What don't you like in doom or progressive metal? I love some great doom metal bands, Katatonia, Swallow the Sun... And progressive can be amazing, Adagio, Opeth..
I listen mostly to black/pagan metal, heavy and melodic death metal. Some brutal death metal too, some old school trash metal, hard rock of course, a bit of shoegaze, a bit of blues... and some classical music.
Yeah,I don't know Not that I dissaprove of it,I just couldn't listen to it with pleasure.I find it a bit boring.Well,of course it depends on the band,and sometimes the song.I like Katatonia btw Some Avant Garde is cool,too. I like classical music also,I had to practice much of it when I was in the music school.That was my main book [link] in vocal training.And then some classic songs in guitar edition.
Avant Garde/Doom, those music are great when the musician are very inspired. Still, many are not, and I agree to say that it can be boring, but Black Metal or more especially brutal death metal can be boring too, there are too many bad bands thinking they are playing music and wasting their time because they play this flimsy music, heard a thousand times.
Oh you've been attending at a music school? For how long? This must have been an amazing experience!
I like Arcturus from Avantgrade genre.That's true,so maybe it's not always depending on the kind of music,but on the band(or even their songs).
I was in the music school for 3-4 years,I studied guitar & classic vocals and I was in the choir I finished it as soon as I finished school. Else,my dad is a musician and he taught me to play the piano when I was in primary school.
My dream is to go see (and why not play) the Magic Circle and Wacken Open Air. I'm going to see Manowar (my favorite band) live on may and still can't believe it. I think I would get a heart attack if I was invited to play at the Magic Circle. Good luck to your brother and rock on!