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YOUR metal timeline

YOUR metal timeline
May 28, 2010, 02:41:02 AM
Hello ANUS, Ive used the Audiofile section for a while now. Ive read some insightful opinions so Ive decided to join. What I want to know is everyone else's metal timeline. For a long time I didnt have internet access, and I think it opens up horizons for you, in terms of what bands you listen to. So I find that as I discover new bands I discover new types of music. At first I listened to what I could on the radio, then I discovered Doom metal, and then Pagan metal, and now Im getting into black metal (only Bathory so far). So I'd like to see what your timeline was for the discovery of the extreme metal genres. Please follow my format, I want to get a sense of how people born at different times found extreme metal.  Just post the bands you like and in what year you discovered them.

1991- Born
1996/1997- Discovered Heavy Metal: Black Sabbath
<I listened to classic rock within this period, I dont consider bands like Rainbow, Dio, or Judas Priest to be real Metal (but I still enjoy them)>
2006- Discovered the Doom metal bands Saint Vitus, Starchild, Trouble, and Pentagram (this Pentagram: http://www.anus.com/metal/hall/index.php/topic,1177.0.html)
2006- Discovered Stoner Metal bands such as Kyuss and Sleep
2006- Discovered Drone Metal band Earth <I consider their only worthwhile work to be Geometry Of Murder and everything after HEX>
2009-Discovered Viking Metal bands such as Bathory, Tyr, Enslaved, Falkenbach, and Ensiferum
2009-Discovered Folk Metal bands such as Wardruna and SigArTyr

How does yours compare? Also, please post recommendations for each genre.
I expect other people's timelines to be more complex than mine, I think no internet and little money really limited my options, so it took a while for me to listen to extreme metal. It took me a few days to get into Hammerheart, strange now that I think back on it. At first the only song I enjoyed was Baptized in Fire and Ice, now I consider that entire album a masterpiece. I consider Bathory my favorite band.

Re: YOUR metal timeline
May 28, 2010, 08:24:25 AM
1991 - Born
1998/9 - Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden - good start
1999/2000 - Linkin Park, Korn, Limp Bizkit, etc. - degradation, unfortunately
2001 - Cradle of Filth, Rhapsody ("of Fire") - moving up in the world, but still not quite there...
2002 - Emperor, Dragonforce, Bathory - much better (apart from Dragonforce?), also getting into some Folk at this time (Metal and non-Metal)
2003 - Decapitated, Ancient, Marduk
2004 - Burzum, Enslaved, Mayhem's early demos
2005 - FINALLY "got" early Darkthrone (bought Under a Funeral Moon in '03, but it was too raw for my adolescent ears)

Things generally progressed along the Black Metal vein (as well as Power Metal/Speed Metal/Thrash/Doom Metal) from then until..

2008 - Morbid Angel, Slayer, started properly writing my own music
2009 - Massacra, Possessed, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, started recording my own music
2010 - Master, Entombed, Deicide, and, most recently, Atheist (thank you, whoever made that Death Metal compilation recently), started selling my own music

Re: YOUR metal timeline
May 28, 2010, 10:33:33 AM
1990 - Born
1998 - Metallica, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Guns & Roses
2000 - Nu-metal
2002/3- Started listening to jam rock, ditched metal for a while
2005 - Was bored with life, got into Napalm Death, Carcass, Cephalic Carnage, Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decapitation, Job for a Cowboy, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse...
2006 - Found real death metal: Immolation, Incantation, Dismember, Entombed, Bolt Thrower, Cryptopsy, Death, Deicide as well as stuff like Necrophagist, Behemoth, Arsis and the like
2007 - Started getting heavily into black metal, starting with Darkthrone, Satyricon & Dissection and moving on to Burzum, Bathory, Immortal, Ulver, Gorgoroth, Emperor, Peste Noire...
2008 - Began sympathizing with NS, started listening to Arghoslent, Nokturnal Mortum, Graveland, Drudkh, etc, and got into lots of Folk/Viking metal like Falkenbach, Ensiferum, Moonsorrow, Enslaved, Primordial, and Agalloch. Also started getting into more underground black metal like the LLN. Wrote a few death metal songs in the vein of Incantation.
2009 - Basically turned my life around and coincidentally or not got into lots of non-metal. Also started listening to less politically driven modern black metal like The Ruins of Beverast, Velvet Cacoon, Alcest etc.
2010 - Listening to even more non-metal. Writing a black metal demo.

Re: YOUR metal timeline
May 28, 2010, 03:11:58 PM
Interesting topic.

