In a recent interview with iRockRadio.com, Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce revealed his favorite Metallica album that changed his life. He said:
“Oh, man. There’s so many -album that changed my life-. I come from a family of musicians, so music’s just pretty much in my blood. I grew up listening to a lot of blues, like Gary Moore and Eric Clapton. I think Gary Moore’s ‘Still Got The Blues’ album completely changed my life; it made me wanna pick up a guitar in the first place. B
ut then I started listening to bands like Metallica, and then even heavier, like Slipknot and System Of A Down. I think the thing that really, really sold me was… I was probably 16 or 17 and I heard Metallica’s ‘Black’ album for the first time.
You know ‘Through The Never’, that main riff, I was, like, ‘That’s what I wanna do for the rest of my life.’ That was just the moment for me. I remember bouncing up and down in my bed, just uncontrollable excitement.
I was, like, ‘This is weird. Why am I jumping in my bed? I’m too old for this.’ But I was so excited by that album. And that was it. I was, like, ‘This is what I’m doing for the rest of my life.’“
Click here to entire interview via Youtube.