Most of us didn't pop out of the womb rocking Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Opeth or Nevermore albums. On looking back, I know that at first, my music consumption was passive - Dad spun some vinyl or the car radio was on and I could listen to stuff. Then I started choosing which FM station I'd wake up to, and then I realized I could actually buy the discs of the artists I liked.
Then I realized I could buy albums other than the ones sporting the latest hit singles.
Then I realized that there were bands that weren't even on the radio, and things went uphill quickly from there.
In three songs, show the stuff you were into before you got hooked on metal and your transition to the dark side.
I thought this was intensely heavy.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ejga4kJUts&ob=av2e]YouTube - The Cranberries - Zombie[/VIDEO]
I had to dig deep to find this album; I was probably 13. Remember Full Throttle? The Gone Jackals did the whole soundtrack.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jx3Vz6cpXY]YouTube - Full Throttle - Opening Song[/VIDEO]
The Mortal Kombat Soundtrack finished me off.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG3lPXrKi44]YouTube - What U See/We All Bleed Red - Mutha's Day Out[/VIDEO]
I was fortunate enough to have an older brother who listened to the Police, Journey, Dokken, XYZ and oodles of Twisted Sister, so I got off easy.
I was 10 years old in 1986, and Atrace got me Reign in Blood for Christmas.