#1
Well, 2011 is pretty much the year I got into Metal entirely. Before hand, I was a huge Nu Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative Metal (Or Modern Metal, Radio Metal, ie late Disturbed, Mudvayne, call it what you will), The Big Four and other genres that I guess are nowhere near Metal. And I actually quite distinctly remember that on New Year's Eve, before I left for a party, I heard my first Death Metal song; Charred Remains (or something off that album) by Autopsy. Since then, I've gotten into Black Metal, less popular Thrash (such as Overkill, Sepultura, Nuclear Assault, early Voivod, et cetera), Death Metal, Deathgrind, Doom and Stoner Doom, NWOBHM, Glam Metal, Melodeath, and expanded in other not-quite-metal areas like Metalcore, Deathcore, and Original Hardcore (Bad Brains, Minor Threat).

Most recently (so, within the last 4 hours), I've found, enjoyed, and archived Acid Death, Sympony X, Acid Witch, Protector, 1349, and Chainsaw

How about all of you? Any bands you've just recently found out about, recently decided to listen to, or even local bands that have stuff online.
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#4
Alot. but my favourites have been Gates of Slumber, Type O Negative and Insomnium, ****ing awesome bands
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#5
This is the kind of stuff we talk about all over the forum, so have a snoop around and start posting!
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