1985 - Born
1999 - Limp Bizkit / Cradle of Filth (fuck these guys) / Korn (whatever bad shit kids were into back then, think Metal Hammer) - This had more to do with bad taste than "teenage angst" tbh.
2001 - Was introduced to anus by a senior in high school. Loved the review style, loved the site, didn't get the music AT ALL :(.
         - I still remember trying my hardest to understand 'In the Nightside Eclipse' and failing it. Regardless of how that went, the seed was planted -  there was no going back to older    standards.
         - Got into some of the more accessible stuff - Iron Maiden / Metallica / Amon Amarth / ARE YOU TALKIN TO ME? / Hirilorn
2003 - "Grew out" of metal. Branched out into other genres.
2007 - Almost got kicked out of engineering school. At this age, it's probably the last chance one has self-actuate.
         - First two Nile albums and Morbid Angels A - D (especially Covenant). I still don't get why Nile is so hated on this site, but w/e I respect it, someone has to uphold standards.
2008 - Started going to anus again.
          - Abigor's 'Orkblut' / Mayhem / Emperor / Enslaved / Immortal's 'Pure Holocaust' / Darkthrone (Panzerfaust onwards)
          - Cynic / Atheist / Nocturnus
          - Still struggling with Death Metal in general.
2009 - (Early) Darkthrone / Graveland's 'Thousand Swords' /  Impiety / Averse Sefira / Suffocation / Immolation / Absu / Negura Bunget
         - Started doing well in school again.
2010 - Demilich / Timeghoul / Avzhia / Immortal's 'Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism' / Bathory / Inquisition

There's still a lot of great stuff to be discovered, which is exciting to me.

Re: YOUR metal timeline
May 28, 2010, 05:23:48 PM



I forgot to add the whole bit about me swinging from avidly left wing, libertarian liberal, to control-freak right-wing Traditionalist Fascist.

That happened around '05/'06, when I started properly listening to Black Metal, and realising what it was about.  My ideological evolution coincided with the evolution of my musical appreciation.





Re: YOUR metal timeline
May 28, 2010, 08:51:19 PM
haha nice post. I dont pretend to know anything about politics but I know government is too big, and the faces of the big parties are all actors. But back on topic. Come on guys, 227 views and 4 replies? Get in here.

Re: YOUR metal timeline
May 28, 2010, 10:15:55 PM
Most metallic progression is retroactive. At least when "progression" is activated anyways. I think this speaks volumes about the creative state of current metal artists. Interestingly enough, retro-bands are as lackluster as boring bands. The good part is that there's enough good metal from ages past to entertain most folks in a lifetime as long as you cross genres.

Re: YOUR metal timeline
May 29, 2010, 02:14:41 PM
1989 - born.
1993 - 1996 old brother begins introducing me to a wide range of mainstream "alternative music. My interest blooms. I begin listening to bands like Nirvana, Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails, Iggy Pop & The Stooges, and the Misfits at a very early age.
1997 - 2001 Interest in music, as well as everything else declines.
2002 - 2004 The initial pursuit into metal begins with bands such as Slipknot, Korn, Mudvayne, etc. In '03, I hear my very first death metal song, "Carnage in the Temple of the Damned". I am changed forever.
2004 - 2005 I dive headfirst into "black metal" and "death metal bands". Mostly mediocre novelties like Nile, Necrophagist, and Cannibal Corpse, but I emerge with a strong taste for technicality. I purchase Suffocation's entire discography and Atheist's Unquestionable Presence.
2005 - 2007 I discover the ANUS during a period in my life where I am personally rejecting inherent value. Had I found ANUS at any other point in my life I would have written it off as nonsense. In 06, I start a band with some punk friends with the intent to play old school death metal. Known as Moloch, we practiced for 1 year and played 2 shows before disbanding.
2007 - 2010 It's rare I find the time to sit down and listen to a new metal album.

Re: YOUR metal timeline
May 29, 2010, 02:49:10 PM

I forgot to add the whole bit about me swinging from avidly left wing, libertarian liberal, to control-freak right-wing Traditionalist Fascist.

That happened around '05/'06, when I started properly listening to Black Metal, and realising what it was about.

Happens when you get into black metal :). I used to be like that too. I used to think that the whole multicultural thing and "tolerance" is some kind of step *FORWARD*. As you explore the ideas behind the music, however, and begin to see what's behind voices like Darken's, you begin to question all that.

Now, I'm fully aware of how paradoxical this is coming from a first-generation immigrant, but it's true.

Re: YOUR metal timeline
May 30, 2010, 06:44:03 AM
1975 - Born
1984 - Started listening to Bathory, Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Slayer
1987-88 - Discovered grindcore and death metal
1991 - Technical death metal
1992 - Second wave black metal
1996 - Started listening to dark ambient: Burzum, Neptune Towers, Lustmord
2000 - Classical
2002 - Discovered anus.com, stopped listening to music, watch porno instead
2003 - Hey, nu-metal ain't so bad
2006 - This emo trend is pretty cool
2010 - I don't understand the fuss about Attack Attack

Re: YOUR metal timeline
May 30, 2010, 09:50:44 AM
Keeping it brief, focusing on evolutionary stages:

1981: enjoying AC/DC and Black Sabbath with school friends before class
1983: Dio, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest
1985: classical and punk after school on college radio
1986: Metallica - Master of Puppets, metal on weekend college radio
1987: King Diamond, Megadeth
1988: DBC, Death, DRI, Exodus, Slayer, Testament
mid 1990s: new Death and Slayer = tired of metal
2001: so what's black metal -> ANUS bbs -> ah that's black metal
2002: Burzum, Graveland
today: still exploring


