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My beliefs on metal:
Every genre has good bands. It isn't up to the genre to meet your tastes. It's up to you to not be a narrow minded prick. So........
Nu-metal is not a bad genre. There are bad bands in it, as well as good bands. Unfortunately, I know too many bad ones.
The only genre I will be overtly biased towards is hair metal. Because 90% of that was shit.
Generally I like the new school of black metal (Arcturus, Hollenthon, Sigh, Samael, etc.) much more than the old-school Venom, Bathory, and Celtic Frost stuff. There's another bias.
Oh, and fuck scenegrind.
Metal I like:
Accept, Agalloch, Alchemist, Amon Amarth, Angra, Ayreon, Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Dark Tranquillity, Dream Theater, Edge of Sanity, Ensiferum, Enslaved, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Kamelot, Katatonia, Kyuss, Mercyful Fate, Metallica, Motorhead, My Dying Bride, Nightwish, Opeth, Queensryche, Rainbow, Shaman, Sigh, Slough Feg, Therion, Tristania, Turisas, System Of A Down, Wolf
Non-metal I like:
16 Horsepower, The Beatles, Blur, Cocteau Twins, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Cure, Dead Can Dance, Dead Kennedys, The Doors, The Flaming Lips, Fleet Foxes, The Gathering, Jimi Hendrix, Kaizers Orchestra, The Kinks, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, The Left Banke, The Pogues, Queens Of The Stone Age, Red House Painters, Rocket From the Crypt, Sigur Ros, Sonic Youth, The Stone Roses, Transatlantic, Tom Waits, Ween, The Who, Woven Hand