Hi! Glad to join sevenstring, it seems like a really nice place with like discussions on everything you as a musician or metal-music-fan might want to talk about, but can't talk about with anyone on the street. So I'm really glad to join this community! I've actually been a member for a really long time, but I haven't been using it, and I totally forgot about it. I've been playing since I was, like, 15? I think. I'm into a lot of different stuff really, but I have a huge heart for a lot of types of prog metal (both old-fashioned like DT, symphony x and newer more kind of djenty - and also the post-sound that seems to come up lately, with Alcest, Sylvaine and such). But basically, I love all music, that I can really feel resonate with my feelings - I think that is one of the things I really enjoy about a lot of metal, that you have a palette of almost all the emotions - and in all degrees. I especially enjoy melancholia, and also music where there is a developing story - this is where I think music is such a meaningful platform, which comes to life through putting your feelings into a shape that is meaningful to other people who might relate - feelings that, put into words, don't become that beautiful necessarily. So I love bands who are expressive, like Leprous for instance. I also really enjoy the new Periphery stuff, it's very expressive. I've been playing in a melodic hard-rock/emotionally driven band called forever still for like a couple of years, where I got to tour the UK and europe, and then I stopped in the band to study psychology, which didn't work with touring. Since then, I've played around in a couple of bands as a live-guitarist, but I haven't really found MY band yet. I'm writing some music myself, though, which I really enjoy, and maybe one day that could become a live band too - I hope. But really, I just love the process, which I think can be super therapeutic, hence the putting feelings into sound-thing that I talked about... Wow - that was long. Don't hope you read everything, unless you really felt like it haha. It seems like I'm living up to what some peuple call the guitarist-phenomena, being somewhat self-centered. :'D Or maybe I just talk a lot. Either way I'm hoping to meet some nice people inhere, and maybe someone who would like to collaborate at some point, since I am so hoping to work with a singer on some of my stuff (which honestly is why I returned.. to be blunt). But it seems nice here, so I'm glad I did return! Talk to you all out there!