At the beginning of my teenage years, I discovered rock music through grunge, post-grunge, nu metal and alternative rock/metal bands of that time. I fell in love with it – guitar distortion, black clothes, rebel attitude and the idea of being in a band, on stage – and started to search for more and more bands, to buy magazines and to listen to rock radios.
Probably the first heavy music I heard was “Toxicity” album from System of a Down. But more than that, I was mesmerized by the idea of having a band and writing music. That feeling I belonged in the stage just like all of them, that I had to write my music just like them.
Thinking about that time, I’ve made my Adolescence Playlist Part I: Early Rock Years. It portrays special memories from the beginning of my adolescence, even if I don’t listen to this kind of music anymore or frequently.
- Alice In Chains – Man in the Box
- Audioslave – Cochise
- Breaking Benjamin – So Cold
- Bush – The People That We Love
- Disturbed – Prayer
- Faith No More – Epic
- Foo Fighters – My Hero
- GodSmack – Stand Alone
- Guano Apes – Open Your Eyes
- Incubus – Wish You Were Here
- Korn – Alone I Break
- Limp Bizkit – My Generation
- Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
- PapaRoach – Last Resort
- Pearl Jam – Even Flow
- Red Hot Chili Peppers – Around the World
- Staind – It’s Been Awhile
- Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
- System of a Down – Aerials
- The Offspring – The Kids Aren’t Alright