\m/Ten favorite bands(don't all have to be metal bands): Magadeth, Anthrax, Joy Division, Sisters of Mercy, Minor Threat, Nazareth, Bella Morte, the Cramps, The Pogues, Virgin Prunes (decided to do a real cross-genera sort of selection)
\m/Five favorite movies: Cruising, The Warriors, Dog Day Afternoon, The Mummy, the Audition
\m/Five favorite books: William Burroughs "junky", Sarah Monette "the bone key", Lord Dunsany "wonder tales", E.R. Eddisson "the worm oroboros", John Kennedy Toole "confederacy of dunces"
\m/What is an interesting fact about you? I was born in Cestohova, Poland.
\m/If you could be anything besides yourself for a day, what would you be, and why? nah, i'm ok being me.
\m/What was the Best Metal concert you've been to? Anthrax in '96 at the Vic, within more recent memory i'd say Bella Morte at the Metro.
me: see below
and in case any of you guys want to chime in:
Background: probably the first metal band i ever loved (other than getting started out with classic pre-metal/Rocknroll like Sabbath* which i listened to on wax) was Megadeth, listened to them along with bands like Anthrax, Metal Church, Cannibal Corpse as well as Misfits/Samhain and eventually Danzig which led me to to hardcore/straight edge and goth and deathrock after that. Anyway, we are talking about 1988/9 to the mid-90's there, and just like Megadeth got me into metal i think "Extinction" failed to wow me and "Youthanasia" put the last nail in the coffin. So it's only fitting that they'd also bring me back (well, possibly, i don't think i'm ever part of any "scene" in a committed fashion). the thing is, i've missed well over a decade of music.
I'm interested in bands that have come out in the past 15 years or so, and at least a few playing now. My favorite type of Metal is classic speed-metal and thrash metal (I like a well articulated clean sound, aggressive, super fast without too much "sludge"). I'm not big on the progressive stuff (saw Dream Theater a few years back and was kind of unimpressed). non-english language is fine if the music is good enough.
so i'm open to recommendations.
* ok, what's great about this is that my step-dad owned these records, so when i started getting into metal as a kid my mom didn't freak out, she kind of thought it was cute we liked the same music :) I think they didn't start stickering for explicit language and junk until i was legal anyway so i never got any heat for my music. Thank god, if i didn't have my music back then i don't know what the hell i would have gotten into - it seems to me that parents can be a bit penny-wise/pound-foolish, when it comes to music. If your kids have a good set of values and you really talk to them on a regular basis you probably don't have to worry too much about the music they are listening to or video games they are playing. just my 2 cents, maybe if i was a parent i'd think differently ;p
and this is me: