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I was at first a reluctant convert to metal who made my way toward metal fandom by way of Nightwish and Edenbridge, though I have very avidly expanded my horizons since then. I am still very much an aficionado of traditional and melodic heavy metal for the most part, though I also enjoy power, progressive and thrash metal. I do tend to like music with a bit of a social or intellectual 'edge' to it, but not to the point where it becomes self-important, pretentious or preachy. I review on a 20-point system.
My favourite bands are: Saxon, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Raven, Savage, Girlschool, Gamma Ray, Rage, Angel Dust, Agent Steel, Tad Morose, Morgana Lefay, Forever Storm, Дивље Јагоде, ACCEPT, Ария, Threshold, Testament and Kreator. All-time favourite album is Angel Dust's Enlighten the Darkness.