|My Musical Journey|
Here are the albums that sculpted my musical journey from birth.
According to my mother, I danced to this album while I was still in utero. When I re-listen to it, it does feel like one of those albums I have known for the longest time. I still enjoy it quite a bit.
After hearing this as a young child and putting Around the World on whenever I could, I forced my mother to download a bunch of music videos. While I didn't like them all, it was a big musical moment of my life.
Billy Talent II
This was my fan boy phase. As a grade 5 kid I was obsessed with Billy Talent. I am ashamed of that moment of my life at this point. However, this pushed me towards heavier music.
|4||System of a Down|
System of a Down
My first real metal album, I had always enjoyed some more comedic, immature songs such as Bounce off of Toxicity. But this album was a deal breaker, I was meant to be a headbanger.
Master of Puppets
Leading a legion of classic metal such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and newer bands like Pantera was Metallica. I heard For Whom the Bell Tolls on Zombieland and thought, "man this rocks much harder than Enter Sandman." The rest is history.
I was going through a collection of tapes my father left behind and all there was was some Metallica albums I already knew and some Glam Metal Garbage. My eyes fell on this tape and I knew this was not gonna be some more glam crap. I put it in and my life was changed. It was the best thing I'd ever heard, and Voivod now remains my favorite artist. I showed my mother my new discovery and for the first time in my life, she didn't understand why I liked this kind of music.
Aside from how amazing it was, this album made me truly delve into the world of metal and progressive metal into the underground, staying away from mainstream for quite a long time.
I already had a small Nirvana phase, but re-listening to this album made me realize there is nothing wrong with mainstream music. The emotion is just so strong.This made me less of a loner at school since I was always the "metal kid."
This album helped me journey into the more extreme genres of metal. Death's Sound of Perseverance helped quite a bit too.
Introduced me to the world of non-heavy music. First just to prog-rock, and eventually to everything else.
|10|| ||My Next Step|