About 9 years.
It was all pretty simple. As a student, I liked KoЯn, and the more I listened to them, the more I wanted to learn how to play like their bass player. I really enjoyed the “clicking” sound of that bass, which later I found out to be slapping. There was a time when I practiced a lot, and got better, and I liked that a lot, but later I had to lower the intensity and find different ways of developing as a bass player. Nowadays I play bass to relax.
Nothing, that’s just a means to express my inner world, my mood and feelings at certain points in time.
Everything that’s good to my ears and doesn’t have posers for musicians. Mostly Death Metal and its variations. If talking bands, I suppose, Torture Killer, Bloodbath, Hate, Nile. Sometimes I like some Black Metal (Infernal War, Mastiphal, Azarath, Marduk, 1349, Watain, Dark Funeral, etc).
Hate, Torture Killer, Nile, Belphegor.
1408, Butterfly Effect.
Not to dream.
Why should you fear something that you can’t avoid?
Stay metal. Stay dead.