I've always been big into Metal! I started off listening to my father's old Rock Records and Pink Floyd is still my big #1 but from there I grew into the most well known guitar oriented genre out there: Metal! Got into Neoclassical metal as its called and celtic/medieval metal: Children of Bodom, Ensiferum, Kalmah, Eluveitie, Suidakra. Although I still love these bands when I got my first 7 string (with no 7 string bands in my repertoire) I automatically associated it with smoother deeper playing. I was trying to achieve more of a mellow sound; see Buckethead's Colma album for reference. From there, don't ask how, I've fallen for classical/spanish guitar. http://youtu.be/oEfFbuT3I6A I've been listening, for hours on end to Milos Kardaglic's Mediteraneo.