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Maniac's Journey into heavy music

There's a lot of bad shit on here, but some of this stuff I still spin for nostalgia, or just because it is actually pretty good

Oh yes, Christian Nu-Metal! This is where it all started for me. The first concert I ever went to was to see these guys with 12 stones. Epidemic was the heaviest song I had heard up to this album.
2Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter

So I got one of those christian compilation albums "x 2004", I believe. The song "Infected" got constant play time.
The Changing of Times

So after a while of spinning Relient K, Demon Hunter, Pillar, and whatever other stuff I could get my hands on, I heard "Reinventing Your Exit" by Underoath. Needless to say, I loved the song and went to the christian bookstore with my allowance as soon as I could. Ignorant as I was, I didn't know what album the song was on. I saw this album first, so I picked it up. I brought it home and couldn't figure out how it was the same band! It took me a few days, but I eventually loved it and couldn't stop playing it. This was my first favorite metal album.
4 Underoath
They're Only Chasing Safety

So I wised up a bit and did my research on Underoath; learning the band history and everything. I went back to the bookstore to pick this up and was pleasantly surprised that every song sounded like the Underoath I first heard.
Define the Great Line

So I saved up my money again, and didn't get any albums until this came out. Once again, I couldn't believe it was the same band! I had never heard anything like this. It was heavy, yet not like TCOT. It wasn't pop like TOCS, either. This was it. This is my favorite album of all time.
6Haste the Day
Pressure the Hinges

Another christian bookstore purchase (I guess I made a lot of them). Not a lot to say about this one, except that Stitches was one of my favorite songs for a while.
7Chasing Victory

This sounded like TOCS by Underoath, but with more singing... This went on my christmas list asap.
8Chasing Victory
I call this abandonment

This was more like TOCS, and I loved it, but I never got around to actually getting the album. It was around this time I learned about and started getting my music that way.
9Demon Hunter
The Triptych

Now that I had time to truly appreciate the heavier side of music, I went out and bought this instead of a video game (that was a big deal to me back then). This was the best "death metal" I had ever heard. (Genres were NOT my strong suit back then)
10As I lay Dying
An Ocean Between Us

Not a lot to say about this one.. I actually despise the band nowadays, but this was part of my metalcore movement.
11August Burns Red

They were my favorite band for a while, but after repeated listens, I strated to find myself getting bored by them.
12August Burns Red
Thrill Seeker

I actually got this after Messengers, I still prefer this to it.
13The Chariot
Everything Is Alive, Everything Is...

Nothing to say, just that it was part of me starting to become obsessed with music.
14Norma Jean
Bless The Martyr, And Kiss The Child

Same as 13
15Bullet For My Valentine
Scream, Aim, Fire

This is Brandon going mainstream. I got tired of the christian lyrics. I wanted something from another point of view (this is where I started questioning things). I never 'loved' this album really.. But Waking the Demon was fucking gold to me
16Bullet for My Valentine
The Poison

This is where I started really liking them, I would never had gotten into this stuff without pandora radio or project playlist
17All that Remains
The Fall of Ideals

I hadn't really heard anything like this before. I thought it was heavier than stuff like ABR, but the vocalist was just AMAZING to me. I still spin this sometimes, but not as much as I used to.
18Killswitch Engage
As Daylight Dies

I heard Holy Diver. YEAH, yeah, I know. But I spent my money on this album. I used to think that the title track was the best song ever. Later I learned about Dio... but that's another list.
19Killswitch Engage
Alive or Just Breathing

My favorite from them. I got this shortly after ADD. I didn't realize they were the same band the first time I heard "My Last Serenade". I started youtubing more stuff from them. After this I moved into a short Nu-Metal phase. The combination of the last few albums and finding L.D. 50 by Mudvayne is what led me to Sputnik. Everything changed. All this happened really quickly, and I am proud to say that I have grown up a lot in a short amount of time, not just musically.
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