How have your listening habits developed over the years when it comes to metal? Do you find that you listen to more metal than before or less? For my part I find that while I listen to metal quite a bit, and in fact it is the music I listen to the most, the number of bands and styles I listen to and like has declined considerably. Some years ago I used to like Power Metal and listened to plenty of bands from it but today I do not listen to this style of metal anymore. Power Metal is something I just can’t stand today. Gothic metal I used to be crazy about. And I do like some bands but a plethora of bands that I liked before I no longer do. I dig the beauty and the beast style when done right, but most of the bands in this style fail to do so and plenty which are female fronted are quite boring. Progressive Metal is a genre I like, but over the last couple of years, like the previous styles it has sort of dwindled a bit and I like fewer bands than I did before. Bands like Dream Theater and Symphony X, which I used to be crazy about, no longer hold my interest that much and I listen to them only occasionally. I accidentally deleted my DreamTheater folder from my computer and never bothered to rip my CDs again. But I do like several bands of this style still and listen to it often. Opeth, which I think can be put here (I am not going to go over 1000+ metal styles), is the one I listen to the most. Doom Metal in its many variations is a style that has my full attention and I am crazy about it. I actually like more bands from this style than all of the other styles combined and it is the genre that still excites me to explore more and come back to it over and over. I adore the dark, primitive, heavy and mystifying nature of the music and of all music I find it is the one that best matches my personality. Bands like Evoken, Esoteric, Skepticism, Draconian, Virign Black and the like are ones that unlike many bands from other metal styles, touch and move me emotionally instead of leading me to mindless headbanding. So I could say that my attention to metal has become less varied and broad and more focused towards a couple of styles. Yet, while metal has shrinked, things have expanded towards other genres like Jazz, Classical, Darkwave, etc. What about you? Do you listen to more or less metal than before?