This is a response to the The Arsies: A Reflection thread.

Re: Re: The Arsies: A Reflection

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Thank you, my friend! I think the First Listens have had the key effect of keeping my tastes fluid and evolving. I’ll keep that going, as I said, so that I can keep my self-understanding sharp. That, and being in frequent contact with other (younger?) metalheads in my area; these folks are not shy about talking at me about <insert random band or subgenre> at me until I relent and promise to give it a listen with an open mind. Often, my preconceptions hold fast… but not always. I can do that for y’all, if you’re at all interested in trying out new things. But I also respect that you already like what you like, and these days I think there’s plenty of options for any taste.

As for BTBAM: you might want to check out Future Sequence: Live At The Fidelitorium.