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Metal newbie 
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Sean Shiposki 
United States 
Favourite metal genre(s):
Thrash/Speed/Progressive Metal 

I began listening to Black sabbath, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin in the mid 70's. Progressed to Van Halen early metal albums 1 through Fair Warning in late 70's into early 80's with not much else but that, and radio airplay. A friend told me about a band called Slayer in 1985. I bought Slayer's Hell Awaits along with a cool looking tape Sentence of Death by Destruction, and my favorite album Mercyful Fate's Melissa. The rest of the 80's I was bent on collecting all I could of every metal act I found, including even the less superior Heavy Metal bands. But the goal was to find the outright Speed Metal groups that I now have around 66,671 songs and 5,200 albums (and growing) to choose from right now. All of them are purchased online and in MP3 format. Favorite Bands Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Dream Theater, The Acc├╝sed, Exodus, Slayer, Destruction, Kreator, Holy Moses, Overkill, Obituary, Nevermore, Razor, Sodom, Vio-Lence, Anthrax, Anacrusis, Testament, and the originals like Scorpions, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, and Savatage. Only OLD Metallica is worth listening to.