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Mine is short but my dad used to play dire straits in the car for long journeys and I liked the sound but I wanted something heavier. That was when I knew metal was for me. I was probably about 8 years old?first proper metal song I heard was pantera and sepultura on a metal compilation album my uncle gave me. Shedding skin and terrortiary, I was shocked because I thought a monster was singing. Soon came round to the music though. 

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On 3/5/2021 at 1:18 PM, DeadHead said:

I was lucky, my parents were into punk and so i got to listen to lots of punk and alt music from tiny small. My mum also loved Sabbath and well.. it all went downhill from there. 

 

I play my children metal. My son is not interested at moment but he was a fan of immortal when he was younger, now I play my daughter's metal at bed time to calm them down. There shreiking very loudly so they can't be more cross. quite often playing metal like  cannibal corpse, night wish, obituary, immortal, pantera calms them down. Amon amarth is a favourite too. Will they thank me when there older. That's questionable 😆

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2 hours ago, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

I play my children metal. My son is not interested at moment but he was a fan of immortal when he was younger, now I play my daughter's metal at bed time to calm them down. There shreiking very loudly so they can't be more cross. quite often playing metal like  cannibal corpse, night wish, obituary, immortal, pantera calms them down. Amon amarth is a favourite too. Will they thank me when there older. That's questionable 😆

My son used to like some metal, but as he's gotten older he's been more turned off by extreme vocals and vocals in general. His favorite is the classical station but he'll listen to fusion and piano music with me. Maybe he'll come back around to heavier stuff when he's full of teen angst? Can't wait...

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On 3/12/2021 at 2:12 AM, FatherAlabaster said:

My son used to like some metal, but as he's gotten older he's been more turned off by extreme vocals and vocals in general. His favorite is the classical station but he'll listen to fusion and piano music with me. Maybe he'll come back around to heavier stuff when he's full of teen angst? Can't wait..

Hopefully your son will decide to listen to heavier stuff again. Yeahh teenage angst will hopefully do it. 😂 I'm hoping teenage angst will get my son listening to metal again and not baby shark 🦈🤭

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Embarrassingly enough my first "metal" album was Quiet Riot, lol. Cum on Bring the Noise! I didn't think it was fast enough, and then I hear Anthrax's first album and the title track Deathrider and the machine gun double picked 16 notes on a distorted guitar sounded and still sounds like angels fucking to me. WOW

Then as a 12 year old my guitar teacher took me to see Metallica on the Kill Em All tour, Cliff was alive and on it. Hooked for life after that show,

Then my eight year old ears heard The Trooper from Maiden and I got a guitar, Then i heard Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, and Cannibal Corpse and have been playing and listening to metal and lots of other types of music ever since, music became my life after hearing those original thrash guys (Exodus needs an honorable mention, since they might have made the best thrash album ever?) "Kick your friend in the head and have a ball, if you hit the floor you can always crawl"

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