I am basically a poppy lover. in my country there are only 2 genres that being spotlight for every entertainment or TV Shows. The first one is Pop (a little rock, much in crying
), the another one is Dangdut. (full of shaky mann). Early 2000s, i have only 2 favorite band, 'Bon Jovi' and all of Jon works, also a local hero band, named 'Padi'. Padi is a Pop band that blend it with many change of tempo and have a little bit rock mood.
Mid 2004, my ear found something strange sound. Yeah, my friend poison me with 'Metalisque' sound. He provoked me to hear Dream Theater everyday. Unfortunately, my heart is hang on Pop Sound. So, Dream Theater album that fit to my ear only 'Falling into infinity' especially Anna Lee and take away my pain. That condition hold out till end 2004. New Year 2005, i started love the dark side of DT. Train of Thought and Awake was my anthem. And then i see that They are inspired by Rush and Yes. So, 2005 and 2006 is my year to explore 70s sound. I really love Yes, Genesis, ELP and Pink Floyd. I only found that band because in my country (especially my city, Jogjakarta) there was a really limit media to explore another 70s sound.
In 2007, i moved to the capitol city of Indonesia, Jakarta. Supported by rock community and one stop media, Internet, I found many many strange sounds, that really a Gold for me.
It was gift for my ear. I very enjoy a progressive 'unique' metal band like Pain Of Salvation and Riverside. And then i love the great work by Gary Wehrkamp with Shadow Gallery and Amaran's Plight.
Beside that i also like a speed metal band such as adagio and Symphony X.
I also fit with italian symphonic work by PFM, Banco Del Mutu Soccorso, Apoteosi, and Le Orme.
Parallel with previous mood, i also love the brazilian symphonic band such as Spin XXI, Index, and Bacamarte.
And nowadays, i prefer to hear the nice one, especially from the Neo prog genre.
IQ, Pendragon, and now Arena are joined with Skeem, Vantasma, Sylvan, Collage, Satellite, Knight Area, Clepsydra, Pallas, Abraxas and etc, as my fave Music.