I love music! My tastes vary from classic rock (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath), classical, some rap, New Wave (Devo, Berlin), to Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal music, for for me, has been a staple in my life. I’m not going to defend my position on music preference; I like what I like, and I would never fault a person nor judge them based on the music they listen to. Everyone likes whatever moves them. I’m more of a what you’d call an old school metal-head. I listen to those bands that paved the way back in the 80’s for bands of the same genre today. Most of the time, I don’t listen to the lyrics. I used to play guitar and bass back in the day, so I gravitated towards the musicality of the song: The beat of the drums, the riffs of the guitars, and a good bass groove. I’m there. I’m in my moment. I’m into music that gets me pumped.
I use music not strictly for entertainment. It’s primarily is based on my mood. If I’m working out, or doing yard work, 98% of the time, Heavy Metal is my music of choice. I especially love to listen to it while I’m working out. The aggression, the intensity of the songs……it motivates me to crank out one more rep, one more set…..one…..more! Music for me gives me the high that no drug can give me. It’s like this: music is my drug, and hard rock and heavy metal are my dealers!
When I’m gearing up to work out, I will search through my library on my Spotify App to find that one song that suits my mood, and then I begin. The Rush! The flow of adrenaline! To me, it;s intoxicating!
“Adrenaline starts to flow
You’re thrashing all around
Acting like a maniac