Ohhhh melodic death metal! How about Kalmah, Darktrhone?
My personal favorite band ever is Iron Maiden. I love love love love them soooooo much.
Thrash is awesome! Megadeth, the first time I heard Hangar 18 it bought a tear to my eye. Old Metallica, Black Sabbath. Some Slayer and Venom.
Funk Metal is awesome, like Living Colour and Faith no more. Some people don't consider them metal, though.
I used to listen to alot of Cradle of Filth, Lacuna Coil, Nightwish, My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, alot of the gloom and doom stuff, not so much anymore, still have lots of their albums.
I'd call myself a classic rock kid. It's what I loved most before I branched out into the heavier stuff. Lots of people are surprised by my musical tastes, hehe.