff ever produced.Gojira is bad ass. I need to get their other albums. I only have their From Mars to Sirius album. This is one of my favorite songs...
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Saying do you like metal is like saying do you like cars. There aren't just cars anymore. There are mini vans, trucks, suv's, sedans, coupes etc.
I don't consider most of the shit you hear today very metal at all. The only thing I consider metal is Black Sabbath and maybe like Iron Butterfly, Saxon, and Judas Priest.