I went from being a metalhead who had a couple classical albums to a classical and metal listener. The two musics are really similar: like metal, classical strings together a series of riffs to tell a story.
My favorite composers are:
- Franz Schubert
- Ottorino Respighi
- Gustav Faure
- Anton Bruckner
- Camille Saint-Saens
- Ludwig van Beethoven
- Robert Schumann
All of these dudes are extremely "metal": stormy, powerful, dark and lawless music.
Some of my transition was inspired by the Talk Classical metal forum and "Classical Music for Metal Fans".
Anyone else listen to classical?