It's funny how one eventually comes around to music once abhorred but I've been listening some different metal bands since last summer. Portnoy era Dream Theater, Cathedral, a bit of Megadeth, and I just discovered the Russian band, Abysskvlt. I think I'm basically a doomer. I don't like the fast and furious stuff. I have no taste for the fast drumming or speedy guitar solos which is why I can't totally warm up to DT. But they do have some great songs when they're not wanking away. I love heavy riffs and good vocal melodies. I love Cathedral.