Music to me, is the ultimate form of expression. I often had trouble putting my feelings and emotions into words, so music was the next best thing, if not better. When it comes to music, rock and metal at least, it was always something I could retreat to, whether as a kid or an adult. It was something that I could listen to or create that was without judgement. In fact, it was the opposite. It was encouraging and had intent. It was sympathetic but also driven. And I think that's important, because it's a well-rounded means of processing your thoughts, feelings and emotions.
I have many goals, but I think as long as music is as close to my heart as it can be until the day I die, I'll be happy.
Growing up, I loved 80s metal and classic rock. A couple bands to mention, Twisted Sister and Bon Jovi. I remember blaring those two bands as a kid and loving every second of those songs. Especially Twisted Sister. As a kid who often felt on the outside of everything, it was something I remember relating to like no other at the time.
I absolutely love industrial metal. Anything Nine Inch Nails or Manson inspired. On the flip side, I also love modern metalcore and post-hardcore. It's unique and beautiful and there are a ton of very talented bands out there nowadays.