What I’m listening to:
I am a huge BABYMETAL fan! Since getting into Babymetal a couple of years ago, I have been on the lookout for more Japanese bands in a similar vein and have found Band-Maid, Doll$Boxx, and Destrose. I’ve also been listening to Steel Panther, Crowbar, Vader, Obituary, Venom (Cronos on vocals), and Bolt Thrower. I’ve been listening to classical music on Pandora. Now and again I like pop-diva music and Britney Spears has been my reigning favorite for some time.
These are bands that are in my library but only land on my iPod when I feel I need to revisit them. I see these bands as like a river of influences with at least 3 currents. The undercurrent is the “Big 4” thrash bands Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, & Slayer. The middle current would be Celtic Frost, Coroner, Kreator, Venom, Motörhead, and Voivod. And the top current would be Obituary, Vader, Strapping Young Lad, The Accüsed, S.O.D., and Napalm Death. The music I write is rooted in thrash and has certain needs for speed.