Originally Posted by BrutalDescent
"For every 10 people who get introduced to our world via a BFMV record, a portion of those fans will become metal heads for life as a consequence of their purchase. Show us someone whose first metal record was At The Gates' Slaughter of the Soul and we'll watch their nose grow a couple of inches."
This. I know that my progression for metal growing up was:
AC/DC -> Led Zeppelin -> Metallica -> Slipknot -> Trivium -> Hatebreed -> Lamb of God -> Behemoth -> Nile.... So on and so forth. It leads further down the rabbit hole of heaviness.
Ascendancy was a great, inspirational album for me when it came out. Would I have gotten into death metal without it? Maybe not. For that, I'm really grateful.