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I've been listening to metal since I was about 14, discovering this wonderful world in my freshman year. This was also the time I was christened "Metal Mistress" by my best friend at the time. Back then, the only other person who listened to metal that I knew of was my friend Jill and her boyfriend. Unless you consider Slipknot and Disturbed metal....anyway....to say the least most of what I've figured out has come from the internet. I trawled through Amazon, random sites with CDs, here (of course), Firestream, ect ect. Being a Christian, I of course went to some more Christian themed bands, some overt, some more subtle...Crimson Moonlight, Antestor, Frost like Ashes, Slechtvalk, Elgibbor, Sympathy, Pantokrator, ect (that list could go forever...) About three years ago, I dated a guy who introduced me to some more mainstream stuff, i.e Ankla, Arch Enemy, and At the Gates. I also was awakened to folk/viking metal....Eluveitie, Finntroll, Moonsorrow, Enslaved, another list that could go on for eternity.....
For the most part, I'd say that I stick to those subgenres listed above. I dabble in a bit of Death, primarily Nile and some random Christian bands like Encryptor. I would say I'm far from an expert on metal. I hope to expand my knowledge and tastes as the years go on. For the past two years, I've been working my butt off in school to be a dental hygienist (of all things). But, since my graduation is very soon...I'll actually have some free time on my hands. So here comes Encyclopaedia Metallum to the rescue!!
FAVORITES OF ALL TIME: Crimson Moonlight, Antestor, Slechtvalk, Sympathy, Pantokrator, Enslaved, Drudkh, Moonsorrow, Living Sacrifice, My Silent Wake, and Nile.
Also...an artist...primarily oil paint and some photography...mostly natural things...extreme close ups of flowers typically. Though not as abstract or sexual as Georgia O'Keeffe.