Music has meant the world to me for as long as I can remember. Often I find that I remember an event or a person by a particular song. There are some bands that I believe have had a great impact on me, and some that have taken me through difficult times, such as Sepultura. It really made me feel a lot better hearing Max Cavalera cry “what is this shit” as I walked through the gates into my army compound. I’m not sure my superior officers would agree that those Brazilians were a good influence on my attitude…
Speaking of influences, here’s a list of my favourite bands/artists roughly in the chronological order that I took them to heart:
Stone Temple Pilots
The Sisters of Mercy
At the Gates
Type O Negative
Of course there are many others like Shakespeare’s Sister, Within Temptation, Ambeon, …but those haven’t impressed me with more than a couple of really great songs.