I started listening to heavy metal when I was 16. I've played the guitar off and on since 13. I always wanted to play metal music but thought it was to hard, but in the last month I started learning to play thrash and death metal styles. it turns out I'm better at metal then other styles of music. I have a lot to learn though, I'm not a great player - just decent. I like metal - it's like modern day opera/classical music of our day. I listen to all kinds of music though, blues, rock, punk, metal, and classical. anyone else play?