When I was pretty young I could regularly hear stuff like Metallica and Black Sabbath on the radio, so that was what first caught my ear. Then for a few years I got into some punk bands such as Bad Religion, The Misfits, Suicidal Tendencies, etc. I mainly was interested in this music for its political and social ideology. After a couple years of this I got sick of bands that simply pounded out power chords in a different order. I started going to metal concerts with one of my friends who was really into Slayer and Morbid Angel and I enjoyed the atmosphere much more. Not much has changed since then, except now I listen to more classical than I used to. Although I am getting a little bored with metal and the degenerate crowd it tends to attract.