Re: YOUR metal timeline
May 30, 2010, 10:08:39 AM
1992: Born
1998?: One of my earliest memories is me singing Metallica's "Enter Sandman" to my family
2004: Emo/Screamo phase
2005: Still into emo/screamo mixed with Pantera, but also started listening to Job for a cowboy (which sort of laid out the idea of really heavy music to me) Between the buried and me, and related bands.
2006: Metalcore - If it was chuggy I was probably into it. Also shitty "Southern" metalcore.
2007: Dropped the metalcore all together. Got introduced to Morbid Angel, Demilich, DRI, Slayer,Suffocation, etc. Also introduced to hardcore punk. Got recruited as the bassist in my current band.
2009 - 2010: Started diving into Black Metal (Bathory, mayhem, burzum), and also into old Heavy Metal (Maiden, Judas Priest).

Re: YOUR metal timeline
May 30, 2010, 12:05:50 PM
1989: Discovered sentience.
1990 - 2000: Hated music.
2001 - 2002: Discovered power metal such as Manowar, Domine, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian.
2002 (approx. four month period): Listened to nu metal, hated life.
2003? Discovered Satanism and fallacies of morality. Discovered Iron Maiden, Iced Earth. Abandoned nu metal. Embraced power metal to an extreme.
2004?: Dimmu Borgir. Still loved my power metal. Found ANUS.
2004 - 2005: Burzum, Immortal, Emperor, Mayhem, Dark Funeral. Read every article on ANUS. ANUS BBS.
2005: Symphonic black metal briefly? DLA.
2006: Abandoned my power metal roots. Raw black metal and ambient. Ildjarn, Brian Eno, Klaus Schulze, Jaaportit, Biosphere, Tangerine Dream.
2007: Abandoned all symphonic black metal, including Emperor. Listened only to Godflesh, Dead Can Dance and Biosphere? Well-versed in all forms of black metal.
2007 - 2008: Industrial and classical. Swans, Big Black, Killing Joke, Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Saint Saens, etc. I believe I began listening to Autechre, AFX and Aphex Twin somewhere around here.
2008 - 2009: Doom and funeral doom. Began listening to hardcore: Black Flag, Discharge, Amebix, DRI, etc.  Mostly Swans. Tried drone stoner shit, didn't like.
2009: Crust punk, AFX, VNV Nation, Swans. Began to discover Extreme Noise Terror, Doom, Siege, Totalitar, Sarcofago.
2010: Godflesh, Swans, AFX, VNV Nation. Trying to get into death metal.
Right now: first two albums and EP of Godflesh for the past week.

It's very descriptive because I've had my life sectioned into discrete time periods of four months from school. I've indicated various stages in my life. Swans, Godflesh, Dead Can Dance, VNV Nation, Doom, and AFX have been the largest staples of my listening experience for the past three years.

This was fun.

Re: YOUR metal timeline
May 30, 2010, 12:25:42 PM
1993: Born
2000: Pet Shop Boys, A-Ha, David Bowie
2002: Listened to a Ramones CD (Early one)
2003-2005: No music really
2005: Found Linkin Park and Korn
2006: Slipknot and Metalcore in general
2006-7: Discovered Technical stuff like Dillinger Escape Plan, added that to listening of Slipknot and metalcore
2007: Discovered "Unquestionable Presence" By Atheist. Still listened to metalcore, but much less.
2008: Discovered ANUS. Cleaned out my entire collection of metalcore and nu-metal. Listened to Morbid Angel first three, changed everything.
2009: Much more death and black metal. ANUS recommendations reshape my listening habits, gotta say, appreciate stuff much more.
2010: As of now, continuing in this general path. Liking old school heavy metal, (Paranoid-Black Sabbath) favorite album still "Blessed Are The Sick".

Re: YOUR metal timeline
May 30, 2010, 01:07:08 PM
1998: Marylin Manson (haha and you felt bad for listening to Linkin Park when younger)
1999: Rammstein, Rob Zombie
2000: Big improvement: Therion (All their stuff, except the vomitive Arab Zaraq and Lepacca Kliffoth), but I also started listening to Cradle of Filth. Weird: I also listened to Brahms.
2001: Typed black metal, found ANUS, started listening the recomendations, Immortal, Burzum, Darkthrone, thought that ANUS was nazi and leaved, but I agreed with naturalist romanticism.
2002: Emperor, Dissection, Satyricon (Nemesis Divina and backwards)
2003-2005: Avant Garde metal (Dodheimsgard, Aarni, Khold) Doom metal, My Dying Bride, Skepticism, Esoteric.
2006: Progressive Rock (Genesis, King Crimson) and started listening to some jazz music.
2007: Masturbatory technical metal (Meshuggah, Necrophagist). Simultaneously, started listening classical and early music deeper.
2008-2009: Renounced technical wankery for true technicality of classical, started reading ANUS again, burnt the chaff; listened to Summoning, Graveland, some ambient and electronic music (Tangerine Dream, VNV Nation).
2010: Recently found this thanks to a user of this forum. Thanks!