Many of the artists I like- I heard a few of their stuff, then neglected them for several years, and then started to explore and loved what I found.
But now I'll write about artists/albums I listened to seriously, and didn't like. And After several years I checked them again and loved.
I checked them in 2007, along with After Forever. I listened to Vovin, Gothic Kabbalah, Sirius B+Lemuria and Crowning of Atlantis (I was very enthusiastic in the beginning...) . After many listens, I decided it's not for me. meanwhile.
I checked them again in 2008, with Secret Of The Runes
. After some listens I was bored.
I checked some stuff of them from time to time on YouTube.
In one time in 2011, I really got into it. I took Vovin
, and liked it very much. Then I took Gothic Kabbalah
and liked. I decided to Check all the rest of their albums.
~ The Gathering - How to Measure a Planet?
After I checked "Mandylion" (maybe in 2009) and loved it, I came to "measure a planet". I was bored of most of it. Then I took "If then else", and again was bored of it.
Somewhere in 2010/beginning of 2011 I took Nighttime Birds and liked.
In May 2011 I watched some videos of the band from 1996, and fell in love with Anneke :P It brought me to pay attention to the band. After several days the enthusiasm descended, and I turned to check the albums I neglected.
I took samples on YouTube and thought "measure a planet" and "if_then_else" are 'still' boring, and actually The Gathering stopped to be good after Nighttime Birds.
But - after a tiny romance with Saturnine
I took "If_then_else" and quite liked it. After looking in YouTube again, I got an impression that "measure a planet" is good too, and I took it. Currently I'm in love :P
Amazing how I can change my mind...
~ Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
I checked it some years ago (2007/8), along with "In Absentia". At the end I was bored.
In May 2011 I took "blank planet" again, and I like all the songs :)
(I'm still not very impressed by In Absentia)
Kamelot has come back too, but I don't love them "officially" :P
It's just nice to listen to.
Dream Theater has come back, but the comeback is still not successful enough.