I'm a music enthusiast but have a hard time classifying sub-genres. So I wanted to ask what genre do you think I am into. Here are some of the bands I admire: Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Fireflight, Within Temptation, Red, Trading Yesterday, Three Days Grace. Of these bands, I've almost listened to almost all of the tracks exclusively, needless to mention I've loved all of them. It's easy to derive that I am into rock. But what's bothering me is the sub genre. I mean all of the bands have a variety of sub genres Alternative Rock, Gothic Rock, Symphonic Metal, nu Metal, Christian Rock, Alternative Metal, Hard Rock to name a few.
I'm quite confident that I'm not into heavy metal as I've tried Metallica and Iron Maiden, but didn't like most of them. But I also did love their guitar solos (eg. Master of Puppets, Stairway to Heaven etc)
Regarding the types of songs I prefer, I have two phases.
Sometimes I prefer a bit violent and strong type of rock characterised by Guitars and Intensive Bass and Drums Eg. Linkin Park: In the End Breaking Benjamin : Diary of Jane : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWaB4PXCwFU&app=desktop
While on the other hand I really prefer the quiet versions depicting an element of sadness through the music. Most of the rock bands have atleast one such Eg. Evanescence : My Immortal : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5anLPw0Efmo Red : Pieces : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uw8mIcQJn8
If you'd ask me to select which ones I like more amongst them, I'd select the latter.
So what would you classify my sub genre as ? The reason I'm asking is that I'd like to explore other artists of the same genre. Also after classifying the gebee, which artists / tracks would you suggest me ?