I listened to Death - Human through The Sound Of Perserverance, Sepultura - Arise, Morbid Angel - Covenant and Domination, Nile - Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka, and some Carcass (among others) from ages 11 - 13, then picked up Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant around 14 and took it for awesome Black Metal, and around 15 I found Burzum, Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger, Summoning, and so on for Black Metal, and realized what that was all about, and then realized what Death Metal was all about with the discovery of Morbid Angel's first two albums and subsequent exploration into bands like Cryptopsy, At The Gates, Gorguts, Monstrosity, etc. I never cared for more popular stuff like Cradle Of Filth, Slayer, or other Metal bands in either of those fashions. When I was 10 all I listened to was Classical cassettes and felt like the music was a natural progression because of the element of more aggressive passion and similar complexity. Also up until about 13 I still listened to everything on cassette, haha. I wasn't your average kid.