Originally Posted by AutoGear
Old School American stuff is good; although I prefer the ones with some semblance of musical talent. I was a big Nightwish fan for years, along with Iced Earth and Opeth so my tastes run the gamut. If I hear something and like it...I like it, regardless of its genre
I was a huge Barlow-era Iced Earth fan for a long time. Still listen to them occasionally. I agree with the some semblance of talent comment. I think anything Alex Webster plays on has at least some musical merit, he's a great musician. What about Devin Townsend? I like his solo stuff more than Strapping Young Lad, but I think everything he does is pretty awesome. I listened to a bit of power metal for a while like Jag Panzer, Blind Guardian, etc but I'm such a die-hard Maiden fan that I just keep going back to them to feel what that genre has to offer.
Sorry for the twenty questions, I'm sure you didn't include an answer in the thread solely to indulge my curiosity.