Metal and classical music for me. But to be more specific I really love progressive metal due to its sporadic nature and very odd time signatures. If you haven't checked out Dream Theater, I highly suggest it! They're my favorite for sure. But I'll listen to anything that's "different"; check out The Dear Hunter too (they're not metal... But I'm not sure what their genre is... maybe progressive alternative?) But if you want some classical music that's brutal and beautiful, listen to Bach or Beethoven (my favorite composers for sure!)
Basically anything without a typical formula or structure.
-most emotive genre we've come up with yet, seemingly the most flexible too but there's vicious pitfalls to be had there that i'm still grappling to accept.
melodic death metal/metalcore/progressive/neoclassical
-was in a metal band, can't unhear the music now and there's nothing like a ripping solo to put the cherry on a dark melody.
hip-hop and rap
-grew up with it, it keeps me in touch with the regulars and is rather formulaic when it comes to "hits" which is a boon cause there's only tempo and flow to digest but whatever logic of mine i put here won't satisfy i guess.
-this is good shit, especially progressive house, that 10 minute shit that builds on the same initial beat without being trance music, much lower tempo here, seems to go down well when drunk so i guess that's why it works in the clubs here.
-the cream rises to the top, unlike hip-hop/rap but that's for another day.
generally anything goes though as long as it's "good"