Quote Originally Posted by Narmoth View Post
This has been done before, but I don't think it really gets old, and is also a good way to revive the thread. Therefore:
What was the first song/album that got you into metal (or heavy rock)?
I was exposed to the weirder stuff way before I ever heard the more OG metal - in school, a buddy of mine's older brother was a proper metalhead and gave me a mix-tape of sorts with songs from (if memory serves):
Agalloch, Agathodaimon, Anathema, Apoptyma Berzerk, Dargaard, Diary of Dreams, Die Verbannten Kinder Evas, Dimmu Borgir, Elend, L'Ame Immortelle, Nightwish, Theatre of Tragedy, Therion, Tiamat...
and probably some others I'm forgetting.

So that's already an odd constellation of music. And while I was into it, it wasn't until I heard Iced Earth's Horror Show around 2005 that I was completely hooked. Proper old-school, slightly thrashy, power metal with amazing songwriting. And that eventually got me into pretty much everything I'm into today.

So yeah, Horror Show for sure. It's still easily among my top 10 records.