When I was around eight years old I was at my aunt's house here in KC. My cousin, Scott, who was older than me, was forced to keep an eye on me. While looking through his records I came across, KISS "Destroyer." I was immediately drawn to the album cover, still one of my favorite album covers of all time. I asked if I could listen and right then and there I knew there was something about that music that I liked.
Fast forward a year or two and another cousin, Matt, introduced me to Iron Maiden and as they say, the rest is history. It was "Live After Death" and from then on I was hooked. From the first time I heard that album my life changed forever. I have loved metal ever since.
Thankfully, I have awesome cousins who lead me down my path to metal. Leave us a comment and let us know what album or albums hooked you into this wonderful thing we call metal.