Metal has taught me to be true to myself. In a world of poseurs, and mainstream "metal", I have learned to refuse trends, and lead my own life. Metal has also taught me unconventional thinking. Whether it be the jazz innuendo's found in Atheist, or the face melting solo's of Morbid Saint, metal bands are always doing something different. A quality not so readily found in most of today's music. Sad, but true.