This week's slice of "Albums That Changed My Life" goodness comes from Silverstein frontman, Shane Told!
The band will release their long-awaited new album "This Is How The Wind Shifts," on February 5th through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders can be found here.
Don't forget, Silverstein are currently out on their first headlining tour of 2013. All dates and ticket information can be found here.
Metallica - ...And Justice For All
When I was only about 9 years old, "One" singlehandedly made me want to play music. The rapid fire ending just made me go crazy the first time I heard it. I didn't even know what it was, drums or guitar or bass (turns out it was all 3) but I had to be able to make that sound myself. I would have never picked up a guitar if it wasn't for this album.
After getting very into metal at an early age, I saw the video for "Stickin' In My Eye" on MuchMusic (Canada's version of MTV). Immediately I loved the aggressiveness of it without it being so serious and intentionally over the top dark. I looked everywhere for this CD and when I finally found it, it was an import and $27.99 at HMV. I had to save my allowance, but I definitely got my money's worth in the end.
Another record that showed me another side of punk rock. I wasn't so into the early "emo" movement at first, but Lifetime was a gateway band for me. They were fast as hell and aggressive, but had a soft side and a certain distorted beauty no other band had - and no one has had since.
I always liked all the Beatles songs I heard my parents playing as a kid growing up, but I didn't really know about their later stuff until I found this LP in a bargain bin for $1. When I heard it I was blown away. They found a perfect mixture of experimentation and great songwriting, and really opened my mind to using different sounds and styles together. Every time I listen to this record I still hear something new I never noticed before.