So I absolutely love talking about these kinds of things because music itself is such a broad subject. What Band/Song/Album/Riff/Whatever it was, got you into your respective style of music? Whether it be core, metal, blues whatever it is. I played guitar from 12 to 14 but it was a forced thing that i didn't really cherish at the time so i quit for almost two years. Anyways, I remember being 15 years old driving around with a cousin of mine who was a guitarist. He pops a cassette into his player in his good ole chevy cavalier and out comes the intro riff to "This Love" by Pantera. LITERALLY from that song/moment on i fell in love with metal. It literally hit me like a ton of bricks and changed my life. My first metal albums i bought on my own were the end of heartache by Killswitch Engage and frail words collapse by As I Lay Dying The first real push towards death metal i had was when an early band of mine SOMEHOW got on the bill and opened for Dying Fetus, Skeletonwitch and God Forbid. so whats everyones story/influence in their respective musical journey?