I never liked heavy metal or hard rock when I was very young . It was strictly Abba music. Even when I was a teenager I preferred lighter fare like Men at Work and The Police. A friend of mine from school started getting into heavy metal like Metallica and Megadeth and at first I turned my nose up at it, thinking it was just ugly noise. But gradually I started liking it, particularly Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning and And Justice for All. Soon I bought all the Metallica albums, first on cassette and later on CD. I also got into Megadeth and later, Fear Factory, Opeth, Killswitch Engage, Strapping Young Lad etc. So I got into metal from the age of about 19-20 years of age.