I like three main types of music:
The band that most captures my taste in metal is Behemoth. The band that most captures my interest in EDM is Hardwell. The band that most captures my interest in post-metal is Isis.
Bands/Artists that I see as true art
I see all good music as art, obviously, but some music hits me either through content or craft, as truly artistic. I am not an expert in this. In fact quite the opposite. I simply know that when I listen to these artists I am given a feeling like no other. A feeling of deep connection, compassion, empathy, and meaning.
- Kimya Dawson
My all-time favorite group is Tool.
Best metal bands
- Hard to say…
Slayer is the group that showed me metal, so I have an affinity for them like no other. But Metallica’s Master of Puppets album is simply the best metal album of all time.
Best metal albums
- Master of Puppets
- Reign in Blood
Bands I Enjoy
And here’s a general feel for the type of music I enjoy, which spans a number of genres.
Mana, Why?, The Ocean, The Sword, Bon Iver, Dethklok, Fever Ray, Portishead, Ratatat, Metallica (pre-black), Paper Diamond, Animals as Leaders, Zao, Elvis Crespo, Danzig, Lamb of God, Buena Vista Social Club, Trust, The Black Keyes, Dillinger Escape Plan, Other Lives, Forward Russia, Arsis, Mastodon, New Order, Refused, VNV Nation, Daft Punk, Yeasayer, Mars Volta, Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Lykke Li, Amon Amarth, Volbeat, Tool, Dream Theater, Winds of Plague, Black Sabbath, Mercyful Fate, Chick Corea, Rush, Kimya Dawson, Slayer, Galactic, Avenged Sevenfold, King Diamond, Intronaut, Thievery Corporation, The Knife, Isis, Pelican, Bedouin Soundclash, Zomby, God is an Astronaut, Jem, Yelle, D.R.I., The XX, Mercyful Fate, NiT GriT, Galactic, Depeche Mode, Zao, Job For a Cowboy, Enya, John Clarke
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