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I was first brought into metal late during my high school years. Now and then on a weekend i could make it to gw, rarely could I buy anything but back in those days it was a good place to hang out as well as a shop. They would have various metal bands playing, some from the store manager and some from a few of the regular customers.

There was Hammerfall, Iron Maiden, Dragonforce, Rammstein and a whole lot of others. Didn't take me long to get the taste for a heavier brand of music than i was used to before and i haven't looked back in the decade since. :music:

What about you, heretics?
 

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My sisters are 4/6 years older than me and were in to 90's punk rock pretty heavily. Got me listening to NOFX, Bad Religion, Propagandhi and many others before I hit my teens. From there I just kept going back in the punk rock thing to Black Flag, the Minutemen, the Dead Kennedys, the good old stuff. Had a bunch of friends in jr. high and high school that got me into thrash and metal, but it never stuck as well as the punk. It always sounded like they were taking it way too seriously at times...and now, being a musician and getting put on metal bills (despite being in a punk band) I see that I was pretty bang on with that thought as a kid.
 

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In Flames' "Reroute to Remain" and "Colony" album pulled me into metal, but I consider myself kind of selective of the bands I listen to. From there I got into Killswitch Engage, Amon Amarth, and just a handful of songs from Lamb of God.

Used to listen to bands like Dragonforce and Disturbed, (which I still listen to a few favorites from the latter) but lately I find myself looking into metal bands with female lead singers. Old Nightwish, Unsun, Amaranthe, and Delain as well(though I'm sure if Delain is trying to be metal anymore, still good though:p).

I still listen to other genres of rock: Songs from X Japan like I.V. & Silent Jealousy, or When You Were Young by the Killers.

Haven't really looked back since:)!
 

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I have a pretty wide taste including everything from classical, blues, some techno, rock music, and metal/death metal.

The bands that got me into death metal were Dark Tranquillity's "the gallery", Therion's album "secret of the runes", and In Flames' "the jester race/black ash inheritance".

The songs in particular are:
Dark Tranquillity: Lethe
Therion: in the Desert of Set
In Flames: Dead God in Me
 

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The album that started it all for me was Power Slave by Iron Maiden, a friend of mine bought it because the cover looked cool, got it home, listened to the first song then phoned me. I then moved onto heavier stuff, first Slayer, then Bolt Thrower, Napalm Death and all the other bands that used to appear on Earache promos.

Later on I got more into the punk side of things, this was more a matter of actually going to gigs with friends and seeing bands I wouldn't have normally listened to. Through watching live stuff I got into Sick of it All, Madball, Conflict,The Exploited and Chaos UK.

Over time my love of extreme metal and punk sort of melded together into liking bands like From Ashes Rise, Tragedy, Warcollapse etc.
 

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The song that pulled me into the symphonic metal genre was "Heaven's a Lie" by Lacuna Coil. Saw the video on headbanger's ball a long ass time ago and really have been a fan since. Got into Nightwish and Delain as well as Sirenia and Theatre of Tragedy.
 

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Vanilla Ice got me into Rap (yes I still listen to him to this day) Dr Dre got me into harder Rap.

First big alternative rock band I got into was Green Day but Disturbed locked me into the Genre.

Older rick would have to be AC/DC or Metallica

Pop would be Michael Jackson.

I listen to damn near ever genre so I could list someone for everything. Electronica: bjork, Horrorcore: ICP, Punk: Wheatus, etc
 

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I could possibly, maybe, just about take either Green Day, Sum 41 or Blink 182 at a stretch but Wheatus?

With so many great bands to choose from, The Ramones, The Stooges, Black Flag, The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks, The Clash, Exploited, Conflict, Sham 69, Fugazi, UK Dogs, The Damned, GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, Doom, Aus Rotten, Disfear, Discharge, Amebix, The Anti Nowhere League, The Misfits, A Flux Of Pink Indians, Warcollapse, Terrorizer, Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror, Tragedy, Victims, Wolf Brigade, From Ashes Rise, Brutal truth, Nailbomb, Crustina Aguilera and the Cockney Rejects.

Wheatus:shok:
 

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Think Disturbed is what pulled me into metal at first. Started listening to FFDP as well as other bands that would play on KFMX here in Lubbock. Nowadays I listen mainly to European metal bands, but still stick faithfully to Disturbed and FFDP. In Flames is a more recent addition to my list. Hammerfall, Manowar, Blind Guardian, Iced Earth are some others that I listen to.
 

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Its all Faith No More, Metallica, and Fear Factorys fault.
 

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I really wasn't into music much at all, just listened to whatever was popular at the time. Then I saw the music video for One on MTV and it was game over. I've listen to practically nothing but metal ever since.
 

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Bands and songs don't get me into 'genres' - they get me into following that band if I like them. Whilst I might like a few bands who all seem to be in the same 'genre', it's because I like their songs, NOT because they are all in the same genre. I can like some metal bands and not others, for example.
I can like Nightwish (older stuff, not keen on the newer sound) and loathe dragonfarce (but to me, they sound like a pastiche of a cliche of bad 80s power metal (that I lived through the first time).

I loathe 'grunge' for example, but a few songs were ok, and I didn't mind soundgarden. :D
 

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Black Metal - Immortal Pure Holocaust

I'd tried black metal CDs before and the music never seemed to make any sense is the best way of putting. I probably had ten CDs by ten different people and I didn't like any of them. I picked up the Immortal CD and for some reason it clicked. So I bought the rest of theirs. When I went back and listened to those other CDs they made sense now to.
 

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Black Metal - Immortal Pure Holocaust
You're one of my favorite human beings now haha

I can really say my two biggest genres are Black metal and Death metal. Gorgoroth and Emperor really got me into Black metal, I absolutely loved Gaahl's influence, and was saddend he didn't stick around with the band. In regards to Death metal, Death and Bloodbath are what got me into it, and they're still some of my top bands!
 

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Michael Jackson got me started towards the path of Pop and Club Music but it wasn't still I started listening to Usher and Ne Yo that I mixed the tapes and got addicted. Oh well :p
 

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Bring me the horizon - re: they have no reflections
Suicide silence - slaves to substance
Rancid - Roots radical
Reel big fish - she has a boyfriend now
Bullet for my Valentine - four words to choke upon
Dead kennedys - kill the poor
Iron maiden - the trooper
 
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