Since I started listening to metal more intently again, I think I've cycled through each of the major traditional metal sub-genres with greater or lesser intensity. I started off by diving back into Black Metal (which is pretty much where I left off) and then Death Metal (which makes sense because this was basically where I started the first time around). After that, however, I was on a big Thrash kick for quite awhile, then I went on to Power Metal, traditional Heavy Metal, and now Doom. These latter four I had not spent substantial time on and I had never really listened to Power or Doom outside of one or two bands. In a sense, this process has just expanded on the phases I use to go through with different types of extreme metal. It's led to a re-shuffling of favorite sub-genres with Thrash and Doom on the rise and Death on the decline. I would assume that almost everyone experiences these phases so: How often do you go through different phases of listening? Have some sub-genres been phased out? What do you mostly listen to nowadays?