We had a good bit of Megadeth discussion going on the old forums, so for those of us with an appreciation for the metal musical stlyings, feel the freedom to discuss it here. As similar as it all might sound to someone who doesn't care much for it, metal is in fact a highly diverse style with countless subgenres and strong listener loyalty to said subgenres. There are also a staggering number of metal bands out there, so if anyone has a band they would like to recommend to the rest of us, please do. I personally am always willing to expand my metal knowledge, and I hope you feel the same.
Anyways.. I suppose a good place to start would be to list off a few favourite bands.
Megadeth: There is so much more to Megadeth than the Metallica rivalry, and if you refuse to give the band a chance because of that, you're a fool. It took me a little while to warm up to the band, mainly the Dave Mustaine singing voice acclimatization period, but once I made it past that, Megadeth simply rocked. More than anything else, I listen to Megadeth for the guitars, and many a brilliant riff can be found among their song library. As far as thrash metal goes, Megadeth (in their prime, and in my opinion) are the best. As a matter of fact, I'm listening to them right now..
I have many other bands that I would like to mention, and will eventually, but I feel the need to depart the internet realm and would rather just post this now instead of coming back to it later. So yeah, if you have something you want to say about metal, please do!