As long as the lyrics aren’t morally offensive, I enjoy a good headbanging :banghead: round of metal music. This includes the various subgenres of metal.
I don’t get into the stageshow theatrics, and I certainly don’t approve of the lifestyle etc. of many of the artists at all. I’ve never been to a HM concert and have no plans to ever do so. I just like a lot of the music. (And no, I don’t own any black concert T-shirts.) You could call me a closet HM afficianado.
When all is said, though, Iron Maiden is far and away my favorite. They have proven staying power, and each new release just solidifies their position as the best, IMHO.
And for the record, when it comes to liturgical music, I’m about as traditional as one can be…I absolutely loathe modern church music (for multiple reasons), yet I am 100% for Gregorian chant and Palestrina, etc.