First of all, I'm the only metal head in my house. Nobody else can stand Lamb of God
, Dream Theater
, Devin Townsend
or Symphony X
, as well as almost everything else related.
About 6-8 years ago, I listened to Eminem
(who I still respect for his motivations on music), Backstreet Boys
and all the crappy-pop folks. By that time, my oldest brother started to listen to more rock-like music. The closest thing to rock I had heard before that, were Maná
, a mexican "rock" band, which used to be good.
The thing is, my brother started to listen to Guns N' Roses
and I liked them. Then Queen
, Pink Floyd
's a brick in the wall. I was fascinated by the music. It had nothing to do with BSB or BS (not bullshit, Britney Spears, but they are close :D).
As I guess most of you did (unless your parents introduced you), I started to dig on the subject, and discovered many artists none of my friends knew about. After a lot of rock, Rata Blanca
was the first metal band I found. It's from Argentina and they are pretty good. The curious thing is, that I loved the band and my brothers could stand it, but none of my friends could. I just couldn't understand why, since I just thought "hey, this is good".
By that time, I didn't know what heavy metal was; even more, I had no idea about genres. Hip-hop, rap, rock, metal... I knew the music were different, it's just plain obvious, but the feeling was something I hadn't touched.
Then Mägo de Oz
came. Folk Metal, one of the best bands I've heard (I don't like their last album, Gaia II). With this, I really introduced myself into the music world and started to read on the Internet about it and not only download stuff via P2P.
One day, my old bro got Rhapsody
as a recommendation. He didn't like it, but as soon as I listened to it, I couldn't believe how much I preferred that music over the popular music. I could feel the music.
I had a site back then in which I put a song now and then. I had put a few songs from MdO and others, but when I listened to Rhapsody, I added one of their songs (I believe it was Last Winged Unicorn
) because I thought "hey, visitors will like this". Nobody liked it.
I researched a little and found out they were Power Metal. I got Blind Guardian
, one band I really love. Then comes Symphony X
by accident and the rest slowly came into my collection.
I believe it's great that it was not someone that put this music in my head, but myself. I didn't listen to it on the TV, I didn't find out because people next to me loved it. It's just the music I like. No brainwash.
How about you? How did you get into the music you listen to?