Surprising to most, I enjoy alternative/hard rock/metal where they lyrics are appropriate or just plain abstract. When I say “abstract,” I mean the lyrics convey little concrete meaning. I don’t listen to such a lot anymore (just not a priority like it was in high school & college), but I used to listen a lot to suitable songs by Nirvana, Metallica, Pearl Jam, etc. A hard, driving beat has always appealed to me and still does. I’ve always enjoyed percussion and own a starter drum set that gets played with some regularity.