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The metal journey!

Posted 04-23-2008 at 07:13 PM by mankvill
This thread got me nostalgic (kind of?) about how I got into metal, so I shall post the story here for all to know!

I would consider myself a n00b in metal. I never started listening until January of my Sophomore year of high school, so only at about 2005 did I start. Before that, I listened to mostly poppy things. My only concerts had been blink-182 twice and Ben Folds twice. And I was a way different person back then. I was sad all the time and really emotional about the opposite gender. Lame, I know!

I had hit rock bottom after the new year of 2005. Don't remember now why, but I was just depressed. I asked a guy on a certain forum to send me a song to get all my aggression out. Thus came my first metal song: "Drudenhaus" by Anorexia Nervosa. I can't tell you how much I listened to that song that month. It was unbelievable to me. It just was all perfect for raging and getting my pent-up frustration out, and I felt completely drained and ready to build up anew after the song. That song really changed my life.

Not too much longer after that, I had the same friend send me a bunch of songs that he thought I would like. They included "Unsilent Storms In The North Abyss" by Immortal, "Key To The Gate" by Burzum and "En Vind Av Sorg" by Darkthrone. He also sent me some songs that would turn out to be some of my favorite bands, such as "Submission Is For The Weak" by Anaal Nathrakh, "Into The Crypts Of Rays" by Celtic Frost and "Whispering Breeze" by Ildjarn. Some of the more obscure stuff (Mostly LLN) would be "A Day Will Dawn" by Belketre, "Drink The Poetry Of The Celtic Disciple" by Vlad Tepes and "Travels to Sadness, Hate and Depression" by Mütiilation. It's funny how I can still remember the exact songs he sent me even now. Those bands I mentioned were ones I still listen today, I didn't even mention Epheles, Quo Vadis or Velvet Caccoon!

You may notice a distinct lack of "classic" metal bands. I started at the extreme end of the spectrum, and slowly worked my way down. I read about a Slayer concert in Feb. of '06, so a couple days before, I downloaded some albums (don't worry, i eventually purchased them). I never listened/knew who Iron Maiden were until the summer before my first year of college! That's 2007, folks! Crazy, right? I just started listening to Judas Priest heavily about a month ago. I have only listened to one Metallica album (Ride The Lightning, it's alright), and I won't even touch the likes of Iced Earth, Nightwish, or Opeth, but I would like to get to know Sonata Arctica.

So now that you know more about me, maybe you'll come to love me, worship me, and kill for me!

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Div's Avatar
Iced Earth has some great thrash albums that shouldn't be overlooked, even if the recent one was garbage and the lead singer is a hypocrite. Lumping them in with Nightwish and then going to cheer Sonata Arctica () is a bit ignorant.

You should listen to Night of the Stormrider, Burnt Offerings, and Horror Show before you dismiss them entirely. Also, the Demons & Wizards albums are great too.

Posted 04-23-2008 at 08:28 PM by Div Div is offline
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Alright. I dunno, what I've heard from Iced Earth I wasn't really too fond of.

And yeah, I guess Nightwish is kinda the same as Sonata Arctica?
Posted 04-23-2008 at 08:43 PM by mankvill mankvill is online now
jd091's Avatar
Dude. Opeth. Listen. Now. Your life. Will. CHANGE.
Posted 10-29-2010 at 12:05 AM by jd091 jd091 is offline

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