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preview  Dark Tranquillity preview  Damage Done (2002) (100/100)    Feb 17, 2015
Damage Done When I got into the metal scene I was mostly a power metal fan, and would hardly listen to any other genre, maybe some heavy metal, some thrash metal, and hard rock, but that was it, I was not open for anything else. However I became so fascinated with the power metal genre that it got me into putting attention to the labels my favorite artists belonged to, and of course those labels will have bands of genres I would never give a time of the day.

The biggest labels at the time were Nuclear Blast, Century Media, and SPV, at least of the styles I was most inclined to listen, and other than Roadrunner you would not hear from anyone else. These labels did not take long in finding a way to promote their artists as a group, and they started releasing compilations in audio and video, something that became very popular, rapidly, in the metal scene.

They were clever in the covers and would have something the metal audience will immediately connect with when they see the artwork at the stores, and this is why compilations such as the Monsters Of Metal volumes became so drastically popular, not only they had a cool cover displaying a Helloween mascot figure, they would also become a way to open the eyes of those like me to listen to other amazing music that we would never end up listening otherwise.

That's how I discovered many of the bands that I end up loving for the next decade and will continue to love in the future. I had been open to other things, but metal will always ha ... See More
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