I am assuming that none of you were able to start with Burzum, Morbid Angel, Darkthrone, Entombed, or the like. If you were, then I congratulate you on being a superior musical being.
However, for us mortals, I want to discuss which kind of music led us to that glorious darkness. It really is like esoteric knowledge; it must be revealed in steps, and if you jump to a level that you are not ready for, then you will not understand it.
There are many paths to take. Tell me which one you took, and if the music which helped unlock parts of the gate still hold up today.