1983-1995: Heavy Metal, Classic Rock 1995-2000: Power Metal, Prog Rock 2000-2011: Power Metal, Prog Metal 2012-present: Power Metal, Japanese Power Metal When I started listening music back in the early 80's I listened to some Top 40 radio, Classic Rock, and mostly Heavy Metal. Then stopped listening to Top 40 music, and got into prog rock. Then I discovered Power Metal, and later Prog metal. The Prog/Power metal combination dominated my music world for close to 10 years, but now it's mostly Power Metal for me. Although I still take time to listen to the Classic Rock, and Prog albums I love I do not actively explore the Prog world anymore (except for anything Threshold releases). Power Metal is almost 100% of the music I explore nowadays. I am now discovering the Japanese Power Metal bands, so I think that will keep me busy for the next 5-10 years, hehe( long live Galneryus!!). I wonder if other people have had a similar experience of their musical preferences narrowing down to basically one style. Has your musical taste evolved through time? Has it widened in scope? Has it mellowed out, or has it become more extreme?