I already liked some metal, but probably what you would refer to as "metal"...but other bands would be... Porcupine Tree, Bloodbath, Katatonia, Into Eternity, Dan Swano, Nile...and many other Death and Black metal bands. I was the same. Opeth was the starting point, kinda like a revelation for me. What are they like? I've heard the name a lot but never bothered to check them out.